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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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10:00 am - 2:00 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: Lunch, Reservations

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  • 3
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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
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Great place!!! It came highly recommended and we were not disappointed, something new for our family to try and we will definitely be back...

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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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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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Markham, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband, whi is British, and I love to go here for a pot of tea and some sweets. What I really like is that you get to choose the type of tea you would like (we always have Twinings Earl Grey) and they make it in a large teapot and bring it to your table. The sweets are traditional... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Old Curiosity Tea Shop

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

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  • 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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