It won’t just be a refined cup of coffee being poured at the Sambalatte expansion headed to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts this spring. For theatergoers, or thirsty customers who remember to plan ahead, a “timeless classic experience” of “afternoon high tea” will be available during venue’s Broadway Series events and “other high profile performances.”
Revealed last November, the ground-floor space will feature two indoor lounge areas with enough space for 48, and room for 36 more out on the patio.
Patrons will need to reserve tea service 24 hours in advance to order the special menu accompanied “by a Live Jazz Trio.”
Already promised, “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.”
Designed by locals Novus Architecture, the casual space will feature a “modern and sophisticated look to match the Smith Center” and will include a “living green wall,” similar to the one found at Sambalatte’s first downtown expansion, inside the Molasky Corporate Center.
Aiming to be open seven days a week, the project is working towards an estimated May debut.