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Cottage Tea Rooms

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by finy (subscribe)
A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published January 9th 2017
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History
Cottage Tea Rooms is a family run business which has been operating since 2010, and was established with the idea that people should be able to have somewhere to come in, have a delicious, home-style meal, a tea or a coffee, the best scones in the Swan Valley and simply feel at home while partaking in any of these.

Cottage Tea Rooms
Image: Their website


The owner, Sarah Lock, saw the cottage for sale, and went straight home to her husband and informed him that she wanted to start a cafe and that she had found the perfect place to do this from.

This cottage is now Cottage Tea Rooms and was originally a farmhouse for the winery that surrounds the cafe.

Cottage Tea Rooms
Outside sign


It dates back to the early 1950's and is located in the heart of the Swan Valley, in West Swan Road (a few kms from the Benara Road turnoff) and was simply a home with all the character and charm of a '50's built house in the Swan Valley.

Nowadays
Nowadays Cottage Tea Rooms is a thriving cafe serving brunch, lunch, high tea, and their famous scones, jame and cream at any time.

Their menu is simple yet homely with scones in either savoury or sweet.

You can also get light lunches which, for me, are adequate as I have my main meal at night!

The Surrounds
The actual house is surrounded by gorgeous gardens and you can eat either inside or outside.

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You can eat on the verandah


And there is a quaint gazebo under the shade of some huge trees, which, when the weather is warm, would be a delightful place to have your scones, jam and cream.

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Sit under the tress in the rotunda


There are several other areas to eat at in the outside gardens and these gardens are tastefully decorated including this fairy garden.

Fairy Garden at Cottage Tea Rooms
Fairy Garden display


The Cottage
The Cottage consists of about 4 different rooms now, and each one is decorated and you can browse through the diverse collection of homewares, gifts, antique and retro items as well as handmade items and furnishings.

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One of the fascinating rooms


These include children's items, as well as old, interesting and collectable items for sale.

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Teddy bears for sale


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Cute items in the hall


They also have a range of homemade food products and these are very reasonably priced.

Jams for sale at Cottage Tea rooms
Jams as well as relishes for sale


It is elegantly decorated with cottage craft type of tablecloths and a nice, casual yet quirky atmosphere.

Cottage Tea Rooms
Sideboard display


50's style clock
Retro clock


The scones
The scones are obviously home made as they are uneven shapes and not all the same size.

They are larger than normal scones, and of course accompanied by little pots filled with jam and cream.

Cottage Tea Rooms
Their famous scones - image: their website


The jam is homemade and can also be bought by the jar.

Our morning tea
Their menu has a large range of different teas, and my friend opted for one of these which was served in a lovely teapot. It was REAL tea, with a stainless steel strainer and struck me as being quite elegant.

Cottage Tea Rooms serving tea
REAL tea served in a quaint teapot


I opted for skinny flat white coffee with my scone and each serve is one scone, which is quite enough given their size.

It was served in a timely manner by a friendly young girl, and the cost was just $8.50 each.

Scones, half,eaten
Cut scones, ready to eat!


Their full menu can be viewed here.

ADDRESS
8560 West Swan Road (Corner Forest Road0
Henley Brook

HOURS
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm

PHONE
9296 6886 (Bookings must be made for high tea)

WEBSITE
www.cottagetearooms.com.au

COST
Very reasonable
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Why? For a very reasonable brunch, lunch, scones jam and cream
When: 10 am to 4 pm. Weekends 9 am to 5 pm
Phone: 08 9296 6886
Where: 8560 West Swan Road, Henley Brook
Cost: Very reasonable
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What a pretty place to have tea! Well done on 10 articles
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