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Old Curiosity Tea Shop

Delicatessen, English
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91 Main St. North, Markham, Ontario L3P 1X7, Canada
(905) 472-9927
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Disappointed on this visit

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
17cathy2015
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Woodbridge, Canada
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  • Reservations
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Woodbridge, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Toronto, ON
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

One of our favourite places to go for a nice cuppa with delicious sandwiches and scones. Wide selection of teas and Adam knows them well. You won't feel rushed as service is elegant,understated but efficient. My girls will often go here when everyone is in town.

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Markham, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It was a lovely lunch and great service . Place was charming and loved the different teas. Adam was very friendly and helpful in assisting us to decide. Next time we will do the afternoon tea . The scones and baked goods were really great as well. Fun afternoon and will be returning for sure !

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Had tea this past week with some friends here and it was awesome. The shop is adorable and the service was wonderful. They really seem to care a lot about their customers and make sure they're enjoying their experience. The server was also very polite and soft-spoken, which added to the atmosphere of this relaxing little tea shop. Tea was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have been going to this tea shop a very long time now, there are lots of teas to choose from, its a victorian setting, Adam and his staff are wonderful. You can book for a nice afternoon tea, or have breakfast which is excellent, my husband and i feels very satisfied after leaving this tea shop, a must to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went to Markham for my son's wedding. What a great experience so cozy and charming and a great cup of tea to take the cares of the day away. Adam was a great host and made us feel welcome and "at home". The sandwiches along with all the other goodies were delightfully good and the tea was wonderful. Coming... More 

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Markham, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A fun way for girls to have a special time together, chatting, laughing and enjoying a wonderful atmosphere, with great food, excellent choices and just the quaintest place you could find. Had High Tea at the Royal York, and this is far superior.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?