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Happy Birthday TWA!

  • Mary

So on September 19th TWA was a whole year old...WHERE DID THAT YEAR GO?!


As always, we posted on Facebook to say thank you but this platform gives me a bit more space to wax lyrical about what a year it has been. As a small team of like minded people Team TWA have enjoyed the last year immensely. We realise that we are not for everyone and that some people just don't 'get' what we're about. We are fine with this as if we were all the same it would be a pretty boring place to live. It's been tough in parts, juggling a busy café with an amazing, inquisitive, curious 3 year old Alice and there have been times when we have had to stop and remind ourselves of why we do what we do and that we are pretty good at it!


We defo celebrated in style with a good old Friday Night Social and some ACES tunes from Chris and Ian.


So thank you. To Paul, Rach, Mich, Sofie, Amy, Becs, Meg, Lynds and Han for being the BEST team ever. To all of our amazing friends and family for your ongoing support. To Alice for being the best daughter EVER (most days) and to YOU. Thank you for your custom, your appreciation, your feedback, your understanding and for choosing us time and time again.


Year two of a start-up is even harder so wish us luck! For everything else there's rum!


Mark & Mary x

Fridays are for Friends

  • Mary

After reverting back to our original opening hours after a spell of extending them earlier this year we decided to introduce something a little bit different to Friday nights at TWA and from this Fridays are for Friends was born...


Fridays are for Friends sees us invite other food vendors into our kitchen to showcase their amazing dishes, get suppliers round to chat about what they do and how they do it and give Paul an opportunity to run some special menus also and since August it's been a HIT.


We've had kitchen takeovers from Acropolis Street Food (search @acropolisstreetfood on FB), Catalinas Romanian Street food (@CatalinasNCL) along with a Q&A Session from Simon Raine at Weardale Cheese (@Weardale Cheese) and this Friday we have a BURGER EXTRAVAGANZA from Paul.


Do you have a favourite street food vendor you would like to see here at Tea with Alice? Or are you an actual vendor yourself? Drop us a message using the contact us section of the website and tell us! The new year is FULL of possibilities!



Summer of Fun

  • Mary

The 6 weeks holidays have been BUSY for us at TWA.

Being child friendly we wanted to put together a program of events that would allow the smaller customers to have some fun and in turn maybe warrant the grown ups having 5 minutes peace to grab a coffee...so we sat down and got our heads together, drank beer, scribbled in my notebook and came up with what we think is a pretty ace range of events.

So far, we've had cake making, pizza making (from scratch!) and pancake decorating, alongside and aces session from Rosie at The Creation Station Yarm making some space themed crafts. Tomorrow Rosie is back to hold a Superheroes session and next week it'll be the Great Alice Bake Off when the small folk make bread.

Hopefully, any of you guys reading this would have seen these events advertised in the shop or on our Facebook page BUT if you've missed out then so sorry! Please like our page on Facebook (@helloteawithalice) or send us an email through our enquiry form and we will add you to our mailing list.

Parents be warned however, all children are encouraged to get messy! We hope the activities have eased the parental strains of school holidays and if not, don't forget we do sell gin...


Mary x

Hello! Welcome to the TWA Blog!

  • Mary

Thanks for stopping by to visit our website guys!

Our café is a busy little one so sometimes it's hard to stop and put into one place all we have going on. Mostly we do this through Facebook but I liked the idea of running a blog on our website also as it's a bit more personal.

Here, I shall endeavour to keep you up to date with all that is happening at TWA and you may even get an insight into life behind the scenes as well.

Come back and check in soon.

Mary x

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