We’ve heard amazing things about Teacup Tearoom, a dog friendly tea room that has recently opened in Mevagissey. I’ve been following their journey on social media for a while and was eager to visit as soon as I could. Millie’s 9th birthday seemed like the perfect excuse for a road trip, beach walks and of course some tea and cake!
Teacup Tearoom is situated on Church Street in Mevagissey. I’d visited the fishing village only briefly before, so was excited to return and have a proper look round. The weather was not on our side and despite heading straight to the tearoom from the car, the dogs were soaking when we arrived. Fortunately Lis and David, owners of Teacup Tearoom, provide towels and blankets for soggy dogs, something Millie and Woody were in definite need of!
Once the dogs were dry, it was time to settle in. The tearoom is quintessentially British inside and the perfect place for afternoon tea. There’s a great sense of community here, with the café’s regulars sharing tables with complete strangers. The atmosphere was inviting, warm and incredibly dog friendly!
There are plenty of choices on the menu, including freshly baked cakes and sweet treats. I settled for a classic cream tea (jam first of course!) and a vanilla milkshake. The dogs were given delicious brownies and fresh water, as well as their favourite peanut butter bones from Eat Play Bark. Now, anyone who knows me will tell you I am somewhat of a milkshake addict. Vanilla is my ultimate favourite and I order it whenever I see it on the menu. I kid you not, I was blown away by Teacup Tearoom’s vanilla milkshake. It was so delicious! The perfect mix of thickness, size and syrup with whipped cream and a chocolate flake to finish it off.
I was quick to notice the absence of plastic in the tearoom. I wasn’t given a straw with my drink, the cutlery was all reusable and there weren’t any napkins lying about. It turns out Teacup Tearoom are incredibly conscious about sustainability and the environment. What a wonderful thing to see from a Cornish dog friendly business!
Teacup Tearoom are part of the Final Straw Campaign and are dedicated to reducing their plastic impact on the environment. Not only do they use paper straws and reusable crockery, they also stock a wide range of sustainable, low waste products. From reusable coffee cups and water bottles to dog treats in recyclable packaging. Everything they stock has been curated with sustainability in mind. In fact, there are even perks to bringing your own coffee cups, as you receive a small discount from your order!
There’s also plenty of fresh water available for both humans and hounds, the tearoom even provide dog bowls and reusable cups! Teacup Tearoom also have a range of dog friendly products for sale, including the Dicky Bag. Created as a solution to Cornwall’s dog poo problem, this product is intriguing. I may have to get my hands on one and test it out for myself!
As I tucked in to my cream tea, it soon became apparent I was supposed to be sharing. Both Woody and Millie eyed up my every bite from under the table. As we were celebrating I let them have a little bit each. They spent the rest of the time taking in the sights and smells.
Lis, David and the staff at Teacup Tearoom went above and beyond to ensure Woody and Millie enjoyed their trip. They were given bespoke dog mats to lie on under the tables, though Woody preferred wearing his as a hat.
Speaking of hats, celebrations were in full swing! The dogs had their party hats on and enjoyed receiving all the cuddles they could find. We sat right next to the front window and Woody had lots of fun watching the people pass by. He may have even encouraged a few people in!
It was soon time for Woody and I to give Millie her presents. A box of fish shaped treats from Paws for Cake and a St. Piran’s flag collar and matching lead from Paws in Padstow. Millie kindly shared her treats with Woody, though she didn’t seem to pleased! They went down a treat and they polished off the box in minutes.
We also attended a dog friendly Chat and Eat night at the tearoom, organised by Potluck Cornwall. The event was so lovely and filled with delicious food. I’d highly recommend! I filmed the event, so be sure to give it a watch if you’re intrigued.
All in all, it was a great day and I’m so glad we made the trip. Millie had a wonderful birthday and it was great to explore more of Mevagissey. We would highly recommend Teacup Tearoom to all of our friends, so be sure to pop in next time you’re visiting!
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