Friday, July 25, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch - Saturday Snapshots

One of my favorite things to do is lunch with a friend. And with so many charming little towns nearby, there's no shortage of cafes and restaurants to try. Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite Washington lunch spots close to home. 

I hope you're hungry!

[Click on pictures to enlarge.]

The Kettle in Enumclaw, WA, serves breakfast and lunch.
It's the go-to place for locals because the food is fresh and even
the half-order breakfasts are too big. It's always crowded.

The Secret Garden Tea Room and Gift Shop is housed
in the historic Herbert Williams House in Sumner, WA.
Better make a reservation, especially at Christmas, when the
whole place is lavishly decorated, inside and out.

Though it has changed ownership over the years, the Black Diamond
Bakery has been around since 1884. A deli and cafe were added,
and the bakery still operates. It's located in the town of Black Diamond.

The website says: Situated on a plain outside Enumclaw for the past 93 years,
"The Krain" is the last remaining building in what had been the old
Slovenian town of Krain, which means "at the foothills." 
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Anne Bennett said...

I love the Tea House in Sumner, too. I just discovered it this year after living nearby for twenty plus years.

Brona Joy said...

Thanks for the map - I like to get a feel for where things are in relation to the bigger places that I have heard of.
I particularly like the look of the Secret Garden Cafe - great for special occasions I imagine :-)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It's a charming place, isn't it? I expected the meals to be light, but I've always felt satisfied after I've eaten there. And of course, the tea is delightful. If you haven't been there at Christmas, you're in for a real treat.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I like maps too. They make me feel oriented (versus disoriented?!) The Secret Garden Cafe is indeed a special place -- beautiful in spring when the bulbs are blooming and in fall when the leaves turn -- plus the food is good and they have a huge selection of teas.

Sharon Taylor Xuereb said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. That Tea House is so inviting.
Hope you're having a great weekend.
Here's my post -

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'd love to spend a summer visiting great spots to eat and drink around the country. I'd especially love to stop in that bakery.

Here's my Saturday Snapshot!

jacquie said...

Ladies that lunch...Love IT! That tea room looks so charming!

Louise said...

I love being a lady who lunches too, these spots look great, and how lovely to combine a trip with lunch.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Looks like a great day with a friend!

Kelly Marshall said...

I've got to try the tea room. It looks very charming. The Kettle has the most awesome food. It's been awhile since I've been there.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love those little lunch places! We have a tea house in an adjacent small town that I enjoy. The Black Diamond Bakery looks a bit like a restaurant in one of our foothill communities, which I always enjoy, too.

Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

oh such fun! the tearoom of course is a huge draw for this tea drinker!
thanks for sharing the adventure....

Sandra Nachlinger said...

One of the many joys of retirement.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

You have to leave your diet at the door when you go to The Kettle! Oh, those muffins are to die for.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It's a real "girly" kind of place though their meals are satisfying. The selection of teas is overwhelming.

SKA said...

I've been to The Kettle and to The Black Diamond Bakery with you, but we'll have to add the other two to our list the next time I visit. Yum!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Absolutely! You'll adore them both.

Arti said...

Thanks for intro. us to these wonderful cafes. The Secret Garden Tea Room and Gift Shop is definitely one that I'd like to visit. ;)

Greg said...

Those all look nice, I'll bet the tea house looks awesome at Christmas. And they all look like great places to eat! :)

Anonymous said...

A nice variety of eating places! Over the years my husband and I have tried a number of restaurants too. I keep thinking I need to put up a post about them. :-)

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Sandra,

I love the look of the Secret Garden Tea Room. The building looks totally deceiving and quirky from the outside, no hint at all of what lies within!

Thanks for sharing,


Dea S. said...

I wish there are places to eat near us besides fast food that are as fascinating as those in your town. The Secret Garden Tea Room looks amazing!

Shari Green said...

Wow, loads of character in those buildings. :)