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Dorset Tea & Coffee

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352 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481-6206
+1 781-239-8988
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08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 12:00
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Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Boston, MA area
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet spot that serves breakfast food well past early morning time. They are well known for gluten free baked in-house items. The food was excellent as was the tea! Very relaxing. Not sure as to what category to price the food. The quality of the food is a good par above cheap places, as is the ambiance.

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Thank OlderMom60
Canton, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This cafe is overrated, pricey, and lame-o. The selection is minimal, and the help are rude. Two items I ordered were unavailable (croissant, bagel), both of which one would think are available because they are standard fare for the morning! The physical space is small and overcrowded, and the case itself with the baked goods is also tiny. Two thumbs... More 

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Thank yogadr
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We've been to Dorset on several occasions and every visit was a negative experience. The woman who runs the place (owner?) is unbelievably rude and behaves as if her customers are an imposition. While the food is fairly good (although somewhat overpriced), we got tired of her slamming the dishes down on our table, ignoring us, and being surly. After... More 

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Thank SusanEK
Wellesley, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Dorset provided the catering for a baby shower I hosted recently and it was a wonderful experience. Sue provided great, thoughtful advice on what to serve, including what would do well on a hot day outside, and then showed up with extra lemonade and ice tea to help keep our guests cool. Sue and her team were helpful, courteous and... More 

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Thank ctg203
Boston, United States
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

While their food is very good, the staff is not always friendly and sometimes seems annoyed by the presence of customers. This has happened repeatedly. Although their croissants, breakfast and pastries are delicious, I am dissuaded from returning because of the unhappy staff.

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Thank Lisa G
London, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Took my little girl there one day to get a chocolate chip cookie. went it, didn't see any, asked owner (I think) if they had any. Got a one word answer "no" and a turned back. didn't bother to mention the other chocolate items, other cookies etc. Not the first time I've experienced this - even ordering a bagel seems... More 

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Thank mrwatson
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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189 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Very small restaurant to meet a friend for brunch, lunch or tea. Very small and a place to go when you have plenty of time. Very fresh and delicious food.

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Thank jennifer_noble
Revere, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

There are good cups of tea and then there are great cups. This is a great cup. I had the full tea: a pot of floral tea, cakes, finger sandwiches, scone with cream, and a chocolate. It's always a treat and completely worth it. The service is great - they're friendly and helpful, and explain the tea types and help... More 

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Thank Erika M
Massachusetts
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163 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Small cafe, but pleasant and clean. The afternoon tea, served from 2-4, was excellent. A pot of tea of your choosing, four fresh and tasty tea sandwiches (larger than at most teas), a scone (a bit dry) with jam and clotted cream, macaron cookies, piece of chocolate torte, and a piece of chocolate. Better than many teas we have enjoyed... More 

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Food was good. Healthy. I had a yogurt with gluten free granola and fruit cup. My husband has eggs which were done soufflé style. And my folks had eggs on sandwich. All of our dishes were delicious. Their coffee was good; and my mint tea was very good. The space is small, so if you have a crowd (more than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 12:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 352 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481-6206
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Wellesley
  • Phone Number: +1 781-239-8988

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?