I bought a Groupon last fall for an Afternoon Luncheon Tea Sitting at this establishment. I was not expecting much but I was overwhelmingly surprised at just about my whole experience! The French design of the parlor was so unique and fun, I could not stop looking at the paintings, high heels, fashion items, etc. Beautiful. The tea selection was huge. Unfortunately, this meant the print was small so they could fit in all the wonderfully descriptions about each tea, which was very helpful. The family story was special and heart-warming. I loved the piano music, the smells, the friendliness of the wait staff, and the loving discussion with the owner. The food was some of the best food I've had at a tea parlor, and that includes the world-famous parlor in Victoria Canada. We borrowed clean and fancy items from the hat closet and a hostess took our photo at the table for us with my friend's camera. Overall, we loved it thoroughly.
Thank you, Rio! Next time you visit, ask to borrow one of our magnifiers to read the small print in the tea menu. Karen and Scott (owners) had their first real tea experience in Victoria! It is such a beautiful city!