Stopped into this place for lunch while touring the area. It was super packed, but enjoyable. They had a nice menu ranging from Chinese to Japanese (bento boxes!) to english type teatime deserts. They had many different types of teas and a tea shop next door. I tried the World Peace tisane. Very Pepperminty!
I love frequenting this place as I would a coffee shop, but it doesn’t have that overwhelming scent of burnt coffee. You can find a cozy nook here to sip tea and snack on pastries for hours. The versatility of this place can be seen in the clientele which varies from the downtown business lunch crowd, students using wifi, mature tea and wine lovers, brunch enthusiasts, the “First Friday” partyers, and I even saw a bridal shower here once. My favorite part of this place is the shelf of assorted tea cups to choose from. They have a decent loose leaf tea selection, but it seems limited to The Republic of Tea.