We found a charming teashop in Poole. For a change to travelling by car, we had taken the bus from Bournemouth Square that brought us to the bus station on the outer edge of town. Heading towards Poole Harbour through previously undiscovered areas we came across a small teashop: so inviting, we could not pass by.
Tea was brewed in small individual teapots, also used to adorn the walls. The scones, made by Marie a joint owner of the teashop, were served with jam and cream and tasted as delicious as they looked. Paul opted for his favourite – a large slice of Victoria sponge cake, declaring: ‘It’s every bit as good as my Mum used to bake.’ Praise indeed!
Marie and Lara were attentive and friendly, without being invasive. We learned that ‘The Little Teapot’ is family owned and run. Marie is delighted when holidaymakers find her traditional shop with its speciality teas and home-baked cakes. But excellent coffee and savoury dishes that include a mezze sharing platter, salads, paninis and toasties, all made fresh to order, make it more than a teashop. Open all year round, it is not surprising that it attracts local people as well as visitors to the area. A framed award on the wall is well deserved:
5 stars Tripadvisor – 2014 Winner – Certificate of Excellence
‘The Little Teapot’ is located at the waterfront end of the High Street, opposite the Antelope Public House, just round the corner from Poole Quay. We thoroughly recommend a visit.
4 Grand Parade,High Street, Poole BH15 1AD. Telephone: 01202 7678408. Website has menu, photographs and additional information. https://sites.google.com/site/thelittleteapot2/