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Empress Tea Room

12924 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2806
+1 813-988-9027
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“scones” (42 reviews)
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American, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12924 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2806
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

Kim - it was a delight to meet you. The apricot tea and scone were wonderful. Being half English, I more than enjoyed a taste of England. You are an absolutely delightful person and hope to see you again soon. Thanks for a wonderful experience....More

Thank Anita K
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

I been the this tea house so many times. I was giving my baby shower, I came for a bridal shower, high tea with the family, lunch with friends. It is such a nice and cozy place that you just want to stay all day...More

Thank Luma P
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Had a cup of tea and scone probably for about what you would pay at Starbucks. Nice atmosphere with lots of decorative items in the room--really tries to recreate something other than a chain restaurant experience. My family had more of the food and they...More

Thank Rich M
TeaTampa, Owner at Empress Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Being a "mom and pop" restaurant we truly strive to give you an experience you feel not just welcomed in but a place to call your own...we are so blessed to of had you and cant wait for your return. Kim

Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

My mom and I went for high tea to celebrate our birthdays. The price was right... $16.95, and the food was delicious. The scones were like drop biscuits and were delicious! We both wished that we could have had two each! There were three types...More

Thank nanasjo
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

I don't usually give two stars on a review...but this overrated restaurant deserves it. First of all my wife and I had brunch, which tea and food were served cold.. Second I would bet a bunch that the food were leftovers, thrown together on a...More

2  Thank Norman R
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful birthday tea with my son last week. It is now our annual tradition. The owner Kim and staff are very friendly and the food is always delicious!

Thank Italy441
Reviewed April 17, 2017

I cant tell you with 100% accuracy that the place is dirty - I can only tell you I felt it was. First, my tea cup has remnants from someone else's lips - like food chunks - on it and no one seemed to notice....More

Thank rfuchs0917
TeaTampa, Owner at Empress Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

ok...wow...first let me say...omg!!! I am soooo sorry that was your perception of our sweet Tea Room...I totally got right up form the computer and went to find the "bunny"... you are so right...I pulled it immediately and corrected that...second went into the kitchen and...More

Reviewed April 9, 2017

The service, food and mimosas were excellent. Waffles were fluffy and breakfast items were plentiful and just lovely. The two owners were so pleasant and sweet. It was a busy Sunday with two privat parties going on while we were there but the service was...More

Thank territravels
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times and previous visits were alright. What has been consistent is that the food and tea were great but the service was lacking. My most recent visit was no exception. I went recently with friends and it took nearly 10...More

Thank purplegal12
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Today I took a friend visiting from out of town to Empress Tea Room for high tea. There was a large group there having a meeting & socializing and the noise level was frustrating. It was totally distracting & made what could have been a...More

1  Thank Brenda S
TeaTampa, Owner at Empress Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

I'm so sorry you were looking for something intimate on the weekend ..you will find that here with us we are blessed with busy showers and celebrations we hope you give us a try on the weekday as it is probably weekday thou are looking...More

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April 30, 2017|
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Response from TeaTampa | Property representative |
Please give us a call a there are so many variables on time and guest counts... we would be honored to have you 813-988-9027
Aileen V
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Aileen V |
Do need to travel there live near
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12924 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-988-9027
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