Thursday, February 12

It's Tea Time.

I got a little girlie yesterday and finally had tea at Crown & Crumpet, a fairly new English tea room that recently opened in the newly renovated historic Ghirardelli Square here in San Francisco. The very charming Amy and Christopher Dean, formerly of La Place du Soleil (a really cute shop I dearly miss) are the lovely couple behind Crown & Crumpet, so I was not surprised to find it's just brilliant. And yummy - the servings are quite generous and delicious!


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 Crown & Crumpet is, as you might imagine, amazingly feminine and cozy, but is spacious and stylish enough to host special events like bridal and baby showers, or perhaps a girlie-get-together for Valentine's Day.




And if high 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 also has a sweet, small shop carrying 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. Pop on in...it's simply divine!



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

24 comments:

Helen said...

Oh wow, I love it! That is like what my bakery/cafe will look like when I open it...in my dreams.

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Oh my God, this place looks SO beautiful! How I wish I could go! Those heart boxes are so adorable.
xoxo

thelady said...

and my unreasonable love of cake stands continues!

copperseal said...

we have something just like this in historic downtown savannah - super girly yet completely acceptable!

MODsquad said...

What a darling spot!! A MUST visit for sure! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

So pretty! Hoping I'll have a moment to stop in on my next trip.

Anonymous said...

Victoria, is that a real fireplace in the background? (I don't remember there being chimneys in the shops at G'delli... )
K in Mill Valley

sfgirlbybay said...

It's a super cute spot - you should check it out!

Anon - nope - it's a flat screen TV with a video of flames on it! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, I rarely go down to Ghiradeli Square (you know, full of "tourists"), but this will make the trip worth it.

Sweet Nothings said...

after seeing it on daily candy, it is a MUST GO next time I am in SF!

Uncle Beefy said...

I SOOOO want to go there the next time I'm in SF!!! I don't care how girlie it may be! ;)

Care to join me, V.? :)

sfgirlbybay said...

Yes, please, U.B.!! :)

Shaiya said...

I'm so glad you blogged about this place! When my friends and I stumbled upon Crown and Crumpet one weekend, all I could think of was your blog!

jamieofalltrades said...

Oh my! What an adorable shop. Next time I am in SF I must check out.

Celia said...

Oh, I have add this to my "just in case I go" file, lol...
I wish I'd go!

Becky said...

I'm so going here with my girlfriends!

Joan said...

Victoria--
oh i am happy you wrote about this! I adore Amy and Chris and have been meaning to get over to Ghirardelli Square ever since they opened. Now that I see your cute pix and write-up, I am really eager to go! So now I will gather some gal pals and make plans for tea soon.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Joan

Emjie said...

This tea house is the answer to my childhood tea party fantasies.

Haley said...

Crown and Crumpet was one of my favorite places in the whole city! Love that pink clock. I miss San Francisco...

ashley morgan said...

This looks like heaven. I may have to take a drive...

Amy Dean said...

Oh My, SFGirl!! That is some blogging you did on our little ol' tea salon!!
Thank you so much! Great photos and words..wow!! Come back anytime! And a big thank you to all the lovely comments from your fans! YOU ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND VISIT!! Lets drink tea!!
Amy Dean

María said...

is it mark ryden's artwork on that purse?

sfgirlbybay said...

maria - i'm not sure, but i think so!

amy - it was all my pleasure! :)

bari said...

Oh my. Thanks for the photos and goodness! I'll have to make my way out there from the East Bay soon!