You're welcome, Here's some real places...
Posted by P. Bingham on February 06, 1998 at 18:08:40:
In response to Thanks, yet again! :-), written by Marie Bernadette on February 06, 1998 at 15:13:41
You're very welcome, Marie Bernadette.
I took a look in my notes and found these places where the fashionable would have had access to:
Twinings Tea Shop: located in the Strand from 1824-92. I'm not sure where it went after that, other than its modern or current location.
Owen's: a confectioner located in Bond Street. Do to its location it might be more inclined to men...but there were shops for women here too so who knows.
Oxford Street: this street had confectioners.
Gunther's Tea Shop: was a fashionable confectioner located at 7-8 Berkeley Square by 1799. The shop had become a famous Mayfair rendezvous where the beau monde flocked to eat ices and sorbets. (which goes to show that tea shops did not just serve tea and cakes.) At this particular place it was the fashion to eat outside rather than inside the shop. The ladies often never left their carriages but had thier beaux or servant run for the goods for them. Eating inside would not have been out of the question, though.
Gerrard Street: this street was filled, among other things, with French & Swiss pastry shops and confectioners (mostly French & Swiss anyway.
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