Paris in a Cup

Paris in a Cup

Oct 10, 2015

A boutique and tearoom worthy of the most iconic streets of the City of Lights

We have a theory that almost everything is better when it’s French. Cheryl Turner knows it and her shop, Paris in a Cup, proves it.

003parisP004parisaris in a Cup is a transporting experience. That is to say, once inside, you’re in Paris. Segmented into two unique experiences, Paris in a Cup greets you with a boutique where treasures from France abound (at very reasonable prices), where you can find a little beautiful something for almost anyone: imported and signature lines of tea, handmade cards, aprons, Parisian memorabilia, jewelry, sweets and more.

Keep going and you find the real treasure, a tearoom worthy of the most iconic streets of Paris itself. Chandeliers, original art, glamorous French accents and detail after detail create a rich, stately ambience without being gaudy or overwhelming. It’s an atmosphere ideal for bridal and baby showers, women’s group meetings, corporate luncheons, anniversary celebrations and office parties with a bit of panache.

But half the delight of France is cuisine. Paris in a Cup is, after all, a restaurant. Don’t let the “tearoom” part fool you; their menu arguably outshines the décor (and that’s saying something). In addition to traditional tea and fare (scones, pastries, finger sandwiches), Paris in a Cup offers a full lunch menu of handcrafted soups (try their famous baked potato soup), delectable salads and hearty sandwiches. All their breads are made in-house and the extraordinary desserts are almost as beautiful as they are delicious. If you only take one thing away from Paris in a Cup, perhaps consider making it a macaroon, a treat for which they have become famous; so famous that many proclaim these macaroons to be better than those you might enjoy in Paris.

Find Paris in a Cup at 119 S. Glassell Street, open Wednesday through Saturday (from 11 a.m. to last seating at 3:30 p.m.), and Sunday (from 12 noon to last seating at 3:30 p.m.), with the boutique remaining open until 5 p.m.. For reservations, call (714) 538-9411 or visit www.parisinacup.com.

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