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The Tea Cozy

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4286 Bridge St, Cambria, CA 93428-2102
805-927-8765
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Dessert
Description: The Tea Cozy is an authentic English tea room located in Cambria...
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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Glad we went when we could.

We had a very nice time at the Tea Cozy in Jan 2015. The service was great and the pastries and sandwiches were delicious (and more than we could eat). I wish we could go back on our next trip to Cambria but their website states they are now closed. Hopefully they will open again?

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Marshall_RiversideCA
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Riverside, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Riverside, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had a very nice time at the Tea Cozy in Jan 2015. The service was great and the pastries and sandwiches were delicious (and more than we could eat). I wish we could go back on our next trip to Cambria but their website states they are now closed. Hopefully they will open again?

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Orcutt, California
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
64 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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
Senior Contributor
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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Goleta
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Cambria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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135 reviews 135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4286 Bridge St, Cambria, CA 93428-2102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: 805-927-8765

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 35
  • Cuisine: English, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

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.
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

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