911 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Cuisine: Tea rooms
Cost range: 1.00-10.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: No alcohol
Owner Linda Davis has created a rarefied little world at Emma's Rose, one with a Victoriana giftware shop at the front and three themed dining rooms, one room stocked with froufrou tea hats you can don if the mood strikes. And the mood will strike. Chef Gabi Ford turns out to-die-for scones, baby quiches and finger sandwiches, all perfect foils for a fancy china pot of tea. Davis equips diners with hourglass-like "tea timers," the grains of sand ticking out the proper steep. The big splurge is the fancy Тroyal tea ($19).