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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

One of my friends made a reservation and we had a tea-time on one rainy Saturday noon. We selected the Prince William and Lady Katherine tea and was indeed delicious. The tea cups remind me of Florence, Italy...

Thank Cila183
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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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207 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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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174 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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
Austin, Texas
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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 

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Restaurant Details

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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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