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Governor Croswell Tea Room

125 E. Maumee Street
Adrian, MI
517 - 759 - 4249
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Sun closed
Mon 11:00am - 4:00pm
Tue 11:00am - 4:00pm
Wed 11:00am - 4:00pm
Thu 11:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 11:00am - 4:00pm


Welcome to The Governor Croswell Tea Room at 125 E. Maumee in historic downtown Adrian, Michigan. The tea room restaurant is located next to the 3rd oldest continuosly running theater in the United States, the beautiful Croswell Opera House. The tea room has an outstanding location on the main floor of the beautiful 103 year old Beaux- Arts architectural style Hoefler Building.

The tea room is named in honor of the former Adrian resident, Charles M. Croswell, who was the 17th Governor of the State of Michigan from 1877-1881.

We offer a "china and linen" tea experience while serving British inspired food. “The Governor Croswell High Tea” will be served daily along with many other menu offerings. The tea room also provides a charming, memorable place to host bridal showers, baby showers, anniversary parties, birthday parties, pre - theater meals, after - theater desserts and many other special events.

Memories made in our tea room will continue tp connect generations. This is why we are very happy to share our “special place” with you, your friends and your family.
Come and experience the Governor Croswell Tea Room soon.

Phyllis and Al Wilkerson

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I took my wife for a special day to the Tea Room and she loved it! The food was great, the atmosphere was relaxing and the owners Al & Phyllis Wilkerson even told us the background of the historic building. Everything was perfect-staff, décor and the wonderful desserts. Thank you for a great experience.

- Bob Unis 02/15/14

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Thank You Bob for your kind remarks. We hope to see you again soon!
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I hosted a group of 14 to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday and couldn't have been more pleased with the service, the food, the tea and the amazing holiday décor. They even brought my granddaughter her own pot of cocoa! I think GCTR has some new fans as a result!

- Joy Smith 11/26/13

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Joy, Thank You for choosing our place to make a memory of an important family event. We love to host generation connecting activities. Bring your granddaughter in for lunch one day - 'just her and grandma'. Thanks Again.
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I would have confidence in bringing anyone here. Instantly, you are made to feel welcome and at home. And it is so beautiful, especially now with the Christmas decorations up.

- Carolyn Marr 11/13/13

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Carolyn, Thanks for sharing our special place. Please come back to see us again soon!
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Perfection. The lightest most delicious tarts I have ever had and treat tea. Wonderful service, I will be visiting again!

- Alisha Bond 09/14/13

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Alisha, Thank You for supporting us and your kind comments. It is truly appreciated.
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This was one of the best 'High Tea' experiences i have ever had--and I have had High Tea is 5 star hotels! I can't wait to return to the Governor Croswell Tea Room! If you have never been there-go as soon as possible!

- Joan 09/10/13

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Thank You Joan for your comments. Come back and see us again soon.
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I enjoyed high tea today. The atmosphere and staff were delightful. The tea and food were excellent. The menu even includes some husband friendly items. We had a chance to meet the owners, and they couldn't have been more welcoming. I'm looking forward to a return visit.

- Pat 08/12/13

Tearoom Response
Thank You Pat for your comments. Come back and see us again soon and yes many husbands love to visit our tearoom.
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We had a wonderful time at the Tea Room. Thank you for the delicious meal and the fun tour.
We will look forward to having another Tea Party with you.
Betsy Conant

- Betsy Conant 08/01/13

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Thanks for visiting the tea room and our little town gem
'The Croswell Opera House'. We hope to see you soon!
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I was hoping for a memorable tearoom experience; and from the moment I walked in the door, I was immersed in history and beauty. I was equally as happy with the tea and the food. My seat offered an enchanting view of the beautiful interior as the afternoon sun caused light and shadows to bring added dimension to the upper portion of the room. Everything was grand! I admit I am a wee bit jealous that other reviews mention an impromptu seranade (but I look forward to that on my next visit or the visit after that). But, the hospitality of Al and Phyllis and their willingness to share their love of history and and their city with my little family group warmed my heart (just as it has so many others who frequent Governor Croswell's). The owners and their staff make everyone feel like honored visitors they have been longing to see. Thank you very much.

- Belinda 05/21/13

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Belinda, Thank You for your warm comments. Come and see us again soon!
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My mom, daughter and I just visited this wonderful tearoom. It has a very historic feel and the food is delicious. We all had high tea and enjoyed every minute of our time there. The staff was very pleasant and we were blessed to meet the owners and were able to spend quite a bit of time talking to them. I would highly recommend this tea room to anyone in the area or even just passing through. It is a charming establishment and well worth a visit.

- Rachel 05/20/13

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Rachel, Thank You for your comments. Making a 3 generation family memory is why we built our tearoom in Adrian.
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Five of us came to Adrian to celebrate our friend's birthday. This was the first time any of us had been to The Governor Croswell Tea Room. It was a lovely atmosphere, the food was delicious and the service, impeccable. Mr. Wilkerson the owner, stopped by to chat and give us the history of the area and also a tour of the Opera House next door. It couldn't have been a nicer experience. Given that my friend the birthday girl is an author who writes children's books and personal and town histories, Mr. Wilkerson's information was the icing on the cake. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon. The Ladies from Dexter.

- Deb Repine 02/17/13

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A long, long overdue thank you. Please make the drive to Adrian from Dexter again soon!!
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My husband and were lucky enough to enjoy lunch at Governor Croswell's last week. Neither of us had never been to a tea room and didn't quite know what to expect. Here are my observations: Obviously a great deal of care and reasearch has been done by the owners to present a genuine experience at this facility. The restaurant itself is beautifully appointed with great care given to the details. The food was superb. We both picked a selection from one of the four quiche offerings that day and to say they literally melted in our mouth would not adequately describe how delicious they were. The soups and the cheddar muffins that accompanied our quiches were perfect accents to the quiche and very well seasoned and prepared. I am a stickler about food temperature when presented and I was ... (more)

- Paddy 10/12/12

Tearoom Response
Thank You Paddy for your wonderful review! I am glad that your first visit to a tea room was the Governor Croswell Tea Room and you enjoyed yourself. Be sure to visit other tearooms in Michigan as you travel. Come to see us again soon.
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With any review, it's important to know a thing or two about the reviewer. Therefore, I'll offer a few crumbs about myself before explaining how I discovered the crown jewel of South Eastern Michigan, Governor Croswell Tea Room & Restaurant:

1. I love tea. I've been drinking it as long as I can remember. From white to oolong, lemon balm to longjing, I LOVE tea.

2. I am a native Canadian and currently live in Toronto, Ontario. The restaurants in Toronto are world class. I am 27 years old and am in my last year of law school.

3. I am a foodie in every sense of the word. I enjoy both new tastes and old. Spoiled by excellent cooking as a child, I know my way around a kitchen and have developed an appreciation for quality ingredients, innovative technique, and good ho... (more)

- Thomas Wilson 09/25/12

Tearoom Response
What a marvelous review of our tea room. Thank You. It was a pleasure to meet all three of you and I commend your bravery for camping out during that cold, rainy weekend. Thanks again for randomly stopping by our new tearoom. We are glad you enjoyed your brief visit. You have a special talent for writing - we will celebrate your first novel ( John Grisham comes to mind) with a book signing at The Governor Croswell Tea Room. Thomas, have continued success with your last year in law school and we hope to see you again soon.......
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our waitress brought our food very slowly, and took our plates very late. my mashed potatoes were cold and my shepherds pie bottom was too much gravy not enough meat. i love swwet afton and am hoping for excellence for adrian.

- sue sadlocha 09/04/12

Tearoom Response
Sue, We are sorry for your experience. We may not always get it right but we can ALWAYS make it right. I am not sure what the situation was on your slow service but we cannot correct the problem with your food unless you tell someone. Our servers and our manager is always ready to correct any problems immediately. We just need to be informed of the problem.
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Our first visit, Traveling Tea Tarts Red Hatters (18), on May 25 was a delight. The staff/service was above average. The food was excellent - loved the homemade soups and scones were to die for. The decor is just beautiful and classy.

Phyllis and Al were the perfect hosts. Al even had the Mayor stop in to greet us and then gave us a tour of the Croswell Dinner Theatre.

- Dori Pentecost, Toledo 09/04/12

Tearoom Response
Dori, Your group is always so much fun to have at both of our tearooms. We hope to see you again soon.