It's Tea Time, Cleveland: The Macaron Tea Room
The Macaron Tea Room | 203 E Royalton Rd #114 | Broadview Heights, OH
Today’s entry is a guest post from my mom Kathy.
Located in a plaza on the northeast corner of Broadview Road and Route 82 in Broadview Heights, The Macaron Tea Room is a charming and elegant Victorian tea room. My daughter Julie and I have visited twice.
Decorated with chandeliers and white-linen tablecloths, you feel like you’ve stepped back in time into an authentic British tea room. Get this – they even have a selection of fascinator hats (like the ones worn at the Royal wedding) that you can wear to enhance your experience.
Food at the Macaron Tea Room is served on tiered, fine china dishes while the tea is served in decorative pots and cups. Each dish has a different design, which adds to its charm.
The sandwiches are made with the freshest of ingredients, and unlike any you would get at other restaurants – I’m talking cucumber with chive cream cheese, egg with garlic spread, ham and Ukraine cheese, and tuna salad, just to name a few. The pastries are an assortment of scones, tarts, biscuits, mini-cakes and, of course, macarons.
As far as tea, the selection is endless – there are over 50 choices, ranging from fruit teas, traditional black teas, white teas, and herbal and green teas. So many teas, so little time!
The stars of the show, though, are the macarons. The tea room has a bakery in the lobby with 27 different flavors. They are $2.50 each or 6 for $13.50.
A bit of a macaron conessieur myself (humble brag), I’ve tasted this delicacy in many different states and even took a class on how to make them – I can confidently say that The Macaron Tea Room has some of the best and largest offerings I’ve ever tried. I think pistachio is still my favorite, but salted caramel and any kind of chocolate combo are right up there too.
You may think the tea room is a bit pricey when you read the menu, but the quality and quantity of their offerings are impressive – we were full after our meals and brought some of the pastries home. You’re also paying for the ambiance, which is both distinctive and sophisticated.
The tea room is open Tuesday through Saturday. Hours of operation can be found online. Reservations are suggested.
I highly recommend a visit to the The Macaron Tea Room – it’s definitely worth treating yourself if you want a unique experience of feeling like you’re whisked back in time to an era where people took their time, relaxed through meals and enjoyed pleasant conversations. It’s also a great spot to connect with friends. And get this – they have a really cute gift shop! The next time you visit, tell them Kathy sent you.😄 Thanks for reading.
Coming Tuesday: We’ll check out R. Shea Brewing in downtown Akron.