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.