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LoveJoy's Tea Room

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Mission District
Irish, Sandwiches, British, Delicatessen
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1351 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 648-5895
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for Afternoon Tea

Lovejoy's is a great place for afternoon tea. It's wonderfully decorated, casual and at all stuffy. Each place setting at the table is different which makes it unique and fun. I've had tea here with my sisters, my husband, my daughter and my girlfriends. I've always had a good time and I'm never... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Lovejoy's is a great place for afternoon tea. It's wonderfully decorated, casual and at all stuffy. Each place setting at the table is different which makes it unique and fun. I've had tea here with my sisters, my husband, my daughter and my girlfriends. I've always had a good time and I'm never disappointed in the food, tea or service.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

This was really great....my little sister and I got to do high tea. Was so perfect and wonderful.....side note it smelled like my grandmother's house..... nice...

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband and I drove to San Francisco to experience a true tea parlour menu. We recommend calling ahead because they have 14 tables and they are all reserved. Fortuneately for us, we were able to sit at the "community table" and enjoy excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Great place to have a pot of tea and relax. If you... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Cozy, laid back atmosphere. Delicious tea, sandwhiches, and scones. Also enjoyed the neighborhood and getting out of the heart of the city for a few hours.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great experience hosting tea party bridal shower for 16 here. Everyone had a wonderful time. Simple planning process Flawless execution Wonderful service Party area includes long table and small round table and shelves for favors and gifts. Shower games which can be done while seated work best (I.e., bridal trivia). Not a venue for active/team games requiring movement (I.e., toilet... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went here the other day with my mother. Found it tucked away in an unsuspecting neighborhood. We ordered the High Tea. Realized by the time we ate two sandwiches, tea, scone and two salads there probably wasn't going to be room for much else. We ordered a total for 4 different sandwiches (Pear with Stilton, Chicken and Asparagus, Bay Shrimp... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Lovejoy's has been my go to place for afternoon tea for years. I've had many celebrations with friends and loved ones over the years at this lovely tea room. It's friendly, cozy and inviting. The staff is welcoming and the service is spot on. The Queen's Tea includes a bottomless pot of tea (there is a large selection of teas... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Location: It's on the corner so you won't miss it and it is street parking! Customer Service: Friendly staff and very attentive. Decor: Very cute vintage and antique feel! I love the decor actually, it feels like somebody took a box and put in all these memorabilia with cute old school furniture and shook it up and bam you got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

With access to this place, I could so totally forget that I have other things I have to get done and that carbs and sugar are the devil! Somehow, someway, time STOPS at Lovejoy's Tea Room and I live in a fragrant and comfy world where white flour and sugar and globs of butter and clotted cream dance merrily about... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Visited this place in 2010. It has a good range of teas, and offers a very good "High Tea" without the pretension (and often absurd pricing) of the more upmarket places. Also, finding anywhere in America that makes tea properly is always a bonus. Book early if possible, they keep a table free for drop-ins on weekends, but you have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1351 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (415) 648-5895

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Irish, Sandwiches, British, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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