The St. James Tearoom
320 Osuna Road NE, Building D • Albuquerque, NM 87107
There’s an oasis of tea tucked into the New Mexico desert. Since its opening in December 1999, The St. James Tearoom has provided Anglophiles with all the things they love about the motherland infused into a teatime setting that is more British than Britain. Mary Alice Higbie, a classically trained Japanese-porcelain painter, approached the idea of her tea business with an artistic spirit. She has watched the business expand and transform into the British wonder it is today, with individually styled nooks and parlor areas in which to enjoy afternoon tea. And while the menu at The St. James Tearoom may change monthly, the fare consistently remains delicious. The tearoom is open Tuesday through Sunday with multiple seating times available. Reservations are required and can be made online or by telephone.