The Star Tea Room

Near May Avenue

By Janet Penn

This photo of the Star Tea rooms and bungalows was taken in the vicinity of the seawall by May Avenue. To the right is an advertising board for the Pavilion. To the left of the Star Tea Rooms is a building I recognise from one I published a few days ago.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The Star Tea Room' page

See the unusual roof, chimney with the round house behind in the enlargement, then look at the bottom picture.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The Star Tea Room' page

Definitely the same building but taken at an earlier date.

Photo:An earlier picture of the bungalow

An earlier picture of the bungalow

This page was added by Janet Penn on 30/07/2016.
Comments about this page

To be precise the 1914 Star Tearooms was at the bottom of Keer Ave and still was in operation in the late 50s/ early 60s when it was one of Bert Grout's early business ventures. The bungalow with with the round building is in Shell Beach Rd and you can just see the back of St Hugh (AKA the Riverside Cafe) on the corner of Margarettan Ave.

By Graham Stevens
On 13/08/2016

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