We are a small tea room in downtown historical Vancouver Washington USA. We bake up fresh scones every morning and offer over 100 varieties of loose leaf tea. Tea is served in beautiful teapots or sold in 2 ounce increments to go. Our shop is filled with whimsical gifts that add the beauty and atmosphere.
The local McSteven's factory has churned out calendar-spanning holiday cheer with cocoa, cider, and other gourmet drink mixes for 30 years, earning a feature in the Columbian. Autumn-inspired flavors flood tins of Snoopy's harvest-spice cocoa mix ($7.95), each of which serves six imbibers or an infinite number of cartoon children with a chocolaty sip endorsed by the Peanuts gang. Breathe new life into floundering bashes with Tiki Drinks lime-margarita mix ($5.95) or a college-themed hot chocolate cloaked in colors to match the uniforms of champion football teams ($7.95 each). Caramel-apple cider ($7.95) warms fingers after jumping through piles of leaves or competing in hide-and-seek matches against scarecrows.
Amid the wafting aromas of the onsite espresso bar, Ambiance Tan’s staff glazes epidermal layers in a natural-looking bronze sheen without the use of UV rays. The staff caters to personal comfort by partnering female technicians with female clients, and male or female technicians for male clients based on the client's preference. Customers stand in a private room as one of the team members coats corporeal forms with a sun-kissed hue using airbrush methods. After attaining their new glow, guests can visit the espresso bar and grab an iced coffee, flavored tea, or biscotti.
The cozy Pyramid Cafe specializes in authentic Turkish coffee and a range of teas and sodas to satisfy caffeine cravings. A single punch on the 10-punch card nets imbibers up to $4 worth of drinks, including a 20-ounce cup of Turkish coffee ($4), made from super-finely ground beans that impart steaming cups with thick texture and strong flavor. A 20-ounce chai latte ($3.50) mixes spiced tea and milk for a gentler, tastier buzz than high-octane battery acid. Italian soda ($3.75 for 20 ounces) tickles tongues with effervescent sweetness while placating fractious sweet teeth left bitter by too much black coffee. Sip a drink in the 1,700-square-foot café, complete with a second-story loft for quiet reading, relaxation, and reminding uppity gravity that there are ways around its stringent laws.
The friendly and dedicated baristas at Mugs Coffee Company grind and brew each cup of their organic and fair-trade coffee to the customer's order. Perfect foam mustaches to round out food-based disguises with the traditional cappuccino—6 ounces of Italian-style espresso topped with steamed milk ($2.50), or sweeten up sips with the Con Panna, an espresso adorned with homemade whipped cream ($1.95). A Frappe Freeze hosts a chilly meeting of the minds for espresso, milk, and ice ($3.20+), and Philip's Perfect Chai marries spicy and sweet in a steamy ceremony ($2.95+). Bathe tongues in nostalgia with a glass of real apple cider ($1.95+), or restructure stomach pyramids with the Aztec Mocha, a spicy Mexican delight ($3.15+).
Tropical Smoothie Café's wholesome smoothies are filled to the gills with fresh fruit, juices, yogurt, chocolate, nuts, and healthful supplements, minimizing the crushing guilt of dessert consumption to a soft heartbeat emanating from the floorboards. Puréed potions such as Pomegranate Plunge (pomegranate, banana, strawberries, cranberry, $4.99) are stuffed with super fruit, and low-fat options, such as Mango Magic (mango, pineapples, non-fat yogurt, $4.29), trick gullible taste buds into believing that they are traversing a candy factory full of whipped-cream lollipops. Supercharged smoothies are stocked with a healthy dose of supplements, such as the Kiwi Citrus Green Tea's antioxidant-laden matcha charge or the Muscle Blaster's whey or soy protein ($4.89 each). Individual supplements can also be added to any other smoothie ($0.49 extra), boosting its magic points by +10.