225 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY. 11777
(631) 476 - 8327
DescriptionThe Secret Garden Tea Café is located at 225 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY. Parking needs to be found on the street (make sure to look at the parking signs) or 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.
Flat 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 accessible.
Reservations are highly recommended.
This establishment is not recommended for children under seven.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: one - to- two blocks, depending on where you get a space
Transportation to venue offered: no
Places to rest: no
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Doors: street-level, single door
Number of floors: 1
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, the one on the left is accessible
Ease of entry and exit: easy
Baby changing station: none
Available food services: lunch, tea service
Friendliness of staff: extremely friendly and helpful
Notes: Parking has to be found in one of the municipal lots behind the restaurant. There are a number of accessible spaces throughout the lots.
We had been to the Secret Tea Garden before, and always had a truly wonderful experience, but we had never been there during the Holiday Season. The decorations were always beautiful, and I think these holiday decorations are “over the top.” Simply beautiful – there is even a Christmas tree decorated with tea cups and saucers.
Located in the heart of Port Jefferson, parking needs to be found on the street (make sure to look at the parking signs) or in one of the municipal lots around the corner.
Enter the street-level, single door entrance and be instantly transported to a quaint tea shoppe, complete with beautiful treasures to purchase. We decided to save the shopping for after our “high tea.”
We were escorted to the cafe area, exquisitely decorated for the season. Everywhere you look, there are beautiful, tasteful decorations. Flat carpet and ample space between tables make navigation easy. The space between tables also makes for an intimate experience. The table settings are so lovely, All of the china is different for each place setting. Napkins were folded in the shape of trees, and each setting gets a small card with an inspirational saying on it. What great conversation starters! Almost, forgot, each tea pot is different as well.
We were so busy talking about the decorations, etc. it was hard to even look at the menu. When we finally got to it, we saw that there are regular lunch offerings as well as the tea service. We opted for a “high tea” and a children’s “high tea.” We were pleased to find that they easily accommodated a vegetarian, and we willing to change some of the options available. Our server couldn’t have been more pleasant and accommodating. I don’t know how many varieties of tea are listed on the menu, but there are so many that it was difficult to make a decision. Children’s tea came with an entire pot of hot chocolate! Everything is made “in house,” and was delicious. The gingerbread and mint scones were so good that we had to bring two of them home for “grandpa.”
In case you did not wear your “high tea hat, there is an area in the rear, near the restrooms, with a variety of chapeaus you can choose from to complete your experience. What a sweet idea!
After our wonderful tea we spent some time looking around the shop. There were so many pretty things to choose from. The final choice was a lovely china ornament of a three tiered tea service similar to what we had. It was a perfect remembrance of a perfect experience!
Two, single-occupancy restrooms are located in the rear. The one on the left is accessible. Both are decorated with the same detail as the restaurant – amazing !
Of course, we will be back!
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.secretgardenearoom.com, when planning a visit to “know before you go!”
Village of Port Jeff