a victorian tea house.
After moving out of LA County, I wanted to explore and see if there was any tea rooms around Claremont and La Verne. Surprisingly, there's only 3 that I know so far including Two A Tea. One day, Steph and I made reservations to a tea house before starting our day of thrifting and catching up. I came across Barbara's Victorian Tea house. I recommend making reservations 2-3 weeks in advance as it's hard to book something the week of. It was my first time going there and I already loved that it was an actual house vs. a tea room in a plaza.
The house was built 125 years ago, and the tea house has been around over 10 years. I was so in love with the long porch in the front. We had the traditional 3-4 course with the salad, scones, and sandwiches. After tea, we went upstairs as they had an antique shop and different rooms had various items. It was hard to just pick one thing, so I left the antique section empty handed (for now). I love how festive it is, and i'm hoping to make reservations soon and spent crisps afternoons here.