Best Of 2014: Spot for Spot of Tea
Montague's, the quaint and cozy café, tea room and coffee shop on South Tejon, is known for its vintage, eclectic décor. Stuffed wingback chairs intermingle with inviting, shabby chic couches and wooden tables and chairs. A Victorian lampshade or two mellows the lighting. In addition to hot beverages, Montague's offers desserts, soups, quiches and sandwiches on flaky croissants. (The pumpkin tomato soup, based on an old Amish recipe, has a loyal following.) An assortment of drool-worthy, three-layer cakes and other confections sits sweetly on display under glass, but the innocent-looking coconut creme cake is rumored to be addictive. — Darcie Mankell
Yes, it's got comfy chairs, high-back antiques with the kind of charm that lends well to the cozy space, with people chatting over cute pots holding an array of fine teas. Enjoy them with stuffed French toast, turkey pot pie and/or large-enough-to-share pieces of cake.