Taking Tea in Southeast Florida

The Tea Room At Cauley Square
12310 SW 224th Street
Miami, FL 33170
305-258-0044 tearoommiami.com

Cauley Square in South Miami has undergone several changes since its development in the early 1900s. Now, more than a century later, the 10-acre historical area is home to not only antiques shops, art galleries, and a two-story aviary, but also a charming tearoom.

Opened in 1974 by Martha Wade, the tearoom has seen several owners and even survived Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Veronica Gobin’s infatuation with the restaurant and the area inspired her to purchase the tearoom in 2014. “I was in love with the tearoom and Cauley Square for years,” Veronica says. “I knew it had the potential to be more than it was. It was an opportunity to bring a unique experience to guests.”

Under her purview, the tearoom soon became a labor of love as she worked to transform and revitalize it into a delightful and inviting place for guests to frequent. Customers can enjoy tea amid the Victorian-inspired décor in one of the six themed rooms, such as the Marie Antoinette Room, which is bedecked with chandeliers, or the Pipe Room, which is idyllic for a gentleman’s afternoon tea. Patrons may also enjoy teatime in the garden.

Adults can order one of three special tea services— which require reservations at least 24 hours in advance— ranging from $26 to $32 per person, each including an assortment of finger sandwiches, scones, two sweets, and a pot of tea. Children are welcome to enjoy afternoon tea with the whimsically named Nursery Tea for $15 per child, which offers a three-tiered tray of finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, scones, two sweets, and hot or iced tea, lemonade, or hot chocolate. Patrons have a wonderful selection of teas at their disposal, including a number of Nina’s Paris teas and a variety of house blends, such as the spice tea Veronica inherited from the original owner.

The Tea Room at Cauley Square is open 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For those without a reservation or just looking to enjoy a meal, the tearoom also offers a full menu of breakfast and lunch fare.