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Afternoon tea in Baltimore?

mobtownculinarian Mar 13, 2012 09:23 AM

A couple of my friends from home are visiting for a big girly weekend, and have suggested that we find a place that serves afternoon tea (we had a place that did this growing up on the Eastern Shore, and it was really pretty adorable). It doesn't seem there are any places in Baltimore that do this though, at least, not anymore. Any ideas or alternatives are hugely appreciated.

  1. guenevere51 Mar 22, 2012 12:53 PM

    Haven't been in several years, but Thir Tea First Street Cafe in Waverly did a nice afternoon tea. If you're willing to go to Pasadena, Moulin de Paris' tea is wonderful. The food is outstanding, though the atmosphere isn't really that of a traditional tea place.

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      interplanetjanet Mar 15, 2012 08:31 PM

      Gertrude's at the BMA has an afternoon tea thurs-sunday the first weekend of every month. The website says they're having one for st. patty's day too.
      I went with friends to the holiday tea in December and it was sublime.

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        foster Mar 19, 2012 06:45 PM

        The Evergreen Museum also does teas.

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          curioussheridan Mar 20, 2012 09:25 PM

          Google tea coldspring newtown, I believe it may be tea by Jacquie or something similar. BTw Evergreen does not do teas on a regular basis. Also see if Bertha's in Fells Point is still doing their good Scottish High Tea

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        Vidute Mar 15, 2012 08:10 PM

        Tea on the Tiber in Ellicott City has a nice afternoon tea. And, afterwards, you can take a stroll through the historic district.


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          aaamanda Mar 25, 2012 11:11 AM

          Second. They do a great tea. The food was really good, we were stuffed, and still took a little box home.

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          FoiGras Mar 13, 2012 10:08 AM

          For a great experience in a lovely location, try the afternoon tea at the Elkridge Furnance Inn. It isn't very far from downtown Baltimore. Also, you may want to look into the Four Seasons Hotel. FoiGRas

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            Pavlova2925 Mar 15, 2012 01:19 PM

            I know it's not in Baltimore City but if you don't mind the fairly short drive, this place might be just what you are looking for: http://www.teabytwo.com/about_us.html

            Some friends where there recently and they thought it was pretty good. Also the InterContineal down by the Harbour, used to have a really nice afternnon tea in their Brighton cafe, but I am not sure they still do.

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              FoiGras Mar 15, 2012 04:50 PM

              Pavlova2925--that was my first inclination to check out Brighton's at the Hotel InterContinental. I've enjoyed afternoon teas there in the past, but when I went on their website, it appears as though the restaurant only serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

              With that in mind, I wouldn't hesitate to call and inquire as to the possibility that they might host an afternoon tea for a special occassion. FoiGRas

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