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The Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom

1048 Washington St, at the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, NJ 08204-1737
+1 609-884-5111
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good20%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“lunch” (25 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
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American, Cafe
££ - £££
1048 Washington St, at the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, NJ 08204-1737
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Met family for lunch and sis & I had the afternoon tea, tea sandwiches were not my fav the veggie one had almost no hummus... the chocolate flourless cake was fabulous, I wish the scone had been warm; clotted cream was yummy......the iced black currant...More

Thank jeannette y
Reviewed 10 October 2013

10/7/2013 My mother and I came to the carriage house at 11:00 a.m and were the first customers. When I told the hostess I had a reservation she told me they didn't have one in the book and proceeded to ask if I was the...More

5  Thank Amber R
Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at The Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom, responded to this review

I was dismayed to read your account of events that occurred during your visit to our Cafe on October 7th; this is certainly not the type of service we pride ourselves on. I have taken your feedback and shared it with the Cafe team who...More

Reviewed 28 September 2013

The Carriage House Café and Tearoom at the Emlen Physick Estate is a must for visitors to Cape May. The friendly staff and elegant ambience is the perfect prelude to a carefully prepared lunch of extraordinary soups and salads and tea sandwiches. Though the atmosphere...More

Thank Roy S
Reviewed 26 September 2013

The Carriage House Cafe at the Emlen Physic Estate is one of the best kept secrets in Cape May. Located in the former carriage house & stable on the estate grounds; the atmosphere is pleasant and laid back. The menu is reasonably priced; with a...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Had the Tea Room special which included a sweet tray, tea sandwiches, dessert and a pot of tea served in a china tea pot/cup. The food was tasty and the presentation was lovely. The Tea Room is located in a converted carriage house and the...More

Thank chseipp
Reviewed 24 September 2013

I had an excellent lunch in an elegant setting. The food, ambience and service were standouts in the resort town of Cape May where very good resturants are the norm. A very pleasurable dining experience which I recommend to everyone visiting the historic town of...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Have visited every year for several years..more charm than it knows what to do with..food and service excellent ..and a nice little gift shop...a favorite of mine

Thank Tamsin271
Reviewed 22 September 2013

The Carriage House Cafe is a great find in a City with many great restaurants. The ambiance is great and only surpassed by the food, and the tea.

1  Thank bayshoreguy
Reviewed 21 September 2013

.......make sure to have tea or lunch at the Carriage House Cafe and Tearoom. Unlike so many of the other places to dine in that charming little town, the Carriage House offers plenty of free parking and welcoming guides who wave and direct guests to...More

Thank Aoarmao
Reviewed 20 September 2013

I've dined at the Carriage House cafe & tearoom several times over the last couple of years and it has definitely become my favorite lunch spot in Cape May. It is relaxed, gracious, and charming, and the food is always wonderful. Last time I had...More

Thank QV-Doug
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Lorraine N
is it necessary to have reservations for lunch in october
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
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
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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.