Food | The Olde Young Tea House, Middlesbrough

At the weekend I finally got to pay a visit to the cute little tea house named The Olde Young Tea House. After stalking their Instagram account for a couple of months and drooling over their daily bakes, I knew I had to get myself down there. Located in the heart of Middlesbrough town centre, me and my mum decided to take a visit to experience it for ourselves following their recent award win for the National Independent Shop of the Year.

As we arrived late lunch time on Saturday afternoon (around 2pm), the tea house was evidently busy but whilst we pondered over the delicious treats on the front counter and assessed the lunch board, we were soon taken to our table. I ordered a hot chocolate which arrived in a beautiful cup and saucer, accompanied by two large marshmallows and finished off with a squirt of cream. Whilst my mum ordered a tea for one which arrived with a tea pot containing at least four cups of tea!

Whilst we sipped our drinks and nattered about how cute the place was, our food arrived.ย  I ordered a mozzarella, tomato and pesto bagel whilst my mum ordered a cheese and pickle bagel. Both plates were complete with a side salad with our pesto and pickle dips placed at the side of our bagels. The food was extremely fresh and really tasty.

Although we were both pretty full after our lunch, we couldn’t leave without getting a cake (after all, it was the main reason for visiting!). The specials of the day were Bounty cake, Diam Bar cake and popcorn cupcakes which looked incredible. I opted for the Diam Bar cake which was honestly one of the tastiest, most moistย cakes I have ever tasted! And my mum got the Bounty cake which she was equally impressed with, especially as she’s not a great lover of chocolate cake.

All in all, me and my mum had a great day out trying this place out and it was worth the wait. The next time we visit we will probably skip the lunch and have twice as much cake!

Have you been to The Olde Young Tea House yet? What is your favourite thing about visiting tea rooms? Let me know in the comments!


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  • That looks like a lovely place to have something to eat, love the name as well

    • Its really cute, isnt it? It’s so quirky inside and they’ve recently moved to a larger shop next door x

  • Oh I would order Daim Bar cake too – looks delicious. How amazing being named National Independent shop of the year too! Thanks for linking to #LoveNorthEast

    • It was so delicous! I can’t wait to visit again ๐Ÿ™‚ i know, it’s a great achievement! x

  • Loved this post Sami! I fancy going to the teahouse. Itโ€™s on my to do list. The cakes sound pretty incredible and I have them on facebook so I always drool over them ha ha! The dime bar looks particularly nice ๐Ÿ™‚ I was wondering did you book or just pop in? I know they get busy quite quickly. Glad you had a nice time with your Mum, fab post chick! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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    • Aww thanks Helen! I kind of regret following then on Facebook and Instagram as every lunch time I find myself drooling and wishing I could have some cake! ๐Ÿ™ The times I’ve been I’ve just popped in but you can book in advance if you want to make sure you get a table ๐Ÿ™‚ I think they have part of the tea house kept for bookings and part for walk ins ๐Ÿ™‚ xx