Coffee, Tea And Tulips (3 reviews)
I was delighted with my experience at this hidden gem in Mission Viejo! Michael (also known as the 'Moody Chef' in their blog) presented the most amazing food. We ordered the Royal Tea (call at least 24 hours in advance), and immediately fell in love with the scones that are quite rightly compared to those of the Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C. The tea 'sandweeches' were the most basic - and most necessary in my opinion - egg salad, cucumber mint, and chicken salad. But they were anything but ordinary. This is one of the best examples of simple food being the most divine. Perfectly seasoned, and generously proportioned, I can honestly say I have never had such tasty tea service. And then there were the pastries! Light and flaky, flavorful without being overly sweet, I absolutely loved every crumb. But delicious, gorgeous food and tea aside, the owner, Lina, and Chef Michael, have created an ambience where one can truly relax, unplug, and share a moment with a special someone or peacefully alone.