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Paris In A Cup Tea Salon and Cafe in Orange

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Yesterday my friend Leo and I visited the lovely Paris In A Cup Tea Salon & Cafe in Orange.  We had a very pleasant afternoon of tea and conversation amongst good friends.

Recently, I wrote a blog post titled The Best Places For A Tea Party in Southern California ( and a friend of mine recommended Paris In A Cup Tea Salon & Cafe for the article.  So a few weeks later, I connected with Cheryl Turner, the owner of Paris In A Cup, and set up a time to visit.

Leo at Paris In A Cup Tea Salon & Cafe

Paris In A Cup is a French themed Tea Salon located in Historic Old Towne Orange.  It is an escape for those of us needing a little get-away.  Inspired by old movies, especially those with a Paris theme, owner Cheryl has successfully brought Paris to Southern California.


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If I could describe Paris In A Cup in one word it would be elegant From the moment we arrived to the end of our visit, everything and everyone was top notch.   When we entered the cafe, we were greeted by a friendly hostess who escorted us to our beautiful table in the corner of the salon.  Cheryl’s niece was our waitress and pleasantly answered all of our questions about the menu.

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From the menu, Leo and I decided to order a variety of dishes to expand upon our palette of French cuisine.  We settled on the Juliette and The Marie Antoinette.

The Juliette includes a crock of their well known baked potato soup and a full sandwich of shaved turkey, cucumber and Gruyere cheese.  It was served warm with a drizzle of honey-Dijon dressing on a toasted croissant.


The Juliette

The Marie Antoinette includes a pleasant arrangement of scones with crème and jam, a cup of French onion soup, four assorted tea sandwiches, a petite salad vert and finishes with petit fours.  The most pleasing part of The Marie Antoinette was how they served the French onion soup in a beautiful tea cup.


The Marie Antoinette


Scones with crème and jam

My favorite item from the menu was the chicken salad sandwich on a croissant.  It was so delicious that I ordered one for my husband to go.

For tea, I selected the Passion Berry Iced Tea and Leo selected the Orange Dulce by Mighty Leaf.


Enjoying tea together at Paris In A Cup in Orange, CA

What’s unique about Paris In A Cup is that they carry their own line of teas made exclusively for their salon and cafe.  There was a significance difference between the quality of the tea I savored at Paris In A Cup and the tea I can buy at my local grocery store.  Paris In A Cup’s tea is above par.  I enjoyed it so much that I bought some tea for my mom for Mother’s Day.

Savoring Paris In A Cup’s Orange Dulce Tea

Another marked difference between Paris In A Cup and other tea shops is that Paris In A Cup has a professional chef on staff and his culinary skills are noteworthy.

For dessert, Leo and I enjoyed the Petit For Plate that displayed a beautiful arrangement of delicatessensThe plate included a 3 Citrus Lemon Tart, Strawberry Cheese Cake and a Chocolate Ganache Edible Chocolate Cup.


Petit For Plate

After finishing our tea, Leo and I visited Paris In A Cup’s boutique at the front of the store.
Paris In A Cup's Boutique

Paris In A Cup’s Boutique

They had a lovely selection of gifts, French gourmet chocolates and more.  My friend Leo purchased a bag of rainbow colored pasta in the shape of the Eiffel tower for her children.  Hence, Leo is from France.

Eiffel Tower Pasta From Paris In A Cup

They also have an online store where you can peruse their wide variety of teas and gifts.

 A few additional notes about Paris In A Cup:

1. They are open Wednesday – Sunday.

2. They host tea parties for young women ages 13 and up.

3. I recommend Paris In A Cup for a mother daughter outing for girls ages 8+.

4. Weekends are their busiest time.  Advance reservations are recommended.

5. Paris In A Cup is having a special Mother’s Day event at their salon on Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11.  To make a reservation, please visit


TEA FOR FOUR GIVEAWAY! Used by permission.

TEA FOR FOUR GIVEAWAY! Picture used by permission.

Paris In A Cup is hosting a GIVEAWAY for TEA FOR FOUR at their salon in Orange.

To enter for your chance to win visit at a Rafflecopter giveaway !!!

For more information about Paris In A Cup Tea Salon & Cafe please visit

Happy Field Tripping,


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Saturday 19th of April 2014

My BF and I have a tradition of high tea every Spring. I will be checking Paris in a Cup for our next venue.


Sunday 20th of April 2014

Good luck!


Friday 18th of April 2014

I have always wanted to go to Paris in a Cup & your descriptions of each item make me want to go even more! I love croissant sandwiches and that potato soup looks divine;) thanks for the chance to win! :)


Friday 18th of April 2014

Dani, it worth every bite just to go! I hope you can go. Good luck!


Friday 18th of April 2014

I love going for tea! My younger daughter and I did it in NC along the shore a year ago and have wanted to do it again. This place looks perfect!


Friday 18th of April 2014

Donna, this place is beautiful inside too. Plus there are a lot of cute shops in the circle as well. It would make for a lovely mother daughter outing. I hope you enjoy yourself. Thanks for entering. :)

Dinah G

Thursday 17th of April 2014

Love afternoon tea. Thanks for the recommendation!


Friday 18th of April 2014

Thanks for entering Dinah!