Nicole & Karin Robyn
Welcome to Freedom Society!
Welcome to Freedom Society…the place where our love of 2 things overlap: cream tea and freedom. We spent several years living in Barnstaple England where our family immigrated from. While we were there, we shared weekly cream tea mother/daughter “dates” that became such a special tradition of being together and sharing a delicious treat. It was also during this time that we became aware of the issue of human trafficking and the desperate need for employment opportunities.
Q: Do you have parking, or do I park on Caroline street?
A: Yes, we do have parking! It is located behind our storefront off of Sophia street, between William and Amelia. There is also no time limit on the parking so if you want to roam around downtown after your visit with us you can do so without worrying about a parking ticket!
Q: Are children allowed in the tearoom?
A: Yes! We love our little guests! All we ask is that they stay at the table with you for the duration of your tea. With advanced notice, we can provide coloring pages/puzzles for them to stay busy with. We also have a kid’s menu posted on our website and Facebook page.
Q: Is there a dress code for the tearoom?
A: Not at all! Our goal is to have a space for anyone and everyone to enjoy the gift of traditional tea! Dress it up for a special occasion or start off your casual Saturday downtown here. Whatever you want! Basically, we are not a Victorian tearoom. Come as you are!
Q: Is there a group discount and how many people do I need to reserve a high tea?
A: No, there is no discount for groups mainly because the money we make is for child survivors. You can make a reservation for 1, or up to 30 people! There is no minimum requirement other than yourself or whomever you make the reservation for!
Q: Do you have alternative menus for certain dietary restriction or lifestyle choices (ie. Gluten, vegetarian, vegan, dairy, etc.)?
A: Currently we do not offer an alternative menu but can make accommodations for gluten friendly and vegetarian. We are working on a new menu for the spring/summer that we hope to have some replacements for our high tea items. It has been a little difficult to find a vegan replacement for a classic British scone, but we are doing our best to try and make everyone feel welcome. We also ask for at least a week of advance notice in order to shop accordingly.
Important: We cannot promise that there will be no cross contamination, so whatever we have will be dietary friendly, not exclusive.
Q: How are you responding to the Coronavirus sanitation issues?
A: As always, we take our sanitation very seriously. All our employees wear gloves while handling any food item (scones, cookies, tea, etc.). We wipe down our tables with disinfectant every time people complete their stay with us. We also disinfect frequently touched areas such as door handles, bathrooms and chairs. We wipe down our kitchen multiple times a day, and all our dishes always go through a thorough disinfecting process. Last but not least, we ALWAYS wash our hands and have been doing so every hour during this heightened time of caution.
TEA ROOM AND GIFT SHOP
Human trafficking is modern slavery. Of the estimated 40+ million people enslaved globally, less than 1% have a way out, and 80% of survivors will be re-trafficked due to the lack of employment opportunities. This knowledge, paired with a weekly woman’s prayer group, began the journey of starting a freedom business that helps provide sustainable employment for survivors.
So, we invite you to join the Freedom Society. Our hope is that it will be a gathering place where you can make traditions and memories over a cup of tea and incredible baked goods, browse our shelves of freedom products, and be a part of bringing freedom.
1015 CAROLINE ST FREDERICKSBURG VA 24401
HOURS: TUES-SAT 11am-2pm
Our dining room currently closed but we are now on Door Dash for deliveries or pick up! You can also order for pick up by calling us!
Our High Tea on Saturdays requires a reservation. We are currently taking reservations for April onwards and will let you know if we have to cancel.
We would love to have you for High Tea! On Saturdays we have three high tea times by reservation only.
Enquire about booking your space below: