Best Of Tucson®

Best Tea Service

Casbah Tea House

Think Casablanca rather than A Room With a View. For having tea, Tucson Weekly readers gravitated more toward a Middle Eastern/North African vibe than the crumpets-and-finger-sandwiches of Anglo-centric afternoon "high tea." This Fourth Avenue mainstay offers chai, coffee and various caffeinated and herbal leaf teas for your sipping pleasure. The interior décor comes on like an Egyptian tent with pillows, brass trays, low hand-carved Afghani chairs and such. Solo musicians and bands also regularly appear, to pamper the pasha in each of us. You'd expect to see a few hookahs scattered about, but the digs are nonsmoking. The full-service restaurant offers a fully vegetarian (mostly vegan) menu, too. Groovy!

Runners up:

2. Tohono Chul Park Tea Room, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, 797-1222

3. Chantilly Tea Room & Gift Boutique, 5185 N. Genematas Drive, 622-3303