I’ve been wanting to try out the new Boston Tea Party cafe on Alfred Street, Bath since it opened in December. So when my sister Chloe and her boyfriend Ben came to stay this weekend, we popped in for brunch.
Chloe and I often find ourselves in the Boston Tea Party on the corner of Kingsmead Square but it’s quite small so it’s often tricky to find a table. Their new, second cafe, situated in a beautiful Grade II listed building opposite the Assembly Rooms, is much more spacious and airy with a high ceiling and glass atrium. Bathed in light from the tall stained glass windows, the colonial inspired interiors transport you far away from the West Country.
Even though the cafe seats over 130, everyone in Bath had the same idea as it was filled to the brim and we only just managed to spot a free table in the corner. As it was a busy Saturday lunch time, it was a half an hour wait for food and we had to ask for our table to be cleared but the atmosphere was buzzing with the friendly sound of chatter.
You go up and order at the counter, which only adds to the relaxed ambience. I ordered the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on toast, Chloe had the scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and avocado on sourdough toast and Ben had the West Country breakfast.
It was all very yummy, especially the scrambled eggs as they add tomatoes and basil. I had a raspberry and mango smoothie to drink, whilst Chloe had a pot of Early Grey tea and Ben had a white hot chocolate, which vanished in seconds so must’ve been good!
You come away having not only satisfied your appetite but your conscious knowing that 80% of their suppliers are based in the West Country. They also serve everything from scratch on site so it’s worth the wait during peak times.
I’m already a regular in the small Boston Tea Party in Bath and I’m sure I’ll be spending many a weekend in their new cafe on Alfred Street. It’s the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a yummy, relaxed brunch in beautifully bright surroundings on a lazy Saturday afternoon.