On a sizzling summer day, the Beehive Tea Room offers cool respite back in its vintage Willow Room�a little parlor arranged with overstuffed chairs and low tables. The lamplight is soft, the mural on the wall is vague and dreamy and, frankly, the room makes a lovely hideaway. Red Chinese bookshelves, as well as selections of red- and green-covered hardbound books arranged in the small “study,” are like eye candy for writers who are known to hang out in cafes and procrastinate. Teas are, of course, a highlight at Beehive. Loose leaf, properly steeped in individual pots, the Beehive offers a full selection�from a heady chocolate mint to delicate mint verbena. Coffee, chai, hot chocolate, and Italian sodas are also available, not to mention locally-brewed beer�as are indulgent cakes and other goodies brought in from local bakers. You can also reserve space in advance and throw a full-on afternoon tea party complete with scones, Devonshire cream and more. For a real treat though, try the terrific tuna sandwich. It’s a generous serving of chunky albacore tuna salad with Dijon mustard, crisp romaine, a bright slice of tomato and always best on whole-grain bread.
Dining/club deals may be available for this establishment at the CW Store here.