Tea in the Garden State

High SocieTea House
20 Old Newark Pompton Turnpike • Wayne, NJ 07470
973-696-8327 • highsocieteanj.com

Bernadette Solari firmly believes she has the best job in the world. And the customers of High SocieTea House, the tearoom she and two friends founded in 2005, would certainly agree. The tearoom, housed in a circa-1895 farmhouse that formerly functioned as a general store and post office for Wayne, is now much more than its name implies, and Bernadette is the sole proprietor.

Owner Bernadette Solari (center left) and her staff

Customers enter the tearoom through a gift-shop area filled to the brim with tea things and other tempting delights. Bernadette and her beloved staff warmly greet them and then escort them to one of the 10 tables in the dining area, where, for two hours, they can leisurely enjoy teatime. Organic, farm-to-table ingredients are integral to the tearoom’s menu, which features many gluten-free options. To commemorate the tearoom’s recent 10th anniversary, Bernadette published a cookbook of most-requested recipes and created the High SocieTea House blend of tea, which now has a permanent place among 45 or more loose-leaf selections.

In addition to serving breakfast on weekends from April through November, High SocieTea is open for afternoon tea Thursday through Sunday year-round. Reservations are required for both breakfast and teatime.



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