King George V would recognise many of the items on display at Interlude the Cafe Society tearoom ‘to be seen in’ when visiting Shipley. Between Elsie Russell’s florists and The Samaritan charity shop is an exceptionally well furbished cafe with great food and an environment to savor. High Tea comes a bit more expensive than Afternoon Tea but with boiled egg with toast soldiers for less than £2 the prices are reasonable and the choice just right.
All the tables are similar to the one shown with old china crockery and a collection of old art books, comics and magazines to peruse. When you wish to order you have your own little bell to ring and there are numerous other touches to take in whilst you drink your Yorkshire tea.
Upstairs at this Westgate Cafe is a boutique of vintage clothes, although my daughter thought they were more secondhand than 1920′s. Still the sound of syncopated rhythms and an occasional Charleston wafted gently through the rooms. The emporium at the front of the cafe sells cakes and treats for you to take home if you wish and this shows the enterprise a business needs these days to survive. Support your local shops and visit Interlude when in Shipley. More about Interludes history can be found on there own web site.