|Soup du jour was a delight|
My sisters and I joke that Antioch is about an hour away from anything worth going to. So when Infini-Tea popped up on Living Social, I was skeptical. I knew Antioch had a downtown, but I had no idea what happened there.
Turns out, quite a lot. We headed downtown Saturday and had a hard time finding a parking spot behind the restaurant. Inside, we found an eclectic little cafe decorated in the manner your grandma might have found pleasing: little knick nacks, fancy hats, frilly aprons, and shelves stacked with identical jars of loose-leaf tea. I was glad we made a reservation because it was a bustling little shop.
|Egg pot pie|
We're not huge tea drinkers and split a pot of chocolate truffle tea. It was perfect for the cold weather and quite delicious. We were served a taster of bread, and proceeded to order a few nibbles. I got a turkey sandwich with mushroom brie soup, and my mom got the chicken, feta and spinach quiche.
|I might be British|
We ended our afternoon together with raspberry scones, which was the meal highlight for me. They were served warm and ever so undercooked in the middle with sides of clotted cream, lemon curd and raspberry jam. Antioch may not be a destination, but these scones are. They were chewy and memorable, with a hint of crunchy sugar crust atop a dark-color dough infused with the scent of fresh fruit. We ordered two, which I could have eaten by myself. So. Good.
I hope my mom had a birthday that's as awesome as she is!