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Nov 7, 2012 12:06 PM

Best Tea Room, French, Thai or Pizza Restaurant near California Science Center

Whats the best tea room( the kind with pastries, crumpets, scones, etc) or restaurant a short walk or drive from the California Science Center
( 700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, CA 90037 )?

We're taking a friend to the Cleopatra exhibit for her birthday, we'd like to take her to a tea room, but if there's not a good one relatively nearby ( & open on a Friday), --then we'd like to take her to something excellent. Entrees not over $20 preferably. How about French Restaurants?

We'd most like to take her to tea or french if there's a really good place. But she also loves Thai Food & Pizza.


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  1. About 5 miles away. or if you would like to have a Korean tea experience there is always Hwa Sun Ji. You can see a blog post about it here if you want to take a look at some photos: (also about 5 miles from your starting point).

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    1. re: Servorg

      Is that the kind of tea room with crumpets, scones, pastries, etc? I forgot to specify( edited my post). Thank you!

        1. re: Servorg

          Note that the location on Third street is now closed so that the one closest to you will be the downtown location at the Japanese American Museum.

      1. re: BerryPieFanatic

        Chado in Little Tokyo really is great. I think they make the best scones I've ever had, and the DT location is particularly sleek and modern in design. Great place for birthday tea. Happy eating!