Drinking tea, like catching the driver next to you singing Celine Dion or eating a jar of baconnaise, can be a quietly satisfying experience. Sip on a simple joy with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Icelandic fare and drinks at Amma’s Tearoom & Gift Shop in Gilmi.
A traditional Icelandic eatery, Amma’s Tearoom sates the howls of hungry stomachs with multifarious breakfast and lunch menus. Morningtime munchers spelunk through the maple-granola- and vanilla-yogurt-strata of the yogurt parfait, whom the Queen personally crowned with a Saskatoon berry topping ($5.75), and the crust-less quiche of the day ($8.99) delights noontime noshers with a meal free of cumbersome border laws. The Icelandic sampler plate ($10.99) whisks mouths away on a Nordic nibble-fest, as the platter includes an open-faced rullupylsa (seasoned lamb) sandwich, skyr (Icelandic yogurt), brown-sugar-laced ponnukokur (Icelandic crepes), and a slice of multi-layered vinaterta torte filled with prunes and cardamom. Practice lifting pinkie weights during the Fjallkona cream tea for two served after 2:30 p.m. ($16.99), and, for a sugary epilogue, Amma’s dessert menu dazzles sweet teeth with a decadent roster of toothsome treats. Take tea in Amma’s warm and inviting dining room festooned with arts and crafts, or partake in alfresco feeding frenzies in the outside seating area.
Amma's Tearoom & Gift Shop
Amma, meaning "grandmother" in Icelandic, embodies the welcoming spirit of this tearoom, where visitors should always feel like family. Amma's chefs serve up a classic menu of teatime fare in the afternoon, preparing finger sandwiches, quiche, and pots of loose-leaf tea. These leisurely meals end with a sampling of homemade desserts, such as apple pie, multilayered red velvet cake, and indulgent turtle cheesecake.
94 1st Ave.
Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B1