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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
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank HayleyB72
San Francisco, CA
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank muhlberg
San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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.

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Thank PadoukDesign
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6 reviews
5 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 

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Thank Mary B
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

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Thank jb1815
Redwood City, California
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

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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 

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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 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 

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Thank Marcia G
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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 

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Thank AnthonyS1976
San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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 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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