A Spot For Tea: A girly lunch spot for Oklahoma City [closed]
Please note: A Spot for Tea is no longer in business.
Dear Reader: the following review was written by my wife. Though it is posted under my name, I take no responsibility for its content and I adamantly deny that I have ever been to this restaurant.
As the wife of the creator of Oklahoma City’s shady restaurant series, you can imagine how often I have been pulled into strange, scary, and unsafe eateries. Sometimes I get tired of all these weird meat and cheese offerings and just want a pretty little sandwich on a non-disposable plate. A Spot For Tea offers just that. It’s a fancy little tea and lunch shop that a girl can go to and have a chance to eat real food. I am very happy that I found this place. Their slogan — “Bringing You Joy In a Teacup” — really sums my experience.
A Spot For Tea is a luncheon spot that also offers party hosting services like bridesmaid luncheons, receptions, and even little tea parties for moms and their little girls. They also have great food to accompany the fancy “fru fru” atmosphere. The food offerings include quiche, chicken salad, tuna salad, fruit salads, club sandwiches, croissants … you know, everything that my husband would label as “girly food.” Truth be told, he would probably really like the food here, even though he would never go in here (he just requested that I reinforce the fact that he adamantly denies ever eating here. So, there you have it). It’s sad that just because they don’t serve fried goat or squirrel, or whatever other weird thing he is always talking about, that he will miss out on fresh, unique, and yummy food. My sandwich came with a muffin accompanied by apricot butter and a frozen cranberry salad. Yum!
The story behind the start of this place is great. You can read all about it on their web site (which is actually pretty dynamic for a restaurant web site). The owners want this place to be the picture of hospitality, and for people to view it as a ministry as much as a restaurant. I plan on having a little dress-up party with my little girl and her little friends here soon. What a fun idea!
A lot of what you see here you can buy to take home for yourself — from the aprons the staff is wearing to many of the tea sets on display. I had the chance to walk around and look at things while Andrew drove across the street to get a mystery-meat kabob from that scary hookah bar he keeps talking about. A Spot for Tea really does have a neat set up that is a great setting for banquets, receptions, and parties.
I can’t wait to try more of their many teas. They had what appeared to be over a hundred different types of tea. You can purchase their teas by the ounce to take home and brew yourself. They also include directions on how to brew the perfect cup of tea. The food is great too, and I want to try more. I’m sorry I don’t have many adjectives to describe food. I mostly use the words “yummy” and “really yummy” to describe food. I don’t know all those fancy French terms my husband likes to throw around (he really doesn’t know what they mean either).
I hope you get the chance to try A Spot For Tea. If you have a little girl like I do, take her with you. It will be a special memory for both of you. If you have a husband like mine who is scared of “girly food,” send him across the street to eat kabobs and pita bread, or leave him at home and go enjoy one of the funnest and yummiest lunch spots in town.