Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Kathy's Kove & Kafe, Washington, NJ

Our recent travels took us to Westchester County, NY to visit with one of our sisters. We were excited to discover a tearoom situated about half way into our journey in Washington, NJ. Travel plans were made, which included a visit to Kathy's Kove & Kafe, a fun all-in-one co-op art  gallery, antiques, collectibles, unique tea room, and gift shop! 
The tables for the tea room are set up in the front section of the building. Guests are seated among the merchandise for sale. We took a quick look around the antique shop, laden with china tea sets, tea pots, and so much more before we sat down for our Afternoon Tea. 

 Kathy has an extensive tea list, so the decision is always a difficult one! We managed to select a variety of flavors from chai to walnut to chocolate something to puerh. Little warmers were on the table to keep each pot warm.
Pretty molded sugar cubes were on the table, tempting the 13 y/o at the table.

The first course included an assortment of tea breads that included pumpkin bread, moist banana walnut bread, or pound cake and scones which were gingerbread, cranberry, or chocolate chip with cream and jelly served in a pretty divided bone china dish.

The Afternoon Tea began with a choice of soup, either Lentil or Tomato Bisque plated alongside a tasty, lightly dressed salad.

The tea tray laden with sandwiches, fresh fruit, and desserts was offered next. There was an assortment of sandwiches on the bottom tray, skewered fruits in the middle and a yummy selection of desserts on top. The sandwiches included cucumber with cream cheese, strawberry and cream, chicken salad, and more. The desserts featured a chocolate dipped madelaine, cream puff, and lemon bar, among others.  
Happy to be taking Afternoon Tea, but anxious to be back on the road for the rest of the journey. Find Kathy's Kove and Kafe on Facebook, too.


Linda Jennings said...

Looks like a fun stop for tea.

Angela McRae said...

What a neat place! I had to enlarge that photo where it said you choose your own china. That blue and white floral teacup at right is the pattern of the first set of dishes I ever bought when I first moved out on my own. (I think they came from Rich's, maybe.) How fun to see that pattern again!

Gretchen M. said...

Have you been to Sensibiliteas yet, Glens Falls NY?

Marilyn Miller said...

What a lovely way to take a break in your travels. The table and food look quite good.

Bernideen said...

Glad you were on the receiving end of things for a change! Enjoy!