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Review of Cafe Anglais

Cafe Anglais
Ranked #91 of 423 Restaurants in Frederick
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: A delightful English tea house in Historic Frederick. Excellent pastry, scones and perfectly brewed tea in English bone china.
Reviewed 25 April 2013

We were looking for a place for a drink and snack after strolling around downtown Frederick on our first day in town, and came upon this small British tea shop. The other tea shop in town was very expensive. So we decided to go in for tea and scones and what an experience! By looking at the back of the menu, we discovered the owner of the shop used to own a similar place less than two miles from our home in Brookhaven, PA! He owned a small shop in Parkside, PA right down the road, but left there in 1998! We couldn't believe it. Anyway, to make a long story short, we did have tea and scones (I had it with jam and clotted cream...delicious! My husband had another type of pastry which was also yummy). We also had a nice conversation with the owner. It appears he makes everything from scratch as we saw him rolling out dough, and grinding meat for sausage. Yum. And we were able to purchase some Chocolate buttons to bring home. Don't miss this place if you are in Frederick.

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1  Thank srubin5190
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

I bring all my houseguests and newcomers to the area to Cafe Anglais -- I'm always looking for an excuse to go there. It's not like the over-the-top "let's pretend we're at Downton Abbey" tea experience beloved of many Americans, it's a down-to-earth tearoom such as is found in towns all over England. This means there aren't 87 different teas to choose from and the food isn't all cut into half-inch squares, but you don't need to make reservations or put on your fancy hat, and you can get a really good meal. There's a lot of variety on the menu -- I especially like the beef and potato pie, the ploughman's lunch (with salad, cheeses, bread, etc.), the raisin bars, and of course scones with jam and cream (not all at once, though!).

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1  Thank LandCtravel
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

My husband and I have been going to Cafe Anglais for a number of years now. We especially love going on days when we can enjoy sitting out in the garden and having orange barley water with our fish and chips and mushy peas. Thanks to Michael who is English and from Lancashire, Cafe Anglais gives no pretense; it is the real thing with all of its charm and authenticity, including china and teapots. Since we had a wonderful vacation in the Windemere area of England, going to Cafe Anglais always takes us back to that trip. A bit of a feel of Beatrix Potter. Other favorite dishes include any of the tarts, the crab salad, scones and biscuits.

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1  Thank Diana T
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Great Britian in Frederick Md. Authentic english food in a small cafe. The Shepherds pie,
fish & chips, and mushy pie is fantastic. The owner Michael is very happy to accommodate
everyone. Will definitely return.

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1  Thank waltso
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Cafe Anglais is an authentic English tea room located at 238 N. Market St., Frederick, Md. owned by Michael, a native of Lancashire, England. Whether you order just "Tea for One" or a full meal you won't be disappointed by any of the authentic English fare on the menu. You can also enjoy high tea (with 24 hours' advance notice to Michael). Whether you order the shepherd's pie or bangers & mash or fish & chips for lunch or if you just want tea and one of Michael's home-baked scones, pasties or other desserts, you'll never be disappointed. Don't be surprised if Michael stops by your table for a friendly welcoming chat. I visit family in Frederick several times a year and lunch at Cafe Anglais and a conversation with Michael are a "must" for every visit. Cafe Anglais and Michael get 10 gold stars in my rating book!

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5  Thank patmcf
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