George Watts Tea Room
Join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, or your next Special Event!
Make your bridal or baby shower memorable, in Milwaukee's most historic tea room, perched atop the prestigious china and crystal store, serving homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.
**Winner of 2011 James Beard American Classics. Recently named one of the "10 of the World's Greatest Old Dining Institutions" by The New York Times.
Stop in to try our World Famous Sunshine Cake!
Established in 1870.
The Cook sisters, who opened the Cook Tea Shop in 1901, moved their restaurant from Jackson Street to a space designed according to their specifications on the second floor of Watts' new building. They brought with them their recipe for Sunshine Cake, a stunning triple-layer sponge cake filled with French custard and topped with a boiled frosting that is still served today.
Meet the Business Owner
As the fifth generation president of the company, it brings me great joy to introduce you to our store and also recognize the 2011 James Beard Award winning Watts Tea Shop. Inside you will find the very best that the world has to offer. Dinnerware, serveware, barware, and linens - all handpicked buy our world renown buyers to offer you the very latest in trends and style at the "guaranteed lowest Watts price". We scoured the world to bring unique and striking items that are perfect to give as gifts - or to marvel at inside your own home. My grandfather, George Watts, was inspired by his credo to "civilize the world!" Every piece we present to you here was specifically chosen to do just that. At Watts, we strive to bring you the absolute lowest prices on the very best merchandise because we look at every customer as part of our family. After 144 years, it's a philosophy that we have confidently applied to all aspects of our business.