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4286 Bridge St, Cambria, CA 93428-2102
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Ranked #25 of 44 Restaurants in Cambria
Price range: $7 - $35
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: English, British
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Dessert
Description: The Tea Cozy is an authentic English tea room located in Cambria, California on historic Bridge Street and residing in the Thorndyke House built in the 1870's. We are just minutes away from America's enchanted Hearst Castle and proudly serve homemade traditional British lunches and tea all day. The Tea Cozy is pleased to offer an array of tea blends that you won't find anywhere else. We also carry gifts for the tea lover and a wide variety of English groceries. Please visit us or shop online.

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Orcutt, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Unfortunately, the last 2 times we have visited, within a year, the hostess has been ungracious and dismissive. We used to look forward to visiting the charming British tea room and had trouble deciding between lunch or tea time. The servers try to be pleasant, however, it can be a long wait. The selection of teas and pastries is excellent,... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

While visiting Cambria, my family and I decided give The Tea Cozy a try. It's located in the quaint 1870's Thorndyke House on Bridge Street. It offers a wide array of teas as well as sandwich and dessert options. I ordered the Savory Sausage Roll which came with fresh fruit and choice of soup or salad. I chose salad with... More 

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We British ex-pats are choosy about our tea and scones, and this charming tea room did not disappoint! We booked to come and the owner, knowing we were from the UK, had the chef bake a fresh batch of scones just in case. I loved my Darjeeling with scones and jam and clotted cream, and my husband was in heaven... More 

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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

One of our personal favorites for an authentic tea experience is the Tea Cozy. The selection of teas is very broad including darjeeling, black, and herb teas. The assorted treats are always well prepared. Scones changed a bit since our previous visit but they still arrive at table fresh from the oven. Very intimate space but great for meeting other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Have dined at the Tea Cozy many times. The food is always excellent and beautifully prepared. Original entrees, soups, and deserts never fail to please. An excellent selection of teas. Beautiful garden patio for dining or quaint turn of the century home.

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Los Gatos, California, United States
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Went here for lunch it was delicious. The tea was perfectly made and a great complement to the sandwiches and sweets. The scone was more like a biscuit but delicious with the clotted cream and jam. The egg salad was so yummy. The atmosphere was very calm and wonderful for sitting and reading for a peaceful hour.

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Sacramento, California
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91 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We hadn't been back to the Tea Cozy in a few years, but it was just as good when we returned recently on our way to Hearst Castle. They still serve traditional afternoon tea (we had it at 11:00 in the morning) and you can get the full traditional tea or a scaled down version with just sandwiches and scones... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Went there for the first time last week. I have lived in Cambria 25 years very friendly excellent service and FINALLY found a burger cooked the way I wanted and still hot. The home made red pepper soup was excellent. I will definately be back maybe 2 or 3 times a week. Thanks!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Had lunch today at the Tea Cozy. What a pleasant experience. Spent a leisurely two hours - excellent selection of teas, yummy sandwich, and scones. Never felt rushed. Allowed time to visit with family and friend. If you want to eat quickly and jet out to do something else then this is not the location.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

One of the few traditional English tea rooms I've come across in the area. Excellent food and great tea. Staff is quiet and leaves you alone plenty, but always around if you need them. They have a great three tier high tea tray with scones, tea sandwiches, fresh fruit and desserts ranging from biscuits to petit fours. Their English cheddar... More 

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Additional Information about The Tea Cozy

Address: 4286 Bridge St, Cambria, CA 93428-2102
Phone Number: 805-927-8765
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 35
Cuisine: English, British

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