Legacy

In Des Moines, The Younkers Tea Room is iconic. Throughout the decades of the 1900s, the Younkers Tea Room stood alone in the city of Des Moines as a place unmatched for its beauty and grandeur. Although the décor has changed, The Tea Room remains intact regarding all the plaster wall sculptures and trim that date back to the early 1900s. More impressive than its beauty, The Tea Room was also well known for the delicious food and exceptional service provided to its guests.

The Tea Room is co-owned and operated by two local groups, Blackbird Investments and Rutland Rooster Events, LLC. Blackbird Investments continues to enhance the Des Moines living experience through historic renovations and welcoming challenging projects such as restoring the fire-damaged Wilkins Building and bringing new life to The Tea Room.