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Special Teas

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10 Church St, Northborough, MA 01532-3805
+1 508-393-0552
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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469 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

Special Teas is a great place to spend a leisurely Saturday afternoon with a pot of tea and a very tasty lunch. This is the very antithesis of "fast food". They're only open for lunch and tea-time Monday through Saturday (closed on Sundays) ... and their clientele is ~90% women (of all ages). Don't eat here if you're in a... More 

1 Thank MassCouple2
West Boylston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

Absolutely love this little shop of delectable treats to soothe the body & mind. Whether coming here with girlfriends or dining alone with a book, I have always left satisfied and looking forward to my next visit. Bit of Both (daily soup & melt or salad) is my favorite! Although they have a good tea menu, I am partial to... More 

2 Thank lscw67
Northborough, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015

The wait can be a little long because it's a small place but so worth waiting. Everything is handmade from scratch and you never know what you are going to find on the menu. I have never had anything I didn't like. The desserts are scrumptious! There are choices of tea are many. Stop and take a look. It is... More 

1 Thank Cheryl S
Northborough, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Yesterday my mother, my boyfriend's mother and I had a very long lunch at Special Teas. After being seated it took more than five minutes to be greeted and to take our drink orders. Ten minutes later, drinks finally on the table, we were able order lunch. It took more than 40 minutes before for our melts and a salad... More 

5 Thank spidze
Stow, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015

My 6 year old daughter and I love going here for tea parties. On more than one occasion I have brought friends here for a quiet get together including fabulous food and amazing tea. I brought my daughter here for her 6 birthday and the owner was kind enough to gift my daughter the small tea cup and saucer. I... More 

Thank Andrea F
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2015

I've been to Special Teas many times for tea with a friend or for small gatherings. The selection of teas is fantastic, and the scones are amazing. The service is usually on the slow side, but we don't care - we're there to talk and relax. I recommend the Afternoon Tea - mini sandwiches, 2 choices of scones, and mini... More 

2 Thank iztravelin
Bolton, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

I'd been to Special Teas several times before, so it was a surprise to experience the lapse in good service that recently occurred. I arrived with a friend around 12:30. We had to wait at least five minutes just to find out whether there was room for us. The place was about three-quarters full and didn't seem particularly busy (certainly... More 

4 Thank Susan F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2015

Whether I have a salad, soup or a sandwich, I'm never disappointed at Special Teas! Great place to meet friends for lunch. The ladies who work there are always fabulous and friendly! The scones are the best!

Thank Lovetotravelforfun
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had heard that service could be slow but we had no idea what we were in for. We arrived at 11:45 on a Saturday and were seated right away. The restaurant was mostly full and the vibe was good. There were 3 women working the place. Waitress #1 took our order for tea and lunch. She then seemed to... More 

4 Thank jpbandsvk
Hopkinton, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2015

I've been to Special Teas twice now and truly love the many food selections, loose teas and atmosphere. All of the menu items are cooked fresh and presented very well. If you didn't know it, you would think you are being hosted for a meal at a friend's house! At a friend's house you'd enjoy the meal and the conversation... More 

1 Thank buonfortuna

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Church St, Northborough, MA 01532-3805
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Northborough
  • Phone Number: +1 508-393-0552

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?