The Storyteller’s Cottage in Simsbury now offers a delicious variety of tea, coffee and pastries in its charmingly remodeled English Country Kitchen. During any of its standard operating hours, visitors may stop in and enjoy a romantic literary snack, either while chatting with friends, or while working on their writing projects (just like J.K. Rowling, who wrote the entire Harry Potter series while sitting in an Edinburgh cafe).
Baked goods are provided by Popover’s Bistro of Simsbury, and are inspired by classic books and the favorite dishes of literary celebrities. The variety changes from week to week, but guests may find dishes such as Hobbit Cake (a poppy seed cake that Bilbo loves), Turkish Delight (Edwin’s downfall in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), or gingerbread cake made from Beatrix Potter’s favorite recipe.
The Storyteller’s Cottage Tea Room is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Tea and coffee is available for just $1 per cup, and baked goods range from $1 – $3 each. Charming bistro tables dot the house in not only the kitchen, but in the Victorian Library, the Regency Salon, and the Fairytale Sun Porch, so guests are sure to find the perfect cozy nook for a peaceful literary interlude.
The Storyteller’s Cottage is located in a vintage Victorian house in the center of historic Simsbury, and hosts all manner of immersive literary events throughout the year, including Agatha Christie inspired live murder mystery parties, Great Gatsby-themed Jazz Supper Clubs, fascinating close-up illusions at Fine Parlor Magic nights, a Literary Dinner Party series on select evenings at midnight, and more.