Our Story as restaurant owners began on May 26, 2000. This was the day that we became the official owners and operators of the Secret Garden Tea Room Cafe, located inside of the Avonlea Antique Mall on Beach Boulevard. Our menu targeted a variety of fresh soups, salads, gourmet sandwiches and desserts. All of our menu items were handcrafted and homemade in house. During our (Michael Williams and Zack Nettles) relationship with Avonlea, we had the pleasure of meeting some of the most incredible and diverse individuals that we have known to date. We met new friends, found old ones, colleagues, customers from around the world, television and movie stars, and new additions to our family. We watched our children grow and said goodbye to loved ones. We created life-long relationships with individuals that we are still very close to today. It was truly a unique and wonderful experience. In 2005, Avonlea made a business decision to move its location to its current home at 8101 Philips Highway. Having created so many business relationships in the Beach Boulevard corridor, we faced an incredibly hard decision...and we decided not to relocate with Avonlea to the Baymeadows area. Instead, we built a new version of our unique little eating spot at the corner of Beach Boulevard and Peach Drive, and named it Secret Garden Cafe.