Cafe Chloe (4 reviews)
My sister and I took a tearoom tour of the west coast, ending in San Diego. Cafe Chloe was our last stop and the only urban tearoom on our list. You had to make reservations for afternoon tea and hold the reservation on a credit card, but it was worth it. The atmosphere was modern. The tea selection was not extensive, but we enjoyed what we chose. My sister opted for a green tea, and I chose a black. I was also very impressed by the tea sandwiches. Wonderful creations. We'd been driving since breakfast. Stopping only a couple of times to stretch. This was such a nice,relaxing way to end the drive.
Went to the tea room after a day of jury duty. I have had lots of experience with tea rooms, also woked in one. The 'sandwiches' were minimal, fell apart, needed utensils to eat and consisted of unusual ingredients not conducive to tea. Of the shortbread served to us, they were totally different sizes and one was unacceptably and inedibly burnt. We were seated by a windy door (there were open tables in better spots). I would not go here for tea for a true tea experience. If this is what is to be known as 'urban tea' then, I'd rather do without.
Dark wood, white walls and filled with natural light, Café Chloe was a perfect spot to share “Urban Tea” with my husband. French inspired, the owner’s gave much thought to the surroundings. The kitchen was delayed, so we were given complimentary Prosecco (and a refill) and enjoyed the ambiance. We selected ‘In Pursuit of Tea’ Darjeeling and Assam, served in brown ceramic pots with big white cups. The service was pleasant and the high-energy owner was engaging and excited to talk about tea. Savories began with absolutely delicious mushroom soup served in a demitasse with a tiny spoon. A three-tiered tray included various tea sandwiches and sweets. A small critique, the food was good, but repetitive: two different fish sandwiches, mushroom soup and mushroom tart, apple muffin and apple tart, two types of croissant. I’d return for the delicious tea, friendly service and lovely urban atmosphere.
My husband and I with our son and daughter-in-law enjoyed a delicious Afternoon Tea for only $21 a person. We were impressed with the excellent loose leaf tea (Pursuit of Tea) steeped properly and the delicious homemade food. Their Urban tea menu consisted of a Mini Soup du jour, Egg salad tea sandwich Cucumber tea sandwich, Endive with Gorgonzola & Apple, Smoked trout tea sandwich, Gravlax and fennel tea sandwich Roast lamb tea sandwich Sweets: Lavender shortbread, Pecan old-fashioned, Russian tea cake with walnut Tea cake, Madeleine Scones with clotted cream butter and jam, Bittersweet chocolate pot de crème. We will definitely return to Cafe Choe when we visit San Diego for tea or dinner.