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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Time for Tea....Elsie May's, Tiverton

Hello there,

Welcome back to another afternoon tea adventure from our recent trip to Devon. Yesterday we shared with you Homity pie and savoury scones from The Old Cream Shop in Croyd....today we have a traditional afternoon tea from Elsie May's in Tiverton.

We visited Elsie May's last weekend when they were celebrating their first anniversary with a lovely street party. As we stumbled upon this beautiful tearoom by accident we didn't get to enjoy the street party (which was a pre-booked event) but we did enjoy one of their marvellous afternoon teas....

Afternoon tea for two - Elsie May's, Tiverton

Elsie May's is a family run café located in Tiverton, named after the owners grandmother who was well known for her cake making and catering in the Tiverton area. I love the history of this cafe and I also love their cute decor.....as you can see I felt right at home.....

The cute interior of Elsie May's

Their is an extensive menu on offer at Elsie May's....but we were there for just one thing....the afternoon tea for two...

Afternoon tea - Elsie May's

Now as this is a cafe I wasn't expecting unlimited food and drink, and to be honest because of the size of the portions you didn't really need anymore food. It was a fairly traditional affair with sandwiches, scones and cakes....and of course a pot of tea!

So, lets begin with the sandwiches....

Afternoon tea sandwiches - Elsie May's

Now these might not be dainty finger sandwiches....in fact they were rather substantial and still had their crusts on....but they were made with really fresh, tasty ingredients. When you order the tea you are asked what filling you want in the sandwiches, so its a really personalised tea.

Joe ordered the food....so we had cheese and tomato and sliced ham....

Once we had finished our sandwiches we moved onto the scones, which were served with clotted cream and jam....

Afternoon tea scones - Elsie May's

The scones were rustic looking, just like they were fresh from someones kitchen. They were served warm, and had a lovely crumbly texture. I am pleased to report that there was plenty of cream and jam....

Scones consumed, we moved onto the selection of cake which included some small bite sized cakes and a piece of Victoria sponge each....

Afternoon tea cakes - Elsie May's

The bite sized pieces of cake included chocolate brownie (which was rich and gooey), bakewell tart, a berry slice with white chocolate icing, the most amazing flapjack with a caramel topping and a buttery piece of millionaires shortbread.

We both agreed that the flapjack was our favourite...it was buttery, rich and perfectly topped with the caramel (it might have been so good that we might have brought a whole slice to take home with us!).

The Victoria sponge was light in texture and a beautiful colour.

At £15 for both of us this is a really great value afternoon tea, which is varied and tickles the taste buds in all the right ways! The staff were all really friendly too, taking time to talk to diners as they served up cake and tea. If you happen to be in Tiverton I would definitely recommend a visit.

If you'd like to find out more about Elsie May's visit their Facebook page.

If you've already paid Elsie May's a visit we'd love to hear what you tried and what you thought...leave us a comment and let us know. Or do you have another favourite place in the Tiverton area?

Thank you for popping by today,

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