Cafe Latte (5 reviews)
My mother visited us recently and wanted to take my daughter and me to tea. My daughter who is 4 thoroughly enjoyed the presentation of her herbal cherry tea and the variety of sweets and the delicious tomato cucumber cream cheese sandwich. My mother and I thoroughly enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and first experience of taking tea with my daughter. It was an informal experience but perfect for my daughter to appreciate the concept of a tea party.
I have often been for a fun, inexpensive ($10) time with friends. You get a pot of tea of your choice with unlimited refills, a delicious sonoma basil sandwich (4 quarters), a choice of dessert, scone & spreads, shortbread cookies & chocolate. It is less formal, but can be very special.
My husband and I went and found it overall...average.
After ordering our tea at the counter (cafeteria style...ugh). A server brings each person their own tea pot and tea 'plate' of consisitng of: small sandwich, chocolate, sweets, 2 scones and variety of toppings, this is not what I would term afternoon tea.
It's more of a dessert tray, with tea; that is overly laden with sweets and little substance of food.
Tea pot is a one time deal, without refills and cools quickly without a tea cozy or warming surface.
This is a good place to go for an informal tea. You order at the counter and bring your food to the table to sit and eat. It's a ton of food for the price (about $10) and the food is very good. It's a more contempory feel- like that of a coffee house, so it's not the place to go for a girls' hats and gloves tea, but it's a tasty treat and well worth the trip.