New vintage tearoom opens in Long Stratton

Past and Present Vintage Tearooms, Long Stratton. Sandra Howes with her daughter and business partne

Past and Present Vintage Tearooms, Long Stratton. Sandra Howes with her daughter and business partner Victoria Harizi. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A new vintage-inspired tearoom has been opened by a mother and daughter team.

Past and Present Vintage Tearooms, Long Stratton.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Past and Present Vintage Tearooms, Long Stratton. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Past and Present Vintage Tearoom opened its doors to the public on Monday, February 20.

Victoria Harazi, 30, and her mother Sandra Howes, 58, of Long Stratton, left jobs in a newsagents and nursing home to open the new business in The Street, Long Stratton.

Neither has run a business before but Ms Harazi said: 'It's something we've always wanted to do.' Ms Howes added: 'At this time in my life, I didn't think I would be starting a new adventure.'

Consisting of two rooms, the business is decorated with photographs of Long Stratton over the centuries.

Past and Present Vintage Tearooms, Long Stratton.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Past and Present Vintage Tearooms, Long Stratton. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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As huge fans of vintage design, all the furniture in the café has been recycled and restored by Ms Harazi.

The tea rooms are open six days a week and serve a range of cakes, pastries and a classic afternoon tea. There are also savoury snacks and sandwiches.

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