I have been here four or five times now, but this was the first time I was able to bring my daughter. I was aware of the age request from The Front Porch (must be 5-years-old), and can absolutely appreciate why they have it. It's a small Victorian house with lots of breakables and a quiet, serene ambiance - not really the appropriate place for the very littles. My daughter is now 7, though, and we both thoroughly enjoyed our 'girls tea time.' The food, as always, was superb. The salad dressing is so amazing! Everything was so flavorful, and there was such a variety that was offered. I left stuffed. And the tea - SO good. The peach iced tea was the best I've ever tasted. Our selections for the hot tea were a cinnamon vanilla and spiced chai, both of which were so good. The employees are always so nice and accommodating. They were all so sweet to my little girl, too. Even though I live a good 45 minutes away, and there are tea rooms much closer to home, I've never been to any of them, because I'd much rather travel further for what I'm 100% sure will be a postiive experience.
Thank you ever so much for your wonderful and understanding comments. We always enjoy having young ladies with us so that they can learn about teas. We look forward to you and your daughters return.