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Thursday, 9 October 2014

miss b loves .........sweet treats in Alice's Wonderland



Quirky, delightful, imaginative, enchanting, nostalgic....a few adjectives which sum up Alices Tea Room in St Annes.


As soon as we were handed the giant playing card menus we knew we were in for a treat ......


...with numerous references to Alice in Wonderland....




The attention to detail is so impressive, from the clouds on the sky blue ceiling to the quirky light fittings .... tea cup chandeliers and the Mad Hatter's hats ......


A brother and sister on the next table were enjoying an after school treat .... a Mad Hatter's Afternoon tea and special 'Drink Me Potion'. It's not just the children who are enchanted by Alices though, it's a fun, nostalgic experience for adults too. 


On each table a musical jewellery box not only holds sugar cubes and condiments but the cute tune adds to the fairytale ambiance too. 

                

Our favourite feature .......the passageway to 'Wonderland' ........down the rabbit hole (whch in fact leads to the toilet!) What a genius idea!


Down the rabbit hole.....


Our hot chocolate was very special, made with Marimba chocolate, perfect for a chilly autumn afternoon.


It took me no time at all to choose the After Eight Cake ...a rich but very light chocolate sponge with mint frosting, covered in After Eight Mints! 


How could we resist the Party Ring Cake! Another light sponge topped with iced shortcake biscuits .....memories of childhood birthday parties. On the way home, still feeling nostalgic, we just had to buy a packet of these favourites......    


Cakes here are inspired by favourite sweets and biscuits .....Jelly Beans, Oreos, Jelly Babies, Turkish Delight, Midget Gems....... 



Inventive and a change from the usual selection of cakes on offer in coffee shops and tearooms. Indulgent, yes ....but what a special sweet treat!

The enthusiasm, patience and friendliness of the staff was impressive too. We've found a magical place and ...... it's only a twenty minute drive from home!




I think it's maybe time to reread one of my favourite childhood classics!



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Finally.... a few Alice in Wonderland quotes.....
                                
"Every adventure requires a first step."
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Alice: This is impossible.
Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is.
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"I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date." 
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"Curiouser and curiouser"
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47 comments:

  1. Miss B, what a special treat indeed! Oh wow, Im so so impressed by this adorable place! Id love to go there so bad now! Alice in Wonderland is one of my fav book too (also love the movie from Disney). The attention to detail is stunning, how cool the door to the toilet! Im craving for the hot choco and the cakes, look very tasty!:) Have a lovely weekend ahead Miss B, many kisses! xo

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  2. Hi Miss B, What an enchanting tea room. I love your pics and the inspiration for serving. The menus are large playing cards is delightful and the passage way to the restroom is very unique. Your pick for dessert looks so delicious.
    I would love to visit here. Even the outdoor spot is charming. Thank you for sharing and also for stopping by and your kind comment.
    Have a beautiful rest of the week.
    Hugs XOXO

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  3. Miss B, I have to visit this place. I am a HUGE fan of Alice in Wonderland any and everything. They left no detail unturned! I mean the rabbit hole that leads to the toilet. I don't think I would EVER leave this place. Yummy sweet cakes, THE MENUS, gaaah the chandeliers! My eyes POPPED as I looked at each picture. What a fabulous place for tea & sweets!
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  4. Take me to that tea room, please! It looks so cosy and it sure is a nice experience! The interior looks great but what I really liked, was the the passageway to 'Wonderland' ... down the rabbit hole! It is a genius idea indeed! The after eight cake looks so delicious, I'd have it too! There should be more places like this and you are lucky this one is only 20 minute drive from where you live! The funniest quote for me is: "I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date." as I am always late, haha!

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  5. What a sweet place! I love the idea of a music box used to hold the sugar cubes - so wonderful! x

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  6. What a gorgeous spot Miss B. This would have been a perfect venue for an Alice in Wonderland themed bridal shower I attended sometime in the past. Love all of the details.

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  7. I am craving tea and cake now after reading your lovely post! What a cute place:)
    ~Anne

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  8. Do you know, I envy the business owners; how wonderful must it be to go to work everyday in that enchanting establishment.. A lot of thought appears to have gone into what they wanted the cafe to represent and feel like. I can easily see why it would be a hit with adults as well as children and it's certainly the perfect spot for someone with a sweet tooth like me.

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  9. What a perfectly charming spot for tea. I love how they went all out with the whole Alice in Wonderland theme and every detail is just delightful. We have a similarly themed tea shop in NYC called Alice's Tea Cup but the decor isn't anywhere as detailed.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  10. Bonjour miss b. Thank you for stopping by chez moi today. My, my what a wonderful little place you have found. Kuddos to the owners for their creativity and attention to detail. I had to smile as the chef at my favorite local bistro is making a delicious "lapin à la moutarde" for me tonight. (I realize the white rabbit would not approve, but...)

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  11. What a pretty little place! As you know, I also love quirky places and themes and objects. The playing card menu, the light fittings, the music box container for cocndiments -- they're beautiful. I guess we'll never fail to enjoy those places and things that remind us of a colourful childhood :)

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  12. Hi Miss B,

    What fun to go to this tea room, it is fabulous and thanks for sharing your photos. Love Alice in Wonderland, used to read the books and would be a great place to go.
    Have a happy weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  13. I have to say this is beyond charming! I would love to lunch here.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  14. C'est l'endroit idéal pour un prendre un gouter entre copines ! J'aime beaucoup la déco, les chandeliers et tout les petits détails! J'ai tombé amoureuse de ton cake after eigth ! Je crois que je veux essayer le reproduire chez moi. Tu as la chance d'avoir un endroit comme celle-ci à seulement 20 minutes de chez toi !

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    1. J'espère que tu vas nous montrer ton cake After Eight. Bonne idée de le reproduire chez toi Eva!

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  15. omg what a wonderfully magic place!!

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  16. What an awesome place - my daughters would just love it!

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  17. I love all the quirky little details here Miss B:) We have a tea room near by that's similar minus the Alice in Wonderland theme. I'd have to take my mother and daughter here if I lived closer:) Enjoy your weekend ahead. xxleslie

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  18. This place is so much fun. I adore the colourful decor. The hot chocolate looks so yummy with those marshmallows. I want to go there. I wish we have something like that here.

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  19. oh miss b, Jess LOVES Alice in Wonderland! What a delightful place this is. The After Eight cake looks so delicious, and the Party Ring cake just as good. The polka dot tablecloths, and the clocks on the wall, and the bunnies are so whimsical and makes this such a charming place to visit. And I love the famous quote, "I'm late, I'm late." Jess would absolutely love this tea room. Such a fun and sweet post today.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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  20. Oh wow this place looks totally amazing! x

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  21. What a delightful place and love these photos! We went to a 'Alice in Wonderland' themed tea at Sanderson and it was a lot of fun. How can one not love the Lewis Carroll story of Alice. A marvellous place to enjoy. Thanks for sharing miss b. xx/Madison
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  22. Oh, such a super cute shop! I think it's indeed the perfect transfer of this wonderful fairy tale. And I'm not sure if I would have been able to leave this shop in time :) Thanks for sharing this beautiful post which makes me dream <3 Happy rest of the weekend!

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

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  23. What a cute place! Everything looks so dreamy and delightful.

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  24. Oh my goodness! I can't express how much I appreciate themed tearooms and this is no exception, how beautiful and interesting! The optical illusion created on the door is brilliant and the mass of marshmallows placed on your drink with the few chocolate buttons and gingerbread man positioned on the side is just delectable! Thank you for sharing this, I'm going to arrange a tearoom outing of my own for this upcoming week now! :)

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    x

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  25. Wow the place looks like a fairy tale indeed! Wonderful decor and what a delicious cakes :)

    Have a sweet week!

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  26. Wow such a lovely place!!!!i loved the colous, deco and the cakes...they seem so delicious!

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  27. this is so cute! we have one just like it in NYC!

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  28. This spot is spectacularly kooky and I love it!

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  29. This tea room looks like such much fun. I love Alice in Wonderland. And wow that cake looks delicious!

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  30. It looks magical, I wish there was a place like that near me! Hope you get to go back many times!!

    xo Mary Jo

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  31. Such a magical place. I love how you show us these fantastic places. A great place to bring a child for hot chocolate. Have a lovely weekend

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  32. So cute!
    I wish I'm there.
    I can think of nothing right now
    but to have a mad hatter's tea party ♥

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  33. What a lovely place this is, just perfect!

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  34. Alice's looks like the most delightful spot for tea! I love all of the little details and those cakes - my goodness, they look wonderful, especially the chocolate mint one. Yum! I went to the Mad Hatter's tea at the Sanderson Hotel in London a few years ago and had the most lovely time, I highly recommend it when you go to London :)
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, Cee. I have read a number of great reviews about the Sanderson's Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea.

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  35. Looks like the perfect spot for tea! I am coming to London in March and would love to meet up for tea.
    pve

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    1. I live in the North of England but if I'm down in London at the same time then I would love to join you for tea.

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  36. c'est trop mimi comme endroit, parfait pour un lunch entre filles !
    Alice est l'un de mes disneys favoris!



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  37. Oh my goodness you seek out the best hidden gems...I would love to tag along on your adventures!!!

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  38. How fun - what a lovely post. I wish I could go there for tea. x E

    Elizabeth Victoria Clark

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  39. Thank you very much everyone for all these wonderful comments. If you are ever in the North of England I highly recommend a visit to Alices. I'll be back there very soon!

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  40. Super sympa ce salon de thé ! Fan de l'association menthe - chocolat, ce gâteau After-Eight me fait littéralement saliver...!

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