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240 N Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522-1649
+1 717-721-8400
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tea room is attached to the Ten Thousand Villages retail fair trade store. Decor is varied with at least one table where you can sit on cushions on the floor. Also a sofa and a chaise to relax with your expresso or chai. Daily menu of wraps, soups, salads includes vegetarian, chicken and tuna options. Also a bountiful hummus... More 

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Thank subianchi
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Ten Thousand Villages is a great place to shop for Christmas gifts as well as gifts for other special occasions. They have a little of everything from many different countries made by artisans who are getting fair pay for their beautiful works of art. I love the tea room as well. Great snacks and beverages and a unique and comfy... More 

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Thank Deb C
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We were greeted by two sweet ladies...the store has so many unique items to fill your house with....different, one of a kind kinda things. And, it's for a good cause.

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Thank Joyce R
Rio Grande NJ
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I can't say how much I love this place! The selection is from around the world and supports those local craftspeople with fair market value. You can find something for that person who thinks they've seen it all. I'm especially fond of their Christmas ornaments.

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Thank Prof-Wang
OKC
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The name of the place becomes more clear the moment you walk in. There are hundreds of items to purchase that were made by people from villages around the world. Their goal is to sell items made by people in developing nations and provide incomes to their families. The cafe was nice, limited selections, but the wraps, soups and coffee/teas... More 

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Thank Terry B
United States
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134 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I try to venture to 10,000 Villages in Ephrata at least once a year since we live about 1.5 hours away. If we lived closer, I would go frequently for lunches as they offer a surprisingly varied, nice quality lunch menu. (As a bonus, you can shop the high quality fair trade items in the 10,000 Villages store before or... More 

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Thank jerseyjoy1
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

For a shop that's titled "Ten Thousand Villages" I was surprised there was zero European representation nor any American representation. This shop sells exclusively African, Asian & Hispanic goods....nothing celtic, nothing Native American, and clearly nothing European nor Scandavian! This was a disappointment to me. I think, if the shop is labelled 10,000 Villages...it should have a wider sampling of... More 

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Thank Jeff H
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

I love shopping here, the items are unique and interesting. The staff is great -- helpful without being over bearing. The cost thing here though is that the products you buy help support communities of small industry around the world. That bracelet sale might be the thing that gives a woman in Kenya hope, or that vase might be feeding... More 

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Thank Geekamicus
York, Pennsylvania
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191 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Not a PA Dutch cuisine, but definitely a part of the experience. Thousand Villages is an international consignment venture of the Mennonite Church. Very well done and worthy of support. The restaurant is a bonus with an international menu. Plain-food palates might have a problem, but sophisticated diners will be pleased. Menu pricing on the high side for Ephrata, but... More 

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Thank Lakedale1
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

This store features crafts, gifts, home decor, jewelry, furniture, rugs, and more made all around the world in a market known as Fair Trade. The artisans are paid a fair price for their goods and the products are then sold in these stores around the country. How cool is that? Having been on missions trips and seeing first hand how... More 

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Thank Sharon E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 N Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522-1649
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Ephrata
  • Phone Number: +1 717-721-8400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?