What qualifies as a Cafe or tearoom?
- It must be independent and not be part of a chain (I don't plan to go to every (or any) Starbucks or Costa etc)
- If it is part of an attraction or garden centre then there mustn't be an entrance fee to get to the cafe.
- It must have at least 1 home made type of cake on offer.
3. Effective cake selection. (ECS)
However if a previously visited cafe is under new management when being revisited then any previous ratings will be discarded and the current visit would count as the first effectively wiping the slate clean.
For further consistency, once rated, I moderate the cafe against others of a similar rating to make sure the score feels right and they are a comparable cafe or tearoom.