Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Interlude Tea Room & Emporium


Here's a favourite place to go for coffee or lunch - Interlude Tea Room & Emporium in Shipley town centre.  The tea room downstairs sets out to recreate the style and service of the 1920s.  They serve traditional afternoon teas with sandwiches and plenty of cake, and hot food including good old English favourites that you rarely get in a café, such as boiled eggs with toast 'soldiers'.  It's all rather quaint, with the food served on pretty mismatched vintage china plates, and a supply of old magazines and books to browse while you wait (see some photos in this review.)  Upstairs there is a vintage boutique and cake shop.

I sometimes go with friends from work when we feel like we need a (reasonably priced) treat - and whenever I go in there's always someone else I know.  It seems to be a favoured haunt of certain ladies in my church congregation.  It has a quirky, slightly eccentric feel to it but it's the kind of local enterprise that I always feel should be supported, as they in turn support local charities and are very keen on recycling and using Fairtrade ingredients.

16 comments:

  1. Been there. It's lovely. Beats Betty's in Harrogate every time - and it's half the price!

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  2. An inviting shot- I can see the attraction! Try the York Gatehouse café in Walmgate Bar sometime - see today's post on JorvikDP where it is mentioned. It's a bit out of the way, but a great place to stop if you are walking the walls.

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  3. It does look an interesting place. I like quirky and I will always go for somewhere fairtrade.

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  4. Oh goodie, does this mean this is a latte-free zone?

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  5. The cake sounds good to me!

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  6. It sounds wonderful! I wish I could meet you there for tea...

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  7. Mmm cake...
    Lovely shot, very inviting indeed.

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  8. I voted for you but there is stiff competition.

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  9. That looks like a cute little place for tea!

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  10. Gosh that all sounds too yummy and a great experience too!

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  11. This is such a lovely and inviting place! I love the british cafes outdoors.

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  12. Looks like a cozy and fun little place. I often think of the work the proprietors have to go to to keep a place like that viable. I wonder if most people understand it.

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  13. Ah, my kind of place. We'd call that "mismatched" eclectic... :-)

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  14. Vintage boutique AND a cake shop!! I'm there! ~Lili

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