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The Cup of Tea

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1 rue Caisserie, 13002 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 90 84 02
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Every time I pass by Marseille in the summer I want to stop in this tea room, with its tables outside is a wonderful place for a break . Delicious quiche, homemade cakes with the flavor of the mother's ones and a wide selection of teas to try. The pies are cheaper than in pastry and with their slice you... More 

Thank Letstrip2016
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

The Cup of Tea is well located, near the Old Port, but far enough away to be less busy. The coffee is very good.

Thank Richard_A5678
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

A beautiful place, with a wide range of teas. I really enjoyed my time there ! The staff was pleasant and they gave me many good advices for my trip.

Thank MaryLizDuff
Marseille, France
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015

This is exactly what I was looking for. A very nice and friendly ambience to relax, chat, read and drink tea. When the weather allowed, the terrace is just awesome. But interior is perfect too. You can buy tea in packs to take home. You can also buy books I suppose. So now, I'm there every saturday, you can come... More 

1 Thank Alex C
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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419 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

Good service and reasonable prices here. A place to relax and watch the world go by. Pleasant view across the road. The terrace is slightly elevated so you are not staring at parked cars. Liked the quirky music/book decor. Clean loos!

Thank sleepybexhill
Melbourne, Australia
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2015

Having walked back from the Old Town, just before I reach Hotel Dieu I saw this quaint little cafe. The lady managing it spoke very little English, and my French is poor, but once I had the menu with over 50 different teas, all was well. Perfect spot to rest and enjoy tea beautifully served.

Thank Paul A
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2015

Good place just to take a break for some cake or tart and a wide choice of tea. Friendly, steady trade and some shade from the sun.

Thank Fallon D
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2015

Possibly one of the best cups of tea I've ever had. And that's coming from a Brit! A pot of white china tea, with instructions from the owner on how long to steep the leaves for, plus a slice of apricot tart complimented a perfect afternoon pit-stop in this cozy tea-room full of character.

2 Thank LuckyLoneRanger
London, United Kingdom
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196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2014

When you've had enough of "croissant" this and "pain" that, stop here for some tea and toast - a nice little terrace, friendly staff and more different types of tea than you can wave a teabag at.

2 Thank Dumpers
England, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2014

From the name of this place I assumed that it would have an English atmosphere, but it doesn't - it's completely French. They sell quite a lot of French books. Didn't see any English books, but they may have some. The tea and cake were fine. The service was good.

3 Thank zenMaster62

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue Caisserie, 13002 Marseille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille
  • Phone Number: +33 4 91 90 84 02

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?