Eat the Tea
Eat the Tea: 900 NE 20th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Two of us decided to go try this nice little place located off of the intracoastal waterway near Sunrise Blvd. We really did not know what to expect when we walked in. We use a local dry cleaner nearby, and drive past this little place all the time. We thought it was just a little tea shop and were going to stop one of these days to get some tea bags and maybe a new kettle. Then a few weeks ago some friends were in town and they mentioned that they had breakfast at Eat the Tea. I said “Breakfast? I thought it was a tea shop.” They explained to us that yes it has tea, but it also serves food. So we went to try it out for ourselves. We were impressed with the amount of teas they had to choose from. You can have everything from a traditional Earl Grey, to an edible tea. The one pictured is a hint of apple, cinnamon, and super fruits. It was the first time I have ever had a tea that you could eat and it was quite funny seeing me avoid swallowing the various components until my friend showed me that you actually eat the tea while drinking it. I will tell you that once I figured that out, it was amazing. The flavors just exploded in my mouth and added to the drinking of the tea. The other of us had a cup of freshly brewed coffee that he said was one of the best cups of coffee he ever had.
For our actual meals we had a Waffle with Strawberries and natural Maple Syrup. You could have gotten whipped cream on them as well, but I am not a fan of that. The waffle lacked flavor and the batter seemed to be made differently than what I am used to. Maybe it was supposed to be a healthier version because this restaurant is all about healthy eating. I also think they could give you more syrup with them as it was very dry to me. We also had an omelette with cheese and a Kale salad that included banana and strawberries. It was very fresh and tasted great. The salad had an interesting dressing on it that really brought out the flavor of the Kale. Most of the items on the menu are vegetarian in nature so if you are looking for a vegetarian restaurant, then this might be the place for you to go. It was not over expensive and we honestly did enjoy our meals.
Eat the Tea’s decor is also very interesting. It is a mix of different decors, eclectic pieces, artwork from local artists, and more. They are also in the process of creating some outdoor dining in the back on the water. The staff was very friendly and the owner even walked around talking to us and the other guests in the restaurant. This was a nice touch and really helped you learn about the place you were eating in and the love and care they put into their food and experience for diners.
Pricing: $ to $$ for Breakfast and Lunch only