Tea rooms were at their peak in the 1920s and still around in the 1930s and 1940s. After that time tea rooms only survived in the department stores and now luxury hotels. They were know for serving a lighter fare, but included everything from salad, soups, chicken, pastries, toast, etc. But they specialized in preparing a few simple dishes well and kept there menus short. They were decorated from lavish to quaint and were styled like Europe and Asia tea rooms.
Tea rooms were operated mostly by young women who disliked their city jobs. But one of the most important facts about tea rooms were they brought women out into society and was a place to discuss art, politics, and current events. It was a place to go before work and after work with your family.
Serenitea offers some of the same aspects of those vintage tea rooms
We serve a vintage style menu for breakfast and lunch. Our loose leaf tea is served in eclectic tea cups and saucers. And we specialize in Afternoon Tea. And most importantly we offer a place to relax or to discuss the day events.
We have expanded with extra room for your parties. We also have a special gift show where we are an authorized dealer of Le Creuset Cookware and Wusthof Knives.
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Friday - 8:30 to 5:00
Saturday - 8:30 to 6:30
Sunday - 10:00 to 5:00
Address: 1046 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60302