Afternoon Tea at Windy City Tea

This elegant Tea Room is where you can bring a friend or a group of friends for a plate of scones and a pot of tea, or indulge in a three tiered tower of sweets and savories!  

New for 2020, the Tea Room gets its own identity as the Emperor's Tea Room, a celebration of the Emperor of China's discovery of tea 5,000 years ago.

The Tea Room has been the host of many bridal showers, baby showers, celebrations of life, anniversaries, birthday parties, book club meetings and fundraisers.

Your don't need a reservation just to pop in for some scones and tea, but do make a reservation for the tower, you are guaranteed a feast worthy of the Queen.


Covid 19 pandemic notes for Afternoon Tea at Windy City.

The pandemic has turned the world upside down, and there are so many uncertainties in how we will proceed leading up to Yorktown Center reopening to the public, how restaurants should operate with safe distancing and guidelines on size of groups, face masks, food preparation, contactless payments, reduced customers in the eating area..... the list goes on.

We are watching what other restaurants are doing, what the CDC and the Illinois and Chicago Health departments are recommending, and also evaluating the impact of the "New Normal" on Windy City Tea.

Should we try to create an Afternoon Tea to go?  Let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


What's on the Tower?

  • Black Forest Ham or Turkey w /Swiss Cheese Croissant Sandwich
  • Cucumber and Tomato Finger Sandwiches with herbed cream cheese spread
  • Fresh Fruit - Strawberries, blueberries, oranges and grapes 
  • Egg Salad on Toast points
  • Tuna Salad or Chicken Salad on Cucumber 
  • Scones with Devonshire Cream, Lemon Curd and Strawberry Jam
  • Assorted pastries, cookies and candies
  • Tea from the Windy City Tea selection

Price:  $45.00 per person

The Valentine's Day French Kiss Special is $45.00 per person.

Winter Special!   $35.00 per person, $15 for 12yrs and under

RSVP at least a day in advance!   630-785-3697
Shown right:   The Windy City Tower for Two.  Selections vary from day to day.

Tea Master's note

2019 finished off with a surge of Holiday Afternoon Tea appointments!  2020 marks our second anniversary and we enter our third year with a number of ideas that we hope to implement through the course of the year.

We are happy to say that our customers have been really complimentary about the tower!  We have listened to their comments and suggestions and continue to look for things to add and change. (Click for reviews)

We offer fresh, quality ingredients!  We are not trying to outdo downtown Chicago or replicate pretentious London tea houses.  But our customers have told us that they like our Afternoon Tea better than some of those places, so check it out for yourself!

Windy City Tea gives you a serene environment with a great tea selection, good food, easy access and free parking, a combination hard to find in Chicago.  Once you're in our tea room,  you don't even know you're in a shopping mall.  (After you're done with tea, then you can go shop your heart out!)

We hope to see you soon!  Call 630-785-3697 for a reservation.