Dining Room Featuring Bonnies’ Tables
As guests check into the John Wesley Inn, Bed and Breakfast, they are shown into the warm and inviting, formal dining room where breakfast and afternoon tea are served daily. The room is beautifully decorated with Victorian antiques and appointed with an array of teapots and family silver serving pieces and a large display of a lifetime of family owned art pieces. The Wedgwood china adds an inviting touch as it adorns the formal plate rack above the hand cut, wood wainscoting. The faces on the Hummel figurines offers a charm reminiscent of days gone by for many a guest remembering their visits to their Grandmother’s homes.
The John Wesley Inn offers a full-serve, sit-down breakfast, in the large, family style, dining room. Guests gather around the grand, walnut, turn of the century dining table, resplendent with lace doilies, silver service and Waterford crystal biscuit barrels. Conversation always promises to be lively and interesting.
Every morning Lance puts the coffee and tea out on the antique, French Rococo, buffet. Guests may help themselves to a cup of hot tea, hot chocolate or hot coffee ahead of the breakfast hour. Many guests then sit on the front porch and enjoy the early morning quiet hours, with their cups of coffee, listening to the gentle sounds in historic Cape May before the bustle of the day begins.
The daily menu is varied and always served with love from the kitchen, by Bonnie, the owner. Sunday morning special is Belgium waffles with fresh whipped cream, strawberries and an optional side of black-peppered bacon. Blueberry pancakes, Quiche Lorraine, and tulip eggs are among the favorites served up on English Staffordshire Ironstone. Each guest’s plate is prepared and served piping hot. English scones, homemade jams and jellies, from local New Jersey farms, rounds out much of the breakfast fare.
While sitting on the front porch, the tranquil hours always promise the sound of the waves breaking on the beach, which is one half block from the Inn. The distant calls of the gulls tells all of the dawning day and reminds us of the beauty that the beach and the salt water and air has to offer.
Each afternoon, during the summer months, iced tea and sweets are offered, again in the dining room on the antique, walnut buffet. The baked goods are from Bonnie’s Kitchen and promises to keep the “calories down for all who partake.”