The Quail & Thistle Tea Room is more than just a tea room! We have been catering private parties for over 20 years, from intimate family occasions to 400 guest weddings.

Think of us for all your catering needs from tea themed luncheons to complete dinner service for hundreds of guests.

We can host your event at our historic Averon-Lodge Carriage House in Capitola, or we can deliver and serve at your home, business, or event venue.

Catering Packages

We can prepare simple box lunches to full service multi-course dinners. Below are a few examples of different kinds of food service packages we can provide. Use these as a starting point for identifying what kind of food service format you want for your event.

Package 1: Tea Lunch

Typical price: $20 per person*

Package 2: Catered Lunch Buffet

Typical price: $24 per person*

Package 3: Catered Finger Food Buffet
  • Selection of 8 appetizers
  • 1 salad in endive
  • 1 chilled soup served in shot glass

Typical package price: $22 per person*

Package 4: Tea Sandwiches Only
  • Selection of up to 5 tea sandwiches
  • Presented on a 3 tier stand
  • Available for pickup or delivery

Typical package price: $12 per person*, plus $50 delivery charge

Package 5: Full Dinner Service (a.k.a The Full Monty)
  • Selection of 5 appetizers
  • 2 mains
  • 2 sides
  • 3 salads
  • Selection of breads w/ butter

Typical package price: $45 per person*

Have something else in mind? Call us! We’d be happy to work up a menu to suit your tastes and budget. We cater to you!


Our tea room cottage can seat a total of 40 people across 3 rooms inside, or up to 40 people outside on the courtyard. The tea room is available any day of the week (not limited to our retail hours) for groups of 12 or more. Our courtyard is available 6pm to 9pm all week for groups of 12 or more.


We can coordinate rental of all dinner service items (tables, chairs, linens, glassware, flatware, serving dishes, chafing dishes, etc).

Looking for ideas? Browse our catering pages to see what tickles your fancy!

Minimum party size of 25 persons for all catering services (except Package #4). Prices shown are examples only. These examples do not comprise a contractual price quote. Prices will vary depending on your food choices and off-menu customizations. Prices subject to change without notice. Prices shown do not include sales tax or gratuity. Capitola sales tax of 8.75% will be added to all catering sales. Gratuity of 18% will be added to all catered events with food service staff.
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