The St. James Tearoom aims to be a truly counter-cultural force in our city. We leverage our three vehicles of a 4-star rated Afternoon Tea experiential dining experience, as well as our creative public Special Events and one of the finest gift shops in Albuquerque, all carefully cultivated toward the goal of creating Community and Connection between people. In an age of ‘virtual activism’ on social media, where statistically more people are struggling with loneliness and isolation in the midst of affluence, we provide a space to unplug and deeply connect with the person opposite you, to grow relationships, to find sanctuary, and to celebrate life with other people, and ultimately relish one of the things that most makes life worth living – relationships! Ultimately, as owner Mary Alice Higbie explains it, our determined purpose is to run our business in such a way that it encourages every person who comes through our doors, whether it be employees, guests, or vendors, to be intentional in 'infusing meaning and significance into others lives" and connecting with them in meaningful, flourishing ways. BUT PLEASE, DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT! See this video - http://stjamestearoom.com/wp/purposeful-work/
'National Hug Your Boss' Day. :)
Gorgeous Tea Setting
Two Guests in a Favorite Nook
A Staffmember training for 'Tea Mastery!'