PLATTSBURGH - A flavorful new spot has opened to the downtown cuisine scene.
My Cup of Tea, located at 50 Margaret St., invites the community to enjoy a cup of tea or some wholesome food in the lemon chiffon painted caf .
The business had its soft opening July 12, where patrons came in for breakfast and lunch.
"There isn't a lot of breakfast places downtown," said owner Sue LeBlanc. "We hope that people will see us here and we welcome the downtown crowd for lunch and breakfast."
LeBlanc said the opening went very well, with many people hearing about it through word of mouth.
They offer a gourmet menu for both breakfast and lunch. The caf and tea room offer a variety of options for breakfast such as cr pes, French or English eggs Benedict and a full selection of Boar's Head meats, cheeses and condiments for lunch.
"The menu consists of foods that we really like," said LeBlanc. "We are really adventurous with flavors."
LeBlanc, a resident of Plattsburgh, owns the caf with her son, Brent Davis.
"The talents that we both have work very well together," Leblanc said. "I'm more the numbers person and books person and Brent is more the flavorful cook and computer guy."
Nowadays, Davis finds it's beneficial to treat one's self to simple pleasures.
"With the economy being so difficult it's nice to have simple things to treat yourself with," explained Davis. "To sit down with a friend to a cup of tea and relax."
LeBlanc and Davis said as time goes on, they will be open to adding new items to the menu.
"If people are requesting something we will try to have it available," he said.
LeBlanc hopes people will visit the caf , regardless of whether they are tea drinkers.
"We'd love to have everyone stop in and not be intimidated by the tea room title because it's very casual," she explained. "We invite people to come in and sit, smell, and taste what we have available."
LeBlanc and Davis hope to have a grand opening in the beginning of August.
My Cup of Tea is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tea room will soon be available for private parties, including tea party birthday celebrations and wedding showers.