Wednesday, October 1

There's a New Crown in Town.

Crown & Crumpet is a brand new English tea room that just opened in the newly renovated historic Ghirardelli Square here in San Francisco. Amy and Christopher Dean, formerly of La Place du Soleil (a really cute shop I dearly miss) are the people behind Crown & Crumpet, so I'm certain it's just brilliant. I adore high tea, with all those yummy scones and little sandwiches with the crusts cut off, just like my mum used to make for me. And the space looks amazingly girlie and cute, and is spacious and stylish enough to host events like bridal and baby showers. The Deans liken the spot to a tearoom that might have been opened by spunky British designers Paul Smith, Cath Kidston and Vivienne Westwood.

And if tea is not your thing, you can also indulge in Crown & Crumpet's very own English aperitif bar with a fine selection of sherries, ports and Madeiras with other libations and of course, loads of nibbles. The tearoom will also carry British candies, unique jewelry and gifts, including Crown & Crumpet's signature tea cups, saucers and teapots, along with artwork from Etsy-found photographers, print-makers, and painters. Pip, pip and all that...I'm there.


Crown & Crumpet
900 North Point Street
San Francisco 94109
415.771.4252
Ghirardelli Square - directions

18 comments:

decor8 said...

oh my god how lovely is this. you must be in heaven to have this so close to home. :)

erin said...

now i have another reason to fly to san francisco and celebrate my anniversary this year :)

thanks for sharing :)

erin

amy said...

OOH Victoria,
You dear girl, what a fabulous right up about our little baby, Crown & Crumpet! Thank you so much! Please come have a cup of tea and treats with us soon!!!!
All the best,
Amy Dean

EB said...

I don't know that there is any place girlier in the city?!

cindy : quaint said...

i need to start making a list for the trip we hope to take to sf next spring. this will surely be on it. thanks!

Kate said...

oh, that looks lovely! i wish we had those kinds of fun things here.

Tory said...

Absolutely perfect! Any chance they'd consider opening a second location in Boston?

Silvia said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I love tea rooms so I'll definitely have to check it out!

Grace@PoeticHome said...

How wonderful! I love Ghiradelli Square and tea rooms -- so this is a splendid combination. I really enjoy how this tea room is not stuffy, but incorporates modern, funky flair. Thanks for sharing a great place Victoria -- I will have to defininetly visit next time I'm in SF :)

Fifi Flowers said...

J'adore the sofa... cute place!

Julia said...

I would swoon at the thought of having this CLOSE to me! I remember having high tea in England--it was one of the best parts!

Anonymous said...

Victoria--I soooo wish I was still in San Fran so we could continue our tradition of having high tea together. This looks awesome!! Reminds of fun times from long ago.

Ann.

sfgirlbybay said...

pretty cute, huh!?

me too, ann, me too! xx

citysage said...

oh darn! i'm so happy they've opened, but I wish it was just a little sooner...i was searching all over the city for a tea house to have my bridal shower at in august, and the big hotels were too fancy-pants for my taste.

oh well, I guess I'll have to make up for it by ordering extra scones when I visit! like i needed an excuse :)

pdxer said...

Lovely place!

I can't help it though... it's afternoon tea not high tea. Afternoon tea is the posh one with little sandwiches, high tea is the less formal meat tea.

bussbuss said...

thanks SO much for posting this! went today for afternoon tea (who knew? ;)) and it was super fun and yummy. highly recommend the "paris" tea...

flutterbyblue said...

Oh! I've really wanted to try this place - it's even cuter than I'd imagined! Can't wait to go have a cuppa! :)

Abbey said...

This place is just completely adorable! I went there last week for a review I'm doing for A Nice Cuppa. They are just too sweet there and the food and tea was AMAZING!! I wish I could try ALL of their teas...