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Dori's Tea Cottage & Cafe

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American, Sandwiches, British, Café
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18744 Main Street, P.O. Box 515, Groveland, CA 95321
+1 209-962-5300
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Description: We invite you to step back in time to enjoy the charming atmosphere of...
We invite you to step back in time to enjoy the charming atmosphere of this historical site and to partake in the English tradition of taking tea. Dori's Tea Cottage opened in May 2008 to continue this fine tea tradition and to expand on Dori's life-long love of tea. In 2012, Dori's expanded into the adjacent space that is now Dori's Cafe, which was Groveland's former U.S. Post Office. The Cafe features espresso, gelato, smoothies, fresh brewed iced teas, sandwiches, wraps, quiche, soup, salad and a variety of bakery items. We hope you enjoy your visit - whether you enjoy a quick breakfast, join us for our English tea luncheon, or "Build a Picnic" for your trip to Yosemite.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Bellissima!!

This is a very special and darling place with the most delectable food and personalized service. My boyfriend (now fiance) and I happened to step in here six months ago while we were staying next door at the bed and breakfast. I remember thinking to myself, "what a perfect day [sigh]" as I nibbled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
shaunissima
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Costa Mesa, California
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Costa Mesa, California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a very special and darling place with the most delectable food and personalized service. My boyfriend (now fiance) and I happened to step in here six months ago while we were staying next door at the bed and breakfast. I remember thinking to myself, "what a perfect day [sigh]" as I nibbled on a mini sandwich and sipped... More 

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Groveland, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Dori has great taste. She knows people eat with their eyes as well as their mouths. Lovingly prepared and elegant plates.

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Arroyo Grande, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

During a recent trip to Yosemite Park we stayed in Groveland. Over the course of a long weekend we made two trips to Dori's Tea Cottage. The first visit we had a delightful apple, currant, and cheddar turnover with cinnamon and apple rooibos herbal tea in the cafe section. During this visit we enjoyed the atmosphere and food so much... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Milton, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Let me get the record straight, I am a coffee lover not a tea lover. My better half on the other hand is a Tea lover. So when she saw this place we had to stop. It was wonderful. In the back is a very quaint area where you can drink tea properly. Its very popular with the locals. Always... More 

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Sonora, California
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I purchased the Groupon for the tea lunch for two and was pleasantly surprised! I took my Mother who is a avid drinker of tea, and admirer of beautiful things and Dori's provided both. The tea selection was huge, and the two we got were wonderful. The tea lunch special was a light lunch, but had a great variety of... More 

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Roseville, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had planned to stop in Groveland for late lunch on our way to Yosemite Valley. My wife's eyes lit up when she saw Dori's as an option. So we dropped in about 2 PM. There was no one else in the back tea room, and just a few patrons in the front cafe. The menu for tea is expansive... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My hubby and I had a wonderful meal and sampled multiple flavors of ice tea. I loved the idea having a half of dozen ice teams ready and waiting. The customer service was excellent. Can't wait to go back when it's cooler and try the hot tea.

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Madrid
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great place. Very nice people. Delicious sandwiches. We stopped in before Yosemite and it was a great way to begin our visit to the Park.

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SFO
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stopped in after a trip to Yosemite National Park, the owners we so nice . The cappuccinos and freshly made pastry were delicious. So glad we stopped and saw that they carried Stonewall Kitchen products. The same ones we enjoy at home in Maine. The air conditioned comfort was a total relief from the 108 degree heat. Loved our... More 

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Carmel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We go to the tea house every month when we go up to Groveland and enjoy the food,the customer service is just wonderful. We have recommended all of ours friends to make sure they experience this darling place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18744 Main Street, P.O. Box 515, Groveland, CA 95321
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Groveland
  • Phone Number: +1 209-962-5300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, British, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

We invite you to step back in time to enjoy the charming atmosphere of this historical site and to partake in the English tradition of taking tea. Dori's Tea Cottage opened in May 2008 to continue this fine tea tradition and to expand on Dori's life-long love of tea. In 2012, Dori's expanded into the adjacent space that is now Dori's Cafe, which was Groveland's former U.S. Post Office. The Cafe features espresso, gelato, smoothies, fresh brewed iced teas, sandwiches, wraps, quiche, soup, salad and a variety of bakery items. We hope you enjoy your visit - whether you enjoy a quick breakfast, join us for our English tea luncheon, or "Build a Picnic" for your trip to Yosemite.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?