I first discovered the Pinecone Cottage Tea House in 2008 when looking for a place to send my mother-in-law, my wife and her sister for a family celebration. The reviews I read at the time were A+, so I took the plunge and made plans. The 3 girls had an absolutely wonderful time, enjoying the tea, food, friendly personal service and atmosphere. Since that initial visit, it is now a monthly tradition for them. Sometimes my wife and I go on special occasions. In fact we're attending our 2nd annual soup making class together this very evening. The location is perfect, in an easily accessible downtown area of a western Chicago suburb. There are always things to do in the area before and after to make it a fun day. Ask Pam and Paul for their recommendations. Favorite teas include Marzipan, Irish Mist, Christmas Cookie, Chocolate Truffle and Chocolate Covered Strawberry. The mixed tea drinks are always good too. And the food is excellent, creative and presented well. Thank you Pam, to you and your family for creating such a special environment to enjoy quiet conversation and delicious tea.