Bonavista bistro a true delight
Mifflin’s Tea Room
21 Church St.
The name of this Bonavista eatery doesn’t convey much information, but I assumed, at the very least, I’d be able to purchase a cup of tea at Mifflin’s Tea Room.
To my delight, I discovered that the cosy restaurant serves a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner items.
The tea at Mifflin’s is served in crockery teapots (cradled over a burning candle to keep the tea warm) and poured into bone china cups with saucers — a warm traditional touch.
The building that houses Mifflin’s Tea Room has been around since the early 1900s. During the 1930s and 1940s, the grandparents of the current owners operated a small lunchroom there, serving soups, sandwiches and, of course, tea.
Three years ago, renovations brought the room back, complete with washrooms and an outdoor patio.
I remember walking by the building on a beautiful fall day last year and seeing the patio filled with smiling faces. I decided then that this was a place I had to try.