Hi all tea lovers,
I am planning to open a tea house in London with retail side and also a sit down area. Apart from a wide selection of loose leaf teas and tea based drinks we are planning to serve cakes, pastries, sandwiches etc but can't decide if we should also offer coffee. Would we limit our market by offering tea only or would offering coffee just confuse the idea of the tea house? I have to add that there are already quite a few very decent coffee shops in the area we are planning to go to. Our second dilemma is the opening time- should it be more retail time ( 10AM) rather than coffee shop hours ( 7.30-8.00) or is worth to try to capture the morning/breakfast trade.
I would welcome all thoughts/ suggestions especially from the owners of exisitng tea houses- than you in advance.