Top Tea Rooms in New Jersey

Explore some of the best tea houses in the state, where you can enjoy everything from a decadent English tea service to centuries-old Japanese tea traditions.

Boukakuan Japanese Tea House & Garden, Columbus
Find your Zen with a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony at Boukakuan in Columbus. Take a stroll through the Japanese garden, feed the koi fish, and then witness a spiritual discipline that dates back to the fifteenth century. In a gesture of peacefulness and harmony, your host will share with you an authentic Japanese confection and a bowl of green tea. This private demonstration (for up to five guests) must be reserved at least one week in advance.

Harmony Tea Room, Westwood
Harmony Tea Room in downtown Westwood offers a delightful setting for your classic afternoon tea. With more than 35 varieties from around the world, you can choose your favorite tea or try something new. No tea time is complete without one of their savory finger sandwiches or a fresh-baked scone served on picturesque porcelain plates, so order up.

High SocieTea House, Wayne
Step back in time for a spot of tea in the historic district of Wayne. Originally the town post office, the High SocieTea House building dates back to 1895. Its cozy cottage ambiance is perfect for an afternoon with good friends or a good book. Order the High Tea for scones, assorted savories and sweets and a plated dessert. Or bring the kids for a Young Royal Tea, complete with mini sweets. Be sure to browse the gift shop before you leave.

Jane’s Tea House, Haddon Heights
A new take on traditional tea, Jane’s Tea House offers all of your favorites plus a few twists. Try one of 30+ iced tea flavors, a flight of teas (including Matcha and Chai selections) to find a new variety and an assortment of Not Plain Jane Desserts and Jane’s signature tea-infused shortbread cookies. You’ll want to strike a pose in the Selfie Station for a few keepsake photos with plenty of props.

Lady Magpie’s Tea & Curiosities, Tuckerton
What was once a grand captain’s house is now a steampunk-inspired tea room like no other. So it seems only fitting to order the Captain’s Tea, featuring a cup of soup followed by an assortment of finger sandwiches, scone with clotted cream and jam, a variety of desserts and, naturally, a pot of tea. In addition to traditional teatime, the venue also hosts curiously themed events – watch for upcoming happenings here.

The Lizzie Rose, Tuckerton
Yes, Tuckerton has not one, but two tea rooms! Said to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad, this restored 1846 Victorian was reimagined in 2019 to not only be a place honoring its long and storied history but also an experience. You are welcome to indulge in a full three-tier English-style afternoon tea or sip from a la carte selections.

Mathis House at 600 Main, Toms River
A luxurious restored mansion in the heart of downtown Toms River, this bed and breakfast is known for its top-notch Victorian Tea Service, which comes with five courses served on fine china. The Mathis House is a year-round destination but is even more magical during the holidays.

Mulberry House, Westfield
A favorite spot for private parties, bridal and baby showers, children’s parties, meetings, events and fundraisers, this place books up quickly. When you want to celebrate the ceremony of tea as you celebrate life’s milestones, arrange for your event at Mulberry House.

The New Leaf Tea Room & Gift Shoppe, Riverton
Teamap has also ranked this quaint venue a top tea room. Step into parlors lovingly decorated with crystal chandeliers, oriental carpets and wondrous tapestries. Then tuck into The Riverton Royal Tea, complete with finger sandwiches, petite quiche, fresh-baked scone with Devonshire cream and raspberry preserves, a pot of tea and selection of mini desserts. There’s also a Little Celebri-Tea menu item exclusively for guests 5 to 8 years old.

The Parisian Tea Room, Morganville
Enjoy an authentically French culinary experience with white glove service when you order from thoughtfully curated Afternoon Tea, High Tea or A La Carte menus. You will not want to miss out on the macarons.

Prince Tea House, Princeton, Edison and Marlton
Three locations each showcase their own aesthetic, so you’re sure to find the one that speaks to the tea lover in you. What all three Price Tea House venues have in common are menus that emphasize fine teas from France and freshly-made confections to delight.

Sally Lunn’s Tea Room & Restaurant, Chester
A Victorian Parlor with more than 50 flavors of loose tea and foods imported from England, Sally Lunn’s Tea Room in Chester makes you feel like you’ve crossed the Atlantic. Come for the Afternoon Tea with a classic selection of finger sandwiches and a warm scone, or order one of the heartier options from the menu, like the Cottage Pie, Cornish Pastie or Traditional British Style Sausage Roll. Don’t leave without trying one of Sally’s famous scones – the recipe is a well-guarded secret, but those buttermilk pastries have kept customers coming for 30 years.

Sweet Tease Tea Room, Belmar
A short trip down the rabbit hole will lead you to Sweet Tease Tea Room in Belmar. Surrounded by vintage teacups and cheery green walls, you may think you’ve stepped into Wonderland. Book the afternoon tea for savory bites, tasty sweets, and a flavored scone served with jam and clotted cream. The afternoon tea service is by reservation only, so call ahead to claim your spot.

Tipple & Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary, Princeton
The acclaimed Atlanta tea room has found a new home in the tony town of Princeton. Lucky for us! Both the main dining room and The Cottage cater to walk-in guests ordering from their decadent daily menu, as well as reservation holders seeking the full afternoon tea experience.

And be sure to watch for the highly anticipated re-opening of the beloved Teaberry’s Tea Room in their new Flemington location (just up the road from their previous location).

Before you enjoy your spot of tea, be sure to visit the official website or social media of your favorite tearoom for advance reservations and other need-to-know info. You can also discover more one-of-a-kind dining attractions in New Jersey. Planning an overnight getaway? Download our free Travel Guide and sign up to receive our monthly e-newsletter for more trip inspiration.