Located in the Institute of Musical Arts residence, this private, reservation-only tea room, presents refined, elegant, custom-designed afternoon tea and tapas* menus for group events. At Doña Barbara’s, we provide Afternoon Tea and Tapas with an emphasis on California contemporary cuisine. No crustless finger sandwiches or scones at our Afternoon Teas! Your meal will be beautifully presented on a 3 – tiered tray, and will consist of 9 separate items. We promise you will never leave Doña Barbara’s hungry.
Each meal is freshly prepared from the best locally-sourced ingredients available. We offer a variety of teas to choose from, and each guest gets their own (bottomless) pot of tea to enjoy. With advance notice, we are happy to accommodate special dietary restrictions and preferences, including vegetarian or vegan requests.
Our tea room can host up to 40 diners, and we generally require a minimum party size of 12 persons to reserve the entire space. We are an ideal place for meetings, parties, special occasion celebrations, retreats, family events, sorority gatherings or church socials. For smaller groups or individuals wishing to dine with us, we do offer quarterly “Open Tea”s and accept individual reservations.
Please call (323) 300-6578 to make a reservation for your group or event. Afternoon Tea ranges in price from $50.00 – $60.00 depending on menu selections. No gratuities are accepted.
* Popular throughout Spain, “tapas” are “small plates” consisting of little portions of unique and creative combinations of food that together can form an entire meal.