We are a family that truly believes the saying. "Follow your heart." We started as "Grandma's Parlor in Frenchtown St. Charles, MO in 1993, as an antique shop. In 1996 we moved to Kimmswick, MO and added a Victorian tearoom in 1997. "Grandma's Parlor, LTD. and Tearoom" was located in the historic "Shad-Caldwell House" for close to a decade!
Driving through St. Louis one day, we came across our present location on Utah Street, which just happened to be for sale, and just happened to be another "historic" building, south of beautiful Tower Grove Park and the Botanical Gardens. In recent years, we had noticed more tearooms opening in the St. Louis area, but all a drive away from St. Louis City. So we thought, "Hmm...why not "The St. Louis Tearoom?"
Built in1926 as a corner neighborhood grocery store and confectionary, the corner of Utah Street and Roger Place had many faces over the years, as it was a soccer club, offices, and even a boarded-up building.
We have finished the restoration of the building, added a kitchen and restroom, extensively decorated, and now have the present beautiful tearoom and gift shop for guests to enjoy!
We want our guests to experience a bit of slower paced living with old fashioned charm and elegance. From exquisite antique china to our calico skirts, we have paid attention to each detail to make your visit memorable. Barb, our cook, will make sure that your lunch is extraordinary. We'll even read some heart-touching poetry or stories, if you have the time.
Please make a special place in your heart for "The St. Louis Tearoom," as we have a special place in ours for all our guests.
Blessings to you and yours!
Judy, Becky & Barb