Meet again in The Blitz Tea Room

Michelle Austin, with Jennifer Kane, Suzi Hydes and Christina Clotworthy.

Michelle Austin, with Jennifer Kane, Suzi Hydes and Christina Clotworthy. - Credit: Archant

A TEA room transporting customers back to the 1940s has been opened in Weston.

Michelle Austin, with Jennifer Kane, Suzi Hydes and Christina Clotworthy.

Michelle Austin, with Jennifer Kane, Suzi Hydes and Christina Clotworthy. - Credit: Archant

Michelle Austin launched The Blitz Tea Room in Waterloo Street this week, with a World War Two-themed menu and music.

She said she had originally decided to make and sell occasion cakes, but eventually settled on opening a tea room. She said: “I have always been interested in vintage things and the past.

“I’m ex-military, and that’s why I chose the 1940s. I served in the army for nine years before leaving in 2004.

“Since then I have been trying to find something challenging like the army used to challenge me. I used to work in a tea room but my boss was going to reduce my hours. I had always wanted to start my own business and wondered what I could do.


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“So I started Cakes For Thought 18 months ago and it has gone from there.”

Michelle said in the future she was looking to host World War Two evenings with live music in the style of Vera Lynn.

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