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LoveJoy's Tea Room

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Mission District
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1351 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-3924
+1 415-648-5895
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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San Francisco, California
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovejoy's team room is a lovely place, the atmosphere is super cute and it really feels homey, we loved the vintage and antique feel. We loved the scones as well as the crumpet and the lemon curd is delicious! However, we went there for the tea and we were a bit disappointed because it came already infused the teapot and... More 

Thank Ne01325
Pleasanton, California
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128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

My friends and I ate here on our last day of our SF outing, and it was the perfect way to end our stay. The tea room is adorable, with a full menu. We had the high tea, which was delicious and quite filling. I have been to several tea places, and this one ranks up there among my favorites!

1 Thank CWanlin
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Great afternoon tea - was wondering down Church and decided to go in even though I was on my own. I was greeted with a warm welcome and then a pot of English tea a warmed scone with jam and clotted cream. Excellent homage to an English Tea Room and well worth a visit.

2 Thank HayleyB72
San Francisco, CA
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We came here as a farewell gathering for a good friend of ours and those who had little girls brought them along and it was one of the best girl gatherings of the year! Quaint establishment and great service. Each child received their own tiered tray of sandwiches, fruits, and cookies while the adults were treated to a huge tiered... More 

Thank muhlberg
San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Lovejoy's Tea Room is a one of a kind experience. Whimsical decor, mismatched but charming dishware, and delicious tea sandwiches, tea, and scones. Service is laid back and friendly. Note: it is not cheap; average tea with sandwiches or scones is over $15; and the minimum per person is $11.95.

Thank PadoukDesign
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I come here at least twice a year to celebrate birthdays for family. I also come a few times a year just to enjoy the food, atmosphere and wonderful selection of teas. You can get coffee if you are like me and it is wonderful as well. The place is very eclectic and it is so much fun to look... More 

Thank Mary B
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

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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92 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 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 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 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 

1 Thank DeniseBMaumelle
El Cerrito, California, United States
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1351 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-3924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-648-5895

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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhoods in the country.
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