Iris and Mel Katz
I have been here several times as both a patron and the hostess for my friend's bridal shower. It is without a doubt the very best Tea House I have ever been to and we have visited most south of Oregon. From the minute you enter the front door the owners personally make you feel welcome and it is a pleasure to have you visit! You will notice the aroma of freshly baked scones and be surprised at the surroundings, an oasis away from the stresses of everyday living..... Tables are covered in white crisp cloths adorned with beautiful English bone china, crystal glasses, bowls of fresh flowers and pastel napkins. The ambiance is elegant yet warm and friendly. Over 55 loose leaf premium teas and we have always been offered a smell before selecting our choices, on one occasion we were given 4 teas to enjoy with our Afternoon Tea at no extra charge. The food is outstanding, fresh flowers decorate the plates and everything is made to order so all is as fresh as can be, the tea sandwiches are petite and dainty. We love the cranberry chicken salad and my husband always asks for extra curried egg sandwiches which is never a problem. The scones are always hot and fresh from the oven, the best we have ever tasted, they offer a preserve cart with a selection of the days jams and curds. And the desserts are magnificent, very European. They offer alternate besides the traditional teas, the crepes and quiche are very good, best quiche, full of vegetables and the salads are organic with fresh fruits, they even offer an Australian Tea with meat pie and a pavlova.......so good! Service is excellent with the used china being removed after each course and clean brought and a silent butler sweeps away any crumbs. They even give a beautiful birthday gift when celebrating a birthday. This is a first class, friendly, warm Tea House where you are treated like Royalty and made to feel like an old friend. Highly recommend this over any other in Los Angeles, you will not be disappointed. Street parking or a public lot down at the corner, and they put quarters in the meter for you, now that's class!!
Mrs. Katz, you and Mel are just angels! When I see you have a reservation I look forward to having you visit and when you walk into the Cottage your smiling faces makes everyone's day brighter. Thank you for coming, bringing friends and your wonderful kind words of support. We will see you over the Holidays I am sure!<BR> Very best wishes Jenn and Ken