A new teahouse recently opened in Nice is guaranteed to take you on a trip down memory lane, a real déjà vu experience!
Remember what it felt like to go to your grandmothers for afternoon tea? The smell of freshly baked pastries, the family pictures on the wall, the old style crockery, the embroidered tablecloths…all the childhood memories that bring a smile to your face!
Well, you can now relive them all, at least for an hour, thanks to Priscilla (pictured below), a young niçoise who opened her own salon de thé just over a year ago in Borriglione, the neighbourhood where she was born and grew up.
For as long as she can remember, Priscilla has always loved to bake and spend quality time catching up with her mother over a cup of coffee. When you step into Au Goût Thé d’Antan, you get just that, a cozy and inviting atmosphere, with an impressive choice of cakes as well as hot and cold beverages.
The pastries change on a daily basis, depending on Priscilla’s mood and the fruits that she finds each morning at the market. And even if she does not always have her own creations on display – she has spent months perfecting her now famous fondant tout chocolat, and has brought back some English recipes from time spent in London – banoffee and cupcakes – she likes nothing better than sharing with her customers those old-fashioned cakes her two grandmothers taught her how to make. Her gateau de pain and Flognarde aux pommes are definite crowd pleasers.
To accompany the pastries, there is a large selection of teas, coffees and, of course, mouth-watering hot chocolates on the menu. Adding to the old-fashioned atmosphere, the tiny place is decorated with mid-century furniture, dolls and vintage appliances. Even Priscilla plays the part. With her little dresses, her apron, her hair bow and her permanent smile, she is the perfect hostess. Customers feel at home here, enjoying a sweet break in a relaxed setting. Sometimes, happiness is as simple as that!
Au goût thé d’Antan
31, avenue Borriglione
Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm to 7pm
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am to 7pm
All photos © Florence Dubosc