Best New Tearoom - 2009
Crown & Crumpet - CLOSED
Crown and Crumpet is an exceptionally pleasant, bright, and cheerful place to enjoy a pot of tea (choose from among 38 types) and food ranging from light breakfasts (toast, pastries, boiled eggs) to Friday and Saturday night suppers (sausage rolls and sandwiches). The menu's strong suit is, of course, afternoon tea: scones, tea sandwiches, crumpets, sweets, and treats, served with clotted cream, jam, and lemon curd, served with flair by what the place calls "trolley dollies." The stylish room, bright white with pink accents and wittily curated antiques, features a view over the bay from some tables. And there's a little boutique near the entrance, well stocked with unusual gifts, pottery, and jewelry, as well as a selection of teas and tea-related paraphernalia.