My friends and I (a church Sunday school class) made made special arrangements to go to Laura's for 2 birthdays. We were so excited about our outing as the newspaper review had caught our interest. We were in high spirits, expecting a terrific experience. There were 10 of us. When we first arrived, we walked through the gift shop, each of us exlaiming over the unique selections. We could hardly wait to start purchasing. We went up the stairs to the tea room. The hostess told us we could put out gifts on a table set up for us. We picked our hats & tea cups. /we were seated at 2 round tables next to each other. We were very disappointed when there was no selection of teas - the hot tea of the day was vanilla almond and the drink on the table was lemonade, tea, and ginger ale. The hot tea was served to us, no tea pot was left on the table (!). The scones were okay, the quiche was cold, and the tea sandwiches were okay if you really like cucumbers. After eating, we went over to the area set aside to open presents. We were taking pictures and laughing. After about 30 minutes, the hostess came over and told us we were making too much noise and basically asked us to leave. We did...without making any additional purchases. We will not return, and have told our experiences to any one who asks.