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LoveJoy's Tea Room

Mission District
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1351 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 648-5895
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This slightly mad, ramshackle eccentric tearoom neatly sums up the gulf between American/Hollywood old England and the rather more sterile reality. The room is packed with every piece of British memorabilia that someone has managed to collect over the last God knows how many years. That this includes a poster of the bus route I used to take to school... More 

Thank jb1815
Redwood City, California
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

A very popular tea room to which I make regular visits too. A unique décor, frilly and interesting, no two things are the same. Wide choice of food, lovely sandwiches, always an extensive choice, as well as wide choice of teas. Even though it's always busy, the servers are so attentive and charming. Always leave here extremely satisfied.

Thank lovingit_11
Maumelle, Arkansas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Food was delicious, especially the scones. Lackluster service, couldn't get drink refills. I called after we left because my mother had lost her earring -- two hours later I returned, walked right to our empty table and retrieved it off the floor. Also unsure why they ask if you are celebrating a special occasion as I did specify we were... More 

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El Cerrito, California, United States
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

For our Anniversary, we ordered 2 of the Queen's Tea. Way too much food! Nice assortment of sandwiches, salad, coleslaw,a couple of scones with jam and Devon cream, fresh fruit, and crumpets, with a bottomless pot of your choice of tea. It was all nicely prepared and presented. If we go again, we'll get one of the Queen's Tea, and... More 

Thank Marcia G
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

I love a good cream tea and this place ticked all the right boxes for a traditional afternoon tea. It was really good to see lots of kids enjoying the experience. The only criticism I can post is that the menu was not easy to understand and the waitress was incapable of helping. Despite that we all had fun and... More 

Thank AnthonyS1976
San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Lovejoy's is a great place for afternoon tea. It's wonderfully decorated, casual and at all stuffy. Each place setting at the table is different which makes it unique and fun. I've had tea here with my sisters, my husband, my daughter and my girlfriends. I've always had a good time and I'm never disappointed in the food, tea or service.... More 

Thank 53LeeK
Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

This was really great....my little sister and I got to do high tea. Was so perfect and wonderful.....side note it smelled like my grandmother's house..... nice...

Thank Dulce V
Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband and I drove to San Francisco to experience a true tea parlour menu. We recommend calling ahead because they have 14 tables and they are all reserved. Fortuneately for us, we were able to sit at the "community table" and enjoy excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Great place to have a pot of tea and relax. If you... More 

Thank Mistymend0cin0
Greeley, Colorado
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Cozy, laid back atmosphere. Delicious tea, sandwhiches, and scones. Also enjoyed the neighborhood and getting out of the heart of the city for a few hours.

Thank J S
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great experience hosting tea party bridal shower for 16 here. Everyone had a wonderful time. Simple planning process Flawless execution Wonderful service Party area includes long table and small round table and shelves for favors and gifts. Shower games which can be done while seated work best (I.e., bridal trivia). Not a venue for active/team games requiring movement (I.e., toilet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1351 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (415) 648-5895

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

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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