Pinecone Cottage Teahouse
Our Story

Our home, (the Original Pinecone Cottage), was built as a Golf Cottage in 1905.

When we moved into our home in 1990, as only the third owners of the Cottage, we fell in love with the towering Pine Trees, which peppered the ground with Pine Cones. Upon completion of one of many exhausting Pine Cone clean up projects, we decided that our Cottage should be named “ Pinecone Cottage”.

Being avid gardeners for many years, we planted seasonal and perennial Herbs, Flowers and Vegetables. The abundance of such led Pam to offer some for sale. People loved coming to the Original Pinecone Cottage Vegetable Stand using the “ Honor System “ –

Take what you need, and leave the change in the Mason jar.

Some of the excess Vegetables were canned and sold as Preserves,

Chutneys, Dilled Veggies and Sauces. And, soon came the addition of Fresh Home Baked Goods.

Pam’s customers enjoyed these handcrafted items, and began to inquire regarding her willingness to cater their functions.

After hosting some of these parties, which began to include both Bridal & Baby Shower Teas in our home and gardens, we came to the conclusion that moving to a professional facility, would be the next logical step.

In 2002, Pinecone Cottage Tea House & Catering, was born.

Since opening, our Afternoon Tea and Catering Menus change monthly, incorporating seasonally available ingredients, many of which still are grown in the Original Pinecone Cottage Gardens.

We invite you to join us, for a relaxing respite, from the fast pace of everyday life.

Sit down, choose a pot of Tea from our vast Loose Tea Collection, and savor Pinecone Cottage’s unique Four Course Afternoon Tea.

We look forward to serving you !

Your Hosts,

Pam & Paul Geralds

1029 Burlington Ave
Downers Grov
facebooke, IL  60515
Phone:  (630) 963-9130

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