Mary Ann's Tea Room serves up kitsch and eccentricity in the CWE 

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Mary Ann's Tea Room serves up kitsch and eccentricity for ladies who lunch -- the decor alone is a tipoff that this Central West End cafe doesn't take itself too seriously. Chef Ben Herbert's soups are alone worth the trip -- keep an eye out for the butternut squash when you come with Mom and crazy Aunt Myrtle. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg
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A half sandwich of roasted chicken with almonds, seedless grapes and tarragon crème fraîche alongside a butternut squash and pumpkin soup.
The entrance to the Central West End’s Mary Ann’s Tea Room.
The Central West End’s Mary Ann’s Tea Room.
Mary Ann’s Tea Room, located on McPherson Avenue.
Outside Mary Ann’s Tea Room.
The tea room is located in the “greenhouse” behind (and through) Enchanted Embellishments.
Cookies in the dessert case.
Dolls populate the interior.
A nutcracker soldier.
Mary Ann’s Tea Room is already dressed for the holidays.
Inside Mary Ann’s Tea Room.
Inside Mary Ann’s Tea Room.
Inside Mary Ann’s Tea Room.
Inside Mary Ann’s Tea Room.
The dessert case.
The dining room at Mary Ann’s.
The dining room at Mary Ann’s.
Eclectic decor abounds.
Chef and manager Benjamin Herbert.
The “Salad of the Day.”
A half sandwich of roasted chicken with almonds, seedless grapes and tarragon crème fraîche alongside a butternut squash and pumpkin soup.
A plate of baked goods.
Tea.
Salad Niçoise topped with albacore tuna, new potatoes, green beans, cornichons, tomatoes and eggs on a bed of baby greens with Dijon vinaigrette.
Salad Niçoise topped with albacore tuna, new potatoes, green beans, cornichons, tomatoes and eggs on a bed of baby greens with Dijon vinaigrette.
Lemon bar.
An assortment of mini desserts.
Brie is wrapped in puffed pastry and baked to a golden brown. It’s served with fresh grapes, dried fruits and nuts, and a sliced baguette.
Inside Mary Ann’s Tea Room.
A tea ornament.
Quiche.
Quiche.
Quiche.
Inside Mary Ann’s Tea Room.
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A half sandwich of roasted chicken with almonds, seedless grapes and tarragon crème fraîche alongside a butternut squash and pumpkin soup.