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Best Tea Service Denver 2001 - Oak & Berries Tea Room at the Historic Holiday Chalet Bed & Breakfast

If it's not quite to grandmother's house you go, the Oak & Berries Tea Room is the next best thing. Better, in fact, if your relatives didn't live in the elegant, high-Victorian style of the lovely Holiday Chalet, a B&B as well as the best place in town for tea. Roxanne Mays, former manager of afternoon teas at the Brown Palace, is in charge here, and she sets out a lovely spread from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. The tea runs $17 a head and includes not only scones (want seconds? just ask) and savory tea sandwiches and pastries, but also your choice of two homemade soups. And then, of course, there's the tea -- which often includes a few interesting, international selections that Mays has discovered. Take your tea at one of the tables in the dining room, with its mismatched antique china, in a private room or, when the weather is nice, in the Holiday Chalet's beautiful garden, where Mays also offers tea parties for children.

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Roxanne Mays
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Oak & Berries Tearoom In the Museum of Minatures Dolls and Toys at 1880 Gaylord Street in Denver named Best Tea Service in Westword 2001 is still serving pipping hot, properly brew tea, assosrted savory tea sandwiches, light as air scones with clotted cream, lemon curd, berry preserves and decadent pastries. Oak & Berries Tearoom is the Best place to enjoy afternoon tea in the whimsical, quaint and cutural treasures of the Denver Museum of Minatures Dolls and Toys. A destination suited for the gathering of generations.

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