Vancouver teahouse La Petite Cuillère up for sale

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      Jennie Ramstad of the Georgia Straight compliments La Petite Cuillère as the best place for a traditional English tea party.

      Writing in a previous Best of Vancouver edition by the paper, Ramstad described the café at 55 Kingsway as an “oasis of calm”.

      “Although this teahouse serves a tasty all-day brunch, where it really shines is its afternoon-tea service, presented with fine tables, chairs, tablecloths, and elegant cabinets full of English bone china,” according to her.

      La Petite Cuillère is also in the middle of a development boom.

      To the south of the café is The Independent, a 21-storey condo and townhouse project on Kingsway and Broadway. It’s a project by Rize Alliance Properties Ltd. and Ayala Land Development. Expected for completion in 2017, all of its 258 units have been sold.

      To the north on 7th Avenue is the Ellsworth, a 10-storey condo and townhouse development. With a total of 89 units, the project is set for completion in 2018.

      Both of these developments are mentioned in the listing released by Restaurant Business Broker for the sale of La Petite Cuillère.

      The Vancouver teahouse is on the market for $129,800.

      Jean Seguin with Restaurant Business Broker told the Straight by phone Thursday (October 27) that a buyer will acquire La Petite Cuillère’s brand and assets with the purchase.

      The new owner can either keep the café or start a new concept, according to Seguin.

      For those who’d like to visit La Petite Cuillère while it’s still there, here’s the rest of Ramstad’s write-up in the 2014 Best of Vancouver edition by the Georgia Straight, “Accompanying your individual pot of tea (I recommend the mango green tea) is a three-tiered stand platter with three miniature sweets, three finger sandwiches, two miniature scones, a miniature loaf, tea biscuits, fruit preserves, and Devonshire cream. When paired with good company and soothing classical music, this hideaway is one of my favourite ways to while away those rainy Vancouver afternoons.”