Hoping to begin pouring by the end of the month, local favorite Sambalatte will soon debut its second downtown location, taking over a bright corner site at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and showcasing the added attraction of “afternoon high tea.”
The fourth Sambalatte outlet to practice the ”art of sipping,” the interior has been designed by Novus Architecture to incorporate a “modern and sophisticated look to match the Smith Center,” including a curved, marble counter and a tile, mosaic map charting the globe’s coffee resources.
Original plans anticipated room inside for 48 guests, and 36 more out on the patio, serving seven days a week.
The specialty of this location will be the advertised “afternoon high tea” available during the Center’s Broadway Series events and “other high profile performances.”
Accompanied “by live music, from jazz duet to classic guitar players” and requiring booking 24 hours in advance, the experience will feature “finely cut sandwiches together with freshly baked scones served with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve, followed by a delectable selection of afternoon teacakes and pastries. There are also 12 different types of loose-leaf tea to choose from.”