Elise’s Tea Room was established in June 1996. She was inspired by her family’s desire to go have tea without going outside the city. As a child, Elise enjoyed having tea with her English grandmother as did her husband with his family. Both have been serving tea at home throughout their lives and with the advent of the tea room they have been able to share their love of having tea with others by serving guests at baby and bridal showers, birthday parties and little girls’ tea parties. Just one year after opening Elise introduced etiquette classes at the tea room in order to help guests feel more comfortable and confident in fine dining experience.
Over the years, Elise’s Tea Room has grown into a full-service restaurant. The Tea Room received the Gold Award from the Southern California Restaurant Writers for the past five seasons. Elise has been appointed to the Small Business Commission and awarded the Business Woman of the year in Washington D.C. Elise’s Tea Room is a proud member of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association. Elise is an executive chef receiving her certificate in Hotel Restaurant & Institutional Cooking and Baking & Chocolate from Long Beach Culinary institute and mentored by Cordon Bleu dining specialist Romain Bertein and pastry chef Pierre Jues.
With a large assortment of tea & gifts for sale, crystal chandeliers, art-adorned walls, a classically-frescoed ceiling, spacious seating, soothing traditional music, comfortable furnishings, ample parking and nearby freeway access, Elise’s Tea Room is the perfect place to celebrate your next special event. Elise, her family and staff look forward to serving you and invite you to join them at the tea room, where tea warms the heart.
Owner- Elise Benavidez