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Guadalupe Jaramillo

25 August 2019

Beautiful both the place and the food. A

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Peggy Reiff

29 July 2019

Food was excellent and service just as good. Fun visit with Karin the owner as well. Totally recommend you try this place!

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Becki Cronin

29 June 2019

Loved the etiquette tips! Food was wonderful!

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AbiliTV Broadcasting

29 June 2019

I kept hearing about this spot, and thought they only take reservations. Wrong! They offer walk in customers lunch all the time. One day whilst strolling by I was greeted by a young lady who informed me they take walk in customers all the time for lunch. I said I will tell my girlfriend and we will be back soon. Yesterday June 27th Thursday 2019 we walked to the restaurant it was such a gorgeous day for it. I being a wherlchair user had noticed this place when we moved to Zionsville was wheelchair friendly. We decided to sit in the beautiful patio area, and as you see in my images it is gorgeous. We were told a story about a very old and cool tree that came down last year. The tree was turned into a chair that is in the same spot as the tree was. The home converted to business was built in the later 1800's talk about cool. The service is second to none. Immediate attention to our needs. For me a chair was moved, and unlike most places I didn't need to ask or move it myself. 5 stars for attention to the customer's needs. The tables are arranged so plenty of room makes it easy for a wheelchair user to comfortably enjoy the full experience. The menu has a very nice assortment of items to order, and on the back are the drinks. I got the Serenity Panini, and a lemon mint tea. The tea took me back to when I worked in CA, on University Ave and at Stanford U. Where a little cafe in European style had fresh food and tea brewed in front of you. What an excellent memory.The Panini was made to absolute perfection. The ingredients were very fresh, and one could not possibly ask for any better. The serving sizes are ample, and the prices are very reasonable. I can see why this is so highly recommend by countless folks, neighbors and friends. We were also told they have really exciting themed meals, and dinners that are a lot of fun to experience. We beat the lunch rush as all the outside tables filled up soon after we got arrived. Highly recommended, and we will be back. Five stars all the way. A first class restaurant. More...

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Becca Lynn

29 May 2019

Their special tea is very good! Nice rustic atmosphere.

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Jennifer D'Hondt

29 April 2019

This was a great experience. We did the backwards dinner. Which means we did dessert, main course, soup/salad. The food was amazing and they even had a magician! There was a murder mystery going on while we were there and it was cool to see that going on as well. Did I mention the food was amazing? The menu is very limited, but they had a nice mix of items. More...

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Catherine Schmidt Berube

29 April 2019

Such a cute place for a girl's lunch! The salsa I had was really good!

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1girlswisdom H

29 March 2019

BeautifulThe tea and lunch is awesome

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Michael Shipe

29 March 2019

Great food and fun place. Love the staff.

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Lydia Guevara

28 February 2019

Enjoyed a peaceful evening having a reverse 3 course meal. The waiter was a bit timid think it might of been his first table. He did great. Food was right on time and delicious. Portion size was perfect. More...

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Sandy Barton

28 February 2019

Outstanding!

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Wicky Lightyear

29 January 2019

Bought 2, 3 course dinners on Groupon at a amazing price. The food was very good (served backwards). They also had a mystery dinner option and few other options. From what I could hear the people presenting the mystery dinner were very enthused. I could tell everyone was having fun. More...

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Chance Covert

29 January 2019

Nice quiet little tea room in town.

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Stacy Vance

29 December 2018

Cute place.. parking could be better though

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Marianne Paige

29 December 2018

Serenity Cafe and Tea Room in Zionsville is the best food I have ever eaten. Two nights ago, it was a Pacific Northwest 8 course meal with paired wines. I normally do not like dry wines (but after 6 glasses who cares, I mean .....?)I learned about food with flavor without adding salt. We tasted clams and I now love it. I learned about legging with wines. I totally enjoyed the evening with my boyfriend and my former roommate in the 90's. This was the absolute best food, best conversation and BEST 6 wines ever!!! More...

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Laura

29 November 2018

So many delicious choices on the menu!

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Megan Covert

29 November 2018

Always wonderful food. Especially the soups! The sherried mushroom soup is the greatest of all time! Hands down. I can die and go to heaven now knowing I've had the best mushroom soup on the planet! Not to mention, their selection of teas are amazing! The glass slipper is my personal favorite! Definitely recommend! More...

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Camille Cantwell

29 August 2018

Cute historic home with a nice menu and good tea! A bit expensive for the amount of food you get, but it’s a great place to celebrate a special occasion!

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Jackie Capps

29 August 2018

First time there. Everything about it was amazing

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Tori Rigatos

29 August 2018

Love this place... Very different menus and they are using local fresh ingredients

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Cheri Draper

29 August 2018

Charming

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Gilbert Matteucci

29 August 2018

This place is the best! Great people, great food, and a great time... a must do if you are within driving distance to Zionsville.

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Elizabeth Matchett

29 August 2018

I threw a baby shower here over the weekend and had the best experience. The food was delicious, the staff was extremely accommodating, and the service was great. I couldn't have asked for a better experience! More...

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shelia vanderhorst

29 August 2018

Went to Mystery dinner last night with good friends. We set with a new couple but could have been best friends as we all clicked in our new characters.trying to solve the mystery of you did it was a blast. Night of fun, laughs and good conversation. Staff made this night the greatest. Would reccommend this to anyone. Will definitely be back. More...

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Joshua McKinzie

29 August 2018

The murder mystery was fun. The dinner was not that great, very bland and all tasted like it was cooked together, in a steamer/oven. We where expecting more given that the place was next to some of the trendy restaurants in Zionsville. More...

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Cathy Weber

29 August 2018

Tea Shop Mystery Book Club is fun and delicious!

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Glenn Burgess

29 August 2018

Good food. Tea not bad if that's your thing.

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Carol Goul

29 August 2018

Great service and a delightful lunch outside.

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29 August 2018

I had an amazing time! Definitely coming back

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kub avila

29 August 2018

Passport wine dinners are amazing food food excellent wine and very friendly staff

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Lauren Harless

29 August 2018

Cute tea and lunch restaurant on brick street with a lovely garden and beautiful antiques inside. Great food! Beside the salad options, my favs are the grilled cheese and ALL of homemade cakes!

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Jeremy Richardson

29 August 2018

My wife and I went to a murder mystery dinner there. The place is beautiful, in a scenic little town. Food was good.The murder mystery was fun. My only gripe is the answer wasn't something you could deduce logically. The answer was based on information that we never received.To be fair though it was the first time they did that particular murder mystery and may not have had all the kinks worked out.It was still a lot of fun regardless. More...

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William Sherfield II

29 August 2018

Loved the food. Our kids guy us a Father’s Day backwards dinner and it was awesome. I would definitely go back and try things on their menu for lunch. Very tasteful and the lady who runs it knows her foods. I would recommend you trying it out. The salmon was delicious and the cake was too good we neeeeeeded desert to go home with us. And selection of teas were amazing. Thank you for the experience More...

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Angelique CUBEL

29 August 2018

Nice place

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Abby Tharp

29 August 2018

I attended the 5 course murder mystery dinner with a big group of 12 people. They split us up at 2 different tables and we all thoroughly enjoyed competing against one another to attempt to solve the murder.The food was delicious, and the portions were sized so you could eat all courses and not become so overly bloated that you feel your stomach is going to explode at the table. There were a lot of different dishes and only one had meat, so if you are vegetarian, you wouldn't walk away hungry.The waitress we had was amazing and hilarious. She supported our horrible acting and accents and went right along with them. The murder mystery itself was so fun. My table was laughing so hard and probably getting a little too into character. The story itself has so many twists and turns that everyone ends up looking like a suspect. We conferred with our other table and we all sort of agreed that identifying the murderer at the end was a complete guess. The only thing to be mindful of is that the building the mystery is hosted in, has very poor circulation/air conditioning. So, if you go during a very hot afternoon, it is going to get WARM in there. Wear something light, and drink tons of water if you are attending on a hot day.To sum it all up, this place is FUN! Getting into character and watching your friends and family get in to character is hilarious. If you are searching for something new and fun to do, this is it! The staff is amazing. This food is delicious. I am planning to attend another dinner in the fall when it's not so hot outside. More...

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Hannah Kanaly

29 August 2018

Cute little place. We had a groupon for brunch. We were unaware that brunch was not it's own menu or buffet, but rather a plate with an assortment of things crammed together and on top of each other. The food was good, had to do some trading since there were picky eaters in our group. Only 1 other table while we were there. Wait staff was sub par, seemed like they were all grand children of the owner. They sat at a corner table on their phones when not directly needed. More...

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Anne Evans

29 August 2018

Amazing tea and food service. Lovely atmosphere!

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Heather Berry

29 August 2018

Unique place for a date but a bit awkward at times.

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Amanda deLivron

29 August 2018

Had a great night at the murder mystery dinner. The food was good, and the storyline was entertaining. Be aware that the Groupon does not cover beverages or alcohol. We didn’t realize, nor were we told this until the check came! More...

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Delani Williams

29 August 2018

Had a ton of fun at the murder mystery dinner I attended! The food was actually really good-- I was nervous after reading some reviews on here, but it was delicious! Yes, the portions are smaller, but it's a 5 course meal and I left full.The mystery was fun, could've used some more instruction at parts. There definitely could've been some more information in the mystery to lead us to our conclusion though. Overall, it was a fun time and I would do this again. Definitely check Groupon for a great deal! More...

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stephanie wagers

29 August 2018

Love going here

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Jenny Willenberg

29 August 2018

The food was spectacular. We did a murder mystery dinner. It was a lot of fun!

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Zach Miller-Syndram

12 August 2018

Outstanding time! Food was great, the story line was awesome, plus playing against diners in England... Could ask for a better time. We will be back.

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Clayton L. Jobe

12 August 2018

Went to our first Murder Mystery Dinner "Momma Mia". Had an absolute blast, fun, entertaining, plenty of elbow room at the tables (thank you for not cramming 10 to a table like some places do!)

The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was due to the fact that my wife and I are vegetarian. When making the reservation, we were specifically asked if there were any dietary restrictions. I mentioned being vegetarian and was told it wouldn't be an issue.

The first course was a great soup, followed by a nice salad (would be nice to have pitted olives next time, nearly broke a tooth!), then a pasta dish. The main entree was served (Italian meatloaf, with a side of veggies, and mashed potatoes.) the veggies were great, but Italian meatloaf is far from a vegetarian item.

We were a little hungry still when we left, but not bad. Had we not picked this up on such a great deal on Groupon, we would have definitely said something. The staff was very nice, but since the event started late, they were at the table and gone in a flash. Could barely ask a question or make a request. They might want to consider an additional staff member or 2, possibly even 3, so that they have more opportunity to be attentive. Had we paid the full price, I would have definitely been put out.

Overall, great experience and will definitely go again with friends, as it is an enjoyable time, and a lot of fun. However, I will reiterate 2-3 more times and call ahead to ensure that we can enjoy the full meal.

Try it, you won't be disappointed it you like different, fun, and meeting new people.
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Celia Islas

12 August 2018

The dinner was well demonstrated and put together quite remarkably. The tables had to keep guessing about who committed the crime, up until the last minute. To play against New York and Atlanta, and win, with Seattle playing upon us leaving was a definite bonus to help us put our detective goggles on. Poor Poora had to dance while serving dinner to the "Itsy Bitsy Spider", well done. More...

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Danielle Johnson

29 August 2017

I've been twice and plan on going again. I was surprised that other reviews state they have terrible food. I think both times I've gone, each dish was DELCIOUS! It's something fun and different to do. I always get the Groupon which makes it a great deal. More...

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Erin Troxell

29 August 2017

Amazing dinner experience. 8 parisian courses with 8 wine pairings. I enjoyed every bite of food I ate and had so much fun at girls night out! I highly recommend this dining opportunity. Passport dinners are my favorite! More...

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Steven Ellson

29 August 2017

Serenity Cafe and Tea Room in Zionsville is the best food I have ever eaten. Two nights ago, it was a Pacific Northwest 8 course meal with paired wines. I normally do not like dry wines (but after 6 glasses who cares, I mean .....?)I learned about food with flavor without adding salt. We tasted clams and I now love it. I learned about legging with wines. I totally enjoyed the evening with my bride and my former roommate in the 70's. This was the absolute best food, best conversation and BEST 6 wines ever!!!Or .... was it 7 or 8 glasses of wine More...

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Ethel Eitel

29 August 2017

So enjoyed the dinner and the solving the "murder,"

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Brock Zagel

29 August 2017

The mystery murder was fun and our table laughed a lot. The food was pretty average. The best course was the soup.

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Carrie Richard

29 August 2017

We threw a surprise baby shower for a friend here. The staff was very accommodating and even provided a second tea selection for us, when only one was included in the price.

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Heath Abert

29 August 2017

Wonderful lunch and great service!

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Ryan Hodge

29 August 2017

Owner Karin, knows and loves mystery hosting like no other. Definitely recommend!

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Ryan Sullivan

29 August 2016

I came here for a murder mystery dinner and it seemed appropriate that it was set in such an old, creepy house. My group sat upstairs, so we were secluded from the other tables participating downstairs, which was nice. None of the staff or waiters know the answer to the mystery, as there are several versions of the script and one is chosen at random. The script itself was pretty intricate, and all the characters had equal speaking time. Unfortunately, since my group was doing a lot of talking and not paying very much attention, it was very hard to follow what was going on in the story. In the end, nobody in the building solved the mystery, not even the people downstairs. The food was all very good and the courses were well spaced. My favorite was the dessert, which was some kind of ganache cake. Unfortunately, they did not have a liquor license at the time, so we couldn't drink at all and had to do all the acting completely sober. More...

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Sandy Benson

29 August 2016

Had a fabulous lunch with exceptional service. The chicken salad was delicious,

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Mike Noirot

29 August 2016

We had a murder/mystery dinner there. It was fun to interact with out table and act out what happened. The food was good and it was a fun way to spend 3 hours. It's worth it.

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