Address

225 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY. 11777

Phone Number

(631) 476 - 8327

Date Visited

03/03/2018

Website

Link to Website

Secret Garden Tea Cafe & Gift Shoppe

Description

The Secret Garden Tea Café is located at 225 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY.   Parking needs to be in one of the municipal lots behind the café. You then need to walk back to the café entrance.  If walking is an issue it is best to drop the passenger off in front of the café and then park.  A street-level, single door gets you to the tea shoppe. The café is beyond the shoppe.

Carpet covers the floor.  Tables have ample space between them.   Two, large, single-occupancy restrooms are located at the rear of the dining room. The one on the left is handicapped-accessible.

This establishment is not recommended for children under seven.

Checklist

    Location of handicapped spaces:  in Municipal lots behind the restaurant
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  one - to- two blocks, depending on where you get a space
    Transportation to venue offered:  no
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  no
    Paths and walkways:  concrete sidewalk
    Location of handicapped entrance:  main entrance
    Doors:  street-level, single door
    Number of floors:  1
    Elevators:  na
    Ramps:  no
    Steps and staircases:  none
    Width of aisles:  ample space between tables
    Places to sit:  tables and chairs
    Location of restrooms:  in rear of dining room
    Type of restroom:  two, large, single-occupancy restrooms, one is handiapped-accessible
    Ease of entry and exit:  very easy
    Baby changing station:  none
    Friendliness of staff:  extremely friendly and helpful
    Notes:  Parking has to be found in one of the municipal lots behind the restaurant. Street parking is only 30 minutes.There are a number of handicapped spaces throughout the lots,

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Having just returned from one of the most wonderful “high teas” I have ever had, I felt the need to write about it before I forget all of the details that combined to make this such a memorable experience. 

Three of us headed to The Secret Garden for a birthday celebration.  We had made a reservation for “Full Afternoon Tea,” based on a Google Search.  None of us had ever been here before, so we were uncertain of what to expect.  The reviews were good but none of them gives this establishment the accolades I believe it deserves. 


Everything was spectacular! I am not sure where to begin. Should I begin with the lovely tea and gift shoppe that you find yourself in as soon as you enter the street-level, single door entrance?  Should I begin with the beautifully appointed café that you find just beyond the tea shoppe? Should I begin with the beautiful table settings ( tablecloths, doilies, a different tea setting for each guest, a different water glass for each guest,  a rose at each setting , a napkin artfully folded into each teacup, an individualized, personal saying at each setting? Should I begin with the artfully crafted and delicious scones, tea sandwiches and desserts (the attention to detail is amazing)?  Should I begin with the selection of teas available? Should I begin with the adorable, mini birthday cake that was given to our guest of honor?  Should I begin with the hats and boas one can borrow to wear to add to the atmosphere? Should I begin with the fact that the person taking my reservation asked if there were any food allergies or concerns for them to take into account when preparing our food? Should I begin with the fact that everyone was lovely and accommodating?  I can’t decide because all of these things combined to create a most wonderful experience. The owners of The Secret Garden have created a venue that beckons one to return. We were told that the décor changes with each holiday and season. We can’t wait to see them all! Just to let you know, they also serve lunch.


Parking has to be in one of the municipal lots behind the Café. Street parking is only 30 minutes  If walking is an issue it would be best to drop your passenger off in front and then go around back to park.


Not only is The Secret Garden beautiful, it is easily accessible as well. Flat carpet covers the floor. Ample space between tables makes navigation and conversation easy. And let me tell you about the two beautiful single-occupancy restrooms (the one on the left is handicapped-accessible), that follow through on the décor. So nice!  


As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, www.thesecretgardentearoom.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”


Two things to let you know: ” Reservations are highly recommended” (website)  and “The tearoom is not recommended for children under 7.” (website)



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