The Merced Roaming Elks Red Hat ladies felt we had found the perfect place when we were lucky enough to visit Columbia Kate’s shortly after it first opened four years ago. We have been coming every year since to enjoy the warm hospitality which Clare and her staff provide. When the weather cooperates we enjoy being in the garden room while selecting from the delicious offerings on the menu. Besides the unbelievable varieties of tea, all of the artfully presented food is prepared fresh daily in her shop. “Outstanding” is the expression from all who have been there. This has become our favorite yearly destination. Don’t miss this unique experience.