Monday, June 15, 2009

Miss Bessie's Tea Room

I don't often have time these days to do the things I use to get to do. So when the opportunity presents itself, I jump. So was the case this past Friday, when on a visit to Barnesville to help with my mom, my sister Lisa & I had a break during mom's dialysis. So we each had wanted to visit Miss Bessie's Tea room and we are so glad that we did. (Lisa-she's gonna kill me for showing this!!! LOL!)
Quaint and Victorian styled with the largest supply of old fashioned hats that I have ever seen hanging in every nook and cranny.

The hostess and co owner Maggie Cameron told of how she acquired several of the hats and some have quite the history! (This is Maggie. She was always smiling- but I must have gotten her in mid sentence)
The food was very good and our pick of tea that afternoon was a black tea with berries & fruits ( I only wish I could remember the name of it) it was sooo good.
The atmosphere is very calming and comfortable and the girls working there are so sweet. It was a very relaxing meal and one we hope to enjoy again.
One last thing, all the tables are named with old fashion and Victorian names. There are three girls in our family me-(Teresa) and my two sisters Lisa & Elizabeth- The table that my sister Lisa & I were seated at was the Elizabeth table! Wasn't that neat!
Oh, I almost forgot to mention the scones & lemon curd- The lemon curd was homemade and the perfect bit of tarteness but the scones, oh the scones, they were probably the lightest and best scones I have ever put in my mouth! They were strawberry-white chocolate and that made them even better- oh, my were they good.


parTea lady said...

I am so ready for another trip to Miss Bessie's. Did you see the room in the back that can be reserved for showers, birthdays, etc.? I really like their scones too, especially when you can order them a la carte.

I'm glad you and your sister could enjoy a little break. Lisa's picture shows real personality. Looks like you had fun.

Angela McRae said...

OK, I think you, Maureen and I should meet up at Miss Bessie's sometime this fall. What do you say? Thanks for the review and photos. You've definitely got me wanting to go!

Southern Touch Catering said...

parTea lady,
Oh, yes we did look at the back room. It's the one with Maggie in the picture. We also took a look at her tea storage area as well as the back kitchen. We did leave right about 3:15 when they had already closed, so we just looked around as they were cleaning.

Southern Touch Catering said...

I say that's a plan! Lets make it work. What say you parTea lady?

parTea lady said...

I'm in, ladies. Let's make plans for a meet up at Miss Bessie's. Can't wait!

Steph said...


Southern Touch Catering said...

Oh, Steph, if only you lived closer!

t@mmyK1ss said...

Miss Bessies Closed, but Maggie has opened a new tea room not far from there. Her new address is 505 Rose Ave across from Ingles in Barnesville. I just uploaded her website....
Please enjoy. The hours are on the site.
She hopes to see you there soon.
Same food. Same atmosphere.