I love Columbia Kate's with all my heart! We visited 3 times during our honeymoon trip to Gold Country. We were greeted right away by Clare, the teahouse owner, and took a lovely seat by the window where we could look out onto beautiful Columbia, or look within at the absolutely adorable atmosphere. The tea list was was lengthy without being overwhelming. We first tried Russian Caravan - a delicious smokey black tea. We ordered a 4 cup pot along with two cups of smokey maple butternut squash soup. Heavenly. The food menu and and combinations are well thought, supplying a choice for every appetite and pocketbook. On our second visit, we came hungry and ordered the Motherlode Tea and the Dondero tea. The scones were the best I've had - apricot and white chocolate served fresh with cream, lemon curd, butter and jam (so good, i even finished off the condiments! so unladylike, i know). The tea sandwiches were nearly too lovely to eat. I particularly liked the Pickled Asparagus and dill cream cheese. The day's soup was a root vegetable with the most astounding brilliant rose color and delightful flavor. We also had Lapsang Souchong (woo! that has some punch!) and Roasted Mate. Both were delightful, and it was the eloquent wording on the menu that enchanted us into trying new flavors of tea. The third visit, I found wonderful vintage buttons for my collection, a gorgeous beaded blouse and gloves to wear to the theater later that night, and of course, drank tea and ate tasties til we nearly burst. The chicken pot pie is full of vegetables and flavorful chunks of chicken. The Turkey pot pie... now that was something extraordinary. Thanksgiving all baked together in a lovely heart shaped dish. I enjoyed a pot of my favorite tea - Assam, while my husband had a pot of China Gunpowder. I enjoyed the selection of cups for use and for purchase. The staff was so friendly and attentive, though all our needs were met the instant we came through the door. I love this place! You must go!