What better way to celebrate my birthday month than with an afternoon tea party? Anyone that reallys know me, knows I’m completely obsessed with it! (Sidenote: I refer specifically to afternoon tea, not high tea, which is totally different!) I have a friend that has to try pho in every city she travels to – for me, I have to try afternoon tea in every city! Unfortunately there are not too many places in Orange County to enjoy this experience. Although, I promise to do a post later about what we do have!
Back to the party…I’ve been looking forward to my birthday month for awhile but then the holidays happened, my daughter’s birthday, Lunar New Year, upcoming bathroom renovation, trip planning and the dreaded tax season. All of a sudden my birthday was the last thing I cared about. I actually didn’t want to do anything anymore but Papa Bear encouraged me to do something special. So we did. And I loved it! We chose The Tea House on Los Rios in San Juan Capistrano. It’s this quaint house in the Los Rios Historic District. We booked a private room for an afternoon tea buffet. Private events are 2 hours and you can choose from a variety of set menus. They also accommodate special diets which is amazing! The restaurant has a small on-site lot but there is additional parking in the dirt lot down the street, the Train Depot and Parking Structure (by the Regency) and the other dirt lot by Los Rios Historic Park. It has 2 single bathrooms, a wrap around porch with seating and outdoor seating as well. They also do themed menus throughout the year. It’s really a great spot to catch up with friends or for special celebrations.
The Tea House on Los Rios
31731 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675