Friday, July 28, 2017

Tonia's Victorian Tearoom

Today I met my dear friend, Lori, at Tonia's Victorian Tearoom in Rochester, MI.   A new owner acquired it in January of this year, and this was the first chance I've had to go there under new ownership.

The exterior looks pretty much the same, but the sign is new.

Since this was the first tearoom I visited after I became 'smitten with tea' in 1998, it is special.

Tonia has spruced up the interior from when Loretta owned it.

Our reservations were for noon.  When we arrived no one else was there, but by the time we left several had come.  The table below was perfect for us since Lori's favorite color is lavender.

The waitress took our tea order first.  I ordered Acai Pomegranate Blueberry Green Tea, and it was very good.  We each ordered our own tea which was $3.50 per pot.

Is there anything better than tea with a good friend?

I ordered Loretta's Chicken Pot Pie with Tarragon Cream Sauce, and it came with a Victorian Rose Side Salad with Pecans, Mandarin Oranges, Cranberries, and Raspberry Dressing.  It was very good.  The menu hasn't changed too much from when Loretta was the owner.

After we ate and had a nice long visit, I did a little shopping in the quaint downtown area. The temperature [high 70's] was perfect for going in and out of shops.  I didn't go home empty handed. I found two tops that were both half off, which means I now have to find something to go with them, but I'm up for the challenge.  

I'm going to a tea on Sunday, and had already purchased my navy blue and white hat, but I found some navy blue and white shoes to go with it, so I'm all set.  I'll definitely blog about the tea at the Taylor Conservatory next week.


  1. Oh this tea house sounds heavenly - I sure hope it fills up with people waiting - if we don't frequent these places they all go out of business.

    I think the prices there are awesome - and she actually uses proper china, unlike some places! Yay!!

  2. There's something very special about having tea in an old Victorian home.

  3. Wonderful tea time! I love your new clothes!

  4. I'm glad the new owner is keeping up the tea room tradition. Love your blue and white shoes!


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