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Watts Tea Shop

761 N. Jefferson St., Milwaukee, WI - (414) 290-5720
This second-floor restaurant above the George Watt china shop is Milwaukee's premier place for ladies' lunch or a tea-time snack. Of the several sweets available, the house signature is filled sunshine cake, made from a decades-old recipe for triple-layer sponge cake with custard filling and seven-minute frosting.
100% Approval Rating (8 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Sunshine Cake
French Toast
Ginger Toast

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"This second-floor restaurant above the George Watt china shop is Milwaukee's premier place for ladies' lunch or a tea-time snack. Midday, sandwiches are served on tender-crumb homemade whole wheat bread, and there is a polite menu of quiche, soup, and salad. While we ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

761 N. Jefferson St., Milwaukee, WI
(414) 290-5720

http://www.wattsteashop.com/The_Watts_Tea_Shop/Home.html

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Heaven on a plate! A fork seems so brutal when applied to this dainty slice of Sunshine Cake, three layers of tender sponge cake gilded with seven-minute frosting and layered with French custard filling.
"Heaven on a plate! A fork seems so brutal when applied to this dainty slice of Sunshine Cake, three layers of tender sponge cake gilded with seven-minute frosting and layered with French custard filling."
Michael Stern





Watts French toast is made using the kitchen's own whole wheat bread. That's ham in the center of the plate. The most recent breakfast menu we saw features 'Macadamia Nut Croissant French Toast.'
"Watts French toast is made using the kitchen's own whole wheat bread. That's ham in the center of the plate. The most recent breakfast menu we saw features 'Macadamia Nut Croissant French Toast.'"
Michael Stern


Sweet and zesty, ginger toast is served for breakfast as well as with afternoon tea.
"Sweet and zesty, ginger toast is served for breakfast as well as with afternoon tea."
Michael Stern


I've never seen macadamia nut croissant french toast before, but it was one of the specials the morning of my visit and was delicious.
"I've never seen macadamia nut croissant french toast before, but it was one of the specials the morning of my visit and was delicious."
Cliff Strutz


The tea room at lunch. Window tables overlook Jefferson Street.
"The tea room at lunch. Window tables overlook Jefferson Street."
Michael Stern


The gracious second-story dining area of Watts Tea Room. Tables are plain wood, but meals are served on fancy china.
"The gracious second-story dining area of Watts Tea Room. Tables are plain wood, but meals are served on fancy china."
Michael Stern


This notice of an upcoming etiquette class was posted near the cash register of the Tea Room.
"This notice of an upcoming etiquette class was posted near the cash register of the Tea Room."
Michael Stern


Watts has been a Milwaukee institution since the beginning of the 20th century.
"Watts has been a Milwaukee institution since the beginning of the 20th century."
Michael Stern



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