Having read the other reviews of this little tearoom, it's clear that it doesn't cater to everybody's taste. However, what seems to be the problem is not the friendly and attentive service, the reasonably-priced and tasty food or the delicious coffee (Note; the ONLY place in Callington that actually provides proper Barista coffee!) but the fact that the proprietors have dared to do something different and sell a wide range of knick-knacks and antiques at the same time! Oh My Goodness! That simply won't do! A food establishment with charming and cosy surroundings where you can actually buy the objects you see? Whatever next?
I feel that this brilliant little place, discovered just on the off-chance by my boyfriend and I on one of those 'why on earth did we come out to Callington again?' Saturdays is unduly criticised on this site by people who just don't 'get' it. Personally I think it's a wonderful idea and it's been a long time since I ate in an establishment where I actually felt so genuinely welcome. The wallpaper is beautiful for a start, the outside could do with a little more oomph but the interior really is crammed with all manner of things to buy to suit all pockets. For someone like me who spends too much time rooting through charity shops and antiques stores, this was heaven!
The cake was delicious and served in stonking great portions for less than £2 and they have a whole cabinet full of jars of loose tea. But no mugs and teabags here! They only serve in teapots with china cups and strainers so the whole thing goes back to the ritual it used to be.
Other reviewers have mentioned it's the kind of place their Granny would like. And to me, that's no bad thing. Rather this than yet another generic cafe with sticky tables, bad attitude and drab decor.
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