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“Charming and fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crown and Crumpet

Crown and Crumpet
1746 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (SoMa)
(415) 771-4252
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Ranked #750 of 5,014 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Sandwiches
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Neighborhood: SoMa
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Charming and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This isn't really "English"--it's more like English through the view of the Japanese by way of a tourist office somewhere. It is, however, thoroughly fun. High-quality tea and well made coffee are served with a variety of "high tea" style snacks. Moreover, its location in the entryway to a museum and cinema guarantees some prime peoplewatching. Great place to meet up with friends and chat.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
“Fantastic afternoon tea, great ambiance & wonderful service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

What a wonderful treat to experience an authentic afternoon tea served in the heart of Japantown!! Being from England, I kinda do know what 'traditional afternoon tea' should be & Chris and his team do not disappoint. I know a few people were skeptical about their move from Ghiradelli Square to Japantown, but the magic and yumminess were not lost with the location change. The delicious selections were great value for money, and the choice of teas was fantastic. I would highly recommend Crown and Crumpet to all SF Bay locals and visitors alike.

  • Visited August 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Keep calm and put the kettle on!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

If you love anything British this place is it. The way they tap into their tradition and deliver it all in the most curious packages is quite enchanting. Located in a very touristy and tiresome area of San Fran to pop in for a tea and a crumpet is just what the doctor ordered.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“English Tea in Japantown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Crumpet and Crown has made surprisingly good use of the lobby of the New People's Cinema in Japantown and is much better than the nondescript cafe that was there before.The space is bright, clean, and modern. My husband and I actually prefer it to the "fussier" look of the shop they had in Ghiradelli Square. The Afternoon Tea was ample for two people--3 small, tasty sandwiches and a pizza quiche; a scone and a crumpet with curd, clotted cream and jam; 3 small desserts; and a large pot of tea. We're looking forward to more afternoon teas there!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Barrie, Canada
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“Great food, odd setting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

My daughter and I visited this "tea room" on March 1 - their re-opening day in a new location. Our meal was superb - sandwiches, crumpets, the best scones ever, and small desserts - both squares and mousses. The selection was lovely - egg, ham and cheese, cucumber and herbed cheese, and chicken salad sandwiches, raspberry and orange scones with jelly and Devon cream, as well as lemon squares, mini mousses and small cheesecakes in chocolate cups. The service was good for an opening day - attentive to begin with, then a little slow.
I had seen pictures of the former location on the web, and was very disappointed in the new location. Although the tables were beautifully decorated the restaurant is now located in a very modern, open concept space (high ceiling, too much sunlight, and stark walls) and shares an entry way and elevator access with the entire building. Has little resemblance to and ambience of an English tearoom. In Japantown, and easy to get to.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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