Four Friends Tea Room
3816 E. Broadway Street • Pearland, TX 77581
281-485-6484 • fourfriendstearoom.com
In a small house in Pearland, just south of Houston, Four Friends Tea Room brings the charm of homemade fare to afternoon tea. A fortuitous visit to the tearoom for some of its prized pumpkin bread in 2013 spurred Sherrill Kirby to purchase the venue when she learned it was for sale. Sherrill and her two sisters, Esther Robbins and Joy Mutepfa, still serve bread made from that same recipe, along with a myriad of savories and sweets. “We bought it as a family,” Sherrill says, “and it’s definitely a family restaurant. We have a friendly staff that love people, and we love what we’re doing.”
While served in delicate and beautiful china, teatime at Four Friends Tea Room is a homey, pleasant experience for patrons. Guests can opt for afternoon tea for $12, which includes a pot of tea, three finger sandwiches, and a dessert, or high tea, which adds a cup of soup and a salad, for $20. While the pumpkin bread is a definite favorite, the tearoom’s tomato-basil soup and egg salad are two of the most popular savory options on the menu.
Desserts are a must, though, when one visits Four Friends Tea Room, Sherrill says. “They are homemade and the best desserts you will ever taste.” Guests select from a tray laden with a wide array that rotates daily and can range from slices of chocolate sheet cake to lemon bars.
Among the more-than-a-dozen loose-leaf options of teas, the Four Friends Spice Tea, served year-round, is a particularly delightful brew especially during the holiday season. “Even people who don’t like tea enjoy our house tea,” Sherrill says.
Four Friends Tea Room is open for afternoon tea or lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.