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This is my favorite place for high tea. I always have the best time here. My favorite tea is the jasmine blossom, it taste so smooth like silk in your mouth and I usually order the nursery tier to share. It's fun to dress up and have some tea.

Ami Z. – Aspen, CO

I love, love, love this place! Service and food are great and the atmosphere is so cute! Completely girly, over-top-victorian and makes for a fun girls brunch. I would def recommend it!

Sunny D.

The jewel in Carefree’s Crown – English Rose Tea Room serves up a bit of Britishness in the desert…mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun…but Arizonans are better off ducking into a shady tea room to beat off the summer heat…there’s only one place to cool off and partake in a spot of tea…in distinctly English style – the English Rose Tea Room

Desert Advocate

Writer, Chris Moore

How incredibly cute is this place? Reservations are highly recommended but you can pop in, just may not have a great seat but there aren't any bad seats. The menu is amazing, food quality is outstanding. Service is adorable and prompt. You cannot go wrong here. Absolutely every little girl's fantasy and the birthdays ranged from 7-17 while we were eating. Guys, just bring your ladies and check your man card at the door. It's ok, you can get it back later with the love and devotion from your ladies. They will love it. Check in with the manager Hillary, she loves working here and it shows. God save the Queen.

Kenneth V. – Scottsdale, AZ

This place is a hidden gem. I almost didn’t want to write a review, because I want to keep it my own little secret. While visiting my cousin in Phx. last April, I decided to drive out to cave creek/carefree and stumbled upon the quaintest tea shop. I was lucky and went mid week, and got in without a reservation. I had the Just Dessert Tea. The pastries were all delicious and tempting. The scone was perfect, and real Devon cream. A little slice of English heaven in the middle of the desert. Best of all was the ladies working, they were all very courteous and patient and kind. They were helpful in picking out a tea and made a lone traveler feel very welcome. I plan on coming back next spring, I’m even sending my Aunt out there next week.

andy y.

There’s an English rose in the East Valley that refuses to wilt in the summer heat…the English Rose Tea Room is a refined desert oasis.

East Valley/Scottsdale Tribune

Writer, Marija Potkonjak

OMG, this is the cutest place in Carefree! I have a 7 year old daughter the insisted on having her birthday at English Rose Tea Room. The wait staff were wonderful and we all got to pick out our “fancy hats” before tea was served. The only complaint is that there is not much arm or leg room. However, you can sit outside if you desire more room.

Robin S.

“Best Tea Room Around!!!”  The English Rose Tea Room has been a family favorite since its inception in 2002. About the same year, my Mum and I decided to try every Tea Room in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. From the Ritz to the Phoenician and many in between, we always returned to The English Rose Tea Room! We decided to give up the quest and consider this Tea Room our "go to spot" for our special tea favorites and a great lunch! You couldn't ask for a better British owner who is passionate about her gem in the desert! You can't argue with perfection! The staff is absolutely lovely! For a fabulous experience in a quaint atmosphere, you don't want to miss this charming place! Thank you for the memories and years of happiness you have brought to my life.  Visited November 2016

4Heather – Peoria, Arizona

Arizona is expected to lead the nation in restaurant employment in the next decade…failures are commonplace in the mercilessly competitive industry…but Arizona women are proving it is not impossible. Here we take a look at Valley women restaurant owners who dared to open their restaurants and succeeded, with lots of passion and hard work…” spotlighting Joanne Gemmill Owner of English Rose Tea Room Carefree

Arizona Woman Magazine

Author, Suzanne Brent

We went back today to try the Duchess of Bedford’s Formal Afternoon Tea….truly sumptuous! It is served on a 3 tier stand ….. the presentation is really amazing : ) We were lucky to get a seat as there were only about 2 tables left on the front patio. It was great to see it so busy as well as to see everyone enjoying their tea and sandwiches! We had to order the Paris Tea once again as we had been craving it since our last visit. The staff as last time were wonderful and we picked up yet another little item at the gift store.

Kate N.

Hello fellow tea lovers! I am writing to describe my superb experience at the English Rose Tea Room in Cave Creek Arizona. Having never been there before and being a tea enthusiast, my expectations were a bit “queasy.” However after talking to a lovely young girl named Cari, she informed me that my insecurities would soon vanish. And so they did. Walking in the tea room I was greeted by both the hostess and the girl Cari. Though Cari seemed very busy she dropped everything and thus sat me. The table was small for three people but still lovely. The tables were decorated with antique cards and lace and everything seemed clean and dainty. Cari served us with excellence while maintaining the very crowded desk-area. Though obviously busy none of the staff seemed a bit stressed and ALL were very helpful and caring. One of my guests was elderly and needed assistance to her table from which I was planning on giving myself. To my surprise Cari and the hostess provided two strong arms and helped my elderly guest to and from her table and even to get a vintage hat! Guests of ALL ages have to see the hat room it is very fun. The food was flavorful and the servings appropriate. The tea was very good, I branched out an tried the “paris” tea from which I was much pleased with. The tea room itself was adorable and the service was the best I have had yet. Fellow tea lovers this is a MUST

Lauren Rulhe

I offered to host my god daughter’s wedding shower. She wanted a tea and I had to figure this out from San Francisco. I found the English Rose on line and never looked back. Joanne, the owner, was wonderful and the event was brilliant. The service was great, we had the place to ourselves after her regular hours, and the food varied, fun, and very English. We even had a sweet keyboard player who stayed with us throughout playing softly in the background. Too, perfect.

Ann G.