English tearoom opens in downtown Barrie

If it’s time for tea then it’s time for a trip downtown as the English tradition of the tearoom comes to Barrie.
A new tearoom, English & Miller, is opening at 89 Dunlop Street East, this Friday (Nov. 30). It promises a taste of Britain in downtown Barrie, with a gallery, gifts, cafe and other things Britannia.
“We had researched so many places in and around Simcoe County and kept coming back to Barrie, to the waterfront,” says Jean Bevan, a native of England. “We saw the potential of culture and what Barrie had to offer – we just knew this was the place for our new home.”
The tearoom sits next to Memorial Square, occupying 3,500 square feet of space. The 30-seat cafe will offer British-inspired snacks, sandwiches, English cream teas and cakes, while the shop and gallery will include unique items from England, Canada and abroad.
The owners hope to bring a taste of home to the shores of Kempenfelt Bay.
“Back home it is very common to sit and have a cup of tea in the same spot where you shop. Coffee or tea is more of an experience rather than a quick cup,” said Bevan.
For more information, visit the tearoom’s website.

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