Welcome to Shortcake Bakery & Tea Room, Home Of The Original SconoliTM

JOIN US Thursday-Friday 10am-2pm; Saturday by reservation

We are proud to be a US Navy veteran family owned & operated business! Our staff consists of mother Jessica & daughter Jenna, who make it their goal to ensure your experience leaves you with lasting memories & a smile! From our homemade selection of items to our top-notch service, you will feel like family from the moment you enter our tea room! Please be patient, as there are only two of us & a limited amount of space for seating, & we do fill up fast! However, we believe it will be worth the wait when you experience our tea room!

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****APRIL HOURS & EVENTS: April features our popular Titanic Tea, Easter Tea, Kershaw County Farmer’s Market Spring Fling, & more! And, of course, our regular afternoon tea service! Advance tickets are required for all special events due to limited seating. Our tea service is available for ages 5-years & older (no infants or toddlers, please!) by reservation, booked via our online store as posted above. We will be open for walk-in customers as availability allows Thursday-Friday 10am-2pm (sometimes earlier or later! Check Facebook for updates!) & accepting special orders for pickup Thursday-Saturday. Saturdays will be reserved for afternoon tea reservations, private/special events, & Kershaw County Farmers Market.

During walk-in hours we also offer a Cream Tea service (pot of tea, scones & cream). We will not take reservations for this, so it’s on a first-come basis. Seating & food items may be limited, due to our numerous special events & private parties, so feel free to call or text to ensure availability 803.834.5843

***Our next Children’s Book Club tea party will be May 6th @ 1pm. Ages 4-9 years are welcome, & one parent per family! Our book will be “Fruit of the Spirit” by Mandy Fender. Follow her on Instagram @mandy.fender Take home book will be a journal & activity book teaching about the Fruit of the Spirit mentioned in the book of Galatians in the Bible. Click HERE for tickets!

Purchase tickets for special events or Make tea reservations HERE

About our Tea Room

Nestled in historic downtown Camden, South Carolina, our tea room offers a quaint & intimate dining experience. Family owned & operated by mother-daughter pair Jessica & Jenna, the welcoming atmosphere is on par with the fantastic homemade food! The tea room consists of a main room for walk-in service, as well as two smaller rooms for dining. Our tea service times are staggered, one reservation per room at a time, so each party has privacy. Our 3-course tea service includes our trademarked invention, the Original SconoliTM, or other scone with Devon cream, assorted tea sandwiches, fruit, dessert course & a pot of tea for each guest. The price is $35.95 per guest (plus tax & gratuity). Open to ages 5-years & older, by reservation only.

During our walk-in hours, we will have fresh scones of assorted flavors in the bakery case, chicken salad and pimento cheese in the grab-&-go, along with various baked goodies of whatever we felt led to make that morning! It always changes, so come often to try all our amazing recipes! Jenna is a trained barista, & serves up coffee & tea lattes. If you have never tried a tea latte, you are missing out! She is constantly experimenting with flavor combinations, so ask about her latest concoction! In addition to our local Charleston Tea Garden tea selection, we serve American Patriot Coffee, locally-roasted on Broad Street in Downtown Camden! We also offer their coffee for sale in the tea room, so when you enjoy your latte you can take some coffee home with you!

If you’d like to enjoy your yums in one of our dining rooms, we offer free wi-fi, free books, a game table & boards, cold case mystery files, & a craft table for the youngsters (or young at heart). We also offer a plated Cream Tea service (pot of tea & fresh scones) on a walk-in basis as seating is available. We do not accept reservations for this, so it’s available on a first-come basis. Feel free to call or text 803.834.5843 to ensure seating is available.

We will also continue offering our Murder Mystery Tea Parties! We now have more mysteries to choose from, each game requiring between 6-10 guests. More info HERE!

We accept special orders, catering orders, & advance to-go orders. We have two small rooms available for private parties (meetings, birthdays, bridal, etc.). See our Menu page for pricing info, & use the contact form below for questions or private party requests!

*****Charity Cake Fundraiser!!! Beginning January 2023, we will offer special cakes as a fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital & other cancer research programs. 20% of each Charity Cake sale will go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital! Cake options are chocolate or vanilla, with buttercream frosting, & decorations in the color of cancer ribbon of your choice (i.e. emerald for liver cancer, pink for breast cancer, etc.) Available in various sizes! Unfortunately, the majority of us have been affected by cancer in some way–ourselves, a friend or loved one. It is vital that we support research & available treatment options! Thanks in advance for your support!! Click HERE to order or for more info. P.S. Consider donating your cake to a local charity, cancer survivor, treatment facility, etc.

Contact Us!

Our tea room is family-owned & operated by proud veterans of the US Navy. Regular hours vary with the season. Dine-in options are limited & vary at the discretion of the staff, according to availability. Thank you for your support & understanding, For questions, please scroll down to submit an email inquiry. Please note, the email submission is not used for orders or tea reservations.

Orders & afternoon tea reservations are not accepted via this form; they must be purchased HERE

**Minimum age for dine-in service is 5-years old, & children must remain seated with their party the entire time. Age requirements for special events will be noted in event description. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate infants & toddlers.**

To request more information, or use the form below. Please do not use this form for afternoon tea reservations. Reservations require advance purchase via our online store. We are unable to accommodate guests younger than 4-years old, including infants.

Please do not use this form for reservations or orders. They must be purchased via our online store; see link at top of page.