Photo courtesy of Casa de Chá de Stª Isabel (Vicentinas)
A tea for a good cause
When Santa Isabel Tea House was founded, it was named Vicentinas and run by nuns. On the walls you can see Biblical quotes, saints, and other religious images.
It is a great place to have a tea during winter time, very cozy and charming. Santa Isabel Tea House has been serving tea and infusions for more than 50 years—both classic and also new mixtures—and there is nothing better than their homemade cake and famous scones to accompany the tea. The scones are still made using the original recipe handed down from Vicentinas. Hot chocolate, juices, and milkshakes are also available.
The nuns are no longer in charge and the place has nothing formal to do with religion other than its decoration. But the venue does maintain the original values espoused by Vicentinas, and all profits are donated to social works of the Parish of Santa Isabel.