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Empress Tea Room

American, Coffee Shop, Dessert, British
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12924 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618
813-988-9027
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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delightful Tea

Recently I had the pleasure of joining a group at Empress Tea Room in Carrollwood, Tampa. The ambience was quite pleasant, simple, and yet elegant. The food was interesting and enjoyable and, of course, tasty. Service was very good, although, due to the large crowds, we had some wait time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Susan H
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Recently I had the pleasure of joining a group at Empress Tea Room in Carrollwood, Tampa. The ambience was quite pleasant, simple, and yet elegant. The food was interesting and enjoyable and, of course, tasty. Service was very good, although, due to the large crowds, we had some wait time.

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Coker Creek, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My sisters and I had lunch today at the Empress Tea Room in Tampa. We all enjoyed the High Tea, with soup, finger sandwiches, scone with Devonshire Cream, dessert pastries and a chocolate covered strawberry. This was accompanied by an endless pot of hot tea. All of the food was delicious! And the decor was in keeping with the tea... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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68 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant is a little hidden, you may have to search for it, but once located, it is great! The tea service is very authentic and the service is great!

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had a TravelZoo that said we would have 2 unlimited buffets and 4 mimosas. The website indicated the buffet included waffles, oatmeal, sausage, bacon, eggs, potatoes, scones with clotted cream and preserves for $15.95. We went with a friend who did not have a coupon. There was no buffet. You were served a plate. On my plate was two... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I suggested Empress Tea Room to some friends for lunch after having had a nice experience recently. Now all I can say is how disappointing. We were seated next to the window, next to a glass etagiere that was completely full of dust. From there, the tea pot on the table had a broken lid and the china was chipped.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I have lunch here frequently with a friend and it's in our top two favorites. The food is fresh and delightful and the staff are awesome. They have mystery dinners too though I haven't done that yet. Even men enjoy going there.

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Lutz, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

what a great little place for a Sunday brunch its all you can eat and there food is excellent I can't want to go again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Wow! Beautiful tea room! Chef superb ! Ambience ! A true invisible diamond !!! The service was wonderful , beautifully decorated.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I always enjoyed myself when going for high tea. kim always remembers who you are. the mystery dinners are fun. I highly recomend this place.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My Wife and I enjoyed the entire experience. We both had a wonderful time. Kim and the staff were amazing. I highly recommend a try and you'll be hooked. The candy station is a definite stop before you leave for the drive home.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12924 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-988-9027

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Dessert, British
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?