8910 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA | Directions 9023234.026269 -118.389412
Neighborhoods: Lucerne - Higuera
The Most Amazing Cafe – Royal/T is not a cafe it's an event. During it's most quite moments Royal/T is a visual feast featuring world class contemporary art exhibitions, unique pop-up shopping, waitresses in maid costumes and other wonders too numerous to name.
Besides being the best teahouse in Los Angles Royal/T continues to reinvent the definition of cafe. I've been there for breakfast, lucy, dinner, hi-tea, Jazz, Japanese films, special dining events and many great art openings. I can't think of another cafe offering such outstanding cultural treats.
Cool place for a drink – I like this place a lot, it's fun to buy a drink and browse. Lots of fun, cool art to see. It's a beautiful space. Everyone who has visited the space with me, enters and says, "wow". They have their own parking lot behind the building - which makes live easy. Only wish they stayed open later than 9pm.
Citysearch Editorial Review – Based on Japan's popular cosplay cafes, where servers dressed up like mischievous French maids to indulge customers' every whim, this quirky eatery is a roller coaster of shapes and colors. The 10,000-square-foot space is actually part of a contemporary pop-art gallery, throughout which various lounging spaces have been arranged. In the main area, an irresistibly huggable, six-foot stuffed "monster" (by uber-famous artist Takashi Murakami) overlooks simple white-topped tables and black chairs--perhaps ensuring that patrons don't get frisky with the help. In the back, a Baroque-style reading room features a massive plasma screen, ornamental armchairs, purple velvet curtains and a black chandelier. From behind a bar lined with oversized crown-branded tea jars come treats savory and sweet, including weekday breakfast, miso chicken sandwiches, curry rice bowls and chocolate ganache espresso cake. High tea--the cafe's specialty--includes mini-sandwiches, quiche and scones with cream and jam.
themed tea – this art space/cafe has got its themes going on. for the art space, it is definitely japanese inspired. as for the cafe.... well, it is a tea house with salads and other snackies sold. but the main schtick are the servers (all asian females) wearing french maid outfits. it is nice and novel. the servers were nice when we were there. i think the whole schtick would have gotten old fast if they weren't nice. but it all worked out.
as for the food and tea, they were fine. they didn't stand out but i would go at least once just to experience it.
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