5.8.16 Mother’s Day Tea


Vintage Tea

3pm  |  Sunday, May 8
at The Swoop House



Classic Cucumber Sandwiches

Chicken Salad in Choux Puffs

Onion & Bacon Tart

Smoked Salmon w/ Creme Fraiche & Dill Pancakes


Shortbread Cookies

French Macaroons

Classic Fruit Tartlets

Blueberry & Double Ginger Scones

Clotted Cream, Lemon Curd, Jams


Assorted Varieties Available

*mimosas available

About Chef Melissa Brinckmann

Melissa BrinkmanMelissa Brinckmann, owner of Cake and Spoon, began her love affair with the foodie world when she was an administrative assistant at Texas Monthly in the late 70’s. The job brought her in contact with a group of young chefs and restaurateurs who were just beginning to make their mark on the local dining scene.

Initially, Melissa worked side jobs at local eateries, but eventually went to work full-time at Green Pastures Restaurant.  She spent two years working in the bakery with CIA (Culinary Institute of America) trained pastry chef Andy Cook, which gave her invaluable experience for her yet unknown future endeavors.

Over the next 20 years, Melissa worked in several Austin kitchens honing her skills and learning from chefs and co-workers along the way. In 2004, she went to work for Tracy Claros, who was just getting her now famous Sticky Toffee Pudding Co. off the ground. The working relationship proved beneficial for both women, and when the remarkable growth of the pudding business outgrew Claros’s booth at the SFC Downtown Farmer’s Market, Claros encouraged Brinckmann to take over the spot.

And with that Cake and Spoon was born and debuted at the Downtown Farmer’s Market in August 2009, where she retains a booth to this day, along with a more recently added booth at the Cedar Park Market.

Since then, Cake and Spoon has grown to the point of baking out of her commercial kitchen on the East side of Austin to producing exclusive Bourbon Banana pies for world renowned Franklin’s Barbecue! But her vision remains the same – providing fresh and excellent quality pastries to her beloved Austinites!


About Our Tea

Menu priced at $30 per person (Tax & 20% Gratuity added)
Doors open at 3pm

Before making your reservation, read the menu & make sure that everything we’re serving will suit your dietary preferences.  We politely decline any substitutions for this menu.

An Amazing Wine selection and beer is available at the SWOOP House. We also will have mimosas available.
Our wine collection has been carefully curated by Greg Randle, Certified Wine Educator (CWE).

Seating is limited! The amount of seats in the drop down window below are the TOTAL amount of seats left for the supper. Please make sure that we have availability for your entire party before booking!

Reservations are Non-refundable. However once a seat is purchased, it can be transferred to another person for the same supper. If you arrange for someone to take your seat, please let us know so that we can update the name on your place setting.

Please complete the booking form below to make your reservation today! Come and enjoy our Swoop House Gallery with Artwork by Caroline Wright Art





Bookings are closed for this event.