A Spot For Tea: A girly lunch spot for Oklahoma City [closed]

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A Spot For Tea is located at 3812 N. MacArthur Blvd in Warr Acres (map). Visit their website or call them at 405-720-2765.

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.

Thank you,

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

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.

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This article was posted by Andrew Littleton on Monday, February 25th, 2008. It is filed under:

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  • Charlene C. Imholz says:
    February 25th, 2008 at 1:59 pm   

    I consider Andrew a master of wit combined with a Honest Abe’s approach to real food versus mass production “chain” restaurants. Now he adds the girly approach (via his wife) to those who rather live in a safety net with a spot of yummy tea. To the readers this offers a wider range of choices depending upon mood of the day. I love it! I hope these two throw caution to the wind and continue to rescue the public from the “chains” of boredom. Congratulations!

  • OkPete says:
    February 26th, 2008 at 10:19 am   

    Andrew, you doth protest too much! I just don’t believe it.

    Assuming your wife’s identity to review a ‘girly’ restaurant that you favor is all too transparent.

    But maybe this is your indirect ploy to get us, the readership, to hear the cries for help from your suppressed feminine side.

    Andrew, we recognize your femininity! Rejoice!

  • Andrew says:
    February 26th, 2008 at 10:19 pm   

    OkPete, I have nothing to prove. Although, your comment does give me a sudden craving for bad hot wings and cheap beer. Weird.

  • Dad says:
    March 4th, 2008 at 9:58 pm   

    I love your website. I’m proud to see you branching out and trying new kinds of food. Uh, I mean, I’m glad you let Haley write a review for you. There’s a new Cajun restaurant here in Whites Creek. You should branch out and do reviews in other states… (bring the kids)

  • Roger says:
    March 5th, 2008 at 8:25 am   

    “Haley” did a great job on this review. My girls would probably enjoy a place like that. I can’t wait to come to the city and try out some the shady restaurants that you reccommend. Good job Andrew, I mean “Haley”.

  • Sarah says:
    March 8th, 2008 at 10:49 pm   

    Haley, just be careful and don’t burn your girls out on tea rooms and girly food. My mom did with me and now I’m writing a book titled “I Hope There Are No Tearooms in Heaven”. Let ‘em have a Bunny’s onion burger every once in a while! :)

  • Tim says:
    May 28th, 2008 at 2:47 pm   

    I took my mom and my wife for a special mother’s day treat. I tried to view everything through the “tea room” lens, yet I still found it to be average.

    The atmosphere is not nearly as “quaint” as I would expect in a tearoom. Rather, it is huge, nay cavernous, inside with rows of tables lined up like a cafeteria.

    I had chicken salad and thought it was average. A little too bland. Nothing to be excited about.

    I will say the iced tea was very good and they do offer a huge selection of hot teas which is cool. The muffins (served with every meal) are also really good, though I can’t believe I just typed the word “muffins.”

    I can see the draw for large groups of ladies or dress-up parties for little girls, but as a place for lunch, even for those fond of all things dainty, I think you could probably find better.

  • Casey says:
    September 30th, 2008 at 8:54 am   

    My husband and I loved A Spot for Tea…although my husband, like Andrew, would probably deny that he had been there. It was a bit too “pink and frilly” for him. However, the service was great and the food and tea were equally delicious. Their tea selection was magnificent and I’m excited to say that I just found out that they will be rolling out their fall line of teas including pumpkin spice…YUM! This would be a great place for a nice lunch, get-together with the girls or to host a tea party. Baby showers here would be so cute!

  • Katie says:
    December 10th, 2008 at 12:08 pm   

    I am with Sarah on this one – my folks love tea rooms. We always had to go to Alicia’s Tea Roomw when they came to visit from Michigan. They DID have some good daily dishes. I am just not a big fan or sandwiches and fruity teas. We are having a work lunch here tomorrow for a retirement party (all ladies) so I will review later!

  • No Longer A Fan says:
    March 1st, 2010 at 2:51 pm   

    That place is junky and over-rated.

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