Where: The Redlands, Miami, Florida Style: Classic charming teahouse Tea Selection: 24+ loose leaf teas Teatimes: Tuesday to Friday, 11 to 4; Saturday to Sunday, 9 to 5 Reservations: 24-hour notice Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: $33 Royal Tea; $30 High Tea; $30 Vegetarian High Tea; $27 Afternoon Tea; $15 Nursery Tea Destination Tea Tips: Leave time to explore Cauley Square’s cottage shops and galleries, and snap some group portraits in the garden courtyard across the street.
Destination Tea Notes: We say The Tea Room at Cauley Square needs to be on everyone’s destination tea bucket list. What a delightful treat to come to afternoon tea at this quintessential teahouse that checks all our boxes: homemade food that is so yummy, quality teas in many varieties and flavors, top-notch customer service, reasonable pricing, and beautiful china and ambiance. To make us feel even more regal, it’s our first time taking tea surrounded by peacocks!
Originally developed by produce shipper William Cauley in the early 20th century, Cauley Square is a historic railroad village in South Miami-Dade’s agricultural district, “The Redlands.” Devastated by the 1926 Miami Hurricane and following Great Depression, Cauley Square’s buildings were saved from demolition in the ’50s by an interior designer. She began restoring the village cottages and brought in additional handcrafted pioneer houses from the surrounding Redlands area, to house new restaurants and shops. The Tea Room Restaurant opened in 1979, and has since switched hands several times, now owned by Veronica Gobin, who carefully refreshed the furniture, paint, floors and landscaping. You may have to plan several return visits here, not only to experience the various tea menus, but also to take tea in the shaded front garden and each of the themed tea rooms inside.