The two old ladies tea shop – Pomona, Queensland

The Two Old Ladies Tea Room

Last Saturday, my bridesmaid Kristin, who lives in Sydney whisked me away for the afternoon. I had no idea where I was going, only that it involved food and was something fun for a bride and bridesmaid. I was driver for the afternoon and getting rather suspicious when she just kept instructing me to keep driving. We were getting into country-town territory on the Sunshine Coast. It’s so beautiful out there I could have driven for hours.

The Two Old Ladies Tea Shop

Finally I was directed to pull over outside what looked like a burger joint. What I didn’t know was that the most adorable little teahouse was hiding behind it – The Two Old Ladies. Walk through the door and you will be greeted by one of the old ladies themselves. Judy was our waitress/baker/chef/tea-maker on the day and she made it wonderful.

Beautiful tea cups

Don’t they have a gorgeous assortment of tea cups? They were collected over time and each one has a matching saucer and cake plate.

The tea selection

After we were shown to our table we followed Judy into the tea room out the back. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a huge selection of teas even in a tea shop. It took a lot of sniffing but we finally made our selections.

Celebration green tea – rather appropriate!

I thought that celebration green tea sounded pretty appropriate considering the occasion. The teas are sourced from a few different suppliers but they’re all Aussies.

Our teas

Scones with jam and cream

Our first sweet treat was a plate of freshly baked  plain scones with gloriously sweet strawberry jam and whipped cream. The scones were light and fluffy and tall enough to cut into thirds. It was like getting a bonus half a scone!


Every table was dressed with a crisp white table cloth and flowers fresh from the other old lady’s garden. Oh how I love hydrangeas.

Just a little bit excited about the cake selection

Next up was a plate full of cake.

Cake, cake and more cake!

The cake plate was just beautiful resplendent with silver cake servers – one for each of us. We started with the apricot cheesecake. It was so smooth but crunchy on the bottom and the flavour was subtle but sweet. Next up we both went for the orange cake. It had a sponge-like consistency and was light with a creamy icing.

Last but definitely not least was the little chocolate cake. Judy told us it was a new recipe she’d just tried and that’s why they looked a bit funny. I thought they looked delicious and they tasted that way too. Not too dry, not to bitter and not to sweet. They were just right (and maybe even better with the leftover cream from the scones).

You never know what you’re going to get here because every item is baked on the premises and they’re always trying out new recipes.

The shop

After the sweets we needed to walk it off a little so took a stroll around the gift shop. It was just gorgeous. The shop was arranged by colour in one half. I don’t know which colour I liked most it was all so beautiful.

I’m a little tea pot, red and shiny

Gorgeous golliwog

In bloom

If I had any money to spare I think I might have had to take this vase home and pick up a bunch of flowers to fill it with. All the items in the shop were so reasonably priced you could buy quite a few things and walk away with change from $100.

High tea at home $39 cake stand

Savoury selection

You didn’t think that was all I ate did you? After we finished our cakes Judy came and asked if we wanted anything else. Kristin and I both looked at each other with the I’m-keen-if-you-are look and I asked if there were any savoury goodies available.

Lucky for us there were. The triangle of pastry was filled with spinach and feta and there was a little quiche and a tomato tart. The pastry was light and flaky and nice and puffy. I think the quiche was probably my favourite.

The Two Old Ladies Tea House

I can’t tell you how much all of this cost because it was Kristin’s treat but I can tell you that a giant high tea stand bursting with way more food than we ate is just $25 per head and comes with a tea of your choice. It’s the perfect girly outing. Thanks Kristin!

The Two Old Ladies Tea House

The Two Old Ladies Tea house is open 7 days and it’s best to make bookings on (07) 5485 0147. They are located at 2/25 Factory Street, Pomona.


The Two Old Ladies Tea House


  • Marcelle

    Reply Reply May 11, 2013

    Thanks for that interesting account of a lovely outing. It make one want to go there and experience it as well.

  • Alana

    Reply Reply April 15, 2012

    Oh this place just looks so, so sweet! So many tea cups! Too bad I’m not a native Queenslander 🙁 but hopefully I can visit sometime soon!

    • Claire

      Reply Reply April 16, 2012

      You’ll just have to visit Alana!

  • What a lovely treat. Pretty cups, you know how much I love vintage. GG

  • Hotly Spiced

    Reply Reply April 13, 2012

    What a wonderful afternoon that must have been. That tea house looks amazing. I love the golliwog – how adorable! And love hydrangeas too. I must plant some! xx

    • Claire

      Reply Reply April 14, 2012

      They had a whole shelf full of them, they were so cute!

  • What a lovely day Claire and a really fun little shop! It’s just too bad that you have such a puny appetite! 🙂

  • What a cute place and a lovely selection of dainty cakes 😀

  • Jennifer | Mother Thyme

    Reply Reply April 13, 2012

    What an adorable tea shop! I love going for tea and haven’t done it in so long! You have inspired me to take some time and enjoy going for some. The tea cups are to cute and I just love that cake stand! Those cakes looks lovely too! What a great day you had!

    • Claire

      Reply Reply April 13, 2012

      Glad I could inspire you Jen! Aren’t they beautiful. I think I might have to start collecting too.

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