The Royal Tea Room & Gift Shoppe
2719 South MacDill Avenue • Tampa, FL 33629 • 813-837-3000
The Royal Tea Room & Gift Shoppe is in a class all its own. The first tearoom of its kind in the Tampa Bay Area, this elegantly appointed venue, with an adjoining upscale boutique, which sells teawares, home décor, and other lovely gifts, has been in the same location since its opening in 1996. Owner Denise Winter has played the role of head chef since day one and takes great pride in the food she serves. Her cucumber tea sandwiches with herbed cream cheese are a year-round staple on her tea trays, which feature a tier each of scones, savories, and desserts. Traditional afternoon tea is served by reservation at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.