I've been wanting to visit La-Tea-Da ever since it opened several years ago, so having my mom visit from out of town was the perfect opportunity for us to go. We choose to go for lunch on a weekday. We were asked if we had reservations (I had not even known that they take reservations--unfortunately, my several emails to the restaurant never received a response, and when I called last week about 1/2 hour after the opening time, I got a voice mail message). However, no reservations was no problem for our approximately 11:30 a.m. arrival. Although there was a party of 8 arriving at the same time, our waitress--actually a "nippie" in tea terms--still patiently took the time to show us the menu, explain about the various types of teas, and offer us the opportunity to select hats. Regarding the latter, one of the unique charms of La-Tea-Da is the various hat racks throughout the restaurant offering visitors the chance to do a bit of dress-up (children can do even more dress-up with plenty of play clothing available as well). There are wonderful selections, and patrons (all women when we were there!) are encouraged to have fun trying them on. Our waitress was wonderful, helping choose our tea by bringing out a tray of various loose leaf teas for us to sniff. We settled on a "Rainbow Rooibos," an excellent choice. All of the food we had was delicious, including Italian wedding soup, an eggplant wrap, a spinach quiche, a pear salad, and scones for dessert. Overall, we had a perfect lunch at La-Tea-Da and would not hesitate to return!