Several weeks ago one of my dear friends went off on a month long adventure to Asia…so jealous! Before she left we spent an afternoon lunching and visiting as girlfriends do. She’d told me about a new little place to try in downtown Brooksville called The Tilted Teacup. Yes, it’s a teahouse. I love these tiny enclaves of femininity. We actually have more than one in our area, which is fabulous considering that we must have 50 beer n’wing joints. Since I’ve already been to one of our other ones, which is also lovely, this was new to me and I was looking forward to seeing the differences.
First off, I love the location. I was very happy to see the old house that had been numerous businesses thru the years I’d lived in Brooksville, transformed into something that truly fit the edifice. The Tilted Teacup sits at the corner of Ft. Dade Ave. and Lemon St. just a short walk from the Hernando County Courthouse, in a small southern home with one of the biggest live oak trees ever, in it’s tiny parking lot.
The restaurant is owned by a lovely young couple. Their attention to detail shows in their choice of teas and treats to serve, as well as the personal attention paid to their patrons. We had a lovely selection of tea for our ‘High Tea’ menu as well as a tiered tray filled with freshly made diminutive delights. On that day, I was honestly pretty hungry, and didn’t think that finger sandwiches was going to fill me up – but it did. In fact, the selection was so delicious, that my girlfriend and I talked and drank our tea and I hadn’t taken one photo for the blog! Oops. (Hold still little scone – I’ll get to you soon.)
The décor is so cute – who’d think to make a ‘flower chandelier’. So sweet!
And an all-season Christmas tree in the entry pays homage to Brooksville’s late, Rodgers Christmas House. You can select one of several, equally beautiful rooms. One room had antique hats all hung in a row, another had a more country feel.
There’s tea, tea pots and spoons to purchase as well as some really cute handmade aprons in a gift area.
So if you find yourself in Brooksville and in need of a change of pace, or a place for a girls luncheon, give them a call for a table and reserve your afternoon to decompress in the shade of the old oak tree.
ellen snyderJanuary 12, 2014 at 7:14 am (9 years ago)
Looks familiar, but it had a different name? My kinda place!!!
John GansJanuary 30, 2014 at 3:15 am (9 years ago)
I’m so glad you had an enjoyable time at our Tea Room. Found this by googling our business. Just finished reading it to my wife. Hope you visit us again! To Ellen Snyder… we’ve been open about a year and a half and has always been called The Tilted Teacup. Definitely try us out:)
BadZootJanuary 30, 2014 at 8:03 pm (9 years ago)
Thanks so much for finding the blog. I’ve been contributing to my Aunt’s Blog for a long time (ktgreendesign.com) and now I have my own. I enjoyed myself so much I wanted to make sure it was my first ‘Local Haunt’ listed. The blog is still a work in progress. I’ll have to bring Ellen by sometime, and maybe put up another post. Thanks again
John GansNovember 18, 2014 at 1:08 am (8 years ago)
We have moved to a new and larger location! 103 S Saxon Ave, the old Rogers’ Christmas House. You’ll have to stop by and see the new digs:)
John and Aimee
BadZootNovember 18, 2014 at 1:50 pm (8 years ago)
I’d heard about that. I can’t wait to see it! Definitely deserves another post.