Inspired by the beautiful Victorian veranda of the Harris House and its plentiful roses, the Rose and Kettle Tearoom has been the heart of the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm for over 20 years. The veranda 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. Neighbors 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 favorites, 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, master card and visa, as well as cash.