I'd been hearing Annabelle's Tea Room in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada was a lovely tea room, so my girlfriend and I made reservations for June 9th at 12:30 p.m. It was just 53 miles, by way of Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. It was a beautiful day for a tea outing.
One look at the exterior of the tea room told me I hadn't been led astray. It was everything I had heard and more. There was a lovely, very British, gift shop at the front of the tea room with blue and white china pieces to die for!
~ Lots of loose tea selections for sale. ~
~ Stairway to the tea room. ~
Fresh flowers, white linen tablecloth, monogrammed linen napkins, and vintage silver plate cutlery assured us this was an upscale tea room!
Linda and I both chose Annabelle's Paradise Jasmine Tea - One of their signature blends.
The tea was excellent and I loved the Johnson Brother's Old British Castles transferware. It made the tea taste even better!
Colleen was our wonderful server. She told us Annabelle's opened in 2005.
~ Window in the tea room that faced the gift/retail area. ~
The menu was lovely. We decided on the Quiche du jour which happened to be Asparagus and Cheddar Cheese.
~ Our meal began with a delicious Cauliflower/Basil/Potato Soup. ~
~ Followed by a wonderful salad and slice of Quiche. ~
Then Colleen came with the dessert menu. We decided to splurge on the Sticky Toffee Pudding. It was divine!
Notice the monogrammed 'A' at the top of the decadent cake and ice cream. It was a fabulous dessert. I don't know how the tea room existed for 11 years without me just recently discovering it! But I'll definitely be returning.
~ Linda and Me ~
It was a lovely afternoon, until we discovered the GPS on a US i-phone plan doesn't work in Canada without a dandy fee! There was a brief moment of panic, but it was needless because Linda remembered all the curves and turns that were necessary to get us back to the Ambassador Bridge without getting lost.