My mom and I were finishing a two day road trip through Gold Country and stopped by Columbia for lunch. If only I had known about Kate's at the time! While eating at another local eatery I found Columbia Kate's in a brochure and set out to find the tea house - being quite a tea lover myself. Our first step in the door was filled with the most beautiful aroma, and the tea menu itself took me several minutes to pour over and decide. After we finally settled on a tea to share, we moved on to the delectable list of desserts (and the lunch menu looked amazing too!). The tea was wonderful (and the loose blends I bought to take home are even more amazing), the food was great, and the service was attentive and pleasant. The tea garden was cute and whimsical. I highly recommend the Paris and Buckingham Palace blends. I definitely plan to go back, regardless of the 7+ hour drive!