Queen’s Bakery – Costa Mesa, CA

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entranceQueen’s Bakery
2950 Grace Lane
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Girls, time to dress up and head over to Queen’s Bakery for tea time! Located in Costa Mesa, CA, is a brand new bakery where you can enjoy an afternoon tea with choice of salads, sandwiches and desserts. The little bakery has a lovely presentation with modern decor and fancy furniture.

My cousin and I visited the bakery because we had a “Tea for Two” coupon purchased through Travelzoo that included tea with scone, salad and a platter of sample sandwiches and dessert.  We tried two of the teas, I tried a herbal tea called “Berry Faire” and my cousin tried a green tea called “Cherry Rose”. We liked both the teas. The salad and the sampler platter were okay (not great). Continue reading »

Quality fish for a good price

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Bluesalt Fish Grill
Location: 2515 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach Ca 90278


Tucked in a little plaza in Redondo Beach is a little restaurant called Bluesalt Fish Grill. Much like it’s competitor, California Fish Grill, their main entrée is grilled fish, but for Bluesalt fish Grill, “their food is little more gourmet,” as my cousin would say.  I absolutely agreed with her opinion. The wine list, the special seasoning for the fish and side dishes and even the free appetizer speaks fancy to me. Although the restaurant setting is very casual, the quality of food is definitely a notch better than California Fish Grill.

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