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LoveJoy's Tea Room

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Mission District
Irish, Sandwiches, Dessert, British, English, Tea Room
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Reservations

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  • 23
    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
Fun, cozy, and delicious

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
J S
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Greeley, Colorado
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Greeley, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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3 reviews
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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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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 19 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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San Francisco, California
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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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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Love, love, love this place!!! Such a cute atmosphere & place to lunch with friends!! The food is fabulous, the service friendly, & the tea hot! Best ever!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is an excellent place to sit and relax with friends and have an unusual experience. Good food. Quaint atmosphere. Great service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

On a very nice sunny day after an appoitnemnt I had at a nearby office, I walked to the J Muni line stop on Church St. right in front of Lovejoy's. It was exactly 11:00 a.m. on a weekday,and I saw the line of finely dressed ladies and little girls just waiting to go inside the tea room. On impulse,... More 

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Additional Information about LoveJoy's Tea Room

Address: 1351 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone Number: (415) 648-5895
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Irish, Sandwiches, Dessert, British, English, Tea Room

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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, Dessert, British, English, Tea Room

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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