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“Great Breakfast for Lunch”

Miss Aimee B's Tea Cafe & Events
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Miss Aimee B's Tea Room & Gallery is located in an historic home built in 1865. The one of a kind home was built by the Becker Family. The Becker's were amongst one of the first families to settle in St. Charles. Miss Aimee attended Lindenwood College. She graduated in 1908 with a degree in tennis and tea! Miss Aimee loved to entertain. Miss Aimee passed away at the age of 92 in 1984. She left her home and the original furnishings to the St. Charles Historical Soceity.
Reviewed November 30, 2012

My wife and I had cheesy eggs. She got a cool pancake with hers, and I got unique french toast. Food was awesome. They have a crushed ice! I was the only dude in the place. Lots of estrogen.

Thank Patrick M
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

This elegant little tea room has been around for quite some time. It is situated in the owner's historic family home. The food is excelent "ladies luncheon" tearoom type food and they serve a unique lemonade that is probably the best I have ever tasted. Dining here makes you feel you've gone back to another time and place.

Thank EagleGal
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

My 'sisters' and I love our lunches at MAB's. The food is excellent! They have a special baked chicken salad pie that is the best. Every time I go I say that I am going to order something different but I keep going back to the chicken salad pie! Their salads are fresh and filling. I love the 'Favorite Salad' thats topped with apples, grapes, walnuts, raisins, banana chips and topped with a not too sweet honey poppyseed dressing. This is not just a perfect place for lunch, they are also open for breakfast. Don't miss the praline frech toast with bacon. My faviorite is the baked baby dutch pancake AND breakfast is served all day! Dessert will cause problems because you won't know which one to pick! When in season, you must try the 'Peach Bomb"! A yummy peach wrapped in a flaky pie crust and drizzled with almond butter. If you don't make peach season the next best thing is the apple dumpling. If you can't choose, get the dessert sampler that lets you choose a plate of three desserts. OMG who can decide! MAB's is housed in an adorable old two story Victorian house. The decor of the rooms is Victorian and feminine. Around the holidays the rooms are always decorated festively but not over-done. Upstairs there are several rooms filled with craft items, jewelry and collectibles. Take the time to browse and pick up great one of a kind gifts.The only negative I have with MAB is their policy for reservations. They only take reservations for certain times and you must give them a $50 deposit with your credit card. The $50 is not applied to your bill, but rather refunded to you when you dine. It becomes confusing. Despite this, my 'sisters' and I return year after year for birthdays. We love Miss Aimme that much!

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2  Thank TylersNanaSTL
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

I have frequented this quaint, Victorian tea room numerous times. The atmosphere is pleasant and the decor is reminiscent of a bygone era. While it will not be everyone's cup of tea (think construction workers, firemen and the like), it is none the less, a lovely place for an enjoyable ladies lunch. I make a point of bringing out-of-town guests there for a meal if at all possible during their stay. The soups have always been a favorite of mine, as well as the Waldorf salad, quiche and the baked chicken salad pie (sounds wierd, but is actually surprisingly good). Occasionally on busy days you may have to wait for a table, but I have never had to wait more than a few minutes, and there is the gift shop upstairs to keep you busy while waiting. The servers have always been knowledgable about the menu, and served promptly and efficiently, and the portions are fair for the price.

That said, my most recent experience was a bit different from my previous visits. After picking up my mother from the airport, we decided to stop for lunch on our way home. The 3 cheese focaccia chicken sandwich sounded particularily appealing, touting grilled chicken breast, roasted red peppers, and a cream cheese pesto spread. I decided to go with the half sandwich combo with the soup of the day and my mother ordered the full sandwich. The soup was delicious as usual, but I must say we were sorely disappointed by the sandwich. While the flavor of the individual components was wonderful, the overall texture and presentation were dreadful. Had this sandwich been heated open-faced under a broiler it would have been phenomenal, however it wasn't. Instead of being toasted and lovely, it was nuked in a microwave, making the bread roll terribly chewy on top and disgustingly soggy on the bottom, the cheese overly melted and stringy, and the onions limp and lifeless. I had to use knife and fork because the bread was so soggy that my fingers squished right through the bottom, making it impossible to eat like a sandwich. Thankfully, I had only ordered the half sandwich combo, and was able to enjoy the delicious potato soup.

Normally I am not much of a dessert eater since I seem to have been born without the proverbial sweet tooth, however with peaches now in season, I was intrigued by the "my neighbor's peach bomb." It sounded fresh, delicious and not overly sweet since it was described as a whole peach wrapped in pie crust and baked. However, what the menu fails to mention is that it was previously baked ahead, and then reheated in the ... you guessed it.... microwave. The presentation was lovely; a large, peach-filled pastry orb with a decorative pastry leaf on top, served in a glass bowl and surrounded by 4 piped swirls of whipped cream. Unfortunately, looks can be decieving. Expecting a crispy pie crust exterior, I was disgusted by the gummy globs of "crust" that clung to my fork at first touch. Having already plodded my way through the previously mentioned microwaved sandwich, I was not prepared to consume a foul-textured, nuked dessert. Now please don't get me wrong. I have a microwave. I use my microwave. I love my microwave...for reheating coffee, tea and leftovers. Some soups, sauces etc. can be successfully heated in a microwave without affecting the taste and texture. But other than that, in my opinion, microwaves should never be a main appliance in a commercial restaurant kitchen; especially one charging $6.00 for a dessert or $10.50 for a sandwich.

To my server's credit, she immediatly noticed my disapointment and took it off the bill and back to the kitchen.

Dispite today's disappointing lunch, I will still frequent Aimee B's. I will however avoid any menu items that are susceptable to being microwaved, and stick to the dishes I mentioned in my first paragraph. Alas, because of their ubiquitous usage of the microwave, I cannot in good conscience give them more than 3 stars.

To the owners: Do your customers and your business a favor and please move the microwave to the break room and invest in a broiler, salamander or panini press!

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3  Thank CookiesFTW
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

They have very good food, always home made, soups that make you want to try cooking, desserts that are fresh every day. There is a gift shop upstairs, don't miss it.

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Thank judy s
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