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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A True Hidden Gem in Northborough

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
buonfortuna
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Hopkinton, MA
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English first
NYC
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Had lunch at Special Teas recently. I was not disappointed. Fresh and interesting food and fabulous desserts.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Quaint tea house that feels so "homey". The food is the freshest ever. I have tried everything and never once have been disappointed. Choices of tea are excellent. And the desserts - fantastic!!

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Northborough, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Tea ,salads and a good sandwich...this is the place. Coizy,small but nice. Food is limited, but excelent

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Restaurant Details

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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