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542 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1709
+1 650-328-2877
09:30 - 19:00
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Sun 09:30 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 19:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The tea room is cosy and pleasing to the eye. Service was friendly. Generous pot of tea with a wide variety o teas available. The food was nicely presented and tasted very good. In a lively, upscale commercial area with plenty of parking available.

Thank Fricky1
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I met a group of women here and we all ordered the High Tea service. The place is small and cozy. It looks like it could be your grandmother's dining room. The service was great. The food was great. So many teas to choose from and they give you free samples of a few. Lychee tea is fantastic! A great... More 

Thank zhimbus
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223 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

My friends and I ordered the High Tea and it was delightful. Our sandwiches, chicken pecan and smoked salmon were delicious. The tiny eclairs and petit fours were okay. It was my friend's birthday and they brought a tiny cupcake (I've seen them at Costco) which had been frozen and wasn't quite defrosted when they served it. The gentleman who... More 

Thank Bigpenny34
palo alto, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

The best tea and food for tea lovers. I also love the tea pots and tea warmers they sell. I am going to try the los altos store soon. Best service ever!!!!

Thank Diana C
San Francisco, California
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

Tea is a ritual, it will stop you from the busyness of everyday things. I usually take girlfriends to Tea Time in Palo Alto. It is a quite place to discuss life matters and to stop the clock from running. There is a short waiting time for the tea to be prepared and steep in the correct way. The teapot... More 

Thank Valentinadesigns
Hayward, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

Here is a little known trivia about tea time. If you look at Facebook's open graph API, you will see that Facebook founder, Marc Zuckerberg "liked" Tea Time in the early days of Facebook when the first Facebook office was right down the street. If the tea at Tea Time is good enough for one of the richest men on... More 

Thank John J
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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203 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

The tea selection at this place is impressively wide-ranging, and the staff really do seem to know their teas. That is the good news. The bad news is that their chai tea latte wasn't impressive; I regret not choosing the rose bubble tea. More bad news: it took a good thirty minutes for our tea to even arrive at our... More 

Thank KPsRECs
Palo Alto, California, United States
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

The food is mediocre and overpriced, but they have a great tea selection. It's a nice calm atmosphere.

Thank Karen W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, International
Open Hours
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 19:00
09:30 - 19:00
09:30 - 19:00
09:30 - 19:00
09:30 - 19:00
09:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 542 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1709
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-328-2877

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