The world is full of GOOD people. It just so happens that two of them work at the Steeping Room in The Domain. If you haven’t been to the Steeping Room yet, you are missing out. The Steeping Room, located at The Domain between the always-busy Apple Store and the underwhelming, but ever-present Starbucks, is a treat not to be missed. A tea house unlike what most of us have come to expect, you will see no raised pinkies here! What you will find is an amazing place to escape and unwind, right in the heart of some of the best shopping in Austin! Even if you have labeled yourself a “coffee person”, you will fall in love with the Steeping Room’s casual elegance, chic ambiance, delicious food, delightful teas and most importantly – fantastic service!
A few weeks ago, a girlfriend and I decided to sneak away from our kids and spend a few hours of peace and pleasure at The Steeping Room. Its the kind of place that feels luxurious and decadent, yet comfortable and soothing all at the same time. Though the day was lovely, we decided to sit at our favorite table inside, next to the window. We were lucky enough to have Jonathan be our server for our outing. With his well-informed guidance and charming demeanor, we meandered our way through two pots of tea, an order of spring rolls, a yummy tomato bisque and, my favorite Rosemary Cheddar scones!
Lots of gossiping, sipping, laughing, eating, and plenty of people watching later, it was time for us to step back into our Mommy clothes and get back to work. One of my Mommy tasks for the day was to purchase a $300 gift certificate for my son’s Kindergarten teacher. The cash I had collected from the other parents was in an envelope in my purse. Or was it? When I got to my destination, I was horrified to discover the envelope was gone!!! Frantically, I picked up my phone and made a desperate call to The Steeping Room.
“Yes, we have your envelope. It’s in our register. We will hang on to it for as long as you need us too, ” the manager, Kay, told me. Thank you! Thanks you! Thank you!
I raced back to the Steeping Room to find that Jonathan was still working. After thanking him repeatedly for finding my envelope, I tried to offer him cash from my own wallet, which he graciously refused to accept. What a guy! I walked out of the Steeping Room for the second time that day, this time with two bags of loose-leaf tea in my hands and a renewed sense of faith in mankind.
The Steeping Room at The Domain is located at 11410 Century Oaks Terrace Suite 112. More information about The Steeping Room at the Domain can be found at www.thesteepingroom.com. Stop in. Ask for Jonathan. He is extremely knowledgable, charming, and kind. You will not be disappointed. Oh, and please tip him well. He deserves it!