Haven't been in a few years and suggested it as a perfect place for a lunch with several friends. It's a bit of truck from the east side of the city, but I have to figure out a way to come back more often. It was a lovely day so we were able to sit on the patio, which is just so charming. It's like Alice in Wonderland meets English Victorian meets Queen St. West. From the outside you would never suspect the visual treats in store for you or for that matter the perfectly executed menu which is immensely enjoyable just to read, as the selection of food and drinks both hot and cold are so creative. Beyond the patio is another room which is completely open to the outside in nice weather.
The lavender lemonade was delicious and the Bento box lunch is filled with truly delectable morsels. We decided to share a few of the amazingly decorated small cakes - they look like gift wrapped desserts and I should have bought some to take home!
The plates and cutlery are also part of the tea party experience with a beautiful selection of Asian and English patterns.
Service is excellent and the server took the time to explain the menu items and to take a group picture.
Can get there by street car but they are far enough west that it's easy to find street parking. Just be careful, the numbers on the south side of the street go up faster than the north side and I ended up grabbing a parking spot a few blocks too soon as it was easier to view the numbers on the drivers side than through the passenger window and I didn't have a helper in the car with me.
Lunch was about $40 including tip with a specialty drink with the Bento box, one of the more expensive items on the menu and dessert and tea. Excellent value.
It is a good idea to check hours before going to make sure they are open. For example, they will be closed a fair bit of August.
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