Last month I went to Illinois to visit my children for a week. Every day we tried to get out and do something fun, even if it was just shopping or out to eat. That is no easy feat with a eight month old!
On Tuesday, we went to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry during the day and at night we went to see "The Greatest Showman". Even though I already saw the movie, my children had not, and I was more than happy to see it a second time because it's one of my favorite movies that came out this year. Because we had such a full day on Tuesday we were pretty exhausted on Wednesday so we decided to do something a little more low-key and relaxing; like visiting a local tea shop!
Cafe K'tizo is a posh and modern shop specializing in tea but they also offer coffees, soups, salads, sandwiches, sweets, and "breakfast bites".
I really enjoyed the open, modern look of this tea shop. It had two levels, with plenty of seating and also different types of seating ranging from comfortable lounge chairs to more standard tables and chairs.
Isn't that tree picture just gorgeous? Ashley and I stared at it for quite some time trying to figure out if we could ever to attempt to paint that on our own. We decided we could, but neither one of us had space for it in our own homes. haha!
And aren't these light fixtures fabulous? You'll see more of Cafe K'tizo's unique light fixtures in the pictures below. They remind me of what you would see in a IKEA store.
The menu was a beautiful display of colored and white chalk artistically written on a chalkboard framed in red wood trim.
Alethea and Ashley waited comfortably in one of the lounge chairs while I placed our order.
They have a huge selection of fine looseleaf teas for sale and also tea ware.
I really enjoyed the open, bright, spacious dining area.
The staff was very courteous, helpful, and nice. One of the employees even offered to take a picture of the three of us. That was so nice, as we don't get a lot of pictures of the three of us taken because one of us is always taking the picture ourselves.
Ashley ordered a Chai Tea Latte and I tried the "Pangea Celebration" at the recommendation of the server. I am so glad I listened to her, because Ashley and I thought it was amazing. Although Ashley enjoyed her Chai, she wished she had ordered a "Pangea Celebration" too. It was so good! It is a blend of black tea, rooibos, coconut, vanilla, and chocolate. Yum! What's not to love with those ingredients?
Here are more pictures of the fun light fixtures in this tea shop. I think Alethea enjoyed watching the fans spinning.
The cafe also had these fun pendant lights as well.
I bought some loose leaf tea to take home to make as well, but I've never been able to make it taste as good as the cup I had in the store!
Cafe K'tizo is open every day except Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m. Be sure to check out their event schedule! They have a lot of fun events where participants learn about tea, art, world cultures, and people living in their own hometown.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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