While we were in Knoxville, TN visiting Dave's family over Christmas, there was one place I wanted to try that I'd come across online. Apple Cake Tea Room sounded like my kinda place when I read the reviews and saw a few pictures...and I wasn't disappointed. We took Dave's little sister with us for an afternoon of shopping and ended up here. It's this adorable restaurant inside a log cabin looking building, decorated like an adorable antique shop with quilts on the walls and dim lighting.
The tea was delicioussss...and that's an understatement. Dave and I had the Friendship Tea, we probably should have shared one, but we didn't know it came out in a kettle for each person! I wish I could have taken some of the tea home and brew some on a daily basis. It was this wonderful apple tea with cinnamon and a bit of sweetness. Perfection.
We split the Apple Cake between the three of us, it was so much better than I was expecting. I guess because I was imagining more of an apple pie type dessert, which isn't my thing, but it was soooo good. Dave's not even a big dessert person and he went on and on about how good it was...
I can't comment on the lunch menu, since we just went for tea and dessert, but if you're looking for a fun spot to have an afternoon out with some girlfriends or even a tea party for older little girls, this is the place. I wish we had one here!
If you live in Knoxville (or travel there)...have you been? I had no idea East Tennessee had such little treasures as this place. Where should I go next time we're in town visiting family? Let me know in the comments!