5299 Valleydale Road, Inverness Corners
European-style tea salon and lunch restaurant. Antique tables, fresh flowers, custom-blended tea, homemade sandwiches, quiches and desserts. A 2006 City Scene review said, "Miss Rosemarie and her special teas are just delightful," and gave high marks to roasted garlic soup, apple and blue cheese quiche, lemon bars, chicken salad, egg alad, tuna salad with capers, pear and cream cheese tea sandwiches, espresso brownie, with the only complaint being that some of the portions could have been larger. Named a "hidden gem of dining" in Birmingham News City Scene, March 2009, which says, "European elegance gets a dose of Southern charm in this quaint tearoom ... don't leave without trying the chicken salad on wheat." Now serving dinner on Thursday and Friday nights from 6-8 p.m., with items such as shrimp and grits, crab cakes, spinach-stuffed chicken breasts, chicken or crab crepes, Island chicken salad, and a steak special each week.