If ever you find yourself in Thame of a morning, I can recommend Treacle’s Tea Rooms for a spot of brekkie. Having been to the seamstress (on Bridesmaid errands), I needed to address the rumble in my tummy before tackling the rest of the day. I’d spotted Treacle’s a couple of times in passing and had been looking for an excuse to give it a try.
The High Street had that Saturday buzz about it. I noticed the queue forming at M. Newitt & Sons Butchers‘ counter and made a mental note to return, curiosity piqued (anywhere so busy early doors has to be doing something right). But it was food of the cooked and ready to eat variety I was after for now, so I scurried past.
Treacle’s Tea Rooms too had a nice crowd in. This sweet little establishment on the High Street rustles up all the traditional faves, in a charming setting. Think cottage style decor meets shabby chic. Handpainted monks benches and spindle chairs. Gingham cushion covers and Parisienne themed wallpaper.
I picked a spot near the counter and ordered the scrambled eggs on toast with a side of mushrooms.
Comfortable that sustenance was on its way, I had a nosey around. The ground floor has space to seat about 26 at tables of 2s, 4s and 6s. The windows open onto the High Street, so great for a bit of people-watching whilst you repose with your Teapigs and the Saturday papers. There’s some (but not much) outdoor seating on the street too, if you’re feeling the al fresco vibe. Upstairs, in a room with eaves and beams, a woodburner was roaring away in front of some cosy sofas. A little window box overlooks the High Street below – a lovely spot to enjoy Treacle’s afternoon tea (£25 for 2) with a friend. Internally, I promised to return.
Brekkie arrived. And quickly vanished. Fuss-free, yummy and served with a smile.
I was ready for what the day had to offer. Thank you Treacle’s.
Where’s your favourite Chiltern breakfast spot? Leave a comment below so I can give it a try…