Dining June 17, 2017
Visit These 7 Charming Tea Rooms In Washington For A Piece Of The Past
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a good old-fashioned tea service. The ritual of an afternoon tea encourages us to slow down and live in the moment, and it’s also a wonderful experience to share with friends. So, put on your floppy hat and give one of these local tea rooms a try.
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1. The Secret Garden Tea Room & Gift Shop, 1711 Elm St., Sumner
Prepare to be absolutely charmed by this Victorian Mansion's elegant tea service. They offer an abundance of teas, a full luncheon menu, a kids' menu, dessert and even wine. Plus, the decor is undeniably adorable.
2. Brambleberry Cottage & Tea Shoppe, 206 E Pacific Ave., Spokane
At Brambleberry, tea is served Wednesday - Saturday, and you'll have to make an appointment. They offer three tea services, the most lavish of which is High Tea ($25).
3. The Abbey Garden Tea Room, 1312 11th St., Bellingham
The Abbey Garden is open daily from 11-5, so you can enjoy their High Tea service as often as you'd like. They even have a Gentleman's Tea, which comes with a pot of tea, three tea sandwiches, a quiche or a sausage roll, and a dessert.
4. Olive Branch Café, 2501 E D St., Tacoma
Aside from being one of the most beautifully decorated places on the planet, the Olive Branch Café has a wonderful menu that includes salads, sandwiches and sweet treats in addition to the full tea service.
5. Queen Mary Tea Room, 2912 NE 55th St., Seattle
Seattle's Queen Mary Tea Room has been a popular place to celebrate special occasions for years. They go all-out with their tea service, which is why reservations are highly recommended.
6. Silver Spoon Tea House, 1427 W 6th Ave., Spokane
This tea room is located in a historic home in Spokane's South Hill neighborhood. Being there truly feels like taking a step back in time, and the tea menu items are named after famous ladies like Marie Antoinette.
7. The Grey House Cafe, 1130 Bethel Ave., Port Orchard
This tea room is owned by a New York Times best-selling author, Debbie Macomber. Debbie has featured the tea room in her most popular book series, Cedar Cove. But the Grey House Café is locally famous for a different reason - the breakfast, lunch and High Tea, which is available by reservation only, are delightful.
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