I'm a family nurse practitioner and nursing professor who specializes in lifestyle medicine and health coaching. We've lived in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area for the past 10 years. But my heart is in Dayton, Ohio and Rochester, Minnesota where my sons live with their families. An introvert by nature, I refuel best by spending time with family, plant-based cooking/baking, watercolor painting, prayer journaling, quilting, hiking, biking, kayaking, travel, and curling up with a cup of tea, a good book, and a cat on my lap.
Beautiful tea room in a historic home. Includes a little gift shop with teacups, tea, and tea items. I called ahead to discuss vegan options, and the owner went out of her way to make several dishes special for me.
Beautiful, historic building that also includes an indoor and outdoor wedding venue. It is a great place to meet a friend for tea. As a vegan, I also appreciate that they have several vegan and vegetarian items on the menu.
Lovely tea room in the cute little town of Ringgold, Georgia. I visited a couple of times, and always saved enough time to browse their gift shop afterwards. Sadly, they closed their doors in December 2019.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Polly Claire's! Not only is it my favorite place to meet a friend for tea, but the private rooms provide a great place for special events. I hosted a bridal shower there, and couldn't be more pleased with the food, service, and atmosphere. Don't forget to save time to browse the gift shop!