Friday, February 19, 2010
Mrs Teapots Tearoom in Bellevue
Paula Gallo-Knight owns Mrs Teapots Tearoom, where she serves a light menu to go with a wide selection of (mostly) flavored black teas. She's serious about tea, using loose-leaf rather than teabags, in dozens of china teapots she has collected over the years. Her restaurant, open Tuesday - Saturday, has been in business almost 5 years on an interesting stretch of Fairfield Ave. in Bellevue. Her daughter also recently opened a cupcakes/cake shop just a few doors down from Mrs Teapots, so don't miss that if you are in Bellevue.
Until recently my only knowledge of Bellevue was Party Source, but the little burg has gotten a few new restaurants of note including Virgil's and Bellevue Bistro. There are antiques shops and a boutique or two, as well, making it an up and coming retail neighborhood in metro Cincinnati.
I'm writing about Mrs Teapots for the Cincinnati Enquirer's "Under $25" column which is likely to be published on 2/26, so I won't go into detail here about our experience at the tearoom.