It started with an idea, that became a dream, and then became a reality for me. My idea was to provide the best southern tea room experience in the Midlands, with respect to atmosphere, service and price, with an emphasis on small town hospitality. My dream came alive when I was exploring the streets of Camden, South Carolina and happened upon a for sale sign in the window at 1012 Broad Street; a historic vacant commercial property on Main Street USA, that was already commercially zoned for a restaurant business. The reality began when I made an offer directly to the seller and put in motion my dream of opening Michele's Southern Tea Room.
-Michele Shealy, Proprietor
Your experience begins when you walk in the front door and realize that you have over one hundred various teacups in which you chose the one for your tea room experience.
Next, if you would like to wear a hat, you are welcome to select one of ours to wear or wear your own. Here at Michele's Southern Tea Room, you don't need a reservation to come have fun and select a teacup and/or wear a hat. Your table awaits.
So whether you are alone, with family and friends, or with your colleagues, stop in and say hello and take some time to join us for tea and fare. I am Michele and I look forward to meeting you. It is my hope that you enjoy a relaxing and memorable experience here at my Tea Room. I thank you in advance for your patronage.
Michele's Afternoon Tea Service
Have you ever considered taking your occasion to the next level? Why not suggest having your next event over Michele's Afternoon Tea Service? Ideal for Birthday Celebrations, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Church Group/Club Meetings, Card Playing Groups, Book Club Meetings, Staff Meetings, Corporate Meetings, YOUR Group! Reservations required. $22.99 per person.
In keeping with my southern roots, I proudly serve the only tea grown and cultivated in all of North America, direct from America's Tea Garden, the Charleston Tea Plantation, Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. Here at Michele's Southern Tea Room, every guest selects their tea flavor and whether they prefer their tea served hot in their own individual tea pot or served iced in a tall glass. All of the teas are available in our gift store, but not in your grocery store.
Teacup Hall of Fame
For a nominal one time $14.99 fee you select one of our teacups for placement on to our unique Teacup Hall of Fame wall. Your teacup will be mounted to a plaque which includes a tag for engraving (your name, child's name, family name, business name, ...) Your teacup will be on display at Michele's Southern Tea Room yet always available for your exclusive use every time you visit. After all, you're a Hall of Famer in our book.
Special Tea Moments
Ever wanted to have tea with your children and/or grandchildren that included their favorite doll, teddy or action figure? Here's your chance. We have special clip on chairs for them to join you at the table.
Spin the Wheel
Every guest receives a Michele's Southern Tea Room Loyalty Card. On your tenth visit you spin our prize wheel. Prizes include a free Michele's Afternoon Tea service, a slice of dessert, a beverage, a box of tea, ...
Are you a vendor who would like to beautiful downtown Camden in the historic district? I have a unique opportunity for you! Within my Tea Room I have three vendor size areas for rent:
Area 1 is 10 x 10
Area 2 is 10 x 8
Area 3 is 10 x 8
Inquire within to discuss this unique opportunity.