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The Tea Cozy

4286 Bridge St, Cambria, CA 93428-2102
805-927-8765
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Ranked #24 of 42 restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $35
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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Cambria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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Pismo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I'm not a big tea drinker at all, but I wanted to try something new with a friend. I made reservations ahead of time and she needed handicap access. We went along the side where the ramp was, but the door was locked. I had to go in and ask them to open the door. Bathrooms are NOT handicap friendly!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

As an English person, I was a little bemused to find this place in the centre of California. They serve good tea, that's for certain. However, the atmosphere was a little too twee for me and the prices a little too high. Still the tea, if not the decor, was a welcome taste of home.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We have been here three or four years running - usually with kids in tow. If you have young kids, navigating the tea room can be a bit tight but the back patio is sunny and nice. Last year, its garden was beautifully maintained but this year (2013) it is a tad overgrown. Still, the selection of teas - many... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

My girls and I love tea rooms. We go to them often. This one had terrible service! One girl seating people, taking orders, preparing your tea, bringing your food, answering the phones, ringing people up and helping customers in the little shop area! It was terrible. She was a little testy and rude, but I can understand why. Don't waste... More

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