The busy street named ‘Lamar Blvd.’, has practically every option that you could desire. And at the corner of North Lamar Blvd. and West 44th Street, there’s a wonderful diverse, international tea house that offers carefully-sourced cuisine, including many veggie options, in an urbane setting. The name is ‘The Steeping Room.’
After a few moment in their business, it’s obvious that the knowledge of the staff on steeping, tea combinations, and flavors is outstanding. The wait can sometimes be daunting, but for a popular location with a limited amount of space, this really falls on the customer more than the location. We planned our visits around high traffic times and were prepared for the wait. The good news is that they will take down your phone number and call you to let you know your table is ready.
The Steeping Room also provides a fantastic brunch. The brunch is definitely worth it, everything's excellent. My boyfriend loved the Monte Christo with chicken and I loved my "Take the BATE" with bacon, and the mixed greens side salad is my favorite! The employees here are the best, they're all so nice and helpful. There are so many vegan and gluten free options, let your server know if you have any dietary restrictions (although they usually ask) and they make ordering super easy! As a plus, if you really like your tea they sell packs you can take home with you!
The tea selection is amazing – diverse and specific! My best friend’s favorite is the Himalayan Honey Green, which was a seasonal selection on her last visit. We sampled a few options and also loved all of the other flavors I've tried when I branch out from my favorite. My most recent find was the White Magic, which was another seasonal flavor.
And here’s one final recommendation - the coconut tea is my top recommendation!
4400 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756