Rita's Tea Room

In 1982, Rita purchased a renovated one room school house which was built in 1939. She lived there for a few years and was able to enjoy the beautiful scenery for which Cape Breton, Nova Scotia is famous for. Over the years of performing, she invited many people to drop by for tea - a well known Cape Breton tradition. The idea to open a Tea Room came about after many took her up on her offer.

In June 1986, we officially opened Rita's Tea Room and Gift  Shop. Because of all the wonderful people who took the time to drop by, say hello, and have a cup of tea, the tea room has enjoyed pleasant success. Open seasonally, it offers warm hospitality, homebaked goodies (including our very popular oat cakes), full lunch and light dinner menu, and of course, a good cup of tea

The Tea Room also features a unique Gift Shop with a number of gift items from all over the Maritimes and beyond.  Also  featured exclusively are Rita's Tea Room China, Clothing, and souvenirs.  And of course, you can also get Rita MacNeil's music (the latest CDs and DVDs), Books, etc. Also featured are  the "Tastes of Cape Breton" - local Cape Breton-made goodies, including delectable treats from the Cape Breton Fudge Co., Galloping Cows, Highland Gold, etc.

*Please Note: Reservations are required on the the dates of the concert/dinner series.