Walking into The Tea Shoppe at the Seneca Center is like being in an extension of your own living room.
It's cozy atmosphere includes tables set with teacups waiting to be filled with hundreds of different types of teas. The Tea Shoppe also has a collection of hats on the wall so that people can play dress up while they enjoy their beverage.
"We've over heard people saying what a sense of peace and relaxation, and it just has it's own vibe," said Carol Ramsburg, a customer of The Tea Shoppe. "And they really enjoyed it."
Store employees and visitors to the Seneca Center often stop into the Tea Shoppe while browsing the other shops. Including Ramsburg, who visits The Tea Shoppe when she works at The Finery, the clothing store she owns also located in The Seneca Center.
"Every couple of weeks I'll just say I need a little tasty morsel," said Ramsburg. "And I'll come down and have a cup of tea and a tasty morsel. And relax."
Lisa Biafore bought The Tea Shoppe from it's previous owners in March. She kept some of the classics like the Tea Tier with a level of sandwich, sweets, and scone samples. She also added a few new things.
"We have expanded the number of teas that we carry in the shop, we also have expanded our services," said Biafore. "We not only do the tea services that come out on the very nice tier tray, but we also carry full sized sandwiches, homemade soups, scones, quiche, and all of our sweets. Everything is made here on site."
Along with it's full menu, the Tea Shoppe also has gifts, loose leaf tea, and teapots and teacups for purchase.
"This is a fabulous addition. the ladies that come to the Seneca Center to browse and enjoy the building and some of the other shops just love coming here for lunch," said Ramsburg.
The Tea Shoppe at the Seneca Center on Beechurst Avenue in Morgantown has a full menu, and serves full sized sandwiches. It's most popular sandwich is Tarragon Chicken Salad on a buttered croissant.
The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday 10-5. But expanded hours for the holidays. Sunday, December 8th, the shop is open Sundays 12-4, Monday through Friday 10-7, and Saturday 10-6.