I finally had a chance to make my way down to the only tea house in Fort Langley, a township that's one hour away from Vancouver by car. The Little White House is the name of this dining establishment and it is indeed set inside a beautiful little white heritage house. The owners have made full use of the space and turned it into so much more. Besides being a pretty brunch and tea spot, it also serves as a retail destination for gifts, home decor items and trendy fashions. Three rooms inside are fully dedicated to retail and four to dining.
Inside, the decor is reminiscent of a charming farmhouse fit for a doll. The space is fitted with antique chandeliers, pretty floral wall papers, gorgeous chaise lounges and white furniture. It's the perfect space for a girl's get together, bridal party or baby shower.
The tea set features a home-style selection of savouries and sweets that doesn't go out of its way to "wow" you but with such a low price position, I don't think it needs to. The main draw of having tea at The Little White House is not so much the food as it is for the captivating house itself and the location. Although, it's a little far away from the city, you can make a day trip of your visit by also dropping by the local businesses in town. There's a great shop for those who love collecting antique tea ware which I've posted below.
I had a fun time visiting Fort Langley and The Little White House and I think you will too.
Until next time,
- The only afternoon tea service in Fort Langley.
- Gorgeous photogenic heritage house with tons of natural light. There is a beautiful covered outdoor patio as well.
- The house also has several rooms for retail featuring gifts, home decor items and trendy fashions.
- Also serves lunch and breakfast items.
- Make it a full day out at Fort Langley by visiting antique shops like the Village Antique Mall.
- Gluten-free and vegan afternoon tea sets available.
- Good price position.
Ambience: The main draw for having afternoon tea at The Little White House is the little white house itself. It's a beautiful heritage home that has several different rooms dedicated to both retail and dining. It's decorated in the form of a light and airy farmhouse - chandeliers, chaise lounges, white frames, white furniture and gold accents. It's the perfect setting for a bridal or baby shower where your photos will turn out amazing with the diffused light and pretty decor. There are several rooms for dining: entrance way room with cash register, a brightly lit tea main room with gorgeous chandeliers, a private room with a long table and the outdoor patio. With the exception of the entrance way dining room which is cramped and devoid of much natural light, every other room is bright, white and pretty.
Scones: It was gummy and a bit tough like cornbread. Served with raspberry preserve and Devonshire cream.
Savoury: None of the savouries stood out to me in terms of flavor or selection but it met its mark for the price. I think most customers will be more than satisfied with the low price position.
Sweets: I appreciated the homestyle sweet treats in the set. In the "comfort" food dessert style that is consistent with the overall comfy cozy vibe of the business, I found them to be on the sweeter side. The macaron had a sweet jam center while the mini cupcake was topped with a gritty frosting that was very sugary sweet. Even the shortbread cookie was coated with a sweet glaze. I really enjoyed, no, LOVED the lavender meringue (and I don't even like them usually.) It melts in the mouth, not too sweet and had a fresh lavender flavor.
Tea: Only Creamy Earl Grey Tea is offered with the tea sets.
Tea Ware: Whimsical, mismatched, modest vintage teaware.
Alcoholic Beverages: Champagne can be added to the set for a steal at $8.
Service: Attentiveness was lacking from the front line as we waited for one hour (yes, one hour) for our food. Upon inquiry, we were simply told that "they were understaffed today." A simple apology or some bread to hold us over would have been a thoughtful guesture. While paying, we were asked by the manager how our meal was, we told her we waited one hour. She promptly decided to comp our meal but we said it was quite alright and we understood when she told us that there were some sudden unforeseen staffing issues. In the end, she comped one of our items. Had it not been for this lead staff who was there to deal with crisis management, I think my perception of this whole tea experience would have been much different.
♥ Creme de la Earl Grey Tea
5 savouries, 4 house made sweets & 1 scone. Includes 1 pot of Earl Grey tea.
$34 for champagne set
Alice in Wonderland Tea
$14 for children
Gluten-free and vegan tea
♥ Parking: Lots of free parking in the strip mall next to the tea house.
Adress: 9080 Glover Rd, Langley, BC V1M 2S5
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