TeaCups Cafe and Tearooms, Romsey

Date visited: Thursday 14th September 2023

TeaCups Cafe and Tearooms has a rather discreet presence in a Grade II listed terrace on Latimer Street in Romsey. Occupying what would originally have been a two bedroom terraced house, it has both ground and first floor rooms, as well as a small tea garden at the rear in what would have been the house’s back yard. In total there are about a dozen tables for those wishing to take tea.

A bacon, lettuce and tomato, a slice of raspberry and white chocolate cake, and a pot of TeaPigs jasmine pearls tea.

The food menu has a page each for breakfasts and lunches. Breakfasts include cooked breakfasts, as well as lighter options and both eggs benedict and eggs royale. Vegan options are also available. Lunch options are a selection of light snacks, such as jacket potatoes, sandwiches, and omelettes. In addition to the printed menus, several ‘specials’ were displayed on a blackboard. The beverages menu included eight unbranded teas, a dozen TeaPigs teas and tisanes, and also coffees and hot chocolates. In a chilled display cabinet, seven cakes were displayed, with one further cake displayed on the counter.

A bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, a slice of raspberry and white chocolate cake, and a pot of TeaPigs jasmine pearls tea came to £12.75. The sandwich was about right for an afternoon snack, but would have been rather disappointing for lunch. The raspberry and white chocolate cake included whole raspberries within the sponge, but also had a rather too strong vanilla flavour for my liking, that overwhelmed the taste of the fruit.

This small tearooms was busy both during my afternoon visit, with almost all tables occupied at times, and also when I passed at lunchtime with all tables were occupied.

Inside TeaCups Cafe and Tearooms. Despite the appearance, the tearooms were very busy during my visit.
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