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Old Curiosity Tea Shop

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91 Main St. North, Markham, Ontario L3P 1X7, Canada
(905) 472-9927
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Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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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
Amazing Tea Room

Being British you miss the niceties and quaint English traditions - well I was brought back home when I visited the Old Curiosity Tea Shop in Markham. Although it was busy we were given great service and for the price you pay compared to the 5* hotels downtown you get great food and service. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hitesh K
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being British you miss the niceties and quaint English traditions - well I was brought back home when I visited the Old Curiosity Tea Shop in Markham. Although it was busy we were given great service and for the price you pay compared to the 5* hotels downtown you get great food and service. The quality and variety of the... More 

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Thank Hitesh K
Markham, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very good home made food - scones, soup, muffins etc. Large selection of teas available. Quaint atmosphere and decor reminiscent of old British tea shops.

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Thank Hilda H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I had a great time taking my Mother here - and she liked it too. This is the 3rd spot I have done High Tea (aka Afternoon Tea) in Toronto, including the King Edward, and a restaurant at a Hotel on Bloor that I forget the name of. I think the Old Curiosity Tea Shop stands out very well. It... More 

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Thank fred g
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Popped in with a friend to get a coffee and snack on the way to a dance workshop. Firstly, the staff were SUPER friendly and helpful! The cake selection was so delectable that I had real trouble deciding what to pick, and one of the servers was only too happy to talk me through her favourites and the merits of... More 

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Thank Shawn A
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I have always wanted to go to a Victorian Tea place. Upon searching the internet, I came across the Old Curiosity Tea Shop. Reading all the reviews most of them were very good, we decided to try it on a Saturday afternoon. Reservations were recommended, therefore, I made reservations as they assured me they were quite busy on a Saturday.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have been here several times and I love going here. Its a small place, but It is so cute and cozy. I just wish I lived closer... I would eat here every day... Dining in or take out! Adam always serves us. He is always delightful and polite. Be it for Afternoon tea or just for lunch... The food... More 

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Thank TravellingBabski
Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Not that I've been to England but, I'm pretty sure this is the Old England feel of Tea Time with Scones and Devonshire Cream. The Sandwiches are amazing and I cannot tell you the amount of different Teas they serve.

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Thank CrsftA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Great place!!! It came highly recommended and we were not disappointed, something new for our family to try and we will definitely be back...

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Thank Shaun R
Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Proper british food is difficult to find anywhere but in England itself. But this place made me question whether I was still in Markham or if I had somehow got transported back to England! The tea was quite tasty, and came in beautiful china pots. I came with my mother and grandmother for lunch and we ordered the afternoon tea,... More 

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Markham, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The afternoon tea is wonderful. lots of food and very tasty. The service is above standard and the decor is lovely. I see different tea pots each time that I had missed the time before. The china cups for the tea are the perfect offset. Mother's day tea was a lovely way to celebrate.

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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: British, Delicatessen
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?