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Brian Devereaux   

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  • Columbia Kate's

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    Let me first start off by saying that Columbia Kate's is just awesome. It really is as good as it gets. To think that there's an amazing tea house in Columbia, CA is just mind-blowing. The tea is absolutely fantastic. With a choice of over 80 teas, you could go and have a new tea every day for virtually three months, plus I believe they rotate their teas every now and again. But as good as the tea is, the food is just incredible as well. It's everything you'd want from a tea house. My wife and I went during a visit from my wife's parents and we went inside just to take a look around. We were greeted by an absolutely warm and friendly staff. After looking around a bit, we decided to sit down and have some tea. When we looked at the menu, we decided to try some of their food along with the tea. My wife and I shared a slice of mint chocolate cheesecake and also an apricot scone. Let me just say that the apricot scone was PERFECT. It was amazing. Fluffy and freshly baked with the consistency of a biscuit, rather than a dried out cookie. The flavor of the apricot was perfectly balanced inside the scone as well. The scone also came with butter, jam and their house 'Devonshire cream', which we were told was a twist on the classic, marscarpone cheese with whipped cream and a bit of lemon peel. Just their Devonshire cream was incredible, in and of itself. Divine. The mint chocolate cheesecake was also very good. Definitely has the perfectly home-made touch/feel, with the consistency being perfect. Not too overly processed, it had a bit of bite to it which was perfect. My mother-in-law also had an egg salad sandwich, which everyone around the table decided to sample except for myself. They all loved it, my mother-in-law claimed it was the best egg salad sandwich she'd ever had. My wife was also blown away by how good it was. My wife also had a Rooibos tea, 'Berry Blast', I believe it was called. Perfectly refreshing for a summer day. It was suggested by the waitress for my wife and they really hit the nail on the head. Let me just finish by saying that Columbia Kate's is world class. It's amazing that it's located in the middle of Gold Rush Country and everything is so amazingly perfect. You can tell it's definitely a labor of love. They go the extra mile to have something that's really uniquely special and head and shoulders above anything you could probably find for the nearest couple hundred miles. Definitely one of my favorite places. We'll be going for brunch on Saturdays any chance we get!!!