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Afternoon tea - weekends only?

hkgirl Aug 14, 2009 10:32 PM

Have been looking to do afternoon tea whilst in SF, though it would have to be on a Friday, and it seems as if the big hotels, Ritz, Palace only offer afternoon tea on Saturdays and Sundays. Does anyone know if this is the case and can someone recommend a nice spot for good scones, tea and champagne, other than NM Rotunda?
Thank you.

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  1. grayelf RE: hkgirl Aug 15, 2009 09:32 AM


    Have you checked out this link? You'd have to drill down to see if the places mentioned offer their teas on the weekdays...

    1. wolfe RE: hkgirl Aug 15, 2009 09:57 AM

      Definitely Lovejoys as noted in the link above:
      "Lovejoy's, probably the nicest traditional afternoon tea in SF"
      kresge86 Dec 20, 2008 01:21PM

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      1. re: wolfe
        BillSF RE: wolfe Aug 15, 2009 03:17 PM

        Second LoveJoys. Other options:

        Secret Garden Tea House in the inner Sunset:

        Tal-y-Tara in the Richmond:

      2. rworange RE: hkgirl Aug 17, 2009 01:50 PM

        Crown & Crumpet in Ghirardelli Square. There are even some tables with bay views.

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          wolfe RE: rworange Aug 17, 2009 02:02 PM

          Do any of these places we recommended do champagne?

          1. re: wolfe
            rworange RE: wolfe Aug 17, 2009 02:20 PM

            From the Crown and crumpet link

            Bortolmiol Prosecco Brut NV $42. bottle
            Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut. $68. bottle

            Sparkling By The Glass
            Marquis De La Tour Rosé $9.
            Mumm Cuvée Napa $12.
            Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut $16.
            Buck’s Fizz (Mimosa) $8.
            Kir Royale $12.
            St. Germain $12.

            So ... ok ...technically sparkling wine.

            1. re: rworange
              Melanie Wong RE: rworange Aug 17, 2009 08:26 PM

              Not a great one, but Mumm Cordon Rouge is champagne and one of the most popular.

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