Debra B. 05/16/08
My mother & sister were in town for my daughter's college graduation. I wanted to take them to tea because they'd never done that before. After reading many reviews I chose the Pink Bicycle Tea Room. That was a mistake! I was thoroughly embarrassed and disappointed by my choice. The exterior was shabby and in need of a paint job. I understand the 'historical' location, but please. The interior was atrocious. The carpet in the tea room was absolutely filthy, the bathroom was a nightmare and the room you have to pass through to get to the tea room was cluttered. We each had the 'Queen's Tea' at $25.00/person. The owner's 'blend' of tea that I chose was tasteless. My mother had the Cinnamon Orange Spice and found it to be palatable. All the food came directly from Costco, with the exception of the buttermilk scone which seemed to be homemade. The creamy tomato soup was topped with dried parsley flakes. I expected petit fours and there were none. The service was extremely SLOW! We were the only patrons and it took forever. I even had a reservation which the owner did not seem aware of. The tea service is totally eclectic, nothing matches. I'm convinced the napkins came from various yard sales. Maybe I expected too much, but when you drop $100.00 (w/tip) for afternoon tea, you expect to be satisfied and neither I nor my party were satisfied. PLEASE REPLACE THE CARPET IF NOTHING ELSE!