We have family here from northern California this week (they must be most devoted, since they're willing to visit Tucson in high summer) and we've been having a wonderful time. A few years ago the female contingent of the family established the tradition of visiting the Chantilly Tea Room - my mother, our daughter-in-law and granddaughter, and of course, me - and this year we allowed the males - Joe, his son, and our 7-year-old grandson to come along. It's a lovely place, very ruffly and lacy but also quite cozy and comfortable, and the food's excellent, as is the service.
My grandmother had a lovely collection of porcelain cups and saucers in a custom-built corner cupboard. I'm not sure what happened to them, but these are a lovely reminder.
You can order a few different types of high tea, with 24-hours notice, and that's what we've done in the past, but this time we just went for lunch, and the soup (a cold watercress soup very like a vichyssoise but much greener), a couple of different salads (the chef's special chicken, nectarine, and feta salad and a curried turkey salad) and a bacon and bleu cheese quiche were all great, as was the carrot cake trifle for dessert - we were all so full that we just ordered two of those and shared them.