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The Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom

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1048 Washington St, at the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, NJ 08204-1737 (Formerly The Carriage House Tearoom & Cafe)
+1 609-884-5111
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Bklyn, NY
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

We always make our way to the Carriage House Tearoom each time we visit Cape May. It is a pleasant way to relax after a morning on the beach, touring or shopping. We enjoy the selections from Three Tier Luncheon or Lunch Menu. They will inform you of the Specials of the Day and also the Selections contained on the... More 

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Southern N J
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Teh last event of our Herb Society of America district meeting weekend was a lunchone tea at the Carriage House. The group found this to be a delighful finale to a really nice weekend. The sandwiches and soup were good and every one enjoyed the historic building

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West Friendship, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

As a part of a 60th Birthday weekend in Cape May, we enjoyed a great Sunday afternoon tea. The service was prompt and corteous, as well as the food being delicious in this very nice setting. On top of all that, when I called back after returning home that I left a very special hat behind, they generously mailed it... More 

Thank musiicmom
Cape May, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Physick Estate is beautiful and always worth a visit. I had tea in the Carriage house about 3 years ago and although it wasn't high tea, it was nice. I returned yesterday with friends who treated me to a Halloween tea for my birthday. The food was mediocre and the service was terrible although not the fault of the... More 

Thank califan15
Baltimore, Maryland
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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I suppose a location like this can be up and down, but we were there after a tour of the Physick Estate. The food was good, served promptly and pleasantly by our server. Prices were reasonable for the area and time of year. We both had Chef's choice of tea sandwiches which had a small side salad. These are small... More 

Thank Norris T
Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016

On a scale of 1 - 10, the rating for the afternoon "Tea for Two" would be a three; 2 for the music and 1 because we were served food. There was no resemblance to "High Tea" or even a tea party. There was nothing elegant about it. Basically, little coffe cups, plastic, and plane plates. We waited to be... More 

Thank 37Gib
Somerset, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The years have not been nice to Cape May Tea Room. The service was very slow and the Food was less than acceptable. We sat for nearly 2 hours with half that time waiting for The next item . When we expressed our disappointment the manager said sorry and walked away. Too many quantity restaurants in Cape May too settle... More 

Thank petevanderzee
Vineland, New Jersey
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219 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Friend and I had tea at the Carriage House. It was nice, relaxed, sitting in outdoor tented patio. 1 We had the Tea Luncheon, there is also the Classic Afternoon Tea. Both include the usual assortment of scones, small tea sandwiches, sweets and pot of tea, the luncheon option offers a cup of soup or salad. It was enjoyable. We... More 

Thank jennygirl57
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

After a day of walking around looking at Victorian houses we were footsore and ready for delightful refreshment. That was exactly what we found, plus a lot of charm. Two of us shared an afternoon tea, complete with several tiers of sandwiches and sweets, in a well-ventilated tent looking out on gardens. We needed to rest, so we didn't worry... More 

Thank beadil
Middletown, Delaware
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Very Enjoyable Afternoon Tea in Delightful Cape May! I enjoy traveling and always seek out local Tea Rooms to experience on my travels! I have had the pleasure of going to many of the Famous Tea Rooms throughout America and Canada! The Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom is now a favorite of mine! I am a past Restaurateur and enjoy... More 

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Restaurant Details

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American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1048 Washington St, at the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, NJ 08204-1737 (Formerly The Carriage House Tearoom & Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-5111
The Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom is open for lunch and afternoon tea and features traditional four course tea lunch as well as a la carte items. Seating inside the 1876 Carriage House and on the patio under the tent. Open April through October.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?