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“Classic Tearoom with Elegance and Charm” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Columbia Kate's Teahouse

Columbia Kate's Teahouse
22727 Coolumbia St., Columbia, CA
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Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Los Angeles, California
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Classic Tearoom with Elegance and Charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I have been here multiple times and always been happy. It is truly a classic tea room, and there are so few left that it is a treasure.
The atmosphere is wonderful. Quaint and antique, filled with teacups decorating the walls and shelves. And though it definitely has a feminine flourish, the food is so good mean and women alike love it here. Unlike most tearooms, bringing a husband or boyfriend along isn't out of place. The menu offers a huge variety: combination tea and food options, similar to most tearooms, with tea sandwiches, quiche, salad and desert. However, it also offers heartier options like chicken pot pie, or full sandwiches and soups. Scones and other baked goods can be ordered separately or as part of a tea combo. The menu truly offers something for everyone- male, female, adult or child.
Every member of the staff is quite knowledgeable about the menu, and the town, as well as always being very polite. They try to maintain a certain etiquette within the tearoom to fit the elegance of the establishment and the ritual of sitting down to tea itself. However, they are by no means too presumptuous, they just want everyone to have a good time and experience and old fashioned tearoom.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sonora, California
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Colubia Kate's Teahouse”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I've only eaten here once but the food was very good if a little pricey. It has a quaint homey atmospherre. and is located in Columiba Historical State Park. Parking is abundant.

Visited September 2012
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Menlo Park, CA
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34 restaurant reviews
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“A Great Spot for Aging Miners to Relax over a Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Kate & staff prepare a limited variety of brunch and lunch items that are centered around the bakery and a great tea selection. It is a wonderful spot to "step back in time" and enjoy an unhurried and simple meal with friends.

The sandwiches are quite fresh and imaginative and the quiches and salads are very novel and tasty. It is a very good spot for all to relax, but is best suited for young couples on a trip , or "Aging Miners" that gather for an extended chat over a sandwich & tea,

A must visit if you are in Columbia and want a chance to talk without lots of noise in the background.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Merced, California
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“Unique Place with extensive tea menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Columbia Kate's is located within Columbia State Park in the California Sierra foothills. I've been visiting this little Goldrush Cafe for many years, before it was Columbia Kate's. The owner has worked wonders with this little place. An extensive tea menu is available and your tea is brewed to perfection.
I've not had a bad meal here yet. I tend to visit a couple of times a year with friends. Food selection depends on the time of year. This month I had spinach salad with strawberries. It was very good. My friends had chicken pot pie and were raving about it. We also had scones with jam and cream, simply out of this world good!
Atmosphere is old west type building, your grandma's parlor. Staff is very friendly. Great service.
You can check the menu online.
I'll be looking forward to my next outing to Columbia Kate's!

Visited July 2013
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Santa Clara, California
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“Come hungry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Love the chicken salad sandwich and you can't go wrong with their soup. Made from scratch and served with a smile! "Flower-guy" tea is my favorite but all the teas are great. For a real treat, try the tea sampler with one of their delicious warm scones. Been there a few times and they always have interesting and healthy specials too, their pot pies are especially good. Kate's has a welcoming, cozy old world feel. It's the best restaurant in town and worth the trip!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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