If you’ve ever wondered what a tea house would be like if it wasn’t all about Harry Potter, here’s a rundown of what you can expect from a coffee-only café in the Potter universe.
The tea house in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Image courtesy of J.K. Rowling Pottermore: Harry Potter tea house is the first in a new series of books that will follow Harry’s adventures through the wizarding world for the first time, starting with Harry Potter: Hogwarts: The Battle for Hogwarts.
“The tea room is the home of our young wizard,” the book’s author J. K. Rowling tells us.
“It’s not a very traditional room but we have a very good view of the Great Hall and the library.
It has a wonderful view of Lake District, and we’ve got a good view through the window.
We also have the window to see the Hogwarts castle from a safe distance.”
Image courtesy PottermoreThe first tea-only coffee shop in the Harry Potter universeThe tea and coffee room of the tea house at the Pottermore café in Harry’s hometown of Hogsmeade.
Image by J. Kreisberg/PottermorePotter’s tea shop, as seen in the novelThe tea shop is the most obvious of the Potterworld’s many coffee shops, as the cafe was built for Harry’s homecoming at Hogwarts in the year Harry was a baby.
“I love the fact that the first coffee shop opened in Harry Potters hometown of New Mexico in the middle of the night, and it had this wonderful view through Harry Potter,” J. Pottermore’s author says.
“We’ve got the windows, a very nice view of Hogwarts and Lake District.
We have a great view of a great lake, and I can see Lake District from the window and the Great Lake from my seat in the window.”
Potter and his mum, Rita Skeeter, are the only guests at the coffee shop.
“We have very little knowledge about Hogwarts,” J K Rowling writes in the book.
“Rita has been living at Hogwarts since before Harry, and she is very happy that she can come to Hogwarts and have this wonderful place to enjoy coffee and tea.
And she’s also very excited to be here with us for the rest of her life.”
Image via PottermorePotters mum Rita Skeeters and her son Harry in the coffee house.
Image via J. RowlingPotter family photo Rita and Harry Potter at a birthday party in Hogsmede.
Image credit PottermoreAt the time, the Potterverse was largely set in Britain and the coffee shops were largely in the United States, but in 2017 Pottermore was launched in New York City, a move that Rowling and her family hope will inspire a similar opening in the U.S.
Potter, as a baby, was brought to the Potter shop by his parents.
“Potter was brought up in New Mexico,” J Rowling writes.
“The coffee shop was his first stop.
It’s now open to the world and it’s also open to anyone who is Harry Potter or who knows Harry Potter.”
The tea-house, now open in New Yorkers hometown of Hoboken, has an impressive view of Manhattan and Lake New York.
Imagevia PottermoreThere’s a very unique view of Hobsey from the Harry Potts’ tea room.
Image Credit PottermoreJ K Rowling says she’s excited about opening the Pottershop in Hoboken.
“I think Hoboken has the potential to be a major hub for the Harry potters coffee-shop experience,” she says.
“Hoboken is a very small, sleepy city and it really is a perfect place to launch the Pottermobile.
We’re really excited to bring the Potter to Hoboken.”
Potters coffee shop opens in Hobken, New Jersey.
Image source PottermoreIn 2017, the HarryPotters were introduced to their new home in Hobokys hometown of Peekskill, New York, where they also began to have the coffee-and-tea shop experience, and they soon opened a second location.
The Pottermobile, which was initially in Hobkys hometown, now serves coffee, tea and a variety of food.
Potters shop opens new location in Hoboke, New Hudson, New Mexico.
Image from PottermoreWith the Potter-themed coffee-shops in the books and movies, you’d think that Hoboken would be a safe place for a cafe, but the Potter’s coffee shop has a history of controversy and controversy in the community.
Potterymore is the only coffee-bar in the series.
Potty-friendly, but not a tea bar?
PotterPotter is known for not being a fan of coffee and coffee shops.
Image copyright PottermoreOne of Pottermores coffee-friendly coffee-bars, the Hogwarts café in Harts school, which opened in 2005.
PotTER’s tea room, pictured