By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff
Mel and Mia’s Unique Pastries and Fine Coffees’ high tea experience is now available to enjoy at home.
After temporarily closing in-person dining, Mel and Mia’s is one of many local businesses that have had to diversify during the pandemic.
The Tea party in a box experience models the bakery’s traditional high tea experience. Each box costs $20 and includes an assortment of tea sandwiches, soup or salad, pastries accompanied by jam and cream, a French macaroon, fresh fruit and your choice of tea.
“I see it as a little box of sunshine,’ said Rebecca Pennington, co-owner of Mel and Mia’s.
The bakery’s in-person high tea experience is $20 a person and is serviced with a three-meal/dessert course on fine china, with food presented on a tiered cake stand. It is by reservation only and is available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
The to-go experience service is available Wednesdays through Sundays, with one-hour advanced notice required for preparation purposes. Pennington says it was designed with the intention to allow people to continue to enjoy tea-time but allows for a fully customizable experience to suit their at-home lifestyle.
“People have sent me so many pictures of how they’ve set up the goods in the box on their own little tiers at home. Some have even set it up as picnic in their backyard,” explained Pennington. “Everyone’s just trying to make the experience as special as they can.”
Pennington says she appreciates the support the Edmonds and Lynnwood communities have been showing to Mel and Mia’s.
“We’re right on the border between Lynnwood and Edmonds and we really feel like we belong to both,” said Pennington. “The whole community has just been so wonderful checking in on us. We’re really thankful for them.”
Mel and Mia’s is located at 7530 Olympic View Dr #103, Edmonds, WA 98026. The tea party at home box is available for takeout through Grubhub or you can call 425-361-7044 to place an order for pickup.