Dress up in your finest fascinator or party dress for an afternoon at the Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room in Pasadena. Located at the Huntington, known for its library of rare books and manuscripts, art collections, and botanical gardens, the tea room is framed by winding paths lined with roses. The children’s tea service gives the traditional British afternoon snack a nice California twist. Along with decaffeinated tea, kids can nosh on sandwiches filled with Nutella; grilled ham and Swiss; or peanut butter and raspberry preserves. Next up is a course of Fire Ants on a Log (celery with peanut butter and dried cranberries), followed by berries, homemade scones and crumpets, and an assortment of petite desserts. For more kid-friendly treats, check out the Red Car coffee shop, which carries ice creams from Fosselman’s, the old-school ice cream parlor in nearby Alhambra.
The Huntington – Dining