He doesn’t get much time for lunch so he usually packs but sometimes I’ll go visit and try and grab a bite quick with him. We’ve seen the Nela Tea Room / Bread & Pastry Cafe and decided to check it out…
Once you’re inside – you’ll notice the abundance of pastries! They have so many – some are Mediterranean inspired while others are very standard. I was definitely trying something!
Nela is a tea room – while they don’t have a full website so I can’t give you many details – they do have some pics on their Facebook page. Oh and they have more pastries…
Nela – as you might guess by the name – makes a lot of fresh breads. We decided to try our lunches before buying a bunch of pastries and breads but they did look good.
Here’s a quick shot of their menu since it’s not online. There’s a heavy Greek influence in addition to smoothies, coffee and their tea room experience.
Larry just wanted a simple turkey sandwich – no mayo. The bread was their fresh made bread. Larry loved this sandwich and for the bargain price of $3.60 – you can’t pass it up! We also got a couple of breadsticks (75 cents each) – so hubby had lots of fresh bread to try. 🙂
I went for the large Greek Salad ($4.40) which had tomato, olive, cucumber, Greek dressing and a small dolma (stuffed collard green/grape leaf). The menu says feta but there wasn’t any on my salad. It was an okay salad but I think it would have benefited from more toppings – including the feta. I would also like the option of adding grilled chicken to it. I’m not big on a sandwich – so the with the lunch menu being so small – having a salad with protein would be good. The dolma was pretty good but it might have been good a little warm.
Oh the best part was the bread! They gave me a few slices of the warm toasted bread like Larry had his sandwich made out of. It was really good – I’d love that with a little butter! I’m a sucker for toast really – simple but true.
I had to try something from the pastry cases and Larry wanted to try the Tiramisu. We asked if it had eggs and they said no – which surprised me – but we went with it. So after a couple of bites – I told Larry to stop eating it. He had a couple more bites – and then stopped. I happily finished it – and it was absolutely delicious. Not a lot of coffee flavor but a little bit and seriously – it’s delicious! I wish I had some now…like a pan of it.
That said – I had to make a drug store run and get him allergy medication. I knew there had to be eggs in it.
Why Should You Go? Although our experience wasn’t perfect – there are definitely highlights worth revisiting. Larry likes the sandwiches so he’ll definitely be back. He also likes stuffed cabbage so I think he’ll try that. The bread was delicious for sure. I also will be back for the pastries! So delicious! And if you’re in the market for a tea party – check them out!