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Tal-y-Tara Tea & Polo Shoppe

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6439 California St, San Francisco, CA 94121-1917
+1 415-751-9275
09:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We turned up and to be fair it was pretty full. It took them about 15 minutes to seat is despite our table being ready. They then took a long time to serve is our first dish and they seemed pretty distracted with music and everything but looking after their customers. I found it impossible to get their attention even... More 

Thank Ed S
San Francisco, California
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

I was pleasantly surprised when I had afternoon tea here last week. We had the Prince Harry Tea for Two. It came with a variety of sandwiches, choice of two scones and a pot of tea. We loved the sandwiches. They are classics with a twist and good size too! I have to say that the scones were the best... More 

Thank S S
Redwood City, California
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

This place is sweet as the tea is served in a polo shop. It's not elegant but the service is great and the food is unique. They bake old fashioned brown bread the kind your Mom used to buy in a can and use that for the tea sandwiches. They also use the inside of the loaf that has been... More 

Thank Kate197065
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

If you are looking for something slightly unusual, away from the tourist hub but with a satisfying tea and tea sandwiches service, visit this place. The front is a horse related shoppe, the back, a fireplace, a china vitrine, a few rugs and an English tea to be had. The small sandwiches are made of a home made bread and... More 

Thank MaxineSF
San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Delightful tea shoppe featuring horse related riding accoutrements. Best value is to get a Living social or Groupon deal, but I've visited the place many times without a coupon and it's always a lovely experience. The motor loaf is my favorite! Heads up, parking is difficult but the 38 bus drops off only 2 blocks away so transit shouldn't be... More 

Thank Megladoawn
Alameda, California
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171 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Two things I love ~ high tea and horses. I felt like I went through a time warp to discover this place just over a year ago. Yesterday they were having a very busy day but being that I was solo, the nice ladies accommodated me on a quiet table where I could order HIGH TEA complete with English trifle... More 

Thank mackanna
San Anselmo, California
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171 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

I have high standards for a tea, and this shoppe definitely needed improvement. The tablecloths had not been ironed, the silver was tarnished, the teapot lid did not match the pot, the napkins were paper instead of linen. Having said all that, however, the tea itself, especially all the freshly made pastries was outstanding. The tea sandwiches were made with... More 

Thank MarinLin
Larkspur, California, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

I wanted to take my granddaughter, Tara, out to tea , by reading other reviews knew this would be a great choice. It's a good thing I knew about the horse statue in front , otherwise it would be easy to miss. I had purchased a Groupon coupon for a ' Prince Harry Tea' . We found the selection of... More 

Thank Wendy W
San Francisco, California
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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

First let me tell you there is no reason to walk into an establishment and question the cleanliness of it but I seriously doubt that this place has had a good cleaning since it opened. There are piles of papers behind the cashiers desk it looks like a fire trap and the UPS boxes all over the floor are beyond... More 

Thank 2cherie
Novato, California
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

Afternoon tea and equestrian paraphernalia...a fun and unusual combination. The host was very pleasant (I believe he is the owners' son) We sat next to the the owners who had stopped in for tea and had a chat about polo and the shop.The motorloaf sandwiches were delicious. I love the homemade brown bread with a hint of molasses flavor. It... More 

Thank PrimroseLlane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6439 California St, San Francisco, CA 94121-1917
  • Public Transportation: 1 California
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-751-9275

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?