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Old Curiosity Tea Shop

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Delicatessen, English
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91 Main St. North, Markham, Ontario L3P 1X7, Canada
(905) 472-9927
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A genuine gem - quaint & special

My daughter-in-law invited her mom, grandma and me for a mother's day afternoon tea and she couldn't have chosen a nicer place. The tea shop has a lovely romantic ambience, excellent service, food quality is top class and.very friendly. I fell in love with the teapots displayed all around.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
DRI_2010
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Toronto, Canada
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My daughter-in-law invited her mom, grandma and me for a mother's day afternoon tea and she couldn't have chosen a nicer place. The tea shop has a lovely romantic ambience, excellent service, food quality is top class and.very friendly. I fell in love with the teapots displayed all around.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We came here for their set afternoon tea on a weekday, and we were thankful that we made reservations because the restaurant is quite small, and we found that people were turned away because the restaurant was full by 2pm. Adam our server was excellent - he's classy, polite, funny, and made sure we were happy with our teas and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Location: Located off Main St in Markham on the east side of the road (NOT Unionville). Free street parking, look for the BMO on the west side since the tea shop's sign is small and kind of hard to see. Facility: A whimsical and romantic setting sets the right mood for afternoon tea. For a small establishment on Main, the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This tea shop would make you want to fly to London or Bath in U.K. Excellent services. In love with their thoughtful interior. "How do you do?"

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UK
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

-been here a number of times and had a nice visit, but I wonder if they have over expanded themselves. -made a reservation. My wife had a birthday and wanted cream tea. on arrival there was a VERY noisy party going on, a baby shower playing games / quiz. I am sorry but one expects in a tea shop an... More 

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Markham, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have had tea over the years at this tiny old fashion tea shop and thoroughly enjoyed it. Try to make a reservation since its get busy and its a very small tea shop. They serve a variety of teas and snacks. A very enjoyable experience.

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Woodbridge, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This was my 3rd time at this venue. The first 2 times I would have given it a 5 but today I was not impressed. When the gentleman waiter(Adam) is there, he is wonderful. He continually comes to make sure everything is OK. On this visit there was a girl serving and another lady helping her. She didn't once come... More 

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Toronto
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Have been reading a lot about this tea shop, and since my wife LOVES English high tea, this shop is always on my mind. I finally bring my wife there for her birthday lunch. It may not offer the same level of food quality as if a 5-star hotel cafe, but the homemade treats and the friendly attentive service will... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Just one of those wonderful little finds tucked away in a corner. We've been here a few times for tea. Absolutely delightful staff and service. Oh! The clotted cream! Put it on everything. An excellent selection of quality teas. I buy the Tarajulie to take home.

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Woodbridge, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've been to the Old Curiosity Shop two time, three tomorrow. The food has been wonderful, everyone is extremely welcoming and ready to please. Will go back many times.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 91 Main St. North, Markham, Ontario L3P 1X7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Markham
  • Phone Number: (905) 472-9927

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, English
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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