Design references include a 1920’s piano bar, old Indian Hotels (as in the country India all you people on the prairies – I’m sure every one of you guys thought I was referring to Canada’s natives!), and of course – Britain.
I was there on an off time (you can see the place is empty) but I have heard it can get a bit crowded and chaotic which I would assume is just a few wrinkles they need to iron out.
Overall, very cool and a great place to hang out.
Please note they are only open Friday – Sunday 11 – 7 for now with plans to add Thursday in the future.
Cardinal Tea Room, 5326 St-Laurent, 514-903-2877
Decor: Amazing – from the retro lamps right down to the souvenir spoons.
Price: Honestly I didn’t pay that much attention – I mean it’s tea. You can see a photo of the menu above.
Service: Well, I was nearly the only one there so can’t really comment much.
Food: Very good – it works well with the tea.
Good for: Tea lovers, hanging out, soaking in the decor.
Baby friendly: OK – so to get to this second level location there is a pretty narrow and steep staircase. If you could schlep the stroller up there (def a two person job) the actual space is very airy. I have no idea what the toilets look like.