Abby Rose (3 reviews)
I was traveling through Hannibal, MO and looking for a tearoom in the historic town. When I found the Abby Rose listing on TeaMap, I decided to have lunch there. The photo in the listing showing a 2-story house is misleading. The tearoom is located in downtown Hannibal business district in a renovated storefront. The day I visited the air conditioning was not working which seemed to contribute to a problem with flies. The atmosphere was quaint and looked like they were trying for Victorian but there a bar which is not normally seen in a tearoom. I had earl grey iced tea, the only flavor available. The tea was fresh-brewed and tasted fine however it would have been better to have options such as a berry flavor. I chose the Caribbean chicken sandwich topped with swiss cheese, tomato and bacon on a pretzel bun. The sandwich was quite good with a sweet mango sauce. I was hoping to finish lunch with homemade dessert but was informed that there were no desserts which was disappointing. I will also note that the restroom was dirty and not easily accessible. Overall my expectations were not met and the tearoom is lacking.
My mom & I had lunch at the Abby Rose today ~ it was our first visit, and we can't say enough good things about it! The atmosphere in the shop is very relaxing. Soft music plays in the background, and the soft lighting and beautiful decor provide just the right setting. Dress is casual, but the tea service is very proper. Our food was amazing, from the cream of tomato with pesto soup to the herbed ham & swiss quiche - everything was delicious. Our server was very friendly, and very knowledgeable about the wide variety of loose-leaf teas offered (we enjoyed the Queen's Blend, but their teas ranged from a jasmine tea to green tea, and lots of types in between). The owner, Pam, is every bit the gracious hostess, stopping to ask if we were enjoying our meal, and even joining us for a few minutes to talk tea. We would highly recommend the Abby Rose to anyone looking for delicious food & tea, and a charming, cozy place to enjoy it.
I think that of all the places I've seen as far as tea rooms. This one is very, very pretty inside and their food is very good and healthy as well. Service is very informed as to what they are serving. Truly charming!