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Thursday, November 15, 2018


Photography by Phyllis A. Shess,

Seeing a need for a restaurant and wanting to open one of Arizona’s first tearooms, Martha Campbell who had always admired the vintage Victorian era Brewster house growing up in Glendale, purchased it in 1987.  The converted home is in the historic Catlin Court area of downtown Glendale, a few miles northwest of Phoenix.

The home was built in 1895 by the Messenger family and was then purchased in 1935 by the Brewster’s who added to it over the years.

Called The Spicery, there are several themed rooms: Rose, Pink and Blue rooms that were originally the living, dining and one of the bedrooms. The Library has bookcases and a brass chandelier, and two of the original bedrooms offer dining and space for small groups.

Martha sold the restaurant in 2012 to Matt Borowski who grew up with The Spicery and Martha, and continues its traditions.

The Spicery in Our 1895 Home
7141 N. 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
Open Monday - Saturday 10:30 to 1:30 pm

Lunch:  (Reservations Suggested). list of items.

Afternoon Tea - (Reservations Required)

Adult Tea Menu
$23 per person (plus tax and gratuity)
Served 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Reservations Required

First Course with Pot of Tea
Pot of Tea:
Start with a pot of tea from our extensive list of black, green and herbal teas in both caffeinated or decaffeinated.

First Course:
Shortbread and Buttermilk Scone, served with Lemon Curd and Chantilly Cream

Second Course: sandwiches
Second Course:
Enjoy bite-sized versions of our most popular sandwiches, including:
Warm Ham/Swiss biscuit with our Sweet/Spicy Mustard
Chicken Salad on bread medallion
Cucumber Sandwich with alfalfa sprouts
Tuna Salad on one of our puffs

Third Course: Desserts in the Desert
Third Course:
Small parfait of fresh fruit and custard surrounded by bite-sized portions of some of our favorite desserts. Brownie bites, Lemon bars, Coconut macaroons and Pecan Sandies, to name a few.

* Menu is subject to daily change
Reservations are required for our afternoon teas.

The Blue Room


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