The St. James Tearoom

Tea Room, Coffee Shop
$ $
320 Osuna Rd NE Ste D (at Edith Blvd NE)
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 242-3752
Tuesday
11:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
11:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
11:00am - 8:30pm
Friday
11:00am - 8:30pm
Saturday
11:00am - 8:30pm

The tradition of afternoon tea is alive and well in Albuquerque, at the elegant and opulent St. James Tearoom, opened in 1999 but looking like it’s 100 years older than that.

The tearoom is divided into several “nooks” that can accommodate parties looking for their own private tea service, as well as a library, which has seating areas that can be curtained off.

As is traditional with afternoon tea, guests receive a three-tiered platter with different courses on each tier. Savories, sandwiches, scones, pastries, teacakes, and other sweets and desserts are all made in-house, and their menu changes monthly. Vegetarian and gluten-free menus are also available, as well as a “royal tea” upgrade. The menu ranges from traditional scones and cucumber sandwiches to special themed menus; one recent menu was devoted to Arthur Guinness, and included beef and ale “pot of gold” with cheese biscuit, Irish salute cucumber cup, potato chive farl with red cabbage slaw, and Irish soda bread with lemon cord and clotted cream. 

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Tips

  • Great little shop to find unique gifts.
  • Probably very good but no walk-ins. Reservations only.
  • An unbelievable experience. Highest recommendation!
  • Great tea and finger snacks
  • We celebrated a birthday here and loved everything about it. We had our own cozy little room and our attendant was very good. The tea and edibles were fantastic! I definitely plan to go again.
  • The tea is delicious! The food is fancy! The people are lovely! Definitely worth it
  • Awesome noshes
  • Amazing tea room! Great atmosphere!
  • I adore going to tea. St. James Tea Room is fantasic.
  • Get a room in one of the nooks if you don't have a large party with you. They're much more private!