Our little party of 4 visited the tearoom this week and had a very enjoyable time. The Scones and Devonshire crème were delectable, as were our selection of teas. All teas came loose leaf and we chose three different types: Paris, Vanilla Black, and Lavender Earl Grey. I also loved the Victorian/ cottage feel of the tearoom. The only disappointing part of the whole visit was when the owner came by our table and asked my son to stop playing with a little toy that she felt was too loud. It was unfortunate. For a two year old to do as well as he did was amazing, and he even had compliments from the waitress and a couple of guests dining at the same time. My only supposition must be that the tea room is not as welcoming to children as was originally thought.
Dear Ruthie,<BR> <BR> I remember you very well and you are right, your little boy was indeed delightful. We always welcome children at the Tea Room and I am so glad that you all enjoyed the food. His little electronic toy however, did have a very loud shrill sound and was indeed a little overwhelming for our small tea room. I very quietly suggested this to you but I am truely sorry if that caused you offense.<BR> <BR> Jo Gemmill Owner
My sister and I took a tearoom tour of the west coast, ending in San Diego. Cafe Chloe was our last stop and the only urban tearoom on our list. You had to make reservations for afternoon tea and hold the reservation on a credit card, but it was worth it. The atmosphere was modern. The tea selection was not extensive, but we enjoyed what we chose. My sister opted for a green tea, and I chose a black. I was also very impressed by the tea sandwiches. Wonderful creations. We'd been driving since breakfast. Stopping only a couple of times to stretch. This was such a nice,relaxing way to end the drive.
My sister and I just completed a West Coast/ Tearoom tour and 'Crown & Crumpet' was on the list. What a charming little tearoom. Very whimsical. I loved it. Our waitress was quirky and wonderful. It went well with the entire atmosphere of the place. We did the tea for two and picked Calcutta Assam and Paris as our pot choices. Both were wonderful. An enchanting place all around.
I always love visiting Queen Mary when I'm in Seattle. It is the one 'to do' that is always on my list. This past time we went for breakfast, yum. I had the Strawberry Brie Omelet and Irish Breakfast tea. Great choice. Great atomosphere. Great time.