Tranquility Tea Room in Thousand Oaks, California

This week’s theme is Tea Venues. This is a previous post but I wanted to share it during this weeks Tea Blogathon theme since it’s about a Tea Room that I’ve experienced and recommend.

Oh what a delightful haven we found for Tea in Thousand Oaks. Willow and I had reservations for a mini tea on Wednesday Afternoon. We arrived at Tranquility Tea Room which is in an office space on the 2nd floor of a building set back off of Thousand Oaks Blvd. When we opened the door we were delighted with what we saw.

 

Lots of China, Antique furniture, Lace, hats, fresh flowers, and tea accessories.

 

We chose our table and settled in for a lovely time.

 

Willow decided it was OK if I took a photo of her at our table.

 

We enjoyed looking at so many pretty things and then our food started arriving.

 

Aprils menu included Blueberries ‘n Cream Scones, Orange laced Mini Swirled Scones with their homemade lemon curd and Tranquility cream. Then there was a choice of Gourmet Tea Sandwiches. I chose the Cucumber a la Provencale and Caramel Apple Brie with Pecans. Willow chose the Caramel Apple Brie and the Chicken-Almond Salad. For dessert I chose the Lemon cheesecake triangle and Willow chose the Strawberry Tart. It was all very fresh and tasty! The touch of fresh flowers that adorned the food and plates added such a visual treat. We found out that Candra’s mother does the flowers for her. Oh who’s Candra?

We met Sue (who graciously served us) and Candra (on the right). Candra owns and operates the Tea Room. We had a nice long conversation about Tea rooms and ministry. Here’s something I copied from her website about her and the Tea Room.

Tranquility Baking and Tea Room
Seven years ago, Candra Coogan began a baking business with a desire to help a local charity. She began delivering cheesecakes dressed in Victorian attire and donated 10% of her sales. Her business grew into a successful catering and baking business specializing in tea parties, and in December she took the next step, opening Tranquility Tea Room on Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

Tranquility Baking Company was created in order to help support a special recovery program
for homeless Moms, The Lighthouse Women and Children’s Mission located in Oxnard, California.
We currently support the Lighthouse Women’s Shelter through monetary donations and other types of support.

What a wonderful ministry. They have a vision to move this tea room into a Victorian house in the Ventura/Oxnard area. That would be such an ideal setting. Thank you Sue and Candra for your wonderful hospitality and your heart for service to the community. Can’t end the post without one more collage of the fun things around the tea-room.

 

We highly recommend the Tranquility Tea Room to anyone who loves Tea in a comfortable, beautiful setting, with expertly created delicious delicacies. Can you tell I was impressed!

“Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.”
Chaim Potok

For more Tea Rooms and Ventures visit LaTeDah at Gracious Hospitality.

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and they have blacked them all out. I’m slowly working at restoring my posts without their help. Such a tiresome bother!

29 thoughts on “Tranquility Tea Room in Thousand Oaks, California

  1. That sounds like a perfectly delightful afternoon! Food for the body and for the soul. Sweet picture of willow too.

    But where were your fancy hats?

    Rinda and I have an idea to set up a little tea party on the icebergs and take a photo for these tea posts. 🙂

    The ice is melting so fast though. I’m not sure we’ll get out in time.

  2. After your kind comment on my Sky watch I came to find you…
    When we just list our-selves for a meme, & go visiting no further we miss so much.
    You have a lovely blog, will be back!

    Best wishes
    Blue

  3. O my!! Your pictures are beautiful and of course I wonder who picked the blue tea pot to be used for such an amazing afternoon!? Ideal doesn’t begin to describe such a tea room!! I’ll be right down for tea, next time!
    I feel as if I have celebrated the day with you this time!

  4. Extraordinary! I use to visit a Tea Room when I lived in Florida. There’s just something so simple and wonderful about enjoying Proper Tea, scones and tiny sandwiches!

    Wonderful post, Ellen!

  5. What a lovely place to stop for a while! And–What a great ministry!

    I appreciate you coming by my place. I’m trying to get back in the swing of blogging regularly. I’ll be back up to speed before long.

  6. wow, that tea room sounds wonderful. You got some great pics there too! Thanks for sharing. This is so on my to do list next time I’m in the area.

  7. Well, that settles it! I am going to have to gather up two or three of my tea-loving friends and take a day trip to Thousand Oaks, to enjoy tea and help support the ministry of that wonderful tea room, and also see the Gardens of the World.

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this tea room. My friends and I are always on the look out for a new tea room to visit. the menu is delightful!

  9. Tranquility is the perfect name for such a lovely tea room! I love their use of fresh flowers, not only for floral arrangements, but for sprinkling around the table, garnishing foods, and tucking into food on a plate. Everything looks so cozy and comfortable — elegant yet welcoming. Thank you so much for sharing! I think this week’s topic is harder than most — so I’m especially glad you joined in!

    LaTeaDah

  10. You have beautiful photos, a beautiful story, and to make it really “neat” for me, Thousand Oaks is my old home town! I’m sure we never had anything as special as a TeaRoom when I lived there.

  11. Hi Ellen,
    What a beautiful tea room and a great story. It just goes to show that when we honor the Lord with all our heart He gives us the desires of our hearts. What a wonderful woman to start a business for the reason she did. I’m sure many other womens lives have been blessed as a result. Great post! Thank you! I may just have to pop over to Thousand Oaks for Tea.

  12. I’ve so enjoyed seeing all the pictures taken at Willow. It looks so feminine and charming. The owner is such a pretty lady, too, and a peach for allowing you to take a photo.

    This sounds like a wonderful outreach and one that blesses so many!

  13. How lovely. Everything is sooo beautiful. I love the addition of the fresh flowers to the plates too. What I loved most was the story about Candra. Thank you for sharing.

  14. It must be quite labor instensive to keep such an elaborate decor. However, that makes it such a delight to visit and to enjoy conversation over tea and accompaniments. Thanks for sharing with so many nice photos.

  15. What a wonderful ministry and what a blessing that you and Willow were to be a part of it by going there! Thanks for this heartwarming post!

  16. We have had the greatest time at Tranquility. Every thing gives peace and happiness to all who have attended with me. Sue and Candra are the greatest. Thanks for this great place to bring friends.

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