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Columbia Kate's Teahouse
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22727 Coolumbia St., Columbia, CA
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22727 Coolumbia St., Columbia, CA
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • 39
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    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
A Fun and Special Place

On our way to Yosemite a college friend on a reunion trip spent a couple of days in Sonora. We took in lunch at Columbia Kate’s Teahouse (recommended by the owner of the Gunn House Hotel), in the small historic town of Columbia. The Tearoom is a lovely place with very friendly young servers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

On our way to Yosemite a college friend on a reunion trip spent a couple of days in Sonora. We took in lunch at Columbia Kate’s Teahouse (recommended by the owner of the Gunn House Hotel), in the small historic town of Columbia. The Tearoom is a lovely place with very friendly young servers flitting about yhe rooms and a... More 

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Taipei
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35 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

You need to go in to appreciate the charm. Large selection of tea, coffee. Very tasty. A nice/surprise find. Beautiful decors. A must visit when you are in the Sonora, Columbia State Park area. Just sit down, relax, and have a cup of tea/coffee. They have foods, deserts as well but we didn't try.

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Brentwood, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Everytime I visit my grandmother who lives near Columbia we always have to stop in Columbia Kate's for lunch. Their food is very fresh & delicious. And I don't think I've ever seen a tea menu that extensive before. Did I mention the buttons??? Tons of buttons!!

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited this little place twice in one week and it didnt disappoint on either day. There is a great selection of teas to try. All the staff we spoke to were really friendly and helpful. We actually met the owner (who isnt called Katie, its named after her dear friend) who spent some time with us and took a photo... More 

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Merced, California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

I visit Columbia Kate's at least a couple of times a year, and have always been happy with the food. My last trip to this restaurant included my niece, who was visiting from Germany. She absolutely loved her tea, scones, and spinach salad. (She is a true tea lover and also vegetarian). I, of course, was happy with my food,... More 

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Sonora, California, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I recently had a visit from a good friend I had seen for many years. She hasn’t been to the Gold County for some 15 years and was hoping to discover some of the unique places in Tuolumne County. She knows I publish Explore Sonora Magazine and that I might be able to show her a few ‘not to be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were delighted with our light lunch in the shady garden. Ice cold lavender lemonade was an unusual and refreshing treat. I liked the fact that the drinks were bottomless.....very welcome on a very hot day. On the opposite side of the road is Kate's Bakery (part of the same operation). This is open for breakfast and we had lovely... More 

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Valley, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Kate's Teahouse is not only very charming, but the food is fresh, home made and delicious. I am still craving their sandwichs and the refrshing lemonade! Service is excellent and the kids loved the deserts. If you visit Columbia, Kate's Teahouse should be part of your trip.

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Midland, tx
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We made a detour to this town just to eat at this teahouse. It was close to 100 degrees outside. The house has 3 eating places: indoors with window a/c's going, screened porch with fan going, and outdoor patio. We sat in the porch and handled the heat fine because we're West Texans, but for others you might want to... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Delightful service, DELISH eats, and impressive service. I recommend the iced tea and any of their soups & salads. We were a table of 4 and everyone loved their meals.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22727 Coolumbia St., Columbia, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Columbia

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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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