For a healthy and tasty authentic tea, delicious salad, sweet treat, sushi selection and customer service experience to brighten your day, there’s a TeaHouse and Bistro just for you on the south coast of Barbados, in Coconut Walk.
NovelTeas is a family-owned business with 100 different healthy special teas, and also a popular spot for aficionados of sushi, salads and wraps. For those who are into health and want to learn about the many healthy benefits of various teas from around the map, or enjoy something light to eat with good company, this is where you want to visit. The decor is inviting – vibrant yet soft, with colourful crockery, and a vast display of neatly arranged loose teas set in jars.
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The manager, Raj is a true tea connoisseur and can help you find the best tea to suit your palette and to address particular health issues. His lovely wife (a cherished friend) also bakes absolutely delicious treats that are sometimes featured in the display case of sweet treats too.
I love the decor of this space, and the soft pastel colours of the teapots, cups, and saucers add a pleasant homey vibe.
Ever tasted mocha cake? Well, prepare for a delicious slice of baked niceness if you get a slice.
The seating area is quaint and minimalistic, which is refreshing so it’s never crowded though often visited. Lunchtime at Novelteas sees many smiling faces regularly, and the setting is so welcoming that friendly conversations often happen naturally among management, staff, and customers alike. The ambience is always inviting, service – first class – and the tea and food – something special to savour and share.
You can even give a gift certificate to a loved one as a thoughtful treat or buy a cute mug to sip your favorite hot drink in the morning.
Novelteas is a great spot to meet a friend, client or colleague. I’ve held many 1:1 mini-meetings at both their previous and present location and the ambience is consistently light and ideal for cool, calm and constructive conversations. I say mini-meetings because it’s nice to be considerate and keep it movin’ to make room for upcoming guests so they can also enjoy the space, tea, and food, and pull up a chair comfortably.
A beautiful space to discover the many healthy benefits of various teas, and enjoy something light to eat with good company. “Novelteas” is a top spot where service is concerned, and customers always feel welcomed. It’s a place where management calls “regulars” by name and gives newcomers a warm welcome, without an ounce of pressure – simply because the setting, products, food and service speak for themselves and represent the business well.
Next time you’re on the south coast of Barbados, make a note to pass by “Novelteas TeaHouse & Bistro“ at Coconut Walk, treat yourself.