The Rose & Kettle Tea Room
The Rose & Kettle Tea Room is open 7 days a week during our season (from May 15 - Oct 15). The Tea Room is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. Desserts, sweets, and cream tea are served in the morning, from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., followed by our lunch menu and afternoon tea menu.
Inspired by the beautiful Victorian verandah of the Harris House and its plentiful roses, the Rose and Kettle Tearoom has been the heart of the Farm for over 20 years. The verandah was transformed into a tearoom in 1990, largely through the efforts of hard-working volunteers. All proceeds from the tearoom and gift shop go back into running the museum. Just like the farm kitchen of old, the Rose & Kettle is a warm and welcoming spot; the kettle is always on and delicious and nostalgic smells fill the air. Neighbours gather for a natter and a home cooked meal. Tea is made in a pre-heated crockery pot and covered with hand-made tea cosy. Most of the dishes and furniture have been donated. The menu is a blend of old English influences, Nova Scotia favourites, and Cole Harbour kitchens, all created from scratch and using the Farm garden’s own produce wherever possible.
Groups of 8 or more please call ahead and make reservations. Gift certificates are available. We accept debit, mastercard and visa, as well as cash.
The Gift Shop
The Museum gift shop features the handmade works of local craftspeople and artisans, a "New to You" selection of collectibles donated by members and community, a sweet selection of traditional and Canadian-made confection and an array of garden and animal souvenirs for the children. Of note is our extensive collection of farm animal figurines made by the world famous Schleich of Germany, great for kids and collectors alike!