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Places to enjoy proper English tea on Long Island

A waitress pours tea at Teapot, a newly

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English afternoon tea began in England as a bridge between meals, but the centuries-old tradition has expanded worldwide. The clink of cups on china and platters of dainty finger sandwiches and pastries are typical of English afternoon tea, and can be found right here on Long Island. -- Elaine Vuong

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    Customers dine amid fresh flowers at Chat Noir

    Le Chat Noir $$ | Breakfast, Lunch, French, Bakery-pastry shop 230 Merrick Rd. Rockville Centre Good taste rules here, both in the food and the polished decor. Mainly a tearoom, ...

  • Exterior view showing the outside porch at the

    The Hidden Oak Cafe (at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum) $ | American traditional 440 Montauk Highway Oakdale A cafe overlooking the great lawn at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum and the Connetquot River, ...

  • Eileen Portelli of Manorville with Melissa and Julia

    Robinson's Tea Room Sandwiches, Lunch, Wraps, Salads 97 E. Main St. Stony Brook Village Cafe serving tea, sandwiches, baked goods and desserts. ...

  • Secret Garden in Port Jefferson. (May 19, 2014)

    Secret Garden Sandwiches, Luncheonette, Soup, Salads 225 Main Street Port Jefferson Serves soups, sandwiches, salads and teas. ...

  • A waitress pours tea at Teapot, a newly

    Teapot Drinking 2922 Merrick Rd. Bellmore Teapot is a cozy storefront with pink walls and feminine touches: flowers, dolls, candles and ...

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