Explore the suburbs one elegant sip at a time.
Think tea time is a thing of the past? Think again. High tea is alive and well in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs. So, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a mother-daughter date, or just want to try something new while you’re touring, check out these popular spots.
#1. Chocolate Angel (Richardson)
Chocolate Angel combines Southern hospitality with Victorian-inspired decorations for a uniquely Texas high tea. Join your girlfriends for a lavish assortment of white chocolate cranberry scones, tea sandwiches, fresh fruit, chicken salad tartlets and more. Each course is paired with a loose-leaf tea that compliments the menu.
Once you’ve had your fill of tea and snacks, head across the street to Beaucoup Texas. This local boutique specializes in on-trend women’s clothing and unique home décor — perfect for when you’ve just moved to town and are still decorating your new space.
#2. Lavendou Bistro (Far North Dallas)
Ask a North Dallas local where to plan a tea party and they’ll point you to Lavendou Bistro. This bistro serves a French-style high tea in their exquisite dining room and on their shaded patio. You’ll start by selecting tea from a list that includes “Provencial Garden,” “Hibiscus aux Framboises” and “Namring Darjeeling.” As you start sipping your tea, your server will bring out a three-tiered tray complete with finger sandwiches, scones and tea bread. Celebrating? They also serve champagne and mimosas.
If you want to take a late afternoon stroll, Brentwood Park is close by. This leafy community park includes trails, a duck pond and a playground if you have littles with you.
#3. Heirloom Haul (Frisco)
This cheery, rose-colored tea room is every little girl’s dream. If you’re planning a mommy and me day, this is the place to go. Heirloom Haul offers both adult and kid tea service menus. While adults are treated to hot or iced teas, finger sandwiches, biscotti, fresh fruit and deviled eggs, kids enjoy lemonade or milk, PB&J, grilled cheese plus an assortment of desserts. And we can’t forget to mention that pearls and gloves are included for the kids. (How fun is that?)
And if your kids can’t get enough, they can even host their next birthday party at Heirloom Haul. They’ll feel like a princess while sipping lemonade out of a teacup with all of their best friends.
#4. The Rose Garden Tea Room (Arlington)
The Rose Garden Tea Room specializes in baby showers and bridal parties but locals love to book a table for any special occasion. Their house special tea — available hot or iced — is prepared from a blend of rose petals, vanilla and strawberry. A three-course high tea is served after 2 pm or you can order a dessert sampler to enjoy alongside your tea. The bright pink strawberry cake is especially delicious.
Throughout the year, the tea room feels like an elegant garden with fairy lights and florals artfully decorating the space. And during the holiday season, the tea room turns into a winter wonderland complete with dozens of Christmas trees.
#5. Edith’s French Bistro (Plano)
Edith’s French Bistro offers a traditional high tea experience for both kids and adults. Littles are treated to wild berry herbal hibiscus tea with a selection of petit sandwiches, scones, cake pops, chocolate-covered strawberries and other goodies. Adult tea service comes with a choice of premium teas plus petit sandwiches, blueberry mousse, scones, lemon chantilly tarts and more.
Keep exploring the area with a walk along The Boardwalk. Edith’s is one of a selection of waterfront eateries in Granite Park. As you stroll, you’ll pass spots like Fork & Fire and Blue Mesa Grill that you should keep in mind if you move to town.
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