Perky Kettle

4.4
38 Reviews
$30 and under
Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea
We offer a wine, beer and select mixed cocktail menu as well as both lunch and dinner service. We proudly serve premium loose leaf teas from the British Tea Supplier Taylor’s of Harrogate, as well as Twinnings and Harney and Sons. With fifty different teas to choose from you are sure to find a favorite. We offer Black Teas, Herbal, Oolong, White and Green Tea options to select. We also offer premium Lavazza French Press Coffee using fresh ground 100% Arabica Beans.
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MaryK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I enjoyed our dining experience. We will be coming back!!

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vipFoodie
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first time and it was enjoyable. We were lucky to be the only ones there. We had great service. The only thing was they didn’t have a couple of the desserts we wanted to try. We would recommend trying this place at least once. We plan on going back soon with friends.

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time with my granddaughter, we both loved it. Savanna is a great hostess/waitress. She made sure my 9 year old had an extra special tea time. Hope this little shoppe is here for a long time!

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MarleneT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute. No rushing food was good will return for another tea!

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vipFPDS
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This is Visit number two - the server, Jen, makes the experience for us. So helpful, non-intrusive and always on hand.

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DonnaG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came for Oktoberfest weekend where the regular menu wasn’t available so I can’t review the regular menu. We sat out on the patio which was quiet even though it is relatively close to the road. We had brats, beer macaroni and cheese, homemade pretzels, sauerkraut and their homemade cream puffs for dessert. All of the food was very good. We especially enjoyed the pretzels and cream puffs! We walked through the indoor area which is small so a reservation is a good idea. The owner was there and was very pleasant and friendly. We enjoyed our visit and will go back to experience their British menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming decor, delectable food, attentive service. Impressive cocktail and tea menu. Highly recommend the house made quiche and the rosemary shortbread for dessert. We went for girls night but coming next time for date night. Don’t miss this place!

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SarahE
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends and I went to the Perky Kettle this past Saturday. I was thoroughly impressed with the large selection of Tea! All of the food was made fresh and tasted delicious, and the staff was quite professional and polite. I very much enjoyed the "Alice and Wonderland" decor throughout the building. I highly recommend for a fun afternoon out!

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vipFansOfEatingOut
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Scones had to be sent back because they were raw inside.

Pasty was not cooked in what I would consider a pasty crust. I say this as an Englishman.

Coffee took 30 minutes from order to table.

Staff was pleasant.

Perky Kettle
Responded on August 5, 2020

We appreciate your taking the time to post this review and we are looking into what occurred here. There is no reason your coffee should have taken 30 minutes and we pride ourselves on our scones and authentic pasty. In fact we have had numerous British customers rave about the pasty and we use a recipe for the dough from Cornwall. We are looking into what occurred and would appreciate you contacting us with more information. Thank you.

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lissanne49
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our dinners were tasty and delicious. There was one server for both in/out dining and she wasn't able to keep up with demand. We thoroughly enjoyed Bill the musician as we were the only people on the patio during his first hour of play. The drinking water was awful--gag.

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marsgrl2
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this tea house! So relaxing and the food is delicious.

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JudyE
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had never been there before. Before COVID-19 it was very hard to get a reservation they were so booked. We were there on a Tuesday evening we were the only ones inside the restaurant. Two people were sitting outside so we had private dining. Can’t honestly say much about our experience there because it probably wouldn’t be fair at this time. Our dinner was very good didn’t care too much for our little mousse dessert. My husband had to order his drink three different times because they were out of bourbon and some thing else finally he got I think a vodka drink. As I said it’s probably not fair to rate right now. We will go back again hopefully more people will Start going out to eat. I hope they don’t end up closing because I would like to go back again this time I have some tea and sandwiches

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BeSt
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

small, lovely outdoor seating area
remember to order the scone first- its cooked on the spot and takes 15 minutes but worth the wait

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LindaP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat and relax. Food was quite good, especially the desserts! My daughter had a special drink and thoroughly enjoyed it! Our waitress was kind, helpful, funny, and always ahead of the game serving our needs. Lovely house, but we ate on the patio, which was a pleasant occurrence on a lovely day.

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vipVineyarder
Cleveland
87 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Charming small tea house with excellent service and a wide variety of teas, meals and drinks.

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BrynW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place! Great, friendly service. Great atmosphere.

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Chris
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance. Friendly staff. Excellent tea selection and extensive menu!

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doloubi
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to the Perky Kettle. We were seated in a beautiful room at a lovely decorated table. I had the quiche and Scottish Breakfast tea. We also had the day's scone, Lavendar and Rosemary with lemon curd. The food was delicious and authentically British. Can't wait to go back and take some friends to taste some of the other creations.

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JinChagrin
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This tearoom has excellent teas, scones, and shortbreads. The kitschy décor (an adventure society themed room and a through the looking glass themed room) is fun and relaxing. A nice place for an afternoon snack and a chat with friends.

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vipBastaDomani
Cleveland
55 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Cute, food wasn’t anything special. Walked into a prefixed menu for Valentine’s day so maybe a better value on a different day. I would recommend going but a one and done for me.

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AmberP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so fun. I have been there 4 times now and the food is great the atmosphere is quaint and it is just an over all charming unique place. Love it

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VeronicaP
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I have been to the perky kettle twice now and both times found the service to be unfortunate. The food was very good the first time and the second time it was very dry. I got the afternoon tea and it was not worth the cost. I want so badly to love this place and I totally understand they are ironing out the initial kinks. I think they have great potential.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quaint and delicious authentic English tea food!

Perky Kettle
Responded on February 2, 2020

It was our pleasure to have served you. Thank you for posting this lovely review.

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JoanS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I loved the tea of the day and that fact that it was brewed right at the table. The use of the timers to brew the tea is a great idea. Hot water was replenished when needed.
Good variety of items on the menu. Having an individual quiche rather than a slice was a nice surprise.
I will definitely go back again!

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vipElizabethS
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! Lovely decor, delicious food and tea, enjoyable staff.

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DebbieB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My family enjoyed our delicious lunch in this very cozy and charming space. The tea selection is wonderful! The waitress was friendly and knowledgeable of all the teas qualities and flavors. She patiently answered our questions and helped us select something new to try, with great success. My only suggestion would be to add more wait staff or a hostess. The sweet waitress we had was expected to do it all on a very busy day.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is absolutely adorable! I told my husband that it would fit right into Niagara-on-the-Lake. Food was delicious, the coffee amazing! So happy it's in Chesterland; though it's worth the drive if you don't live close by.

Perky Kettle
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for posting this lovely review. We appreciate having the opportunity to serve you and look forward to seeing you again.

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Step into an authentic British tea shop that takes it a little further with hearty lunch and dinner offerings. The fresh from the oven snickereoodle scone was a great start with the very best lemon curd and traditional clotted cream. Scones are baked to order with daily special flavors. A steak and cheese quiche filled me up, served piping hot with perfectly browned crust and moist, tender chunks of steak. Our tea choice was a seasonal offering of Harney and Sons, Lunar New Year. Loose leaf steeped, with a timer provided for your personal taste preference. Wait staff was welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable. Finished off with the perfect blend of sweet and creamy in a chai or strawberry macaroon. This is a definite return visit so that we can taste more of the great British menu options.

Perky Kettle
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for posting this lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed our quiche, Macarons and fresh baked scones. It was our pleasure to have served you and we appreciate your taking the time to post this review. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

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RickS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a unique experience. Great food, great time.

Perky Kettle
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for posting this five star review. We appreciate the opportunity to have served you. We are pleased you like the experience we offer and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

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vipElizabethS
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming! Delicious! Lovely! We'll definitely return!

Perky Kettle
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for this lovely five star review. We appreciate your taking the time to post this.

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PatF
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful addition to the culinary choices in Chesterland! I thought the value was high for the price (moderate). The sourdough accompaniment came without butter, but when I requested it, a generous
plate was supplied. Everything was fresh and tasty; the soup hearty. Additional pots of hot water can be had if you drink your pot of tea up. You can then re-brew your strainer of loose tea, of which there are 50 varieties. I will be back to sample others!
The Alice in Wonderland theme is utterly delightful.

Perky Kettle
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for this lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and like our decor and offerings. We appreciate your patronage and the opportunity to serve you and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

First time visitor to the Perky Kettle, and extremely disappointed! There is no quality control. My tea was piping hot, my mother’s was tepid at best. My soup came out at about room temperature, sent it back and it came back out the same. My mom ordered quiche- it was a mini round individual quiche as opposed to a slice served from a larger quiche. This would have been fine had it been freshly and properly prepared. It was quite dark, almost black, around the entire edge and a lovely golden brown on top which gave it the appearance of having been just baked, but it was of rubbery texture and cool in the center, so I’m guessing mass produced and then an attempt was made to reheat it. My mom finally got some hot tea and my salad was quite good, but we sent back the soup twice and the quiche once and opted out of having it served back to us. All in all a very disappointing experience. We were one of only four tables at the time and nobody came in after us, so they were not busy at all. No excuse for such poor quality. We will not go back.

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TeaLC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and tea selection excellent with a variety of high quality teas. The staff is personable and attentive to our needs. Nice relaxing atmosphere. We will be going back for more!

Perky Kettle
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for posting this lovely five star review. We appreciate you taking the time to post and look forward to serving you again in the future.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a lovely afternoon here. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and the various teas. We also met the very friendly proprietor who came to our table and helped us decide on our selections. We will definitely return again.

Perky Kettle
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for posting this five star review. It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to serving you in the future.

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CarolJ
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Too crowded with tiny cafe tables; little choices; over priced for what you get. Been to dozens of tea rooms and I never had to pay extra for Devonshire Cream for my scones. Will not recommend this place to any of my tea room girls and I will not return!

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AnnR
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our food and the experience at the Perky Kettle. Alaina, our server, was so sweet She brought us out teas from the kitchen so we could smell them before ordering. We will definitely return.

Perky Kettle
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for posting this five star review. It is our pleasure to have served you and we look forward to seeing you again.

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vipTheresaM
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly atmosphere. Food was skimpy and not presented well, yet very tasty.

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VickyS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best tea room I've ever been to. The food is excellent, with options you don't often see, such as Welsh rarebit and chicken tikka masala. The tea menu is extensive, and if you're unsure what any flavor is, the waitress will bring out a sample of the leaves to sniff. The service was impeccable, and the decor is charming and original. Most tea rooms are aggressively floral; however, at The Perky Kettle, the first room has an almost masculine feel, so men will feel comfortable, and the second room and tiny bar have an Alice in Wonderland theme . Can't wait to go back!

Perky Kettle
Responded on October 25, 2019

Thank you for this lovely review. We appreciate having the opportunity to serve you and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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FAQs

Perky Kettle offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (440) 688-4366.

Perky Kettle is rated 4.4 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.