HIDDEN GEM: Lady Elegant's Tea Room & Shoppe

This cute little tea room is hidden away in the back of a shopping plaza off Carter Avenue in St. Paul.  You’ll have to look hard for a tiny sign that says Lady Elegant’s to find this place. Notice the tea room sign too? 

Make sure you make a reservation-it fills up fast for a small space. You walk into the gift shoppe first before the staff takes you to the tea room. It’s a classy and elegant setup. Check out the fancy looking china. 

I loved the spiced roobois chai tea. It was excellent, spicy, and floral tasting. Since it was a four course meal we started with Savory Potato Thyme soup-- a very smooth and creamy soup. The tea help cut the richness.

Among other appetizing treats, there are currant scones, chocolate brownies, cookies, and madeleines for tea time. I think started on the dessert first and not the sandwiches…oops! 

The bottom plate are the tea sandwiches-- egg salad chive on pumpernickel and broccoli bacon roulade. My favorite was the egg salad sandwich because the pumpernickel brought out the herbs in the egg salad. 

The waitress, the daughter of the owners, was super friendly. She helped us pick out the teas. The tea menu is so long you'll need to ask for recommendations! This is a great place to bring a bridal party or just spend the afternoon with your lady friends and get treated like queens. Enjoy!