Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Visiting Sweet Shalom Tea Room

After much perseverance [seven years to be exact], Sweet Shalom Tea Room  in Sylvania, Ohio finally moved into its own place, and what a beautiful place it is! 

The 140 year old farm house was enlarged and remodeled in Queen Anne style in the late 1800's.  The gazebo porch was added in 1920.  In 1999, the house was saved from demolition and moved to its current site when the Kruse & Velasquez families purchased it and restored it to its original beauty.  

Owners, Chris Kruse and Sara Velasquez are pictured below, but running the tea room is a family affair.  Chris' son, Ethan is in charge of brewing the tea, and Sara's daughter, Libby,  a culinary school graduate, is the tea room's chef.

My girlfriend, Sandy, and I enjoying Afternoon Tea at Sweet Shalom.

A yummy, unique pinwheel scone. 

No one ever leaves Sweet Shalom hungry, and the food is always presented so artistically!

Tiered server with sandwiches and desserts.


I returned again in 2006 for a Jane Austen tea, in 2007 for a Tasha Tudor tea, and in 2009 for the theme,  "Tea, the Jewel of India."   I'm long overdue for a return visit, and will have to call for a reservation soon!    I highly recommend this tea room.


  1. What a special time you must have had at this historic tea room. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Chris and Sara have a lovely tea room. The monthly themes are so unique. Thank you for sharing.
    Sips and Smiles,

  3. What a gorgeous setting for your tea! So glad to know this place was saved from demolition and now able to provide such happy tea times!

  4. It looks wonderful. Love seeing the house and Chris and Sara too.

  5. I would love to visit here as i carry their tea book in my store and know they are very gifted!


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