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Barbara's Victorian Teahouse and Boutique

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7491 Etiwanda Ave Rancho Cucamonga, California 91739-9755, United States 909-899-1700 Website

Sun 10:00am – 4:00pm Mon closed Tue closed Wed 11:30am – 2:30pm Thu 11:30am – 2:30pm Fri 11:30am – 2:30pm Sat 10:00am – 4:00pm
I am returning calls in the order received and will be in touch with you soon! Thank you again for your patience! COME AND ENJOY THE 'SPLENDOR OF TEA' IN OUR 1891 HISTORIC VICTORIAN TEA HOUSE. Call now to make your reservation. Seating is limited. HOURS MAY VARY...PLEASE CALL TO GET OUR DAILY SCHEDULE. We would like to deeply THANK God, our customers, family and friends, and those who have come and gone, for all their patronage, support and good wishes...'FOR WITHOUT YOU WE WOULD NOT BE.' MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES...FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS...THANK YOU!! RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY!! Make your reservations early!! Our gift store offers everyday, seasonal and year-round Christmas items. HOURS MAY VARY...PLEASE CALL TO GET OUR DAILY SCHEDULE. We are open Wednesday through Friday 11:30 am to 3:00 pm., Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. WE ARE CLOSED ON MONDAY and TUESDAY. Hours may vary, please call to confirm. We understand there are circumstances in which we have no control and make every effort to make your experience a joyful one. However, in the event you are unable to keep your reservation and we don't hear from you a NO SHOW FEE of $15.00 will be charged. We have weekly specials on our gift items. We offer a beautiful atmosphere for all your needs. We are taking reservations for the holidays, bridal showers, birthday parties, baby showers, red hatters, book clubs, meet-ups, women ministries, corporate events, and receptions for any occasion. We are a family owned and operated business. Our goal is to always make you smile!! Come and see us or visit our website for our menu, specials and upcoming events. We are here to serve YOU and to make YOUR tea experience a very special and pleasant one!!!

Recent reviews

    • Teresa Edmondson

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      I have been coming to this tea room for over eight years now, the service is excellent as well as the food. I would be very disappointed if this tea house ever closed! I love Barbara the teahouse owner and her daughter Nikki who are helpful and are extremely friendly.

    • Frances Wilcox

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      Our experience was both great and fun. We had very good food and tea for our birthday celebration. We were well served and very happy. We can't wait to return.

    • Connie Johnson

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      We had a wonderful experience at Barbara's Victorian Teahouse. We celebrated my daughter's birthday and she would like this to become a tradition. Everything was delicious and beautiful.

    • Cristina Levin

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      We were finally able to coordinate our schedules and were able to celebrate our late Mother's Day Tea. We were so happy to have celebrated it at Barbara's Victorian Teahouse because it was so beautiful and delicious. We will definitely make it our annual tradition!

    • Amber Tobias

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      This is a tea house we will definitely return to. We had a very special and wonderful time with our friends. The food and teas are very good and delicious. The service is very good and friendly. The decor is beautiful. The scones are absolutely wonderful.

    • Terri and Linda

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      This is a WOW Tea House! As soon as you walk in, the feeling you get is inviting. Everyone took very good care of me and my mom. The food was delicious and filling. The teas were outstanding and we were able to have a good selection. My mom was speechless because she never exoected this beautiful setting. I will definitely go back and enjoy my time with my mom and friends.

    • Annie

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      Barbara's Victorian Tea House was a dream. I LOVED it! Great tea, Great Service, and a excellent gift shop!! you really should go.

    • Leigh Cornell

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      Such a beautiful and memorable experience. Our daughter wanted to celebrate her birthday at Barbara's and I of course was thrilled at her choice of venue. Barbara and her daughters are the best there is and I am so grateful to them for treating all of my guests with such a high standard of service. The food is truly delicious and you get so much I took sandwiches home! The experience is well worth the money paid. You will not be disappointed it is always a lovely afternoon surrounded by good food, a beautiful setting and a truly exceptional staff. Enjoy yourself, take someone you love spending time with, sit back, relax and be spoiled......

    • Amanda

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      What a wonderful afternoon! Came here with my mom and sister yesterday and we all loved this charming 125 year old Victorian and the charming business inside. Barbara and her daughter were such excellent hostesses and the food was delicious! We each had the Princess tea which came with soup, scones, fruit, four mini tea sandwiches and dessert. Everything was so flavorful and we were stuffed by the end of the meal. We also had four varieties of teas to share amongst ourselves and they were all delicious, too. It was agreat experience and we will definitely be returning!

    • Jennifer Padilla

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      I came here for a get together with a couple of girls and friends. Unfortunately, I came late so I was not able to guide my party into the place so I cannot say how the seating as at the beginning. However, I did enter and found my group and started my meal. Everyone inside seemed to be having fun talking in their tables and enjoying their food. When I sat down everyone was eating and finishing their soup, I got my soup a few minutes after sitting down and it was tasty since I have not eaten a bite that day. After eating my soup, they came to pick up my plate however I wished we an extra napkin to set our forks and spoons down since I used mine on my lap. After our soup, we got scones which looked more like a muffin but never the less, it was warm and pretty good, I like the apple butter very much and the devon cream was a bit sour for me but mixing it with the apple butter was good. When they gave us our tea, they would change them three times, the first serving with the soup and scone, the second round for the sandwiches and fruit, then lastly for the desserts. I recommended the Almond Toffee tea because that pot of tea just came and went! In total we got about 5 or 6 pots of different teas. The only complain I have is that it took awhile to cream each time we ran out. The sandwiches were pretty good, nothing really special but I enjoined the cucumber and cranberry chicken, the cranberry chicken were a bit too sweet and wish it was more savory but it was good. Lastly the desserts were okay. Nothing too fancy or much, just one 1 strawberry and a lemon curd bar. I wish they had a few options for desserts like other tea houses and the lemon curd was very sour but I gave it to my little brother and he said it was amazingly great since he likes sour sweets. Even after a few complains, the reason why I give this place 5 stars is because my ride did not come for almost 2 hours and let me stay inside and talked to me about their business and everything! The owner Barbara was so very sweet and their daughter Nicole was very reassuring to me that it's not a problem for me to stay inside! They keep doing their thing with cleaning and fixing up everything for the next day. Everyone in there is very sweet and made me feel at home until my ride came! One thing I do recommend this place to do this to build a way bigger sign on both sides of the streets because when I was driving, it was hard to spot out the place

    • KJB

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      I phoned 9/10 and 9/11 in 2014 to make reservations. I got an answering machine in which I left a message for them to return my phone call. It is now Monday, 9/15, and they have never returned my phone call. I do not want to do business with anyone who does not provide customer service with a return phone call to take my reservation. No stars for this tearoom.

      Tearoom response:

      Our customers are very important to us and we apologize for being unable to connect with you and make your reservation. We hope you will let us serve you in the near future. Thank you.

    • Keisha Hamilton

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      We really had an amazing time at Barbara's Victorian Teahouse. We shared and enjoyed our time with our family. Everything was so beautiful and delicious. We had a great experience and will return soon.

    • Camille Norris

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      We had a very pleasant and special experience at Barbara's. We went for tea to celebrate my birthday and it was just wonderful. I didn't expect Barbara and her daughter to sing to me and gave me a keepsake. This is a special place and I recommend it to everyone.

    • Renee Walton

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      This is a must do for my friends and I twice a year! Barbara's tea presentation is the best. Service is wonderful and Barbara's blend of teas are amazingly delicious. Be prepared to eat!

    • Caroline Lee

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      I recently took my mom and aunt to Barbara's Tearoom for their belated birthdays and all I can say is they LOVED IT! They could not believe how beautiful and lovely the decor is. We all loved and enjoyed the delicious food and tea. The special service for us was great! We will be returning soon for another celebration. Thank you for making it so special for us.

    • Megan

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      I love Barbara' s! I have been twice with family and friends. Every tea I have tried has been delicious. My favorite are the desert teas like the Coconut Passion Fruit and Raspberry Vanilla Almond. The food is also really good, I brought my children both times I have been and they love the food too on both the children and adult menus. I highly recommend Barbara' s Victorian Tea House to celebrate any special occasion and I can't wait to come back for Mothers Day!

    • Mary

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      What a wonderful experience! A tea that turned out to be a dainty but filling lunch. A wide selection of teas were available to us, including decaffeinated Earl Grey, which was my choice. Thank you, Barbara, for making us feel at home in your beautiful Victorian. I look forward to returning to your Teahouse!

    • Melanie & Dorothy

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      My mother and I have been celebrating our special occasions at Barbara's Victorian Teahouse for the past eight years. We love the atmosphere, the variety of tea, the food, and especially the excellent service provided by Barbara and her staff. We also really love the Christmas and Mother's Day Teas with pianist Jonathan Livingston, which have become an annual tradition for us. Every visit here is a special treat, and I can't recommend Barbara's Victorian Teahouse enough for those looking for a delightful experience.

    • Vicky Preston-Fuller

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      We had our 'back to school' tea and as usual, everything was fabulous! We already have our 'holiday tea' set. Our group always enjoys coming to Barbara's, the food and tea are very delicious and of course< the service is terrific. We always feel at home.

    • Ruth

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      My daughter in law took my sister, her best friend and myself to Barbara's to celebrate our birthdays in July. There were ten of us in our party which included my granddaughters and my daughter in law's best friend's daughters. It was wonderful. The owner served us and was very welcoming. She brought out birthday candles and led everyone on our group by singing Happy Birthday. The food was very nicely presented and was delicious. I would recommend this tea house to anyone who is visiting southern California.

    • Becky Hendel

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      My sister and I came here for afternoon tea and this was by far one of the best places we visited while in California. The tea and staff were fabulous and we had a delightful time with friends and family. I would highly encourage anyone to go here for tea if they have time.

    • Judy Anderson

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      My friends and I had a wonderful time. Food and service was excellent, ambiance is out of this world wonderful! Tea choices were varied, and all we tasted were wonderful. We had a marvelous luncheon and followed up with shopping. Barbara and her daughters make the time spent with them fun and relaxing. Will definitely return.

    • Melanie and my mommy

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      Barbara and her family really do a great job. They help you feel at home and decorate really pretty. The food is delicious and I really like the Raspberry Tea. I tell my mommy that I want to come back soon,

    • Annabelle Leman

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      I agree with everyone, this tearoom is not only decorated beautifully and has a great ambiance, but really has very delicious teas and the food is delighful. The service is the best and you feel very welcomed here. I highly recommend this tearoom!

    • Inez Stellar

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      Also to the person that left the bad review, you mentioned that your tea was served in a pot, no tea bags. Proper tea is loose tea and served in a pot. Just so you know......

    • Angela Ponce

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      Best Teahouse I have ever been to.

    • Karen and Breanne

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      This is the perfect place for any occasion. I brought my daughter for her birthday and she loved it, also. The food is very nice and fresh. The music, the decor and the surroundings are very beautiful and peaceful. Barbara and staff, thank you for letting us experience your beautiful tea house. We had a terrific time.

    • Janine M.

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      Arranged a 'Girl's Day' outing with 3 girlfriends from High School. I came from New Jersey for a visit to California, and met my friends at Barbara's. What a delightful experience we had! The tea, food, atmosphere, and quality of service were all excellent! We would certainly give a good recommendation to others that are looking to enjoy the 'niceties' of afternoon tea. Have been to several other teahouses over the years, and would rank Barbara's as one of the best. Barbara and her staff couldn't have been nicer, and they made us feel right at home. The food is all made from scratch too. The gift shop is also very lovely, and the decor takes you back to yesteryear. What a beautiful old Victorian house, lovingly preserved! Can't wait to return to Barbara's on my next visit to the 'Golden State' of California! Thanks Barbara!!

    • Amanda H.

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      Our Christmas tea was so special and delicious. We had a great time and will return soon.

    • Susan Mills

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      I was invited by my co-worker for her birthday and I had never been to a tea house. OMG what an amazing and fun place. I had a great experience and will recommend it to all my friends.

    • Jo Anne Craven

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      After having Tea at Barbara's for the 4th or 5th time, I would like to say that they are wonderful. The service, food and thoughtfulness is terrific. Barbara's entire tea is delicious from the salad to the dessert. Sandwiches are always so fresh and tasty. It is so comforting to go into her business, as she seems like family.

    • Myrna Rose

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      Just found this blog. I want to reccomend Barbara's Tea House. It is one of the best, for service, food and homelike. Barbara and her staff are so sweet and kind and helpful. when I walk in the door it is like to a favorite relitives home for a holiday meal. This is a quaint Victorian home charming and cozy. Barbars's is a very busy place and because she and her staff and the food and tea are so good she has outlasted many other tea rooms that have gone out of business. She does a proper tea with loose tea, NO TEA BAGS. The staff always explain what the different courses consist of and they help you select a tea. 12 STARS for Barbara's Tea Room.

    • Melissa Leopold

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      I agree completely with Ellan Y and her response to a previous review. Barbara's Tea House far exceeded my expectations. I made reservations to treat a dear friend to a lovely lunch/tea and she was amazed at the ambience, service, and food. She even said it was a better experience than a famous tea shop she had been to in New York City. The food was delicious and we had so much left over that we were able to take some home to enjoy later. The atmosphere was peaceful, the music was lovely, and the decor was charming. The service was impeccable, with our server describing each course and explaining how to best enjoy each food/tea. I have already made reservations to bring another party to enjoy the wonderful experience at Barbara's. Don't let one bad review keep you away from this amazing tea shop!

    • Ellan Y.

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      First, let me say that I have just read the review from 'VTrujillo 07/14/12' and find it hard to believe; I would suggest it be removed from the postings as 'V' appears to have some personal vendetta that she needs to curb. (She also needs to learn how to spell). I arranged a Tea for myself and 14 friends. Everything was perfect. I communicated with Barbara a couple times prior to our reservation since I had never been there before; everything was very well explained and discussed. She couldn't have been nicer. Not one person was rude in any way, shape or form to any of us, in fact, they were extremely warm. I highly recommend Barbara's Teahouse and will return in the future. Thanks to everyone for making our Tea a wonderful experience. 7/21/12

    • Annie & Dora

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      My daughter and I had the most pleasant experience at this Teahouse. From the moment you walk into the business you feel like you have gone back in time.This place is beautiful. We enjoyed the yummy food and the Quiche is to die for. We had to get to go boxes because there servings are plenty. So I recommend you go on an empty stomach because the portions are more than enough. I also bought two bags of the loose leaf tea that they serve Lady Grey and Raspberry Creme Tea it is so delicious. I will be letting my Red Hat Chapter know that this is the place to have our Red Hat Functions. Barbara kudos to you and your staff for making this time with my daughter a wonderful experience. I will be giving you an excellent review on all the other social media sites. I will spread the word about your magnificent Teahouse. Thanks and I will be visiting again with my Mother and my sisters.

    • VTrujillo

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      If I could give no stars I would...we didn't even finish our meal as it was completely uncomfortable, unprofessional, and inhospitable throughout the entire meal. I was invited by a my neighbor on our first luncheon to go to Barbra's tea house during a weekday. I was very excited to go out with my little girl for our first tea party unfortunately the entire experience from making reservations to leaving the tea house was HORRIBLE!!!  Below are the bullet points of the unprofessional ism: -First my friend had called to make reservations, she was confirmed personally by one of Barbra's daughters. The next day she was called and said she did not have a reservation and they had not received her phone call the previous day.  THIS IS A RED FLAG.  So she went ahead and made another reservation. On the day of the tea she was called again by Barbra herself and given confirmation. The reservation was for 2 adults 2 children age 3.  My 7 year old niece heard we were going and came along as well. -As we pulled in the parking lot, it was filled with rock gravel. Not to appealing for a Victorian tea house. There was not enough parking so Barbra's teenage daughter directed  us to, 'park in the street'. -We then entered waited to be seen by Crystal (another one of Barbra's daughters). Crystal was overwhelmed by the addition of a 7 year old little girl.  -After waiting, more then 10 minutes they sit us down in the entry table we had been standing in front of (by the way it seated 6 people). Then in a condescending tone Crystal says, 'your lucky we had a cancelation if not we could not serve you. Later, I walked around and noticed another table that also seated 6 was empty the entire time we were there. -The food was placed for us on the table as we waited for the table and Crystal again didn't tell us where to sit as the adults have a different meal then the kids.  All we saw were fruits and sandwiches. NO PRICING MENU.  -As were trying to figure out who's food is who's, I ask Crystal and she points out that we were served 3 adult meals and a child's meal.  I mentioned to her that my niece is 7 and she said, 'She eats more, so she's and adult!' I continued to keep my cool as I was out for the first time with my neighbor.   -Next, Barbra comes around and thinking she is the owner I let her know her daughters comment about the child being charge for an adult and she says, 'oh no, she's  a child'.  I repeated this to Crystal and she said, 'no she's an adult.' Their is NO COMMUNICATION between Barbra and her staff/daughters.  -Finally we get to the tea part of our lunch and the teenage daughter says, 'What tea do you want?' my friend and I look at each other and say what are our choices? Then we are given the rude response of, 'the menu is right there!' again, no one pointed this out to us and the menu was on the side of the kids so we just didn't see it. Now tired of the horrible service we say just bring us the most popular teas. The tea is served in a pot, no tea bags, and no creamer. -My 3 year old start dancing next to her chair like a ballerina because of the classical music playing in the background and is quickly barked by Crystal, 'she needs to sit down.' -The kids pink lemonade is all watered down.  No lemonade flavor so our girls only got to drink water. - The scones come out as well. They don't look like scones but muffins.  -Part of the charm of being at this particular tea house is being able to walk around and go upstairs. Of course they let a regular customer go upstairs but not us.   -we didn't even  finish our meal as it is completely uncomfortable, unprofessional, and inhospitable throughout our stay. I asked for the check and the bill is $78.00. They were charging me $19.00 per child for small bowl of fruit, water down lemonade, wonder bread sandwich cut small triangles. Again, I was not aware of the outrages pricing for kids and took my 3 year old daughter and 7 year old niece with no pricing menu at the table. I just paid for it and was on my way out.   -My friend made a comment on out way out to the effect we would have to stop by McDonalds to feed our girls and Barbras teenage daughter yelled something like, 'well get out and leave to McDonalds'.  And then quickly locked the door. This was the straw the broke the camels back.  We knocked on the door and finally Barbra came out.  -I explained our horrible experience. She quickly blamed my three year old daughter for our bad experience saying she could not sit still.  I went over the points of our horrible meal. She agreed it was bad and said, she would talk to the daughter who yelled at us as we were walking out.  Then continued to blame my daughter again. I explained to her again that she had nothing to do with the service and left it at that. Barbra herself also does not have common sense as a business owner instead of calming me down or trying to compensate me with trying the experience again she blamed a 3 year old little girl. 

      Tearoom response:

      We make every effort to welcome and serve all of our customers equally, and with the same care and attention to detail we would expect ourselves.<BR> We apologize if you felt you did not receive this service.<BR>

    • Carol

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      What a lovely time we had at the tearoom today. Everything was delicious and meeting Barbara was a special treat. Hoping someday you can visit my tearoom in Illinois.

    • Jackie

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      Very nice environment. We were made to feel very special. Great food and variety. Love the gift items. Thank you, Barbara.

    • Pauline Vernon

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      We went for tea on the Mother's Day Tea event and we had a wonderful listening to the wonderful pianist, John. The ambiance< the food< and the service was great. We will definitely return soon.

    • Camille and John

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      Wow, I have to say that not only was I impressed, but my husband who has never been to tea says he wants to come back for his birthday! Barbara and her family do a fantastic job. See you soon!

    • Darlene Earl

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      This tea room really is 5 star's all the way. Barbra and her staff are the best. The home is prefect to make you feel as you have gone back in time. The food and tea's are just fabulous. Just go once and you too will be hooked.

    • Terri Franklin

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      We are so happy we came to this tea house. Everything beautiful and delicious.

    • Carol

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      My tea time friend and I flew 369 miles to have tea at this Victorian Tea Room and we are so pleased we did! This historical home was decked out for the holidays in grand Victorian style! The loose tea selection was extensive and we enjoyed our we were offered as many selections as we wanted during our stay! We had Queen Barbara's Tea, which included a wonderful homemade soup, delicate homemade quiche, fresh fruit salad, yummy homemade scone with mock Devonshire Creme, preserves and lemon curd, three assorted tea sandwiches, followed by a homemade lemon bar, huge chocolate dipped strawberry, and a petit four. Every guest was given a lovely holiday gift and those of us having the Queen's Tea were also given an additional gift! Barbara and her daughters were gracious hostesses, photographers, and servers during our stay! I rank this tea room among the best I've ever enjoyed and look forward to returning on our next trip to Palm Springs!

    • Kelly Gutier

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      We celebrated an early Christmas Party this weekend and everyone was so impressed, happy and filled with the Christmas Spirit.

    • Nancy Wells

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      We have just experienced a wonderful time at your tearoom. Your service and especially your food are exceptional. We will tell all our friends about you. Thank you for making our day so special.

    • Jessica Haynes

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      I was invited to my friends baby shower and was overwhelmed with the beauty of this tea house. The service and atmosphere made my experience a very special one. I hope to return soon.

    • C. DiMeglio

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      This is one of the best tea rooms I have been to in a long time. Excellent service and quality of food. Great selection of teas.

    • Lillian Jennings

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      We had a very nice experience today. This is a very warm and cozy tearoom. we very much enjoyed the Harvest decor.

    • Pat Clarkson

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      Your variety of teas are very nice and delicious. My daughter and I are planning to return next month. Thank you for kind and generous.

    • Angie and The Book Club

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      We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for taking such good care of us.

    • Sharon

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      After having a challenge to find a tea house nearby, I was happy to have found this one. The ambiance, food, decor, service and tea was wonderful. I will let more people know about Barbara's.

    • Gloria and Christina

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      We wanted to have tea on the first day of Autumn and we had a wonderful time at Barbara's. Everything is so pretty and decorated with a beautiful flare of elegance. The tea is fantastic!

    • Fabiola

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      What a wonderful tea room! I finally remembered to make a reservation. This is probably the most beautiful tearoom I have been to.The atmosphere is very special and the aromas are fascinating. The food and teas were more than I expected. Comfortable and cozy.

    • Nancy Spencer

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      I always recommend this tea house to all my family and friends. This is one of the best.

    • Sarah Harris

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      Very nice and cozy. The decor and the ambiance are truly beautiful. The food and teas are very nice. We had a very enjoyable experience.

    • Amanda and Sofia

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      Thank you for making our baby shower so special. You were all so organized and efficient and made everyone very happy.

    • Karen McWilliams

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      This 'heat wave' did not stop us from having tea. Although it was quite warm, the ambiance and service was very good.

    • Gwen Caro

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      I love this place. Every time I go, I find it to be very consistent and delicious.

    • Terri Bells

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      We had a very lovely time here. Everything was well organized and very tasty. This was a little 'haven' for us...especially before our back-to-school days.

    • Connie and Friends

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      This was a great choice for our 'meet-up' group. Barbara and her staff are very accommodating and friendly. The food and teas are very good and the environment/atmosphere is terrific. We will return soon!!

    • Denise Paciorek

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      I have visited Barbara's tea house several times, this amazing historical tea house 'always' over exceeds my expectations. For several notable reasons: Barbara is the sweetest most accommodating courteous tea house owner I have ever met. My business leads me to travel all over the U.S. as well as Europe, I have yet to taste such unique tea's such as Barbara's special (little secret) blends. I have visited close to 15 tea houses & none compare to the over all experience that one receives at Barbara's tea house. She makes everyone feel so welcome! Her scones & lemon curd are out of this world, the pastries are delicious! Kudo's to Barabara & her wait staff for creating such a welcoming place for all us tea lovers :) We all know that their is some people that will never be satisfied .........'we are' & we LOVE your tea house!

    • Stephanie Wilcox

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      Who would have imagined that this delightful tearoom existed. Well worth our drive from San Diego. The house is decorated with a beautiful Victorian flare and the entire place is filled with great music and a pleasant ambiance of ladies and gents. Highly recommended.

    • Antoinette Hunter

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      My friends an I came for my birthday and I had one of the best birthdays ever!! I celebrated with wonderful friends at a 'home away from home' Victorian Tea House. I really felt as if I were in my own home...lovely, lovely, lovely.

    • Debbie and the Stitching Ladies

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      This was an amazing tea experience for my stitching group. We will definitely plan to do this more often. Everything was delicious and very satisfying.

    • Donna Moore-Gonzalez

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      Very warm and pleasant ambiance. Much peace and relaxation while we enjoyed our tea. The food with the ambiance made our experience a very nice one. The staff and Barbara are very nice and welcoming.

    • Stephanie Young

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      We had a wonderful time and experience at Barbara's. The food and teas are very well combined and very delicious. The ambiance was terrific and very pleasant.

    • Gayle Tyler

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      Very creative, beautiful and charming. Great tea experience.

    • Lorna and family

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      Thank you for the wonderful experience we had at your establishment. Your kindness and generosity will always be appreciated.

    • Mary Lou Brooks

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      This is my 'great find' for now. I will be back soon!! The service, food and everything else is FABULOUS! I am so glad we found you!!

    • Ellie Milleto

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      Once we arrived to Barbara's Tea House, we felt as if we entered another world, (at least for a couple of hours). Our time together with our family and friends were made very special here. Thank you.

    • Eunice Rochlines

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      We have been visiting tearooms for many years now, and we have recently found our favorite. Barbara's is a beautiful one from start to finish. The decor, food, tea, and service are one of the best we have seen in a very long time. We highly recommend this tearoom.

    • Ethel Richards

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      Just had a wonderful day at your teahouse. I really enjoyed everything, especially the fresh scone...yummy.

    • Eileen Jergensen

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      We had a blessed and special holiday tea an Barbara's Tea House. Everything is so beautiful and festive. We will most definitely return with our special friends and family.

    • Deb

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      Barbara added a great personal touch to our tea. This was my second visit and I plan to go back. Enjoyed every minute!!

    • Beth Fernandes

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      What a delightful experience! The Holiday Joy tea was exceptional and the food delicious. The atmosphere was soothing and I did not want to leave. Thank-you Barbara, we will be back soon.

    • Lorna

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      This was my 4th time at Barbara's and I had a lovely time with my sister and friends. As always, the food and tea were delicious. We also had fun shopping for some bling!

    • Christina

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      Had a fine time with my family.

    • Jackie Anderson

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      Barbara, we are so thankful for your beautiful tearoom. Your place is amazing. Will be back for the holidays.

    • Victoria Desmond

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      I have recently been experimenting different tearooms and I place this one at the top of my list. Everything was so fresh and tasty. I can't wait to return for the holidays.

    • Reena Shah/Chado Tea Room

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      Hello Barbara, I have been wanting to come back to your place, it's been awhile, and so glad your doing so well. I enjoyed my time and your company. Hope to see you soon.

    • Vanessa Mercado-Hahn

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      Delicious food and very enjoyable setting. We had the Lady Lucy's Tea and the quiche is excellent. The tea flavors and selections are very nice and well steeped.

    • Carmen Sanders

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      OMG the best scones I have tasted in a very long time. I will recommend this tea house highly.

    • Brianne Ferguson

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      The experience was very pleasant and warm. The ambiance was very nice and quaint. We really had a nice time.

    • Priscilla Ventura

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      A lovely place for tea and to refresh your visual palate. Our drive was worth it and Barbara, we will return for the holidays. See you soon.

    • Terri Gorman-Reed

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      The atmosphere and decor is nicer than I would have imagined. The teas were steeped just right and had a large selection for my palate. I find this tea house to be one of the best I have been to recently.

    • Miriam Rayburns

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      Barbara, my mom was talking about her tea the entire week. She had a wonderful time with her friends and loved the pictures you took of her and her guests. They all want to return as soon as possible. Thank you for the great time, service and tea.

    • Gracie Ruano

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      We drive one hour to get to Barbara's tea house it worthi every minute of it love it love it love it

    • Marian Nichols

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      OOPS! In my first review I called Barbara's scone a crumpet by mistake. A scone by any other name would taste as sweet :).

    • Vanessa Mayors

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      I always find myself in another world when I come here. My mom, daughter and friends enjoy it here, also. We celebrated my mom's 80th birthday and enjoyed every moment of it. She was very pleased with the service and tea, as were the rest of the family. This tea house is a GEM for us. Thank you very much for a great time, once again.

    • Marci Burns

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      Thank you for making my birthday such a pleasant one. You and your staff are just wonderful. I hope to return with more friends soon.

    • Maggie Schneider

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      I did enjoy my day at this tearoom. The large selections of teas offered is what I thought were great. The food and tea choices complimented each other well. The ambiance and the service were one of the best I've seen in a while. I will return soon.

    • Marie Cornelius

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      It was my first time and my aunt Fely took me. I had a nice and enjoyable time. People,service, food and of course the tea was great!!! I will definitely come back and bring my grand daughter and daughters here for any occasion!!! Thank you for a wonderful time Barbara.

    • Jacqueline Carter

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      I thank you and your staff for the wonderful experience you gave us. It is not often that you find a place a s yours with the beauty and comfort that is needed nowadays. We shall return soon.

    • Betty Greensfield

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      This is still my favorite place of all. The ambiance -- the service-- the food--the teas--the decor---all of it---is just spectacular!

    • Susan Kwan

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      I highly recommend this tea house. It is very beautifully decorated with a Victorian flare. I felt very welcomed and comfortable,,,almost did not want to leave!!

    • Carolyn Bernardo

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      This is my second time at Barbara's Tea House and I'm finally getting around to writing about my experience. I really want this place to stay around for a very, very long time. I am always received with such warmth and gratitude. The food and the ambiance are just perfect...especially the selections of teas....delightful! I will always remember the special attention they give to their customers. I'm so happy this place exists and I will return as much as I can!

    • ana nguyen

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      this is by far the best tea house i have ever been too!!!! the service and food/tea is excellent!!!!! i love coming to barbaras tea house. she is the most nicest person you can meet. i bring my friends and family here and everyone loves them. if you are looking for a great victorian tea house you have to come here first. trust me!!!!

    • Jan Hall

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      What a joy to be in this Tea House. The people (Barbara) are just delightful and the food and service are exquisite. This is a 5 Star experience. Don't miss out.

    • Liz Mazur

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      I was impressed with the service and the ambiance. We went for the Mother's Day Tea and the music was beautiful. Everyone made us feel special...and we even were given a special keepsake on the house for being 'moms'. We all enjoyed ourselves and we will return soon. This is a special place!!!

    • Gin Cleveland

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      Where to start! This was by far the best tea house I've ever been to. There were 4 of us and I think we all felt the same. If it takes a few phone calls to get in don't give up, you won't be sorry. Barbara is a wonderful hostess, she really made us feel comfortable and answered any questions we had. The house is beautifully decorated and lots of treasures you can purchase. I especially liked the set up of a few tables in different rooms instead of just one big room, it gave it a more personal feel. From the menu my friends and I chose Lady Lucy's Tea, which included tea service and food. WOW was it good and we were very happy with the quantity and quality of the food selections. We were offered all the tea we wanted, we chose to try raspberry chocolate, passion fruit, chocolate vanilla, and raspberry cream,(tea leaves) they were all wonderful but I think our favorites were raspberry chocolate and passion fruit. Thank you Barabara and family for a great day! We will definitely be regulars.

    • Annalisa Rico

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      Barbara is a very warm and friendly person her tea house has always made us welcome we have been going there for many occasions my daughters bridal showers, baby showers, friends bridal showers and baby showers and always always have had the best experience. We almost fell like she is family now.

    • Melinda

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      Barbara once again everything was excellent. Sandwiches, scones, tea, and service. Thanks for making this one of my favorite getaway spots.

    • Teresa Huber

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      I finally found a tea house that really gives you the experience of the 'splendor of tea'. The entire experience was made special the moment we entered. The house is decorated with so much beauty and the ambiance is wonderful. You feel very special when your there, you almost do not want to leave. Barbara and her family helped it all come together for us. My friend and myself really needed to get away and we were so relaxed and full of joy when we left. The food was very good and the teas were assortments are great. Barbara, many blessings to you and your family.

    • Bonnie Nichols, Rhonda Cufone and Mom (Pam)

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      My mom, sister and I visited Barbara's to celebrate my mothers 75th birthday. Both my sister and I thought we were just going to go because it was something mom liked to do. Well, we were pleasantly surprised, the day was so great for all of us. The atmosphere, excellent service and great tasting food was more than we expected. Barbara and her staff made this special occasion even more special. Mom rated her tea experience as the very best. Thank you Barbara for making such a special memory for us all. Whenver we are back in So. Cal, we will definately be stopping by.

    • Emily Collins

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      I have experienced many tearooms in both northern and southern California and I have just found Barbara's to be up there with the best of the best, The ambiance, food tea and service is wonderful. The decor and the house is the most beautiful. I will definitely return.

    • Mary Adams

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      Our entire family had such a wonderful and special time for our mom's birthday. Everything from start to finish was very beautiful and set with great detail. The decor is the most beautiful I have seen yet. The service and ambiance is fabulous with great flavor for Tea selections and food. We will return soon. Thank you for the great experience.

    • Luz

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      Best tea house... I am blesssed is close to my home. Great service with attention to detail and the owner Barbara and her family provide you with an excellent experience. Lovely. The teas recipes are made by Barbara and the food is scrumptious.

    • Elizabeth

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      I took my Mother to tea for Christmas today. We had such a lovely time. Barbara and her children provided us with wonderful service and scrumpious food. Thank you for such personalized service and a beautiful setting. All those looking for a relaxing lovely tea should visit Barbara.

    • Laura and Lynn

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      I can't stop telling my friends about the wonderful food, decor, service and atmosphere at Barbara's! There for the first time this past weekend, my friend Lynn and I are already looking forward to our next visit! This is a teahouse NOT to miss!!

    • Mayra, Rialto 10/3/09

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      This was my first experience going to a teahouse, and I absolutely loved it. Not only were the different teas and food delicious, but Barbara and her daughter were very nice,friendly and attentive. I took my daughters (9 and 4 yrs old) along with my niece and nephew and everyone enjoyed this new experience. I will definately be back soon.

    • Joanne Dillard

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      I have been going to Barbara's for about 2 years now and what I love about her place is the great service and quality of food, but especially her scones. They are fabulous!! I am always trying to find an occasion or a reason to go there. Very, very nice Tea House.

    • Teresa Leornard

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      Beautiful, relaxing and wonderful catch-up time spent with my girlfriends. Great tea and food...plenty of it!!!

    • Gloria Alvarez-Benson

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      I recently moved to the area and am so happy to have found this great place. I already have made reservations for the Christmas Holidays...it is beautiful.

    • Joyce, Gwen, and Laura Price

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      The ambiance and decor is what did it for me. My daughters who do not really DO tea, want to go back with their friends. We enjoyed ourselves very much and do some shopping and look at all the beautiful decor with detail. Very special place.

    • Allison Gibson

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      There are many Tea Houses I have visited and in my opinion this is one of the best and most beautiful Tea Houses I have been to. I was invited for my girlfriends birthday and they not only made her feel special, but we all felt as if we were having tea in our own home....this is what I call SPECIAL and FABULOUS. The scones are terrific the decor is MAGNIFICENT, the teas great!!! I cannot complain, I love this place. I highly recommend this Tea House!

    • Cherylynn Murphy

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      Our experience at Barbara's Tea House was a very positive and enjoyable one. There is TRUE beauty and warmth there. It was a busy time for them when we went and we felt as if we were a part of the family. There loose leaf teas are very good and we could choose as many as we wanted. The Victorian ambiance is wonderful and we will return soon.

    • Emily Armstrong

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      This tea room is a HAVEN from the real world of stress. The ambiance, music, food and teas are wonderful. We were able to experience many teas without limit and they offer different varieties of loose leaf teas. The staff give great service and are very pleasant. We had a very enjoyable experience.

    • Abigail Warner

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      I was here with my mom and daughter and all went well and the service was great and friendly. It was my first time here and I was pleasantly surprised. The food was very good and plenty. The decor is lovely and there is a great gift shop with lots of estate items. They also have a very nice tea selection.

    • The 8 gals

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      We were so graciously received and served for our birthdays. We had 8 of us all celebrating our birthday month and we each were given a keepsake for our celebration...this made it very special for us. We have all voted that we will continue this tradition at Barbara's! Thank you for the terrific and fine day. Sandy, Liz, Patsy, Regina, Lisa, Debbie, Linda and Karen

    • Rosemary V.

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      Years ago, we were told that to miss a high tea when visiting British Columbia was a serious offense (a man told us this). So my hubby and I dutifully arrived at the Empress Hotel on the Parliament Quad in Victoria without reservations (not a good idea) and managed to squeeze into a lovely tea room overlooking the harbor. What an experience! Even my hubby who squinted at the hefty price “for tea and little sandwiches” was truly impressed. Not planning on going to Victoria? Not to worry, I can highly recommend an Empress experience in Rancho Cucamonga. That is what we discovered at Barbara’s Victorian Teahouse! I held my daughter’s baby shower here and all twenty of us were giddy with delight. What a fun experience. We couldn’t leave her porch after we were done. Delicious delicacies to please our senses, and since 90% of what we eat is with our eyes, we were feasting on the beautifully decorated Victorian home and lovely tables laid out with delights to the eye and tummy. Perfectly brewed teas; we picked loose leaf blends of Strawberry/Raspberry, Tropical/Coconut and an Almond blend for our final dessert tea. I am sure you will find one to love. My favorite food? Hmmm... the chicken salad sandwich - to die for, the raspberry salad dressing - just right, the tomato basil sandwich and Cucumber sandwich – amazing, and... Oh, I cannot choose just one favorite. The very reasonably priced Princess Patricia Tea was very filling and we packed our little boxes with all the pretty little sweets we were too full to finish. I enjoyed them later with of course a cup of tea relishing on our beautiful day. Barbara is incredibly gifted in the Victorian art of hospitality and she gracefully served and pampered each of us. More like we were dear friends than customers. A kindred spirit indeed. She loved on us equally, from the grandma of the white gloves and high tea era to the mommy-to-be and all of us in between. I am a “tea in a pretty teacup” kind of girl and have had many visits to teahouses in Southern California, British Columbia and even a “cuppa” in Bath and London. But this one was icing on my cake! Thanks Barbara for all that you do to make everyone’s visit to your teahouse one to remember. I will go back soon for a little more of that love which we felt in your home. You serve it up best!

    • Carolyn O'Malley-Stewart

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      I am so happy I had my bridal shower at Barbara's Tea House. First, the Tea House is very beautiful, second the service is very good and friendly, and third the food and teas are great. They made us feel so welcomed and relaxed. They had everything well organized and made my day very special for me. I highly recommend it to everyone.

    • Betsy

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      Barbara's signature iced tea is SO good! I love this place, and we had a wonderful time. The girls made us each to-go cups of iced tea to take with us when we left. Such a nice touch that was greatly appreciated on a hot day. We will be back!!!!

    • Yvette Meza

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      As always Barbara's Tea House is so relaxing and refreshing. Me and my sister took my aunt who visited for the first time and she absoultely enjoyed it. The food is always excellent and the quiche is the best. She serves plenty and as we always leave full. This is our favorite tea house.

    • Rachel Miranda

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      I revisited Barbara's while attending my cousins bridal party. They have such great service and are always going over and beyond their normal necessities to make you happy. My cousin booked had a very large bridal party (approximately 60 people) and we were all taken care of wonderfully. I love their chicken salad and all their teas which makes the event a happy one. We will continue to plan our special events here...you cannot go wrong with Barbara's. Thank you for everything to Barbara and her family (staff).

    • Leslie Marshall

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      I had a terrific time at this tea house. The ambiance and entire experience is made special as soon as you enter. They serve all loose leaf teas which are very, very good with a nice selection. The food is plenty and you can take home what you do not finish. I enjoyed myself very much.

    • Pam and Jackie, Glendora, CA

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      We have been to a few nice places, and we really enjoyed and have decided that this tearoom is our new favorite. Delicious food and many teas to choose from...also their service is great. We recommend it highly.

    • Diana

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      I was there a month ago to celebrate a baby shower, it was a first tea house experience but I enjoyed the food and tea. My favorites strawberry coconut and chocolate mint.Yummy. I will be taking a friend to visit tomorrow, I just made the reservation.

    • Janine

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      What a Fantastic Tea House! The quiche and scones were amazing and the Raspberry Peach Tea is Delicious! Tell all your friends, they need to go to Barbara's Tea House-- such a lovely experience. I've decided this will be a new Birthday tradition!

    • Lauren Franklin

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      This has been a wonderful experience for all my family. The tea house has the best ambiance we have ever experienced. The quiche and the sandwiches are delicious and plentiful..more than what we expected. Barbara and her staff have the best hospitality around!! We have already planned to return for the holidays. This is a great place.

    • Teemarie Cerboni

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      I have been going to Barbara's Tea House for some time now and I love Barbara's hospitality. I am so thankful that this tearoom exists because it's a perfect place to get away and relax and feel terrific when you're there an when you leave. Barbara makes us all feel so special, even my children and husband enjoy it. We definitely enjoy the Blueberry Cream Tea and everything else that is served.This is a favorite place for us and many others.

    • Kathy

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      This was I think my fifth time visiting Barbara's tea home and I am just as pleased as always. I always feel as though I am a guest in her home and not just a paying customer. Her service, food, preparation, and hospitality is superb! It is so sad to see one of the comments further down from another who never even experienced her tea house and left such a terrible review. I HIGHLY reccomend this tea house and in fact it is the only one I will ever go to again. Thank you Barbara for making our time so wonderful! God bles you!

    • Betty Mathers

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      This tea house has renewed my love for tea. I will definitely return soon.

    • Gwen Colbert

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      It's so nice to know this beautiful Tea House exists. I am so happy to be able to go to have tea in a Authentic Victorian House as opposed to a store front building, although some of them them are very nice. However, this was a nice change for me. The variety of teas are large and the food is quite nice and fresh and the scones are exceptional. The service is very good and friendly, and of course the ambiance made my experience perfect. I was happy to be able to buy some of the apricot cream tea and I even was able to have them mix me a special blend for me. I will return soon!!

    • Beth Packer

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      We love Barbara's Tea House. Thank you for many wonderful memories with just the girls.

    • Natalie Hamic

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      We had a wonderful time and we were truly blessed by you because you can see the joy in your heart as you serve others. May God Bless You and your business. I will always remember this afternoon I spent with my mom because of how memorable you have made it. Thank you again and I pray that the Lord abundantly blesses you.

    • Jennifer, Beth, Becky, Gloria and Docia

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      We came for Mother's Day with my 103 year old great grandmother (Docia Buckrucker) The five of us had such a great me being pampered. Thank you so much!

    • Lisa Slamani

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      What a delightful and elegant way to spend a special afternoon! Thank you for a beautiful experience and we are surely planning to be back. God Bless!

    • Patricia Breedlove

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      I was at Barbara's Victorian Tea House on April 30, 2009. I have never seen a tea house such as Barbara's tea house. The experience and excellent service, can be summed up in these few words. 'If love could be wrapped with a ribbon, it would be my gift to Barbara's Tea House'

    • Jenny

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      This is by far the worst run business, so much so that I don't think it should even call itself a business. Sure maybe the food is great, the teas are awesome (this is hypothetically speaking... their food could taste like crap)... but good luck even making it through the door. I've tried calling this place for the past 48 hours (during it's supposed hours of operations) trying to make a reservation. Nobody picks up the phone at this place and their lousy voicemail box is full... goes to show how often they even bother using the phone. Sad part is that reservations are required and they need you to fork out your credit card number in advance in order to even make a reservation. So I've tried calling for 2 days then finally I get a human to pick up the damn phone yesterday (about 10 minutes before closing time for them). Well ... even then the reservation process is so complicated that no reservations were made. She tells me she'll call me right back because she needs to check the fifty billion messages first because they have priority... umm.... well she never gave me a call back. Today I decided to give them a call again...scratch that.. i've called about 5 times... nobody picked up yet again. So good luck to you all in the reservation process. I sure as hell will never try going to this place again.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Jenny,<BR> I personally take care of my customers during business hours and do my best to return phone calls after hours or the next business day. If I have somehow missed you I apologize and would love to serve you in the near future.<BR> Sincerely,<BR> Barbara

    • Terri Huard

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      I absolutely love your tea house! This was my first visit. From the first minute I walked into the door, I felt transported from 2009 into the Victorian era. Simply elegant, yet so home'-y. Thank you for the grand day out.

    • Carolyn Weiss, Seattle, WA

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      I live in Seattle, Washington and came to visit my family in California for the Easter break. They took me to Barbara's for tea and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. This is one of the best Tea Houses I have ever been to. The food and the variety of teas are wonderful and the ambiance is the best. They really know how to take care of their customers. Now I know why my family talks so highly of this beautiful Tea House. I will visit every time I come to California.

    • Beverly Thompson & Friends

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      This was a great experience for my entire party. Barbara and her staff made us feel as if we were in our own home...what a JOY!!

    • Tana Adams

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      Everything at Barbara's Tea House is amazing. The service is 2nd to none! The food was devine and very fresh! Everything we ate was delicious. I am definitely coming back to Barbara's soon. She is such a kind, warm and inviting woman. I felt so comfortable and welcomed. The quiche was probably the best I've ever had! The apricot tea was my favorite and brewed perfectly! There were many tea choices and my friend really enjoyed her strawberry/peach tea, and later she had the blueberry tea and said both were delicious. I highly recommend Barbara's... you won't be disappointed!

    • Elaine Browne

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      We are so happy we decided to come to Barbara's Teahouse. The experience we had was perfect for the occasion. We celebrated a birthday and Barbara made our celebration special and fun. The food and the teas are very good which made our day very nice.

    • Melanie Richards

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      I was joined by my sister and daughter. This Tea House is Victorian and decorated very beautifully. We enjoyed the Lady Lucy's Tea, and the quiche was the best I've tasted. They offer many teas and they are all loose leaf, I personally enjoyed the Lady Grey and Apricot Cream Tea. The atmosphere is very enjoyable and pleasant with very nice music playing in the background. The service is very attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our time. It is so nice to be able to find Tea Houses as pleasant and beautiful as this one. I will return soon.

    • Yvonne

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      I've been to this Teahouse about 3 times and love it. The food is very filling. We always have to take home the dessert in a 'to go' bag. Barbara is very friendly, as is her daughter. When you order the 'Lady Lucy,' the salad and fruit that start you off is so refreshing. The raspberry vinaigrette salad is very delicious and sweet (just the way I like it). My favorite item on the menu is the ham and cheese quiche. It is truly the reason that this is my favorite Teahouse....granted I've only been to about 4 other Teahouses. The scone and sandwishes are also yummy. The atmosphere is also what puts this place above many others. It's a beautifully decorated Victorian house. Everything is very 'Lady Like.' I don't have a negative thing to say about this place.

    • Bonnie Brown

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      What a wonderful tea house ,We were made to feel very special for my disabled sons birthday. We were helped in and out with the wheel chair,constant offers of help but still not over bearing. The food was very good we tried three types of tea and they were all wonderful.If I lived in the area I would visit a lot.

    • Christina

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      Everything was absolutely beautiful, the sandwiches were fresh and delicious. Our table was awaiting us, which was great since I took my lil one and it is hard to have to wait for your food to be served with lil ones. The scones were Great! Barbara and her staff are very friendly. I found a new treat for myself.*****

    • Kim McLeod

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      I took my Mother and handicapped Brother here, on their visit down from Idaho. Barbara's is not handicap accessible by standards, however, she and her husband helped us up and down the stairs in his wheelchair and we managed the restrooms just fine.Barbara and her husband were most accommodating. I was slightly put off that our salads, fruit and sandwiches were at the table and ready for us when we arrived. However, she had explained when I called in for reservations that they were extremely busy for that Thursday, and really, everything tasted good, not stale or as if it had sat out long. The teas we chose were absolutely delicious, a Strawberry Coconut and Blueberry Cream and the Scones were the best I've ever tasted, not dry like most. The atmosphere was beautiful with much to look at and enjoy. The background music was soothing and relaxing. They even had a small gift and sang Happy Birthday to my Brother. Barbara is a wonderful woman, one of those souls that just shines and makes everyone comfortable and welcome around her. We had a most enjoyable experience and made a wonderful memory at Barbara's Victorian Tea House. I am already lining up another occasion so that I may visit here again.

    • Kim Kautzer

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      I had the pleasure of taking my granddaughter to her first tea on her fourth birthday. A special little birthday gift was waiting at her place setting, and Barbara gave her a feathery, glittery princess birthday crown as well. I honestly didn't think my granddaughter would have the patience to sit more than 30 minutes, but our tea time lasted a full, leisurely hour thanks to all the dainty foods (hurrah for chocolate-dipped strawberries!) and her very own small teapot of pink lemonade. The food was tasty and ample--I had to bring leftovers home. In all honesty, I have had better tea sandwiches elsewhere, but for all the other wonderful goodies (fresh fruit, amazing scones, delicious salad), I can hardly complain. The atmosphere at Barbara's Victorian Tea House is just lovely. Our room was airy and bright, and after lunch, we enjoyed going upstairs and looking through the boutique. You'd think my granddaughter would have had enough of this tea business by then, but no--she and I had a 'play' tea party upstairs too! Barbara went all out for us--even singing to the Birthday Girl. I was offered several kinds of tea to sample, including a wonderful Apricot Cream tea and a Chocolate-Vanilla dessert tea. That was fun! All in all, a charming and magical day. I'll be back!

    • Elizabeth Bustamonte

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      I loved Barbara's Victorian Teahouse and Boutique we took my boss their for her b-day and the atmosphere was excellent, service was excellent, friendly, and very tentative! We had a variety of teas and all were GREAT! The food was light but filling and there was an excellent variety of everything to please all 8 of us at the table. The price was very reasonable and I loved the fact that once we were done eating and having tea we were able to walk around and shop. I was able to pick up a couple of adoring angels and a cute charm bracelet for myself. I definitely recommend this tea house. I know that I will be Back again and again!!!

    • Robin Turner

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      When I go to tearooms, I really want to find not only a place with decent food, but a place with a very nice ambiance where I can feel that I really got away and was able to relax and feel great!! Last week I found the perfect place for my little get-away. I left Barbara's Tearoom feeling not only satisfied, but incredibly relaxed and happy.

    • Tamara Pearson

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      Barbara's Tea House is not only beautiful but the service for my 32 guests was just perfect. Barbara and her staff managed my baby shower so elegantly and made my experience so special that all my friends and family admired. You are a great blessing to all of us. Tamara Pearson-Sante Fe, New Mexico

    • Cindy Keysworth

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      Thank you so much for a lovely babyshower tea. Everyone loved the atmosphere, the food and your gracious service. You are #1 and we will see you soon.

    • Andrea Clark

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      This was my first tea and I have to say it was a lovely experience. You made my birthday so special. My sisters enjoyed it also. We will be returning for the great food and the service was excellent. You are a star!

    • Ann Reyes

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      Absouletely beautiful and elegant! Enjoyed every moment. We had a wonderful and relaxing Queen's Tea. Thank you for your gracious hospitality.

    • Monica Fry

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      Thank you so much for the wonderful experience. Your tea house is splendid. Have a magical day!

    • Cydney Osano and the girls

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      We had such a delightful time!! The tea was absoultely lovely and the hospitality complemented the restful and sweet home setting. Will be looking forward to more afternoons with you. This is a gem of a place.

    • Eileen Tareg

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      This place has a very pleasant comforting feel to it. It's nice to know there is a place to have to come to, to enjoy an afternoon with loved ones, I love it!

    • Susan

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      Thank you so much for squeezing me in on a busy day. The tea was exceptional, the ambience perfect, and your welcoming presence gave me no hint I inconvienced you. May you be Blessed!

    • Nancy

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      Barbara and Staff: Happy Birthday to ME! We all came for tea to your friendly chateau, it’s where tea lovers go. The scones were so tasty, all the teas, a delight and desserts to the max, over some we did fight. Since we couldn’t decide which things we like best, We’re all coming back. Your tea house is the best. Thank you, Nancy

    • Kristi Gedeon

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      We drive almost an hour to go to Barbara's Tea House! My whole family loves it! My son (11 yrs.) said Barbara served the best salad he has ever had! The portions Barbara serves are more than any tea house I have ever been too. The touch of the birthday cake candle and even the Valentine momento was very special! I have recommended this tea house to all of my friends. It's definitely worth the drive!

    • Margaret

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      I was very impressed with Barbara's Tea House. The food was excellent - hearty portions and the warm, just out of the oven scone was delicious. We had 4 varieties of tea and each were very good. I came with a party of 10 - and everyone had a good time, from the littlest one to the eldest. Barbara was an excellent hostess. I will definitely be back.

    • Cindy Davis

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      hank you for such a great tea. I want to make something very clear about this tearoom. My girlfriend and I were sitting at the table next to the person named Edlana and I will disagree with everything she has said about this tearoom. The dressing for the salad is one of the best I have tasted and the scones are the best I have tasted in a very long time. The sandwiches and the quiche are delicious. Barbara had plenty of time to spend with all of us, especially with Edlana and her friend because she was even discussing 'weight watchers' with them. Barbara, offered us all many choices of teas and even gave us all a Valentine's Day Keepsake!! It seems to me that they have another agenda for their review. THIS TEAROOM IS A MUST FOR ALL!!!

    • Katie Mansfield

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      I love this tearoom. Not only is the food delicious, but the service is exceptional. Barbara, and her staff take care of you until the very end of your stay. There are many varieties of teas, my favorite is the Cinnamon Spice. My friends and I will definitely return.

    • Edlana

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      My friend and I love going to tea to celebrate special occasions and we are always looking for a new tea room. This time we were celebrating my birthday. We both were very disappointed. It is a lovely victorian decoration with beautiful table settings. Barbara is a very friendly and sweet hostess, but too busy for excellent service. The first disappointment was all three pots of tea were over steeped, coming to the table black as coffee and bitter. Our salad would have been delicious if it were not swimming in the dressing. Our sandwiches were all on crossiants, and again way too much dressing/spread. We had so hoped to find this tea room suitable, because it is just around the corner from my friend's residence. Barbara shorten the steeping time, use less dressing and I will try again.

    • Allison Cunningham

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      We found another favorite place to have tea. This tearoom is very beautiful and has a very relaxing, happy and peaceful ambiance. The tea selections are very nice and the food is abundant and delightful. The staff is friendly and kind. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously, especially when we began our shopping rendezvous!!

    • JENNIFER MANUELLE

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      THE AMBIANCE, THE SERVICE, THE FOOD ARE ALL WONDERFUL. WE TOTALLY ENJOYED OUR DAY AT BARBARA'S TEAHOUSE. THE DECOR AND PRICES ARE INCREDIBLE. WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN SOON.

    • Joy Elbert

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      The food and service surpases all expectation. I would highly recommend tea at Barbara's as a must-do to anyone who wants a relaxing and elegant experience.

    • Adriana McGuffee

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      I have been to this fabulous tea house on several occassions: birthday party(party of 12), afternoon tea(party of 4), and a baby shower(party of 39) and a few other times (small parties). During every visit, the service, food, and hospitality was absolutely wonderful! Barbara and her staff are very friendly. They make you feel as if you were family. When you walk into this Victorian house, you feel like you are in a different era. You can purchase or borrow their hats to add to the event. On every occassion, Barbara and her staff have greeted us with such kindness- a very welcoming atmosphere. The victorian house is absolutely gorgeous! The service is wonderful. Even with our party of 39, we did not have to wait on anything. All of my friends and family commented about the wonderful time they had at our tea party. They always made sure that our teapots were full and that we were enjoying ourselves. They have an excellent variety of teas- a wide array of delicous flavors. The tea sandwiches (especially the cucumber one) were wonderful and you have to try the tasty quiche! The quiche is a must have. I would recommend this place to anyone that is looking for an excellent place to have great tasting tea and gorgeous ambience. Every time that I have been to Barbara's tea house, her and her lovely staff ensured that my stay was perfect. I walk away from this place refreshed, relaxed and very content. The staff is extremely friendly and goes out of their way to please us. As far as the menu, Barbara will go out of her way to ensure that your party is satisfied. For the larger parties, Barbara was very flexible with the menu, ensuring that we got everything we wanted. I feel that the price is very reasonable for the quality of time that is spent at this tea house. My experiences at Barbara's Tea house have always been wonderful! I cannot wait until my next visit.

    • Judy

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      I've been twice, the food and items to purchase are wonderful, it's worth the 2 hour drive from San Deigo.

    • Green Tea

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      This tea room is truly one of the best around! The food is fab, the tea is great, the service is wonderful and it is truly just a LOVELY place to spend your tea dollars! My friends and I drive all the way from San Diego to visit this beautiful tearoom! BRAVO!

    • Sabrina

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      Today in honor of my daughter's birthday my mom, daughter and I chose Barbara's Victorian Teahouse as our venue to celebrate. This Teahouse is adorned with whimsical trinkets, one of kind china tea settings and beautifully decorated christams trees everywhere. I highly recommened 'Queen Barbara's Tea.' The gourmet quiche is exquisite! The homeade desserts are divine and the teas are mellow and frangrant. Okay, now let's get to the big tada of this establishment---BARBARA!!! We felt so welcomed. She's most definetly the heartbeat of the tearoom (we just about wanted to take her home with us). If you're looking for an afternoon where you can feast and do a liitle shopping all under one roof, this is the place. You will not be disappionted. All staff members are pleasant and welcoming. I most definetly plan on revisiting.

    • S Clark

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      I've been here twice and have had a wonderful experience both times.

    • Judy Clark from Boston, MA

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      We love to visit tearooms when we travel and we found Barbara's Tearoom to be one of the most exciting and beautiful. The entire tearoom is decorated for the season and the food is delicious and plentiful. We tasted many teas and enjoyed them all. Our experience was a 10. Great job!!! We will recommend to everyone.

    • Lyn

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      I took my special friend of 35 yrs. to Barbara's Victorian Tea House and she was overwhelmed by the graciousness of Barbara and the lovely presentation of foods. The tea selection was fantastic and was very hot and refilled often. The sandwich selection is great and the scones delicious. The table and ambiance were beautiful and just what a victorian tea would be. We had a wonderful time and it was the highlight of my friend's visit. Barbara has a special gift of hospitality and made us feel very special and welcomed. We would highly recommend visiting there to experience a special time.

    • Ann

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      vistied Barbara's Victorian Teahouse for the first time and was impressed. The service was friendly and the atmosphere was lovely. The food was good especially the cucumber sandwich and the tomatoe and basil sandwiches. I will be visiting again soon

    • Pat

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      Barbara's Victorian Teahouse is by far the lovliest teahouse that I have had the pleasure to visit. I live in San Diego and have been to all of the tea rooms there. In San Diego, the best tearoom, by far, is the Aubrey Rose, however, Barbara's is even better. I love old Victorian Homes and this one was just beautiful. The food was absolutely delicious, the atmosphere perfect, the staff gracious and the prices, lower that most others. I can't wait to visit again, probably around Christmas time. Also, the boutique is fab!

    • Betty Trieu

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      Barbara's Victorian Tea Hose is superber. Hosting a bridal shower in Southern California is a bit daunting when you reside in San Francisco. But anything is possible with Barbara's help, and especially when it's for your best friend. The event was enchanting; along with her warm & attentive staff, Barbara made it work out like a dream, the event was seamless (considering my flight arrived 2 hrs. later than I had planned, my 'step in hostess' updated me on the details prior to my arrival as everything was already set up and waiting for our party (picture tiers of pastries). Barbara & her staff moved about the shower incognito, for plate changes, to top off tea, presenting fresh right out of the oven delicious scones and quiches. There was always someone tending to our party, never had to wait for anything and knew just what we needed... Barbara's Tea House is excellent.

    • Debbie 7/25/08

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      Barbara's Victorian Teahouse is a real treat to vist. It's a lovely house the atomsphere was very victorian. I like the trees they are beautifully decorated for any season.Gifts are affordable. The food was great and so much of it we had to take it with us. The scones were round,soft and tastie. She has a great varitey of teas and to be able to taste different ones was so much fun. Service was warm and friendly. My tea pal and truely felt like queens. We are looking forward to visiting again.

    • Debbie Skinner

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      My daughter and I had a wonderful experience at Barbara's Teahouse. The tea was hot and strong like we like it, and the food was delicious!

    • Judy

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      The best tea and food I've ever had. The food was plentiful and fantastic, we tried several teas, all were great. Barbara is a wonderful hostess, and so helpful. I live in the San Diego area, but I will definately return in the near future, well worth the trip.

    • Erica Ortiz and the gals

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      I was amazingly surprised when my girl friends planned my birthday party at Barbara's Tea House. Everything was very well presented and the service was great! Barbara made a special tea for one of my girl friends because she was a bit 'under the weather' which helped her very much. I personally loved all the tea selections. We are planning to go back for a bridal shower next month. Everything was so special for us. We loved it!!

    • Pauline

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      I held my sister's Bridal Shower at the Tea House and Barbara and the others were very kind, accommodating and they even quietly slipped in and out of the room as to not interfere with the games or be distracting. Barbara was very very easy to work with and is very trustworthy and she gives a lot of trust to her customers as well (which is a fantastic feeling!). She treated you like a good friend and never faltered. You'd think you did something wrong or annoying or troublesome but she never made you feel as if you did anything unpleasant. I HIGHLY recommend her tea house. It's so charming, classy but not at all haughty or stingy. GREAT place!

    • Jayme Hamilton-Brill

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      My Mother, sister, and I had a fabulous time at Barbara's. The food was plentiful and yummy and the service was outstanding. We were there for my sister's 22nd birthday and my sister said it was 'the most comfortable tea house' she'd ever visited. Barbara chatted with us throughout our tea and tempted us into trying other varieties of her tasty tea (no extra charge). She was so warm and welcoming! We were delighted with everything and will definitely make the 30 minute drive again!

    • Rosemary Lainez

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      We had a most wonderful time at Barbara's Teahouse. We attended a bridal shower for our niece and were served incredibly well. The food was very good, and we had the choice of either hot or cold tea of which we aked for both---due to the weather. Everything is so beautiful at this teahouse. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Thank you.

    • Pamela, Melissa, and Amber West

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      A wonderful find for tea lovers!! When my daughters and I arrived, we were graciously received by Barbara and her staff. We were seated immediately at a table which was beautifully set. We all immediately smiled when we saw the wonderful presentation of the food. We were given a large selection of teas to choose from, and we were not limited to taste and experience our palates desire. We loved the scones,(very soft and moist), and we especially enjoyed the quiche. Barbara and her daughters were very attentive and made us feel very comfortable, we almost felt as if we were in our own home. We will return soon to celebrate with our co-workers and friends. Thank you for the wonderful experience.

    • Shell

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      I have been a regular customer at Barbara's Tearoom. As always, Barbara gave an excellent service and made Mother's Day special for my Mom. (Since I brought her at Barbara's for Mother's Day Tea last year, my sister, my mother and I only want to have our traditional Mother's Day Tea there.) The food was very good. Barbara and her staff are very accomodating. Thank you, Barbara for making my favorite past-time always memorable.

    • Mary Kay

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      My girlfriend and I arrived late afternoon after several large groups were just finishing. Barbara welcomed us with a smile and showed us to our table. We appreciated that she offered decaf earl grey and english breakfast!! We had the Queen's Tea which included quiche, salad, four different sandwiches, scone and desserts. Everything was delicious and the tea stayed hot thru the whole meal!! Barbara checked on us from time to time to top off our tea and chat. We really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you Barabara for a wonderful afternoon.

    • Jane

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      We celebrated an early Mother's Day here and our party of 8 had a wonderful and very memorable time. Barbara and her daughters provided great service, great food and a great atmosphere. We loved dressing up in their large selection of hats and boas. The table settings are gorgeous. I would definitely come back here. Thank you for the keepsake gifts for me and my baby.

    • Patricia Livingston

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      Barbara you have been blessed with the gift of serving and helping others feel terrific and welcome. I have been to many a tea houses--some are still in business and some are not. However, I have to tell you that your place is SPECIAL and full of Love and Joy, along with terrific food---and plenty, I may add. Your large selections of teas are very creative and taste very good. I really enjoyed the special blend you prepared just for me. Even though you were so busy, you found the time to make us all feel special. Thank you for the beautiful Mother's Day Keepsake, I will treasure it forever. You are terrific and may you and your business always be blessed!!!

    • Deborah 05/07/08

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      Barbara's Tea house is by far the best tea house I have ever experienced. I travel alot to different tea houses, including out of state! I picked this tea room to celebrate my sister-n-laws 50th birthday. There were 20 guests and the service and food was excellent! The party enjoyed the elegant decorations and had fun dressing up in the beautiful hats provided at no extra cost. We were all even giving special gifts by Barbara as a special keepsake. I would highly recommend this tea room to anyone, Barbara was also very helpful in coordinating the event. God Bless!

    • Lita

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      It was my first time at Barbara's Teahouse. My daughters insisted on taking me to a tea house and I am very happy to have had this experience. I enjoyed the teas especially the Apricot tea. Barbara was very charming and friendly. She was very busy but she always had time to answer our questions and even spend time taking our pictures. She even let us borrow hats and boas from her very extensive collection. It was definitely worth the $22.50 per person for the Princess Tea, which included tax and gratuity. Barbara, you made me feel like a QUEEN! Thank you very much. Happy Mother's Day!!

    • cystal r

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      Beautiful Victoria decoration. Still has Christmas trees up and Santa on the floor in Spring. Gorgeous table setting. Limited tea selections. Average sandwiches and dessert. Friendly hostess with great smile, but too busy to provide excellent service. Great experience for a lady get-together. But 5 stars? Nowhere close.

    • Theresa D

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      On May 4, 2008, we celebrated Mother's Day a week early to avoid the crowds. We were definitely pleased to have chosen Barbara's Teahouse to celebrate. What we experienced was beyond our expectations. Our table was prepared beautifully. The entire house was just wonderful. Everything was delicious, but my favorite is the raspberry vinaigrette salad; it was just out of this world..(too bad the recipe is a secret!) There were 4 types of sandwiches which were so filling we had to slow down to make room for dessert. We were allowed to try as many teas as we wanted and they were all great! Try the apricot, raspberry coconut and strawberry peach teas when you get a chance. The entire atmosphere was so delightful and we were able to pack so much fun and excitement in the two hours we had together. My mother, mother-in-law, 2 sisters, aunt, niece and cousin and myself were so surprised when at the end, Barbara gave us all a Mother's Day Gift. We were all so impressed we will definitely go back with more family and friends. WE LOVE YOU BARBARA!

    • Fely

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      I love the variety of food and teas. I loved EVERYTHING about this tea house. The food was delicious and we were all so full, we barely touched the dessert (good thing we were able to take it with us). I couldn't believe we could try all the teas. Barbara took time to take our group pictures inside and out (which wasn't very easy with multiple cameras and shots). Barbara was so hospitable, she made me feel like I've known her forever! I will definitely come back! THANK YOU BARBARA!

    • Jeri 05/03/08

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      What a delightful tearoom! I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in visiting a lovely establishment with excellent food, service, ambience and relaxing atmosphere.

    • Gloria

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      Each year we take turns finding a teahouse to take our mums for our annual Mums' Day Tea. We were a party of 8 and had the Queen's Tea. Although we did not have one table for all eight of us to sit at, we did have a room to ourselves. After a warm greeting, we sat at a beautiflly set table and you were transported to an era of long ago. As noted in the review above, you do get a small green and fruit salad; 4 different tea sandwiches, a heart-shaped cookie, chocolate dipped strawberry; lemon bar; brownie; wonderful quiche which was a nice portion; and a warm scone with lemon curd, jam and cream. For those of us who have gone to teahouses before: the scone is more like a muffin than some others we've had, but quite good nevertheless; and we had to take a little take-home bag which Barbara supplied (plastic bag to put the food in and white paper bag to put the plastic bag in) because we were all full. That is unusual for teahouses. The price is what we have normally paid for our teas. And, yes, the table was fully set with our food, except for the scones which Barbara brought out warm. The tea selection was wide. Although each table came to a concensus on the tea, I am sure that had we wanted two different teas at each table, we would have been accommodated. Maybe a suggestion would be to have a tea selection menu because Barbara offers so many choices. I give Barbara's Victorian Teahouse my highest recommendation.

    • Shawn

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      I'd promised my daughter for many years that I'd take her to a teahouse. When a friend mentioned about Barbara's Teahouse, I immediately checked it out online. It got great ratings so I made my reservation for party of 6: myself, my daughter, my three sisters and my niece. Except the girls, we all had been to teahouses a few times. We have to say our experience at Babara's was a great disappoinment. For the price we paid for, $22.50 for Princess tea, including service fee , I expected more than what I got. Yes, Brabara is nice and friendly, but her service was not exceptional. When we arrived, all the food were on the table, all she did was serve us tea. The variety of tea served at Barbara's just as regular as any other tea houses, nothing special. And We had to share tea...you don't get your own. The quality of the food was horrible. We each got a tiny plate of raspberry vinagrette salad and mixed fruit(cut into very little cubes) for a starter. Then, the small scone which taste more like a muffin because it's so soft (even Trader Joe's taste much better) Then the sandwiches...4 small pieces each: 1/2 chicken salad croisant sandwich (the small size croisant), 1/2 tomatoe and cheese pesto croisant, 1/2 cucumber and cream cheese croisant, and a small egg salad sandwich with white bread that shaped like a Chinese dumpling. The quality and the taste of all the sandwiches are below standard for a teahouse. Then dessert, another big letdown. The chocolate dip strawberry was tiny, not very fresh. The lemon curd, the brwonie, and the heart shape cookie are about 1 inch sqauare size...again.. just regular taste, not exceptionally delicious... I am usuaaly not a picky eater, my sisters are. So if I complain about the food, it's very bad...and much worse for my sisters... Again, for the price I paid for, it's just not worth it. The best part about this experience? A chance to chat with my sisters..(Oh, there's a limit of the time you can stay..about 1 and 1/2 hour max..)...and we will have another great adventure story to talk about for many years to come.

    • Debbie Quillen

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      I have attend your tea house several times and it has always been a very pleasant experience each visit!

    • karen Peterson

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      Thanks again Barbara for another great tea experience at your wonderful tea room. As always, the food was fabulous and my friend (Barbara) enjoyed celebrating her birthday so much. Your hard work shows so much in everything you do. Thanks again. karen peterson

    • Jane

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      i had discovered Barbara's on the Teamap website, and my freinds and I made the trek from the San Fernando Valley to Barbara's to celebrate my birthday. It was well worth the trip! We were made to feel welcome as soon as we entered the door. Barbara and her staff are so kind and friendly, we felt right at home. The food was a feast, so scrumptious and plentiful. Barbara was available to chat and give us a history of the lovely home where her teahouse resides. We will definitely make the trip again, it was so lovely.

    • Jenn

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      I've been to a few teahouses and this one was by far one of my favorites. It is family owned and run! Everyone is very sweet and really make you feel like you are part of the family! The other thing I enjoyed was I actually left feeling full! Which is not always the case after tea!

    • Miglet

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      This is a lovely place to spend some time with family and friends. The teas are gorgeous, and the food is extremely fresh and home-made. We were made to feel extremely welcome on very short notice.

    • vel

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      It's a Great Tea House i recommend it to everyone and anyone, i have been there 4 times im addicted too going there,and Barbara and her daughter are so nice and hospitable

    • Janice Holcomd

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      I had such a wonderful time at your Tea House. It was so quaint and food was excellent. I enjoyed browsing the gift shop also.

    • Sabrina Anderson

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      Barbara, I don't know how my exact review came out on another tearooms site. I have never been to that tearoom, and I will try to see how to have it removed. I just want you to know that you are a special person with a special gift and it shows in all that you do. Thank you and I will see you soon!!!

    • Sabrina Anderson

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      This has been my third time going to Barbara's Tea House. Every time I enter, I realize how much love and passion goes into this beautiful place. I always feel special and comfortable. I enjoy all their food and teas. This time I really liked the Raspberry Vanilla Almond and the Passion Coconut Teas. Great place...Great teas...

    • Kendra

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      I had my 23rd Birthday here with 8 of my girlfriends and we all had a blast! My Jane Austin theme fit perfectly with their Victorian ambiance. With our party size, we even had a room all to ourselves! Barbara is super sweet and makes you feel at home. We all had the Princess Tea menu and we were all stuffed and there were still plenty of food for the taking. The tea house is absolutely cute and we toured each room since we were the last ones there. Go here! You will have a wonderful, dainty time. Perhaps leave the stinky boys at home! It's better this way!

    • Sandra Ison

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      The best tea house I have been to!!

    • Beth

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      From my first visit several months ago, to my latest visit today, I have felt the warmth of Barbara's gracious hospitality. My guests and I have always been greeted with a friendly smile, a warm welcome, and then escorted to an elegantly set table. The beautiful china settings (many vintage pieces) are a pleasure look at and use. The tea selection is large and still growing because Barbara creates many of her own tea blends. The newly popular White Tea and Rooibus blends are a must try. All of the delicious tea sandwiches, salad, soup, scones, desserts, etc. are made fresh. Their house-specialty quiche is yummy. They make their own Lemon Curd too! The service is polite and attentive which makes for a truly relaxing teatime. It is easy to forget about time when we are there and hard to make ourselves leave! In addition to the wonderfully prepared Afternoon Tea, Barbara has many lovely jewelry and décor items displayed throughout the house that are available for purchase. She has antiques and vintage linens for sale as well. Barbara's Victorian Tea House is decorated beautifully throughout each season of the year and definitely has the ‘Wow!’ factor when you walk through the front door. It is a great location for special occasions. And unlike many tearooms, they are open on Sundays. Ask them about upcoming special events (also listed on their website). Put this on your list of places to visit; I am glad that I did.

    • Tracie

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      Today I took my 4 year old grandaughter(as well as her mom and baby sister) to her first tea. What a treat it was! Barbara was so gracious and attentive. I felt that the scones were especially delicious. I can't wait to go again.Thank you Barbara!

    • Tina Lawrence

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      One of the most enjoyable days I have had in a very long time. It is so wonderful to find Teahouses of this quality. Barbara has such a passion to serve which radiates throughout and makes you feel so special. Thank you for making my day special.

    • Gutierrez Family

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      We visited Barbara's Teahouse over the weekend and have very happy memories when we think about this beautiful Teahouse. Everything was so nicely served and delicious. Presentation just RIGHT!!! Service was excellent. We definitely had a wonderful experience and enjoyed ourselves very much. We will be back.

    • Tessie Mancilla

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      I needed a Tea House that also provided a Vegan menu since I was taking my boss and she is a Vegan. I was not disappointed. It was a party of 5 and we were all partaking of the Vegan sandwiches and pastries. It was a true delight. I recommend it highly! We are looking forward to our next visit. P.S. our Vegan boss is hard to please and she loved it.

    • Anna Melchor

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      We had tea at Barbara's Teahouse just before Christmas and we were so surprised at the beautiful decor. As we entered we were received with a smile and were able to explore the entire home. We were so happy we decided to meet at Barbara's Teahouse because we had a very nice and cozy reunion for our gift exchange. We loved it all!!!

    • Maryanne Welch

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      As brief and concise as I can be, I will have to say that that my experience at this Teahouse was magnificent. The ambiance was very festive, yet relaxing. The food was very good and fresh. The service was very personal and consistent. This experience made my holiday very special. Thank you.

    • Joyce

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      What a beautiful place this was! I came with my mother-in-law and niece. The food was excellent and the service was superb! Barbara was the perfect hostess and made us feel right at home. We had a great time and hope to return again soon.

    • Denise Hoffman

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      Really authentic Victorian atmosphere but with added California warmth, not stuffy at all. Very fancy, delicate cups, etc, but with a warmth and welcome-to-touch feel. Busy, cheerful, welcoming staff, Barbara herself heading them up. Plenty of room and plenty of laughter. Excellent food and value.

    • Jan Vogel

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      Wonderful!! I went with my ministry group for Christmas tea and even though the Teahouse was so busy we were served great. The food and tea are delicious. I had a great time. The entire house had such a great atmosphere. I left feeling very happy and satisfied.

    • Sharon Felder

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      I had a beautiful and pleasant time at Barbara's Victorian Teahouse today. The service and food were just great. I tasted a few teas, all were good, but my favorite is the Holiday Blend. The house is decorated so pretty for the holidays and I was able to do a little of my Christmas shopping there...I will definitely return.

    • r

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      visited Barbara's Victorian Teahouse on Sunday for the first time. It was delightful! Barbara is very friendly and accommodating to your needs. Her daughters did a wonderful job serving. The Victorian house is decorated so cute and you just don't want to leave. The sandwiches, tea and sweets where wonderful! I can't wait to go back again. I drove 110 miles r.t. to go there and I wouldn't hesitate to do again. I can't wait to go back and wonder around the house and have a great tea experince.

    • Marilyn

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      I visited Barbara's Victorian Teahouse on Sunday for the first time. It was wonderful! The ambiance was filled with the fresh scent of Christmas. The service was great, and the food was absolutely delicious. The tea had an excellent flavor. I ordered the Queen's Tea and enjoyed it thoroughly. The scones were absolutely delicious. They were warm, light and soft. Everything was so nice and fresh baked...fabulous!!! I loved the lemon curd which is made from scratch. The sandwiches were all very good and the dessert was delightful. I will definitely return. Barbara, thank you for the wonderful experience. Merry Christmas...

    • Andrea Spencer

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      I was invited to a bithday party at Barbara's Victorian Teahouse for my friend Susan and I must say that the experience was incredible. The ambiance of the teahouse made me not want to leave. It was so beautiful!! The house is beautifully decorated for Christmas and the food and teas were just great. I told Barbara that I will be celebrating my birthday there soon!!!

    • Laura Maxwell

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      I visted Barbara's Teahouse today with my family. This experience was just wonderful---very family oriented---a big plus if you enjoy having tea with your family. The teas and food are very good, and I was very happy with the large selection of teas. This Teahouse has the 'Christmas Spirit' which made it so special. We loved it!!!

    • Heather Michaels

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      A couple of weeks ago I attended a get-together for our Women's Ministry and I still find myself smiling every time I think about Barbara's Victorian Teahouse. Our time together was made so special and the decor is awesome. We plan to continue our quarterly meetings at this Teahouse. The atmosphere is very pleasant, peaceful and filled with the Holiday Spirit!!! Loved it very much.

    • Joy Kaufman

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      We were so happy to have come to my cousins bridal shower at this beautiful Teahouse. I have never been to a bridal shower at such a beautiful place. The food and presentation were very delicious. The teas were incredible. Barbara and her staff go out of their way to make you happy. The house is very beautifully decorated. It was a delight for ALL of us. We will return again for the Holidays. Barbara thank you for such a great experience.

    • Faith Anderson

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      Yesterday was the first time I was at your establishment; I had a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing time (which I greatly needed). All of the girls are so pleasant and nice. Thank you for a great time. I hope to be back soon.

    • Krista

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      Barbara is such a wonderful hostess. My daughter and I had a lovely time at tea. I've been to some of the most beautiful tea rooms around the U.S. and my friends jokingly call me the 'tea snob' so believe me when I say, Barbara's Victorian Teahouse is worth visiting. Barbara is delightful and attentive, in fact my hand never once touched the tea pot, she was always right there to refill my cup. Thank you Babara for the terrific experience.

    • Angie

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      I've been to Barbara's twice and I can't wait for the next vist. Me and my friends do what we call our 'Lolita Tea' (Lolita is a type of dress that's very victorian like) and Barbara was so kind and took many photos for us. The tea is perfect and the food is to die for! I love it so much there I wish I never had to leave and my friends are always looking forward to our next tea. Barbara is so kind and it's wonderful to talk to her, she makes you feel like family while you're there. If you haven't been make time to do so, you will be very happy you did.

    • Jane Hood

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      My niece, sister-in-law and I were looking for an upscale teahouse and that's exactly what Barbara's provided! The exquisite Victorian home and attention to detail there makes Barbara's Teahouse a wonderful experience. The food and service are both exceptional! We were so impressed that I've booked a 'holiday kickoff' party there in late October.

    • Linda

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      (I only gave her poot on everything because I could not leave a comment without filling this area out.) I have read the reviews for Barbara's Teahouse, and wanted to take my mother, daughter and granddaughter. But it bothered me to have to decide what we were going to order, especially when we had never been there. I have had a head injury and having her read the menu to me over the phone to make our order was impossible. I also did not like having to give her a credit card number over the phone. I have never had to do this at any tearoom I have ever been to. We didn't go. We went to Garden of Eve Tea Room, which is just down the street from us and had a great time.

      Tearoom response:

      We are sorry our policy for reservations made you uncomfortable. We hope in the future you will come by and meet my staff and I. Our menu and policies for reservations are posted on the website, but we understand not everyone uses the Internet. Please give us a call and we would be happy to mail you our brochure which includes the menu in its entirety.<BR> I am happy to know you had a nice tea experience elsewhere. We pride ourselves in satisfying all our customers. We hope to see you soon. Thank you, Barbara <BR> <BR>

    • Jennifer Churchill

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      Barbara - You are fantastic, the food here is wonderful and it is such a joy to come to your tea house. Always friendly, super helpful and delicious hot tea. I love that you are always willing to work with the customer and I love being able to come here as a retreat from the world and just read a book. Thank you for everything, I will definatly bring others here.

    • Denny Rae Grist

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      Barbara -- My daughter, granddaughter and I spent a most enjoyable morning at your Tearoom. It was a most enjoyable way to spend my granddaughter's birthday. You were a perfect Hostess and made sure we wanted for nothing. You took extra time to make up some tea samples for us and we genuinely appreciated you doing this for us. Upon my next return to Southern CA, you can be sure I will make every effort possible to return to your Tearoom.

    • Ellen

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      Barbara! You did it again. A wonderful baby shower on Sunday afternoon, with 30 people attending. The service was top notch! No one felt unattended, even with a full house. Food was excellent and everyone had a great time. May God continue to Bless you and your business.

    • Martha I. Perez

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      Thanks a million for the memorable time spent at your beautiful tea house Friday. What an awesome way to celebrate my birthday. My sisters and I continue to pray for Lucy's health and know she has the best physician at her bedside, Jesus Christ. Please include us in your mailing list. We definitely want to return especially during the holidays. God bless you Barbara and the rest of your family..keep smiling!

    • Lorraine Haskell

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      Can't wait to return!!! I had such a wonderful at this teahouse. The music is nice and calming. I was really able to enjoy my day with my friends. We did not feel rushed at anytime. We were made to feel right at home. The food was very good and I especially enjoyed the large tea selections and being able to taste quite a few. I am so happy to have found this beautiful 'Haven' in the city.

    • Catherine

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      It does not get any better than this! We have been to more than a few tea houses and Barbara's is the very best. Great service, beautful set up of the food, wonderful ambience, and nice collectible deals to buy. The egg salad sandwich was my favorite, although the scone is a close second. Good variety of teas. This is what a tea house should be about and I encourage other tea house owners to visit and take note!

    • Bev

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      Recently enjoyed a wonderful tea at Barbara's Victorian Teahouse. Barbara was very warm and friendly. It is very apparent that she knows how to welcome and make her guests feel at home the momment you come in the door. My family judges a tea room by their scones, Barbara's scones were great.One suggestion: Remove Christmas decorations/trees from main area until the holidays (Since there is space up stairs for storage) It appeared to be left over way too long. Since it was summer, I did not expect to see so much holiday stuff.

    • Katherine M.

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      What an awesome experience for tea! Service and food were GREAT!

    • Melanie

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      I highly recommend Barbara's Teahouse! My Mom and I really enjoyed our relaxing Sunday afternoon tea, and are already making plans for our next visit. The tea, the food, and the service were all excellent. Barbara and her staff did a wonderful job of making our time spent there a very special experience.

    • Mindy

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      I went for tea with my mom to celebrate my 30th birthday. We are SO glad we tried Barbara's tea-house. I think it has turned into our new favorite!! The owner is such a sweetheart. Our food was delicious, and we enjoyed browsing around the shop. We will definitely be going back again!!

    • Ruthie

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      My husband and I came here for our anniversary and totally enjoyed our visit. The house is beautiful inside and out, the food abundant and yummy, the service gracious and genuine. We will come here again!

    • DEBRA BONNER

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      ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC!!! I ATTENDED MY FRIEND (CAITLIN'S) BRIDAL SHOWER AND EVERYTHING WAS SO WELL ORGANIZED AND BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED. THE SERVICE WAS FABULOUS...BARBARA AND HER STAFF ARE WONDERFULLY PLEASANT AND ATTENTIVE. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND I HAD BOTH HOT TEA AND ICED TEA. I ENJOYED THE BLUEBERRIES 'N CREME TEA. I HAD A WONDERFUL TIME!!!

    • Catherine Brunner

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      When I was looking for the right Teahouse to take my daughter to for her birthday, I chose Barbara's Victorian Teahouse for this special occasion...and I am so happy I did. The house is so beautiful! The entire atmosphere of the house was what I enjoyed the most. I felt as if I were in another world. My daughter was very happy that I had picked Barbara's Victorian Teahouse for her birhday tea. We chose the Queen's Tea and had almost too much food, but we savored every bit of it..we had some to take home with us, also. Our tea choices were plenty and my favorite was the Apricot Cream...delcious!! While we were enjoying our tea, we could also enjoy the entire house and browse around for a little shopping. We totally enjoyed our day at this Teahouse and we will return soon.

    • Saige

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      Loved this place!! We went for Mother's Day and had an amazing time. It's the most adorable Victorian House and there's lot of cute stuff (mostly ornaments) to purchase that is very reasonably priced. We got the Queen's Tea for $25 each and although we loved it, it was way too much food. Next time I would get the one down from that for $15, which includes everything but the quiche. The service is fantastic and is such a a cozy, warm environment.

    • Sharon Eck

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      Each time I step through the door,I am amazed, A constent change of decor,seasonal and personal; the different tea settings are quite fun, the lace room,the Foyer sun table, and my favorite the formal dinning room, offer much atmosphire to the freshly homemade quicheses,sandwiches,and desserts, tea varity is limited, but delicious,as is the friendlieness of the staff whos attentifness is unsurrpassed, I will keep comming back,

    • Jennifer

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      We all would like to thank you for the great time. The food was great and the tea wa the best I ever had at a tea house. We will be returning soon.

    • Elizabeth Johnson

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      We could never have imagined the beauty and relaxing atmosphere we were going to experience at this teahouse. We were received with a warm welcome. The teas we had were excellent...my personal favorite was Barbara's blend and the Apricot cream. The food was great and well served. This will be our new haven for a nice afternoon.

    • joanne

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      Our group had a marvelous time with Barbara and Patty. They are very cheerful and helpful. We can't wait to go again, and again , and again !!!

    • Jean

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      I attended the Red Hat Society (Merrie Chino Cherries) tea today (3/10) -- what a wonderful place and the best food I've had in a very long time. I will certainly come back and recommend you highly. Thanks for a great time.

    • Alejandrina Burrell

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      Food: Plenty and delicious!! Service: Wonderful and friendly!! Tea: Great!! Home: Beautiful!! Atmosphere: Nostalgic!! My girlfriends and I had an exceptionally fantastic and relaxing time...'a must return for us.'

    • Brenda MacIntrye

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      I am knew to the TEA experience, and all I can say is that once entering Barbara's Teahouse, I was amazed at how beautiful the house is and has been taken care of. I had the Ladies Tea and it was just wonderful!!! The atmosphere was perfect for my experience. I will definitely return!!!

    • D.

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      Would highly recommend for an enjoyable afternoon high tea!

    • Betty Ashford

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      Barbara and Patricia, we would like to thank you for the wonderful experience we had at your teahouse. Having my mom's birthday celebration at your teahouse made it so special for her. She had a wonderful time especially when you gave her the special gift. She will never forget her special day at your teahouse. Your food and tea were just great!!! I was so impressed with all your beautiful decorations. Keep up the great work!! You are all terrific!!! Betty Ashford

    • Wendy Eatmon

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      My girlfriends and I had our holiday gathering at Barbara's Teahouse. We had such a wonderful time. The home is decorated magnificently!!! The food is great and very satisfying. Barbara and Patricia are very friendly and treat you as part of the family. We have all decided that we will definitely return. Merry Christmas!!

    • Nicole

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      Don't be discouraged by the star count, my friends and I had an excellent time together at Barbara's! The house is decorated beautifully and we were served by Barbara herself, she went over and beyond to make our tea service special. In particular, my best friend's boyfriend wouldn't touch sandwiches with mayonnaise or cucumber (and since our choices were chicken salad, cucumber and cream cheese, and egg salad, that meant he wasn't going to eat anything) so she prepared plain ham and cream cheese sandwiches just for him. There were three rooms sectioned off so the six of us had privacy even though our large table was technically in the foyer of the house. There was a lot of space on the table for all of our dishes and arms to rest, a real pleasure since two gentlemen in the party were broad. The atmosphere was honestly the nicest and warm I've felt at tea or any other meal. Now the food. I've already mentioned the three types of sandwiches, the egg salad was pressed into a shell shaped pocket of white bread and the other two were on small, freshly baked croissants (the bready kind, not the oily/buttery kind). There were definitely enough sandwiches to fill everyone, but overall the fillings were only slightly above average in taste. There were sweets such as lemon bars (good), thumbprint type cookies with fruit preserves in the center (alright), and chocolate dipped strawberries (good). This was the first tea experience for half of the party, so they enjoyed everything. For me, the tea selection was surprisingly on the small side and set already. The only choices we had were between the three types brought to our table: Earl Grey, Raspberry/Orange, and Rooibos. I do not believe the tea was brewed in the pots since there were no strainers and I didn't see any leaves. Not sure what the method was, but I would have loved a loose leaf Yorkshire or English Breakfast that I could watch steep. But the scone was a hit, warm and flaky with raisins and served with the usual Devon cream and preserves. Since they were good, everything else kept its rosy glow. I was the only one to try the Queen's tea, and the quiche was the BEST part of my meal. I'm not sure if it was prepared onsite, but it seemed to be, and it was delicious with broccoli and mushrooms (I think those were the ingredients, it's been a month or two). So though I was neither impressed nor disappointed with the sandwiches, the scones and the quiche are definitely items I plan to order again. Those combined with the quantity of food, atmosphere and attentive service made up for the restricted tea selection and average sandwich fillings. I should also mention that though I call the food average, it was a real bargain to be filled from a tea service for $15 a person. A very fair price for the Lady's Tea. I would definitely return with friends for the ambiance, but I would likely choose a smaller tea (and possibly buy the quiche a la carte, if possible). As far as southern California tea rooms go, I think Barbara's qualifies as Very Good.

    • Jaime and Avery

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      My son and I visited Barbara's Teahouse and was very pleasantly surprised with how wonderful this place is!!! The food was great, the staff nice and great hosts.... I can't wait to go back! Great job!

    • A frequent tea 'go-er'

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      My friend and I try to visit a new tea room at lest once a month. This was truly a delightful experience. The Victorian House itself is charming and our server, Patricia was delightful. EVERYTHING at tea was homemade, made from scratch. The lemon curd and Devon Cream were WONDERFUL. The sandwiches and scones were fresh & delicious. Shopping was also a pleaseure.Purchaxed the MOST unique hat and Tea BOOK.Can't wait to return.

    • Dianne

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      Would loved to enjoy a special day of tea with a friend, but when I called for reservations I was told that 50% credit card deposit was required. I guess I can understand this for a party of 6 or more, but for 2 people it does not seem necessary. If there are so many people not showing up for their reservations maybe something at the tea room needs to be chnaged. I do hope that I will actually be able to go and try the tea room for myself. The reviews I have read is what made me call for reservations. Asking for a credit card deposit for a party of two just felt wrong.Even though I have not been as of yet I am rating the tea and artisty as good in order to submit this review. The low marking on service is due to the process of taking reservations not the service in the tea room.

    • Sylvia Cadena

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      There were a total of seven of us that went to tea at Barbara's Victorian Tea House. Words are not enough to describe the excellent service we all received. First of all the most important part of having tea is the hospitality and warmth of a tea house. Both Barbara and Patricia made us feel so very welcome, very friendly and helpful. The house is very beautiful with a very warm welcoming porch. The tables were all set so very beautiful. I have been to many tea houses and this is the first tea house we went to that served such generous portions. The tea sandwiches were very tasty and delicious. The fruit was fresh. The tea was excellent and Barbara and Patricia made sure our pots were always full. The scones were HEAVENLY!!!!! The devonshire cream, lemon curd and strawberry jam were home made and I must say the best I have ever tasted. I will definitely go back and bring more friends. Thank You Barbar for your kindness...

    • Jen

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      Beautiful victorian experience, generous food portions, exceptional & friendly service from owner...made us feel like part of the family.... cannot wait to go back!!

    • Priscella Kovacs

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      Thank you for another beautiful tea time.My Mother's Day was blessed because of Crafty Hands Tea House. My Mother had never been to tea and had always wanted to have the experience of a tea house.You truly blessed her as well.My 5 yr. also enjoyed her time with Crafty Hands. She liked dressing up and the pb&j and lemonade.We would love to share our pictures with you.How can we send them to you online?Thank you for your warmth,wonderful personality, and of course your fresh baked goods. We had a lovely tea experience! Priscella

    • Micelle Solano

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      My mom, sister in law, and I attended tea this weekend for Mother's Day. We had an amazing time. Barbara and Patrica were so nice and really made us feel at home. Thank you. We will definitely be back soon.

    • Suzanne in Temecula, CA

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      My two friends and I attended this wonderful tearoom and were seated in the foyer. It was very private, even with three other tea parties going on at the same time. Service and food was spectacular and we plan on going back soon!

    • Coral Seiber

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      I loved Crafty Hands Tea House, the food couldn't have been better. The ambiance was awesome in this old victorian home! Kathy loves her business and Home. It is awesome.

    • Crystal Ramos

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      We loved it!!! Everything was just delicious!! I felt as if I were part of the family.

    • Christine Corliss

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      I had my daughter's birthday party, at Crafty Hands Tea House and it was great. We all had a wonderful time. The children, my Mother and I. It's beautiful and the service was excellent. I'm coming again.

    • Helen Bjornrud

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      We had a lovely visit in this historic home with the owner and manager of this Tea Shop. The Quiche was superb and the Earl Grey tea was the best. We had a tour of the home downstairs and upstairs. This lady knows HOW. Small groups are a specialty with the dining room and trimings done so well. We were there early and with only two of us we did sort of take a back seat to the group in the dining room so the table serving for us was a little lacking but all and all we enjoyed our visit. Helen 7/23

    • Pam

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      I had a wonderful time at the Crafty Hands Tea House. The food was excellent and so was the hospitality. The atmosphere was beautiful and very enjoyable. It was served in a 100 year old victorian house. There was also many things for sale in her boutique.