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10 Church Street, Northborough, MA 01532-3805
(508) 393-0552
Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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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
Excellent tea & food if you have time

I've been to Special Teas many times for tea with a friend or for small gatherings. The selection of teas is fantastic, and the scones are amazing. The service is usually on the slow side, but we don't care - we're there to talk and relax. I recommend the Afternoon Tea - mini sandwiches, 2 choices... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
iztravelin
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I've been to Special Teas many times for tea with a friend or for small gatherings. The selection of teas is fantastic, and the scones are amazing. The service is usually on the slow side, but we don't care - we're there to talk and relax. I recommend the Afternoon Tea - mini sandwiches, 2 choices of scones, and mini... More 

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Bolton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I'd been to Special Teas several times before, so it was a surprise to experience the lapse in good service that recently occurred. I arrived with a friend around 12:30. We had to wait at least five minutes just to find out whether there was room for us. The place was about three-quarters full and didn't seem particularly busy (certainly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Whether I have a salad, soup or a sandwich, I'm never disappointed at Special Teas! Great place to meet friends for lunch. The ladies who work there are always fabulous and friendly! The scones are the best!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had heard that service could be slow but we had no idea what we were in for. We arrived at 11:45 on a Saturday and were seated right away. The restaurant was mostly full and the vibe was good. There were 3 women working the place. Waitress #1 took our order for tea and lunch. She then seemed to... More 

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Hopkinton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I've been to Special Teas twice now and truly love the many food selections, loose teas and atmosphere. All of the menu items are cooked fresh and presented very well. If you didn't know it, you would think you are being hosted for a meal at a friend's house! At a friend's house you'd enjoy the meal and the conversation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Adorably decorated and yummy food! I enjoy meeting up with friends here for some lunch and tea! Always delicious!

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Recently had two very good experiences at Special Teas. First was a lunch on a weekday. It was busy but we were greeted and seated quickly. Both lunch items were very good: fresh, tasty and nicely presented. Friendly service, relaxed atmosphere. This is not a chintzy English style tearoom but American country casual – the tables are wooden and without... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I have been to Special Teas many times and love the atmosphere, selection of teas and delicious homemade food. Don't miss out on the scones! Today I took my 8 year old daughter for "Afternoon Tea" and it was such a great experience. The tea sandwiches and mini desserts were fantastic as were the scones and tea. Arrive early and... More 

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Shrewsbury, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Why did I wait so long to try Special Tea's. My mother and I had a wonderful lunch in May. It was busy so service was a bit slow but not too bad. I loved the chai tea pot and stand with heater to keep it warm. Nice touch. Simple menu but delicious and all homemade. Desserts were phenomenal and... More 

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Millbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

By far the best food and the nicest service we've ever had! Had 30 people for my daughter's graduation, the food is outstanding, tomato pie is to DIE for, scones right from heaven and the DESSERTS!! I'm going to be craving the coconut tea bar for months now! Seriously, if you have a party coming up, look no further. The... More 

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Additional Information about Special Teas

Address: 10 Church Street, Northborough, MA 01532-3805
Phone Number: (508) 393-0552
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Northborough
Open Hours:
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
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Church Street, Northborough, MA 01532-3805
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Northborough
  • Phone Number: (508) 393-0552

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
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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