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August Tea Room

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POBox 944 Diablo, California 94528, United States 925 765 5748 Website Owner?

We are offering Catering at your home, or Catering to Go. Our menu is available upon request. Please continue to visit our website for further information regarding our catering. We have available for Rent or for Sale all our tea cups, teapots, china, flatware, linen and all the tea accoutrement at reasonable price. We have over 100 different teas to choose from from around the world. All our loose tea are available by contacting us at lmsmto@aol.com and we will be happy to ship to you at any location. Gift Basket for all occasion available please call 925 765 5748 for any information. please join us at Face Book under August Tea Room THANK YOU VERY MUCH LETY AND ARNIS

Recent reviews

    • Betty

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      I miss you Lady Lety! I have been in search of another tea room to whet my cravings but I must throw in the towel because I still haven't found a place where the tea and food are as delicious as yours, or with service as warm. Please come back!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Betty,<BR> I so glad that you love our scone, and thank you for your kind review. We love<BR> to have our guest remenber there experience at the tea room. Hope to see<BR> you group again.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Colleen

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      I had the pleasure of being August Tea Room's first home catered event. I was looking for a tea room for my sister's baby shower and Lety advised me the room closed, but that she was still catering, and her prices were very reasonable. I'm glad she did because the food was excellent. She was on time, prepared and even walked me through the different teas and sandwhiches. Everything was perfect and the baby shower a success. Worth every penny!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Colleen,<BR> thank for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate your kind words and our pleasure to have you as our first<BR> customer to use our Catering service.<BR> Lety

    • Cakelady

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      My heart is broken...being one of the 1st to visit & review August Tea room...and being one of the last... This beautiful tea room will sincerely be missed. It was the premier tea room in my opinion..lovely in decor..the best in hospitality, superior in all foods served...superior in tea selections and presentation. Lety, whatever endeavor you move on to, Please know that you did something very good and most worth while in this community and we will miss you and August Tea Room & Julian's Gifts very very much. I wish you the very best & success in all you do.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Laurel,<BR> You are so kind for such a beautiful goodbye to August tea Room. Since the final move it is been dificult to say goodbye to many of friends and even now many did not know and was sad to hear that the tearoom is closed. We are very sad and missing everyone.<BR> thank you so much and we hope to have tea with you again somewhere.<BR> best to you Lety

    • M

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      I'll truly miss having afternoon tea at August Tea Room. The tea room was beautifully decorated, the service warm and friendly and the meals awesome. More importantly, Letty was a wonderful hostess/owner who treated you as if you were a special guest in her home.

      Tearoom response:

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR MESSAGE WE WILL MISS YOU ALL.<BR> LETY

    • D Gee

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      This was our second visit to the August Tea Room a definite 5 star rating! Don't miss this delightful expereience, most definitely recommend.

      Tearoom response:

      THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH US AND WE WILL MISS YOU ALL.<BR> LETY

    • Cathy

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      The August Tea Room was a lovely surprise. Everything about it was delightful. The hosts were endearing and really made the experience so sweet. The food was incredible and the Tea Room itself was filled with so many sweet, special and precious things to look at and enjoy. Can't wait to go back.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Cathy,<BR> Thank you for your warm review and we are glad that you and your friends had delightful time with us. We are looking forward to your return.<BR> lety & staff

    • Sharon Owens

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      My ten year old son Benjamin and I enjoyed tea at the August Tea Room this afternoon. What an enjoyable afternoon this was. Such a treat. Experience the teas and enjoy yummy tea sandwich at his hidden retreat. A must do!

      Tearoom response:

      <BR> Dear Sharon,<BR> I am happy that you brought Benjamin with you.<BR> I hope he is enjoying his Berry Berry Tea and we are looking forward your next visit with us.<BR> thank you for your compliment.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Tiff

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      Love the August Team room. My second time there last weekend with some friends. Delicious food, good variety and love the decor. Lety and co were wonderful. Thanks! Definitely plan on visiting again soon :)

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Tiff,<BR> Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience with our guests. We are again looking forward to your next visit.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Karen Stephens

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      I really enjoyed my visit to the August Tea Room a couple of weeks ago. A friend took me there for my birthday and the owner surprised me with a wonderful red velvet cupcake that that was extremely moist and delicious. I plan on visiting there often.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear karen,<BR> We are happy that you enjoyed your birthday with us and thank you for sharing your experience with us<BR> we hope to see you again during the holiday.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Terin

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      This place was very nice and I am very glad that my boyfriend surprised me with a trip here. The service was very personal and attentive and the food was delicious. I actually left full (which is sometimes hard for me since I am a strict vegetarian). They even take your picture for you before you leave - a very nice touch! I will definitely be back when I am in the area.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Terin,<BR> What pretty name, I believe I remenbered you and boyfriend and your Mom. I am glad you enjoyesd your visit with us. We do accommodate<BR> our guest with any vegetarian tea service. thank you for your warm review and we looking forward to your next visit with us when you are in the area.<BR> Lety and Staff

    • Three for Tea

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      Three of us had afternoon tea at the August Tea Room, today, and enjoyed it very much. We were pleased that Lety, the proprietor, invited us to see and smell some of the loose teas on the menu, which helped us make our choices--and there are many varieties. The service was excellent and friendly, the tea was tasty and properly prepared, and the scones were wonderful, fresh, and warm. We were not hurried, at all, and enjoyed a decadent afternoon, sipping tea. I would recommend this tearoom--particularly for ladies and well- behaved children. Lety even took our photo, and gave us a little sample of our tea to take home.

      Tearoom response:

      Hello,<BR> we are glad all three of you enjoyed your visit with us and thank you for sharing it with others<BR> and do come back anytime during the Holiday as we have a few events that you might enjoy<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Debbie

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      My non-girly daughter adores going for fancy tea and I can't say I disagree! I feel like a queen when we visit and we always have the best time. Thank you for giving us a place where we feel special and catered to.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Debbie,<BR> thank you for visiting us with your daughter and have enjoyed your tea service with us<BR> We looking forward again to your nxt visit.<BR> Lety & staff

    • Mary Olivas

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      My girlfriends and I celebrated my 65th birthday at the August Tea Room. Everything was PERFECT, a grea selection of teas, great food, very Victorian decorations, wonderful gift shop and the service was the BEST. We'll be going back for the Holiday Tea for sure.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Mary,<BR> We are glad you and your girlfriends choose to celebrate your birthday with us. We are glad that your experience will bring you back during the Holiday.<BR> Looking forward again,<BR> thank you<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Rita R.

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      My daughters and I have been to several tea rooms in the area, but this one is our favorite and the one we frequent most often. The service is always excellent, the food is outstanding, and we always leave happy! I brought my son's girlfriend to tea yesterday, and today I am already planning my next visit.

      Tearoom response:

      dear Rita,<BR> We are always happy to see our regular guests and thank you for sharing your experience and <BR> looking seeing you soon.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Tea Sisters Society

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      We spent a wonderful afternoon at the August Tea Room on August 21, 2010. Beautiful china and tea accessories are displayed throughout the gift shop and tea room. The food was delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. Our hot teas were Pomegranate Rose Hip & Chocolate Mate as well as a Strawberry Iced tea. All were very good. Lety and her staff are warm and inviting and we look forward to having tea at her establishment in the near future. Tea Sisters Society 8/22/10

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Tea sisters Society,<BR> thank you for bringing your group with us again,<BR> and we have enjoyed meeting and seeing some of your menmbers. <BR> Have a good Holiday,<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Donna Edwards Weber

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      We spent a lovely afternoon here -- delightful service, wonderful food, and delightful shopping! The scones might be the best we've ever had -- and we can't decide whether we liked the plain or blueberry better!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Donna,<BR> thank you for spending the afternoon with us.<BR> blueberry is everyone favorite. Please come and visit us during the Holiday and taste our Fall scones. Looking forward to your next return with your friends,<BR> Lety & staff

    • Groovy Mommy

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      Wonderful welcoming touches. No problem accommodating our vegetarian diet. . My daughter and I loved it. Serene place to spend time together. The scones are to DIE for!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Groovy Mommy,<BR> We are always happy to accommodate our guests with your dietary requirement, and we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Our scones are made with buttermilk.<BR> thank you<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Susan Raphael

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      I took my three daughters out for tea as a special treat for them. They each brought a friend. There were two 5 year olds, two 8 year olds and two 10 year olds. The service, presentation of the food and taste of the food was wonderful. Lety and Anita were very attentive to us. Lety even gave the girls a quick etiquette lesson and made chairs and baskets available to hold all 6 American Girl dolls that accompanied us to tea. Lety even praised the girls for their good behavior and rewarded them with their very own tea spoons to take home with them. The girls were thrilled!!! We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning again in the future.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Susan,<BR> Our favorite tea time is Princess Tea and we are happy to see all the Princess enjoyed there<BR> time with us including their teddy bear.<BR> Please visit us during the Holiday and more surprises for the Princess.<BR> Thank you<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Carol

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      My mother was visiting from Southern California, so we decided to try a new to us tea room. August Tea Room was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxing and visually interesting. The tea selection was excellent. The artistry of the tea presentation added to our enjoyment. The service was excellent with the right blend of attention to detail and courtesy. We will be back when Mom visits again! And I plan to return for tea before then.

      Tearoom response:

      <BR> Dear Carol,<BR> We are always happy to have new guests visit our tea room. We are glad that you brought your Mom and the experience you have with us.<BR> We are looking forward to your next visit<BR> Lety & Staff

    • LIsa Thiebold

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      If only Lety and the waitress (who never introduced herself) would get their hair out of their faces! It's bad enough that they're serving food like that - hopefully NOT while preparing it!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Liza,<BR> thank you for your comments regarding hair on display (face) hopefully it is not found in your<BR> tea service. Our food prep person is required to have there hair completely pulled back away<BR> from there face. we will take your comment <BR> in a constructive way and make sure all our servers introduce themselves and less hair out of our faces. We hope to see you again, thank you<BR> lety & staff

    • Veronica S.

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      I found August Tea map through doing some online searching. I am so glad! Having gone to various tea rooms around the Bay Area, August Tea Room has got to be one of my top favorites. Lety's hospitality never disappoints and I always enjoy her recommendations. Something special about August is their hot savories, which I love. They also have a great variety of flavors in scones, which Lety mentioned today she uses buttermilk to make, yum =) I brought my friends here and will continue to return. Bravo =)

      Tearoom response:

      What a wonderful review and description of our service. we strive very hard to make our service, food, presentation as unique as memorable for our guests. <BR> Thank you again and looking forward to your next visit.<BR> lety & staff

    • Princess Patty-cakes

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      I love being a girl! What a lovely place to share good food, conversation and tea with your friends. Our Red Hat group had such a lovely time. Thank you so much. We will be back!

      Tearoom response:

      We always enjoy having your Red Hat Group visit<BR> our tea room. You all seem to have such a good<BR> time with each other.<BR> Looking forward again to your group gathering.<BR> thank you <BR> Lety & staff

    • LInda Carlson

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      The food provided was of high quality and great taste. Our waitress was cheerful and very knowledgable about the large selection and teas. I loved the decor and had a very pleasant experience.

      Tearoom response:

      DearLinda,<BR> We are happy to hear from our guests annd had a good experience with us. thank you and have a good summer and stop by complementary tea.<BR> lety & staff

    • Marge

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      The August Tea Room provides over 100 expertly prepared teas. Their scones, soups and Panna Cotta are not to be missed. The relaxing ambiance and attentive service provide a very special experience not to be missed.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Marge,<BR> Thank you for introducing your friend at our tea room and we appreciate your continue support and your warm review.<BR> Looking forward to your return <BR> Lety & staff

    • A big fan

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      I have to agree with all the 5 star reviews! I too have been to many, many tea rooms and this one is by far the best for everything! Lety and her staff treat everyone special. The food is fresh, homemade, and delicious. The desserts and scones are wonderful. I can not say enough about the experience you will have when visiting the tearoom. You will find a haven from life's stress. It is a spa for the soul! Thank you Lety, Michele, and Anita.

      Tearoom response:

      We love to hear from our frequent guests and thank you for your continous support.<BR> Have a good summer and we look forward to your visit again,<BR> Lety & staff<BR>

    • Rose

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      As the texters would text OMG! Our expierence at the August Tea Room was out of this world. It started the minute we walked in the door. The shop was beautiful and we were greeted like old friends. The table was set as if we were royality and we were treated the same way from start to finish. We are pretty good eaters and sometimes we came away from the tea houses a little unfulfilled...NOT WITH AUGUST TEA ROOM!!!!! By the time we got to the fifth course, the only thing we could eat was the wonderful dessert made from greek yogurt and unflavored geletine with berries on top!! I honestly thought we all were going to lick the cup clean and I would have but it was an odd shape, so I used my finger instead. We had to take the rest of the desserts home. Now I have to tell you, this is not our first tea house that we have been too. We have visited the Palace in San Francisco, Sutter Creek, Newcastle, Benicia and Sacramento, you have tea we will travel. This was by far the best tea expierence to date. I do not think it will be surpassed any time soon. All I can say, is if this sounds to good to be true, try it for yourself and be prepared to be WOWED. Letty, may your passion to please never die. Thank you again for a wonderful afternoon tea.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Rose,<BR> We are happy that your group found our tea room,<BR> and taking the time for such a detail description of our service. Whenever we can make a difference with our guests we found out it so gratifying and our passion just keep growing and entertaining our guests.<BR> We had such a wonderful time preparing our food<BR> for your group. <BR> Please come again and enjoy your summer. Manny thanks again.<BR> Lety & staff<BR> gratifying and our passion just

    • Marcia

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      Several times a year five of us retirees get together for afternoon tea at various locations as an opportunity to keep in touch in a relaxed social setting. We had preselected owner Lety's 5 course tea, and from the moment we walked into August Tea Room, we felt unrushed, welcomed and special in this Victorian setting. The presentation of each course expressed artistry and attention to detail. But what mattered most to us was the food...the variety, combination of flavors, and savory quality made this an afternoon to remember. By the dessert course, we were filled to capacity and had to take some home. Before we left we took advantage of the gift shop. We had to rank August Tea Room as our best tea experience yet. We even have a comlimentary group picture as a mememto.

      Tearoom response:

      What a pleasant day for us that we have the opportunity to serve your group. we appreciate your very warm review and description of our service and we are looking again to your next visit <BR> Thank you Lety & Staff

    • Frances

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      I took my good friend here for her birthday and we were treated like royalty. We arrived at 1:45 PM on a Saturday and were the only ones there until we were almost finished. It was so peaceful, relaxing and refreshing. We ordered the 5 course Tea and savourd every delicious morcel. The service was exceptional and we were not rushed through our meal. I spent a bit more than I planned to but it was well worth it. I will definitely come back again.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Frnces,<BR> It is always good to hear from our guests of their experience at our tea room. we are glad that your service was relaxing, peaceful and<BR> refreshing. We strive hard to make your visit<BR> with us memorable.<BR> thank you and we are looking forward to your<BR> next visit.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Albina Seriani

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      We enjoyed our time at August tea. The services and atmospher was excellent. The owner was there to ensure you had everything you needed. I already recommended this place to my friends and co-workers. Thanks.

      Tearoom response:

      thank you for your recommendations and stopping by and have tea service with us.<BR> have a good summer and hope to see some your friends and you again,<BR> Lety & staff

    • Michele Chandler

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      My sister and I brought our daughters here to celebrate their birthdays. We were so glad we chose the August Tea Room. The hostess Letty was very sweet and welcoming and made us feel right at home. The food was plentiful and delicious! We will definitely come again.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Michele,<BR> We are glad you brought your sister for her birthday and enjoyed your visit with us. thank you for taking the time writing your experience with us. have good summer and hopefully we see you this summer.<BR> Lety & staff

    • Lisa

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      Excellent tea room. I had a wonderful time. Beautiful setting. Can't wait to go again.

      Tearoom response:

      we can't wait for your next visit and thank you for your kind review.<BR> Lety & staff

    • Patricia Avelar

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      WOW, what a wonderful event. Tea at The August Tea Room is just wonderful. Lety serves, after handing you a nice warm towel to prepare your hands, scrumptous salad, with candied walnuts, blue cheese, homemade rasberry vinegarett dressing, poached pears. What a dream. Butternut squash soup with ravioli, melt in your mouth. Scones, homemade and served warm, blueberry, mixed fruit, apricot, with the lemon curd, rasberry and creeam. Onto the wonderful medley of sanwiches, salmon mouse on warm potatoe pancake, sundried tomatoe with cream cheese, ane many others. I cannot even address the 5 different deserts and the carmel chocolate cream tea. We, the Tea Belles have enjoyed our time with Lety time and time again, always a beautiful time with Victorian surrounding, great music in the back groud. Service with a Smile, and always a 'please come back and join us again' My sister Lucinda and neice Rachael will be joing Lety again very soon as well. Book it Danno! Patricia Avelar 05/22/10

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Patricia,<BR> You are so wonderful to bring all your friends and family time and time again. It is always a pleasure to serve you. You all seem to have such great time. <BR> We are looking forward again with Lucinda and Rachel on your next visit.<BR> Have nice memorial weekend and my best to you.<BR> lety & staff

    • Debbie Hadley

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      This is a great place to go for tea and an afternoon of fun. Letty is the hostess here and she is very friendly and offers great suggestions for tes. They offer a wide variety of teas and they all taste great. The food is excellent. We had the best butternut squash soup. It was so delicious. We also had a variety of homemade tea sandwiches that were scrumptious. I particularly liked the smoked salmon sandwich. We were then served fresh scones that simply melted in your mouth. After all of this we were served a plate of numerous mini desserts. There was a brownie, chessecake, a mini cupcake and other delicious delights. Letty, the hostess, really makes you feel comfortable and makes you want to visit her tearoom again. Truly a great experience!!!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Debbie,<BR> Love to see your group having tea with us. thank you for taking the time with to review in detail what you have experienced. have a good summer and looking forward to your next visit.<BR> Lety

    • Julie Mullineaux

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      We enjoyed the service and the food.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Julie,<BR> Thank you for taking time to give us a warm review. Looking forward to your next visit and have good summer.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Janna Gunn

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      The August Tearoom is a lovely place to spend the afternoon with friends. A large choice of Tea's. Lunch began with a fresh cream of Aspagus soup, sandwiches, scones, with no shortage of desert choices. There is a very nice gift shop as you walk in the front door. Truly a wonderful experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Janna,<BR> We always loves to hear from our guests and sharing your experience with us and others. looking forward your next visit and have a good summer.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Danice

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      It is always a treat to visit with Lety and Michelle. Thank you both for another wonderful experience! Coming to tea is our favorite mother/daughter thing to do. Food and tea fabulous as ALWAYS!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear L and D,<BR> thank you for having Lady Lety tea with us. We always enjoyed having you and your Mother at our tea room. <BR> We are looking forward to next visit with us.<BR> <BR> Lety & Staff

    • Linda

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      This tea room is an absolute delight. We went with a group of 6 to celebrate a birthday. No only were the choices of tea amazing, the food was wonderful and our waitress sang for us. We could not have had a better time and will recommend to friends.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Linda,<BR> We are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and was able to hear Anita's beautiful voice. We hope to see againk, thank you for your complemnet of our tea room.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Lady Monica - Baroness of Avalon

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      The atmosphere is elegant with beautiful fresh flowers on the table. We were beautifully serenaded by our server! Wonderful! Quite a variety on the tea - lots of food a very pleasant formal experience!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Lady Monica,<BR> We love when our guest total enjoyed having tea<BR> at our tea room. Thank you for nice warm complement and we hope to see your group again.<BR> <BR> Lety & Staff

    • Laura

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      My friends and I have been around the Bay Area for Tea the last few years. The August Tea Toom is quite a find. It’s atmosphere is special with lots of Victorian touches. The service was wonderful and very personal. They have a large assortment of teas which gives us a chance to each order something different. We chose an assortment of sandwiches, savories, scones and desserts. The blueberry scones came out warm and freshly baked and very delicious. All the items were presented nicely and very good. Since it was a quiet day, we were able to talk to Lety, the owner to learn about the history of the Tea room. Thanks again for a wonderful experience with the nice setting, good food, and personal service. (Also, appreciated the photo as a memory of the day)

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Laura,<BR> We are delighted to hear that your experience was everything we at August Tea Room hope for each of our guests. I am glad I was able to talk to you about our history. I enjoyed visiting with our guests and thank you for such a beautiful review. <BR> We are looking forward to your next visit with us and Happy Easter.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Bridget

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      I LOVED this place! The service was incredible, food and teas were fantastic and the atmosphere was spectacular! I live in Chicago and have tried may tea rooms, and this is one of my favorites. I chose this tea room based on reviews and it is worth the trip if you are in the bay area. Im so glad I made it to August Tea Room. Go! You wont be disappointed!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Bridget,<BR> We are glad you made home safely and was able to visit our tea room while you here. Thank your complementary and we hope to see you again in your next visit in our area.<BR> Happy Spring..<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Darlene Crockett

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      It was my husband's first experience with a high tea, and even more so, he honored me with some quality time away from Super bowl Sunday! We both enjoyed the wonderful 5 course extravaganza and the service was impeccable. From the wonderful hot towels to start, tomato bisque, delicious sandwiches, unbelievable scones, shortbread and much much more. We loved the conversations with the August room staff and owners. This was a lovely tea. Highly recommend this establishment! We will be back!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Darlene,<BR> We are happy that you brought your husband his first tea room experience and that your visit and experience with us was memorable. Thank you again and hope when you are in our area please stop by and have a cup tea from us.<BR> <BR> Lety & Staff

    • Annette B.-Manely

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      This tea room is awesome!!.Everything was so well thouht out and all the food was superb. The service was so gracious; they treated us like royalty. And having Lety and Anita sing me a birthday song.....well that was the icing on the cake! This will be a favored memory. Thanks again.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Annette,<BR> Thank you celebrating your birthday with us and your warm complementary. We enjoyed making<BR> our guests have a memorable celebration in all occassion.<BR> Happy Spring and hope to see you again. Lety & Staff

    • Kim Murcia

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      WOW! Wow! Wow, we went here yesterday to celebrate my friends birthday! We ordered the Lady Lety tea service and we could not believe how delicious all of our selections were! The presentation was absolutly beautiful. Be sure to stop by the gift shop too, there are so many unique gifts! Arnis and Lety were perfect host and hostess! I highly recommend this tea house! Oh and I should not forget the Amazing Anita she definitely took care of us! If you go here to celebrate a birthday, be sure to have Lety and Anita sing you the Birthday Song! Thanks for the wonderful experience!! I am still smiling today thinking about it. :)

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Kim,<BR> It is our pleasure to have your group at August Tea Room, celebrating Annette's birthday. We always try our best to make everyone visit a special treat.<BR> Thank you again for the beautiful review.<BR> Hope to see you all soon.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • miss priss

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      wonderful!!! i came here friend and brother and had the BEST time! please, if you are thinking of gong somewhere to have tea... go here! there is even a little shop too!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Miss Priss,<BR> thank you for taking the time to write us your<BR> review and again we look forward to your next visit with us.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Ann H.

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      I was invited to August Tea Room by a friend. I loved it so much, I will pay it forward by inviting others with me. I can't wait to go again. What a special place!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Ann,<BR> It is always to see and your friend having tea with us. Again, we are looking forward to your<BR> next visit.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Lucinda

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      My sisters, friends and I enjoy High Teas at various locations throughtout the Bay Area. We continue to return to the August Tea room for many reasons...Friendly, well-informed owner and staff, fresh food...from the scones to the sandwiches to the sweets, great variety of loose teas and sandwiches, Charming decor...I could go on and on. I look forward to seeing you many times in 2010 Lety :)

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Lucinda,<BR> It was wonderful to see you and your family having tea with us. Thank you for your time<BR> and leaving us your comments. We appreciate it.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Valentina C.

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      Decor is nice and comfortable. Decorated with a lot of teapots and teacups. Food presentation is beautiful and good variety of tea sandwiches, savories and deserts. Also, like you can have soup & salad. Variety of loose teas.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Valentina,<BR> YOu must been born during Valentine, thank you<BR> for your warm review of our tea room. We appreciate it and we arelooking forward to your<BR> next visit with us.<BR> Lety & STaff

    • High Tea Gal

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      I attended a holiday high tea at August Tea room in Dec. A group of 10 of us had made a reservation. Our group hasattended high teas throughout San Francisco and the bay area over the years and put August Tea Room at the top of our list. The owners really enjoy hosting the tea room and it is evident from the wonderful service, very fresh sandwiches and sweets and nice atmosphere. The seating was comfortable and roomy and even though we were a group of 10, we could hear one another from one end of the table to the other. Since this was a holiday tea our server actually sang a few songs at one point in the afternoon, she had a lovely voice. The Teddy Bear tea was also occurring at the same time and the children were mesmerized with story time that was shared with them by one of the owners. So many nice touches, the owners of the August Tea Room really think about every aspect of the experience and they strive for the tea to be a memorable experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear High Tea Gal,<BR> We appreciate your recommendation of August Tea Room, and very happy that your experience with us rated us top of your list. We try very hard to please all our guests and make them comfortable. Happy New Year and we are looking forward to your next visit with us.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Janie

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      My brother, sister-in-law, husband and I first visited the tea room the end of August for my birthday. It was delightful. The service was wonderful and the food delicious. As a bonus, I was given a sample of the tea to take home as well as a photograph of our group, which was a nice surprise! It was such a pleasant experience, I brought my friend a couple of weeks later and she enjoyed it very much also.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Janie,<BR> We always glad when a whole family visit our tea room and at the same time have a wonderful<BR> experience. We appreciate all your comments and again hope to see your family joining us for tea. The pleasure is ours.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Aniko Ritchie

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      We always have such a wonderful time when we come to tea. Try the soup, it is alwaus good! Thank you!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Aniko,<BR> Thank you for your continous support at our Tearoom. Your comments are very important to us. Looking forward to your next visit with us.<BR> Happy Holiday.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Diana R.

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      Thank you again Lety, We enjoyed out visit on the 14th for my sister Linda's Birthday which just so happened to fall on the day you were doing the Florian Tea. Everything was excellent! We so enjoy all the freshly prepared goodies you have to offer, the soup was especially tasty. Lety thank you for your warm it makes your tea room stand above all. I would also like to thank Anita for the beautiful song she sang as well as the duet you both preformed. We just love your tea room and will continue to return! And tell all of our friends to come enjoy a day at the August Tea Room!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Diana and Family,<BR> It is always great to see your family again and again. We really appreciate your continous<BR> support. We are glad you enjoyed Florian Tea<BR> and looking forward to your visit again.<BR> Happy Holiday.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Kelly Madera

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      My daughter and I have been to August Tea Room several times. Sometimes just to buy a gift certificate to give to a friend so they can experience the wonderful ambiance and friendly patronage. Oh yeah, and the tea and food are always wonderful too.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Kelly,<BR> Thank you for your warm comments and your visit with us. We appreciate it very much.<BR> Looking forward to you and your friends visit.<BR> Happy Holiday & Merry Christmas.

    • Carol (Livermore)

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      August Tea Room is wonderful. Whether I take a girlfriend or my grand daughters they all love it. Lety does a wonderful job on all levels and she makes everyone feel special. I will continue going and recommending it to my friends.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Carol,<BR> It is always a joy to see you and your grand daughters. We love to see all the little princess and lord being introduce to tea service. <BR> Thank you for your warm complement of our service and we are glad you came.<BR> Happy Holiday & Merry Christmas<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Stephanie

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      Dear Lety, My friend Julie and I enjoyed excellent service at your tea room, and we were overwhelmed by the hospitality and generosity of your staff. Best wishes to you ~ we hope to be back soon!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Stephanie,<BR> Our tea room was opened because I always enjoyed entertaining and it is a hobby for me.<BR> We are so glad that you and your friend came<BR> and enjoyed our hospitality.<BR> Happy Holiday and Merrry Christmas and looking forward to your return.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Linda Burns

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      Dear Lety, During the summer months I was pleased to experience tea at the August Tea Room. I live in southern California and had heard about your tea room many times from my sister (Diana Rabelo) and our Mom. We celebrated Diana's birthday at your tea room and it was wonderful. (I have already requested a return visit for my birthday later this year.) :) Thank you again for the wonderful hospitality, delicious food items and your kindness to everyone who walks through your door. I wish you continued success and look forward to sharing word of your establishment with all of my Bay Area friends.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Linda,<BR> The pleasure is mine, to meet you together with your Mom and Diana, I am happy that you enjoyed your visit with us and be returning<BR> again. Thank you for sharing it with your friends and family.<BR> Best to you,<BR> Lety

    • Karen Caldwell

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      Our tea group, Sisters of The Leaf, had tea at the August Tea Room in August and it was one of the BEST times we've ever had! And well worth the drive from Sacramento. We often travel all over No. CA in search of the Perfect Tea Experience and if Lety and Anita aren't perfect they certainly come Nearest! The atmosphere manages to strike that perfect balance between warm and welcoming and elegant and refined. Upon entering the gift shop had enough quality and variety that everyone in our group left with something, including our 5-year old Tea Princess, whose usually bored with this part of the day. As a matter of fact she was making a purchase as the doors were closing. But where August Tea Room excels is the reason we drove so far the Tea and Food! Upon learning that Tea was our passion, Lety and Anita made certain we were able to taste as many varieties as we wanted. And not only was the food delicious, it was beautifully presented and certainly not the same old cucumber, tuna and egg salad sandwiches we've come to expect. The sandwiches actually had a FILLING, not just a wipe-off of the knife, which again we've encountered more often then we like, including one prestigious San Francisco Hotel where we paid over $60/person (including tax and tip) and couldn't wait to hit the first hamburger stand we came to! But back on subject, the other area where August Tea Room excells is Service. We all agreed that Lety and Anita should open a training school. The young hostesses who served our table were polite, attentive-but not intrusive and very knowledeable! Finally there were all the special touches, which is the real reason ladies come to tea - cookies and tea served to our early arrivals as we waited for our table;individual copies of our group's picture;a sample of the one tea that we all couldn't stop talking about and so much more. And we know this must be the August Tea Room's normal standards because Lety was out of town celebrating her birthday during our visit! So all of the Sisters agree we'll be back!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Karen,<BR> We don't know what to say with such detail and complementary. We appreciate your kind words and we certainly thank you and your group for<BR> visiting our tearoom. <BR> As an owner of August Tea Room quite proud that your group found us and gave us such raving review.<BR> We are fortunate to have employees that has pride and passion on what they do.<BR> Thank you so much and we hope to see you all during the holiday.<BR> <BR> Lety & Staff

    • Joann Smith

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      My daughter & her mother-in-law and my daughter-in-law have gone to the August Tea Room at least twice a year for the last 4 years. The food and tea excellent and they offer a great variety. The atmoshphere is peaceful and very pleasant. The decore is elegant very attractive. We also appreciate the very friendly and accomadating hospitality. We highly recommend it. Thank you very much.

    • Stephen Greene

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      My wife and I just had a wonderful afternoon tea. The service was friendly, attentive and personable. The food was meticulously prepared. The asparagus soup was delightful and the scones were perfect. And most importantly, there was a wide variety of excellent teas, that were beautifully presented. A very charmingand romantic setting. Steve

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Steve.<BR> Thank you so much for such a warm review. We are glad you and your wife had a nice experience with us. We hope that you both will be able to join again and try our Holiday<BR> Event. <BR> Lety & Staff

    • Marian

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      Based on the other reviews I must have gone here on an 'off' day. There are other much better tea rooms in the bay area. It was definitely not worth the drive.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Marian,<BR> Your review and visit is very important to us.<BR> We are dissappointed that your experience was not to what you expected. We are surprise that<BR> our service and food was received poorly. Without being specific it is difficult for us to correct the situation This was first bad review especially in regards to service and food. We strive very hard to meet all our customer expectation and so this very dissppointing to us. Please give us another<BR> chance and we will gladly complement your tea<BR> service. Please call 925 447 2822 thank you.<BR> Lety Owner/partner

    • D'Arlene

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      Dear Lety, My heartfelt thanks to you and your staff for making my birthday celebration such a special one. The food was delicious, the atmosphere and presentation breathtaking and the service was outstanding!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear D'Arlene,<BR> We are glad that you had wonderful time with us on your special day. Looking forward to your next visit.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Vallerie

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      I have had the pleasure of enjoying tea at the August Tea Room many, many times. My parties and I have never felt rushed. Truly, the staff understands and encourages the real meaning of tea; a relaxing, quiet time of conversation and delicious, delicate menu offerings with wonderful perfectly brewed teas to savor and enjoy.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Valerie,<BR> Thank you so much for your continous support of our tea room and the warm review. We try very hard to make everyone visit a memorable one. We are looking again to your next visit.

    • Rochelle Jackson

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      Dear Anita, Thank you again for a the lovely hospitality in celebrating my birthday with my two sons and husband. The carrot/ginger soup was excellent along with the other delicious treats. I still hear the beautiful song that you sang called 'Smile'. It was a real joy being there and I will be back very soon. Blessings to You, Rochelle

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Rochelle,<BR> We are fortunate to have Anita join our family and she has been a great asset to August Tea Room. I hope to meet your family in your next visit. Thank you so much for your kind review<BR> and your experience with us.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Diana Rabelo

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      Dear Letty and Anita thank you so much for making my birthday so much fun from the wonderful food to the beautiful bithday song you both sang. It was a fantastic experience to share with my mother, sistersand dearest friend...the food as always was excellent as well as the service. Letty you made an excellent with, she is a treasure. Sincerely, Diana

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Diane,<BR> It is always good to see and your family and thank you so much for your review and continue supporting us and recommending us to your friends and relative. Yes Anita is big asset to us and glad she joined our family.<BR> We will see you soon,<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Rachel Willis 8/5/09

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      Dear Anita, Thank you so much for a lovely experience having Queen's Tea at your August Tea Room. The tomato basil soup was delicious as were the scones and other treats. The service was exceptional. Thank you.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Rachel,<BR> We appreciate your review of our tea room and that your group enjoyed the food and our service. thank you for coming and hope to see you again in near future.<BR> Lety & Staff<BR> <BR> Lety & Staff

    • Alicia

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      I visited this tea room last week for the first time and was very impressed. All around it was a great experiance for my friend and I. This place had by far the best customer service I have every encountered. There was a birthday party going on the table next to us and the waitress actually sang them an opera style song!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Alicia,<BR> We appreciate your warm review of our tea room. We pride our self to make our<BR> guests feels at home with us. We are glad that you enjoy the song that was done by Anita. We are looking forward to having you and others with us again.<BR> Thank you.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Mitzy Botelho

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      Once again I had the extreme pleasure of having tea last Saturday at August Tea Room. I indulged in the Lady Lety's Tea,and as I've come to expect it was awesome! Lety and her staff seem to out do themselves with each visit. Always something new, different and wonderful. I can't wait to go back again. They always make me feel so welcome, and spoiled. The food, presentation, atmosphere and and overall experience are always beyond my expectations. I've been to quite a few Tea Rooms both domestic & international, and August Tea Room is definitely my favorite. Thank you.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Mitzi,<BR> thank you that you had wonderful time with us and appreciate your review of your experience at the room. We like to add some changes so we continously surprise our guest. We are looking forward again to your next tea with us.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • GAIL GOULETTE

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      I WAS AT THE AUGUST TEA ROOM SEVERAL MONTHS BACK WITH AN OUT OF TOWN GUEST. WE ALL HAD A WONDERFUL AFTERNOON AND THE LUNCH ALONG WITH THE TEAS WERE GREAT. SO I WANTED TO SPEND MY BIRTHDAY LUNCH BACK AT THE AUGUST TEAROOM. I HAVE BEEN TO TEA ROOMS THROUGHOUT CENTRAL AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND THE AUGUST TEA ROOM IS BY FAR THE BEST ONE I HAVE ATTENDED. WE HAD THE LADY LETY FOR LUNCH AND IT WAS INCREDIBLE FROM THE DELICIOUS SOUP TO THE FANTASTIC DESERTS. THE WAITRESS WAS ATTENTIVE AND PLEASANT. THE ATMOSPHERE WAS RELAXED, WE WERE NEVER RUSHED THROUGHOUT THE LUNCH IT WAS A LEISURELY, SUPERB AFTERNOON. I WOULD RECOMEND THE AUGUST TEAROMM TO ANYONE WHO ENJOYS FANTASIC FOOD, GREAT ATMOSPHERE AND A PLEASANT TEA.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Gail,<BR> It was good to see you again, on special occassion. We are always happy that you and your friends always enjoyed our place. Thank for always recommending us<BR> to others. Have a nice suummer.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Heidi Wolfson

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      The August Tea Room is a real treasure in Livermore! I have been to afternoon tea at several Ritz Carlton's around the world as well as the Empress Hotel in Victoria BC and plenty of other quaint tea rooms in England and America. I can honestly say, the August Tea Room is the absolute best! The attention to detail, the delicious food and quality of service are fantastic. As my friend said, you feel like you are an invited guest to her home! Well behaved children will enjoy it just as much as Lety takes special care to prepare a children's tea menu. The tea room itself is warm and inviting; full of interesting things....tea accessories mixed in with antiques and Victorian charm. The table settings are wonderful. The tea selection is amazing. I don't think I will want to go anywhere else!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Heidi,<BR> We are so please for such raving review and to be compare to some of finest tea room, you made us proud, Thank you so much and we are glad that you and your friend feel comfortable with our setting<BR> and delighted with our food and service.<BR> We are looking forward to your next visit<BR> with us.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Linda Pieraldi

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      My cousin and I loved the china and all the accessories, especially the gold spoon to stir our tea cups with. The strawberry tea was delightful. The lemon curd on the scones was a favorite of mine. Where can I purchase some? We were very happy to see the selection of hats to wear. The following day we went hat shopping. All in all we had a delicious and very relaxing time as we were pampered like Queens.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Linda,<BR> Thank you for your warm review and we appreciate it very much. All our scones,loose tea, etc are available for purchase. We hope you have a good summer<BR> and looking forward to your next visit.<BR> Lety & staff

    • Mary Finley

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      I Became a fan of tea rooms whle visiting England and have been searching for one of the same quality and welcoming feeling since then. The August Tea Room has come the closest. They have an exrensive variety of teas and from this select 5 each day which the staff introduces to the customers, explaining their composition and letting the customer take a sniff of the tea leaves. Speaking of the Wait staff. They are all very friendly, and more important, they all know their teas. The food out of the kitchen is prepared fresh and served professionaly. The ambience is comfortable and old world elegant with a gift shop leading into the tea room proper. This one is a keeper.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Mary,<BR> It is our pleasure to meet you and your family. Thank you for such warm review<BR> and glad that you finally found a tea room as you have expected.<BR> We hope to see you again.

    • James & Mary Jane Perry

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      Thank you Lety for such a wonderful afternoon tea! This was our family's first time at the August Tea Room and we will be sure to come back. Lety was such a great hostess and the tea and food excellent! My husband and I brought our kids and they had such a good time. THanks again!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear James and Mary,<BR> To have travel to far we are happy that<BR> your experience with us was worth the trip with your beautiful children.<BR> Thank you and we hope to see you again.

    • Teri Hallock

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      I took my friend to tea - we had the 5 course - as a thank you for taking me to the hospital for a medical procedure and staying with me all day. The luncheon was wonderful, the service was great - you are not rushed at all, and you feel very elegant and refined. I would highly recommend it.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Terry,<BR> Your description of our service and food<BR> is very much appreciated. We try to please all our customer and give a new<BR> variety of selections each time.<BR> Thank you again and hope to see you soon.

    • Helen Colombo

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      a fabulous experience of homemade food, wonderful service and a great atmosphere. I felt completely pampered adn can't wait to go back!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Helen, <BR> Thank you for such kind review and we are looking forward to your next visit<BR> with us.

    • Lea Kagel

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      I was a guest for the first time this past Sat. 5/30 and was treated like a queen with the most delicious and sumptuous home made soup, sandwiches, pastries and salad. Lety,couldn't have been more attentive and gracious as well as knowlegeable. The tea was delicious and her collection of tea service sets and other lovely Victorian embelishments took one back in time. I have been praising her and her tea room endlessly. I have never been made to feel so special and pampered. It was a sincere joy and I look forward to going back again. Thank you Lety and staff!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Lea,<BR> Guests such as you keep us want to stay in business. We are appreciate your support and very kind review of our service, food, etc. We are looking forward to your next visit. Best to you.

    • Christine Belmessieri

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      Our favorite place to go to celebrate bithdays, mothers day, or just anything. Our 6-year old and 3-year old are always treated warmly and keep asking to come back.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Chrisitine,<BR> It alwasy goo to see and your children,<BR> as you know we love to pamper princess<BR> and lord, hope to see you again. Thank you.

    • Ron

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      Had just a great time , a customer suggested August Tea Room for lunch, ' Great Food ' Great Tea, lots of fun even for men. Refered this location to my wife , she has made a reservation , she can't wait.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Ron,<BR> Thank you for recommending your wife and<BR> friends. We are looking forward to there<BR> visit.

    • Maria Trujillo

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      Hi Lety, I wanted to say that they need to add above and beyond as a rating cause that is where you belong. The food was outstanding and you have a wonderful varity of teas. Thank you for taking the time out to be a wonderful host. Fraces L.friend, Maria

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Maria,<BR> It is our pleasure to meet you and to travel so far. Thank you for kind words<BR> and hope to see you again.

    • Ashley Osterman

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      I have visited the August tea room numerous times now. Every time I have gone it has been exceptional. The Lady Lety tea has a large variety of tea sandwich samplings, desserts, and the soup is always amazing! I have never been able to eat all of the tea sandwiches. I always box it up and eat it later at home. The service is outstanding, and I always feel welcomed. I would highly recommend August Tea Room for a birthday or any special occasion. I love the cupcake and singing...Its a nice little birthday touch.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Ashley,<BR> We are glad that your birthday celebration with us was a good experience. We apprecite your explicit<BR> description of our service and food. Thank you again, hope to see you soon.

    • Karen Johnson

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      I've visited the August Tea Room 4 times in 3 months and plan to share the experience with all of the special people in my life. It is a treat that everyone should enjoy at least once. To date, I've tried the Royal Tea, Queen's Tea and The Lady Lety's Royal Tea twice. This is a magnificent place to relax and be pampered. The food is impeccable, Lety and her staff are absolutely amazing and the over-all experience is enchanting!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Dear Karen,<BR> We always enjoy seeing you and your group<BR> and appreciate your continous support.<BR> We hope you have a good summer and visit<BR> us when you can. Our best.

    • Diana Rabelo

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      I shared my experience at the August Tea House with my mother on 5/6. We loved it from the moment we set foot in the door. The gift shop was full of wonderful treasures. The tea room was beautifully decorated in a victorian motif. Lety & her staff treated us as if we were guest in their home. We enjoyed the Lady Lety which is a 5 course meal. Everything was fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. We were so full we ended up taking most of our desserts home. (we didn't even have dinner that night just our leftover dessert :>). August Tea Room is such a treasure I can hardly wait to return.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Diana,<BR> Your explicit description of August Tea Room is certainly appreciated. Thank you for having tea with us and sharing your experience. We hope you enjoy the<BR> summer and looking forward again to your<BR> next visit.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • DON & NJ

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      WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY WITH DEAR FRIENDS! WE WERE WARMLY WELCOMED AND BEAUTIFULLY SERVED. THE TEA SANDWICHES WERE VARIED AND DELICATE,THE SCONES LIGHT. THANK YOU FOR THIS POSITIVE EXPERIENCE.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Don & Nj,<BR> Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad that you and NJ<BR> were able to visit with your friends.<BR> Looking forward to your next visit<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Kristin

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      Tea selection at August Tea Room is always difficult, thanks to the variety of whole leaf hot and cold teas available. Lety & her staff, however, are warm and knowledgeable and can always assist one in making the correct choice. The food is always the perfect variety. The tea sandwiches and savory items are my particular favorites. The soups are always delicious. Beyond just the tea and food, the charming and cozy atmosphere, interesting variety of gift items to browse through, and the friendly and accommodating staff complete the tea experience. And of course, you will love Lety & Arnis. Even if you are just meeting them for the first time, you will feel as though you've known them forever! We celebrated Mother's Day at August Tea and it was perfect! Thank you for another wonderful tea experience!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Kristin,<BR> Thank you for your warm and completey description of your experience with us<BR> and we are glad that your group and family did enjoy our tea room. We appreciate your support and looking forward to your next visit.<BR> have a good summer.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Mary Tatum

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      My mother and I enjoyed tea to celebrate Mother's Day. This was our first time at August Tea Room. We chose the Mother's Day menu. It was excellent. The food was the tastiest tea fare I've had outside of someone's home.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Mary,<BR> Thank you for bringing your Mom celebrating Mother's Day. We are happy that you and your Mom had a good experience. We are looking forward to your next visit. Again we appreciate your recommendation. Have a good summer.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Teresa

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      Now here's a place everyone should try,this was by far the best tea I've attended! Everything was better than you would expect. Ms Lety is warm and pleasant,I would recommend this place to everyone.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Teresa,<BR> Thank you for your recommendation and<BR> your experience. We appreciate your support and looking forward to your next<BR> visit with us and have a good summer.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Melissa F.

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      Delightful, fun, beautiful, abundantly delicious! The perfect lunch for high school friends. High school friends for 50 years! I smile every time I think of this time we had together!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Melissa,<BR> It wonderful that your and your friends<BR> for 50 years had a beautiful experience<BR> with us and able to visit. Thank you so<BR> much for sharing your experience with us.<BR> Have a good summer.<BR> Lety & staff

    • TomK

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      For my first visit to a tearoom I was pleasantly surprised. The tea and food were excellent, the service was prompt. I expected to still be hungry when I left but Lety made sure I had my fill. I would definitely recommend and I will be back!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Tom,<BR> We are glad that you and your party had a good experience with us. Thank you for your warm review and looking forward to your next visit, <BR> Lety & Staff

    • Dave

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      Despite the fact there is not an English pub nest door, it is still OK for men. Great food great tea. The Pub would be a plus!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Dave,<BR> We are glad that you enjoyed your tea experience with us inspite not Pub, maybe<BR> someday we might surprise you. Thank you.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Melissa L

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      We came to August Tea Room today to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day, very relaxing, The tea I chose today was called 'On the Waterfront' was great, hot and tasty(Slightly minty and very refreshing). The sandwiches(Cucumber, Tuna, Chicken Salad, Sundried Tomato, and Egg Salad) were wonderfully tasty and quite satisfying. The scones(light and fluffy) along with the lemon curd, bluberry jam, and cream.. was just perfect, and the desserts(Pecan cups and Ganache) were lovely and delicious. The service was excellent, very attentive and prompt as always. Thank you Lety and the pleasant staff for the wonderful experience. Looking forward to visiting again.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Melissa,<BR> Your description was most welcome of your experience at August Tea Room,<BR> Thank you and we are looking forward to <BR> your next visit with us.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Barbara

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      We had plenty of wonderful food from soup and salad to sandwiches, scones and dessert. The service was very good and there was no shortage of hot tea.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Barbara,<BR> Prior to opening our tea room, we have always plan to make sure our guest have<BR> plenty of food and of course tea. Thank you for sharing your experience with other. Hope to see you soon,<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Jan Philpott

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      August TeaRoom is fantastic.The food and service were oustanding.I will return and take friends many times.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Jan,<BR> Thank you supportng August Tea room, and<BR> exposing your friends and we appreciate<BR> your warm review.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Marcia

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      The food was very good. We had the high tea with lots of great sandwiches and desserts. The tea kept flowing.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Marcia for having tea with us<BR> and we are glad that your experience was good. Looking forward to your next<BR> visit.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Pat

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      Nice ambiance, A lot of food to eat, great selection. Food if very delicious. Calm and relaxing atmosphere.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Pat,<BR> Thank you for your review, we are looking forward to your next visit with<BR> us. <BR> Lety & Staff

    • Linda

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      Once again my experience was absolutely wonderful! It is such a special treat to go to the August Tea Room! After raising 4 kids,having 6 grandkids, and 33 years as a waitress...I LOVE this time to myself! The soup, salad, little sandwiches,scones and the pastries are always so fresh and beautifully presented. Thank you again Lety & staff

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Linda,<BR> It is always a pleasure to have you spend your quite time with us. Thank you<BR> for continous support of August Tea Room.<BR> Looking forward to your next visit.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • sache&kayelani

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      everything is great:D

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Sashe & Kayelani,<BR> What a pleasant surprise and appreciate your review of our tea room.<BR> Thank you,<BR> Lety

    • Tawnya Trunnell

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      Everything was top quality! I relaxed and my headache went away w/o any tylenol! By the way, their kitchen is the cleanest! The owner is personal too!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Tawnya,<BR> Thank you for recent review of our tea room. We are glad that you were able to relax and enjoyed our victorian atmosphere and our food. We are looking forward to your next visit.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Marie

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      We had our friend Ruby's birthday tea at the August Tea Room on Sunday, Apr 5. Everythings was wonderful. The tea room is very open, bright, and filled with beautiful decors. All the flowers were fresh and gorgeously laid out. Our table was so fancy and the tea pot cozies were so cute! We had Lady Lety's High Tea and everything was delicious. We started with desserts first of course and everything was marvelous. The scones were so flaky and delicate. Lety even accommodated my vegetarian friend although I forgot to reserve that in advance. Lety and her staff were so nice and attentive and made it a very special event for us. The birthday girl even got a birthday cupcake that was way too pretty to eat. We had a fabulous time at the August Tea Room and would definitely recommend it to anyone. We'll definitely be coming back. Thank you Letty and all the ladies! By the way, if it's a birthday event, get Lety to sing for you... she has a marvelous voice :-)

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Marie,<BR> Thank you for spending your niece birthday with us. Your group seem to having such a good time. We are glad that your experience with us is memorable<BR> and looking forward to your next visit with us.<BR> Thank you and have a good Easter.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Lori Ludlow

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      Lety and her staff put so much personal care into the food, tea selection, and care of the guests, you feel very special spending time here. They make almost everything themselves, including the freshly made chicken broth I had with tiny cheese raviolis and a hint of ginger. The five-course Lety's High Tea allowed us to sample almost everything they have, and all of it was delicious. (The macaroons and the shortbread are fantastic!) You can also purchase their goodies to take home. I had the Ontario Icewine White tea, which had a distinct but not overpowering icewine flavor to it, and my mother had what she calls her usual, Triple Berry. Now I see why she raves about this place!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Lori,<BR> Thank you for having tea with your Mom. We appreciate your detail experience and sharing with other. We are glad that you and your Mom had enjoyed the Lady Lety and have a nice Easter and hope to see you again.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Karen Wofford

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      Letty and her staff make this a haven for ladies and their fancy hats, an oasis for the refined and genteel way of life that has almost disappeared from history today. The room is elegant, the service has no equal and the Tea is divine! Come an visit with a friend or three!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear karen,<BR> Thank you for such a beautiful review of<BR> our tea room and your experience with us.<BR> Looking forward to your next visit with us.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Tiffany

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      Four friends and I met for tea and all selected the Royal Tea. We enjoyed the Creme au Caramel, White Chocolate Caramel, Mint, and Raspberry teas, which taste as good as they sound! We also loved the delectable savories and scones that were fresh and warm, and perfectly complemented by tasty preserves. We loved the traditional Victorian setting, and were particularly delighted with the attentive service we received by Nikki and Sache. We appreciated all their special touches, and loved meeting the owner, Lety, who paid a few warm, welcoming visits to our table. We felt special, like the only guests in the room. It was wonderful; we will definitely return and highly recommend August Tea Room.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Tiffany,<BR> Thank you for visiting our tearoom and sharing your experience with us.<BR> You and your friends seem to have a good time and hope to see you again.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Joyce Platt

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      Four of us had tea with you on Sunday. The youngest in our party was granddaughter, Mikaela. You treated her with such kind attention and she was thrilled with the experience. It was her second 'tea party' and she commented that this was the best. All of us enjoyed the delicacies and the tea. We will return -- of course!

      Tearoom response:

      Hello Joyce,<BR> Thank you for sharing your warm experience with us. We hope to see you and Mikaela again. <BR> Lety & Staff

    • Bev. Cye

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      Lety always treats her customers with care, whether it is their first time or tenth time. You never walk away disappointed. I have been to tea there many times and this past weekend brought my sister for her Birthday, along with my sister-in-law. We were all treated like queens, the food and service was exceptional, and my sister cannot stop talking about her wonderful Birthday experience at August Tea Room!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Bev, <BR> Thank you for bringing your sis-in-law and celebrate her birthday with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit with<BR> time and time again. We looking forward to your next visit.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Cynthia

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      I went a second time and brought my sister from Orange County. She loved it. Everything is consistent! so I booked a baby shower!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Cynthia,<BR> Thank you for coming back and enjoying your tea with us. Looking forward to your next event with us.<BR> Again thank so much.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Linda De Preste

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      I Just want to let you how I enjoyed having tea at The August tearoom. What an escape from the ordinary day!!! I felt like a queen. It was wonderful, a treat to all the senses. Thank you Letie and the staff for a delightful morning. I am looking forwrd to returning, with a friend or more ;) From Linda.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Linda,<BR> It was nice to have met you today and we <BR> are glad that you decided to have tea service with us. Thank you and looking<BR> forward to your next tea with us.<BR> lety & Staff

    • Sandra Grahl

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      This is long overdue as we went here last year and enjoyed it very much. The owner was very accomodating and gave us a complimentary picture. We learned about rooibus tea which we very much liked. Very pretty interior and nice gift shop. Would definitely recommend it!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Susan,<BR> Thank you for coming back and we are glad that your experience with us has not change. We are looking forward again<BR> to your next visit and maybe we can introduce to new tea.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Catherine

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      I recently had the pleasure of afternoon tea @ August Tea Room. When you arrive, you are greeted by the quaint gift shop 'Jillian's', and there is an abundance of teas to purchase of many flavors. Also, many beautiful china cups and teapots. There are lovely gifts for purchase, for yourself, or a loved one. Lety greeted us, and she is so sweet, and caring. Our lunch was a creative piece of art, to say the least! Lety and her staff do a wonderful job of brewing tea properly, and making everyone feel very special. Her royal tea, as well as the queen's tea provides an ample amount of food for the price. The queen's tea was fabulous, and served with a bowl of soup, FRESH fruit, I believe it was two smaller scones, both different kinds. Six various types of sandwiches, all fresh, and 3-4 hot savories. Many types of desserts. You will not go away hungry! For a relaxing visit over tea, try this place soon. You will feel very pampered, and the ambiance is so relaxing. All your worries will disappear. I hope to make it back here, very soon. Thank you Lety and staff, for providing a peaceful lunch retreat, and something very unique!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Corrine,<BR> Thank you for such great detail of Jillian & August Tea Room. We appreciate you sharing in detail your experience with us and we are looking on your next visit.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Queen Dolly MaMa

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      Oh My Goodness, what a magnificent Red Hat Event we had at your tea room. Everything so beautifully done and the food was wonderful. Thank you so much. Santa Cruz Follies Dollies

    • ginni

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      I wanted to surprise my mother and take her to tea in celebration of her birthday. Having only ever experienced a tea service at our family friends’ parlor, I relied on customer reviews and tearoom websites to make my decision. What a delightful find! The room was very welcoming and comfy; filled with a variety of arm chairs and furniture which lent to its cozy feel. I loved the eclectic collection of china cabinets all stocked with mismatched cups and saucers. The staff was so welcoming, friendly, and made us feel very special to be there – as if we were having tea in the living room of a close friend. My mother and I shared the “Lady Lety’s Royal Tea”, which was a delectable 5 course tea service. Our server (who was incredibly knowledgeable about all the teas) presented us with a tray of the special offerings of the day (in addition to the wide variety available on the menu) and we chose the Borengajuli from India. We enjoyed a wonderful salad of greens, candied pecans, goat cheese, and plum tomatoes with raspberry vinaigrette. Next was the yummy potato soup followed by tea sandwiches (cucumber & cream cheese, olive spread, egg salad, and chicken salad). The staff was incredibly attentive (but not intrusive) and kept our teapot full, allowing us to have good mom & daughter conversation. We had a plate of scones followed by petit fours. The entire presentation was beautiful. She even took our photo and gave us copies. I cannot fully express what a pleasant and very memorable experience this was. I enjoyed having a delicious, leisurely (over 2 hours & 4 pots later!) tea. It is obvious that the tearoom is her love, and that she enjoys sharing it with her guests. I’m so happy to have found August Tea Room! We will definitely be coming back Thank you Lety and staff for making this visit an incredibly special experience for my mom and I to share!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Ginni,<BR> We are glad your Mother was surprised and<BR> you both enjoyed Lady Lety Tea Service. We are amazed how well you remenber everything we had serve you. We are looking forward to your next visit.<BR> Lety & staff

    • Laurie

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      My neice & I 'popped in' spur of the moment..and to our delight were greeted & welcomed warmly and treated as if we were the only customers in the tea room. ( we were not!) We were able to just relax and enjoy being pampered. We had a fabulous vegetarian soup that was made fresh moments before we ate it! The salad was very yummy with candied pecans. The Sandwiches...Oh MY! Very tasty and so much variety..even a salmon in crepe roll up..different and delicious. Scones..hot & fresh and plentiful condiments. Desserts homemade shortbread was my favorite. To top off the afternoon, we got to have our picture taken together..1st time ever! A delightful afternoon that will be remembered forever. We'll be back soon.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Laurie,<BR> We certainly enjoyed your visit with us and trying our Valentine Tea Service. Thank you so much and looking forward to your next visit.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Toni Gardner

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      I hosted a baby shower at the tea room and was VERY happy with the service the decorations. We were treated exceptionally well and Letty even had a baby gift for the mom-to-be which I thought was an exceptionally nice touch. I highly recommend this venue!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Toni,<BR> Thank you for arranging the Baby Shower<BR> at our tea room and sharing your experience with us. We like to be part of the giving and hope we see you again in near future.<BR> Lety & staff

    • Mario & Barbara

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      We stopped by for lunch on Saturday and had a very nice time. The staff went to great lengths to explain about the different types of teas available and the food was great. A nice touch was being sent home with a pretty substantial gratis 'sample' of our favourite blend 'Buckingham Palace Garden Party' which will keep us well stocked for at least the next month!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Mario & Barbara,<BR> Thank for stopping by for lunch. I am glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Buckingham Palace is one of the English favorite tea of our client.<BR> Looking forward to your next visit with us.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Holly

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      My Red Hat group(27 of us)came in today for tea and we had a wonderful time.Letty was so nice and explained what type of teas we had and let us know that if we did not like them we were able to have something else.The food was great and the servers told us what everything was.The service was great and they were always checking to make sure we had everything that we needed.The tea room is so pretty and the dishes were wonderful.You will have a great time when you come here for tea.Five stars for Letty and her crew.Many thanks,I will tell everyone about your place.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Holly,<BR> Thank you for your nice review and recommendation of our tea room. We always enjoy having Red Hat Group. You all seem to have such a good time.<BR> Hope to see you again.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Gail

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      A truly wonderful tearoom experience. The food was plentiful and very tasty. The service was outstanding. The staff went out of their way to make sure we all had a memorable day. And it was!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Gail,<BR> We are glad that your experience with us was memorable. Thank you and we look forward your next visit.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Sharon Takahashi

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      This is the best tearoom I have ever partaked. The ambiance is wonderful; the teas, food, and service are superb. Lety the owner is so talented and gracious. I highly recommend this Tea Room for anyone and everyone. My Red Hat Chapters book events here numerous times a year and we will continue. Also, I come here with other friends who are Non-Red Hatters. Hats off to you Lety and staff!!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Sharon,<BR> YOur Diva Group was fantastic, so colorful and pleasant to serve. I can't to another celebration. Looking forward to your return with other friends,<BR> Best to you<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Paula

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      A group of ladies attend a tea and all of us were very pleased with the food, service and quantity of food. I especially like the Victorian atmosphere. It was a wonderful experience

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Paula,<BR> We are so glad that your group had a wonderful experience at August TEA room,<BR> we are looking forward to your next visit.<BR> Thank you,<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Karen Keegan

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      This is the nicest Tea Room I have been to in the Bay Area. I will recommend it to friends and bring special friends to celebrate birthdays, etc, there. I just can't say enough good things about The August Tea Room! Great atmosphere, friendly servers, attention to detail, delightful decor. Extremely enjoyable!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Karen,<BR> Thank you for your kind review, we appreciate it very much. Looking forward to your next visit with your friends.<BR> Thanks,<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Vicki

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      What a wonderful time we had! I went with my mom and 2 close friends. We had a great time and the food was fantastic, also the decor! Lety the hostess was very nice and was not overwhelming, she knew just when to come by and see how we were doing. Her employees were the best too. We will definitely be back. Thanks so much for a great day.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much for that beautiful discription of your experience with your Mom and friend. <BR> Looking forward to your next tea time with us.<BR> Best to you, Mom, & friend<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Margie

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      We part of a group that filled the entire tea room today. Everything was superb!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Marge,<BR> Your group was delightful to serve and thank you that you enjoyed yourself with us.<BR> Best to you and thanks,<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Kathy G

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      I went last Saturday & so enjoyed my time. It's been years since I've taken tea, but August Tea Room has reawaken my love for this tradition. The atmosphere, the tea, the food - everything was lovely and the service was astoudingly attentive without being intrusive, which can be a hard balance. I really like how you selected your tea: they have a # of featured teas at any time apparently, the server describes them to you and you're allowed to take a whiff from some sample glass bowls that contain the unbrewed tea. Very Impressed - Kathy G

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Kathy G: Thank you so much for your kind words. We're happy that we've given you a reason to enjoy the tea experience again. We look forward to seeing you again.

    • Lesli

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      My Mother, Ethel, (who is from England), my friends Joan and Sandi, and myself had a very nice time. Lety was very gracious and attentive. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the Irish Breakfast tea (my Mother's choice). Looking forward to going again!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Lesli: We're delighted that you were able to bring your mother and friends to the Tea Room. I'm happy that you enjoyed it and look forward to serving you again!

    • Stehanie

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      We had reservations for tea for my mothers 89th birthday. Unfortunately my mother became ill.August tea room was so very gracious and welcomed us when I confirmed our reservation and that only my granddaughter and I would be attending. The entire tea was so wonderfully tasty. Our menu included strawberries with champagne(sparkling cider for my granddaughter)fresh cream of asparagus soup,several varieties of very delectable dainty tea sandwiches, and delightful sweets.Our teapots were never empty. My grandaughter loved the heart shaped sugar cubes, and felt like a little princess.Every attempt was made to ensure our enjoyment. The tea room is beautiful and there are many touches that I have not encountered at other tea rooms such as the warm tea towels to cleanse our hands before the start of the tea. This will definately be on my list of favorite places.Many thanks to their staff for a wonderful time.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Stephanie,<BR> We are sorry that your mom was not able to celebrate her birthday with you, we are glad to you and your grandaughter had a good experience with us. Thank you for ordering our Valentine special menu. Thank you again for visiting and looking forward to your next tea with us.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Kathy

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      We celebrated my granddaughter's 6 birthday at the August Tea Room. There were several surprises for my granddaughter. When she was seated there was a feather boa and necklace for her. While we were enjoying our tea the owner brought her a mini tea set as a gift. The food was delicious. My granddaughter's cupcake was a nice surprise. The best thing about August Tea Room is that the staff knows how to give great customer service. My granddaughter told the staff as we were leaving, 'This was the best birthday ever!' Thank you for making her birthday the best ever!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Kathy: We're so happy we were able to be a part of your granddaughter's 'best birthday ever.' Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.

    • Julie A.

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      We loved our time here! The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was quaint. They treated my daughter like a princess and even had a special cake for my daugher's little friend who was turning 6. And best of all, i didn't leave hungry like I have at other tea houses.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Julie: We are always happy when children are able to come and enjoy the tea experience with us. It was our pleasure!

    • Cheryl

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      We had such a wonderful time in the August Tea Room! The atmosphere is very serene and inviting and Leti was so kind to my niece and her friend. We were spoiled and pampered, thouroughly enjoyed every minute. The food was wonderful and served beautifully. We will definitely come back and bring friends as well. What a great afternoon we had!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Cheryl: I'm so happy that you and your niece and friend enjoyed your time with us. We strive to make each visit special and look forward to seeing you again.

    • Ivy and Antonia Faught

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      My daughter and I have enjoyed August Tea Room on several occassions. Most recently we decided to bring our Jr. Girl Scout Troop and the mom's to also enjoy. Lady Lety (the owner), is always very kind, personable and generous. She exudes the sence of customer servce and is always smiling and welcoming. The tea room is very nicely decorated and the food is absolutley wonderful. My daughter thoroughly enjoys the chicken salad sandwiches and hot Jasmine tea. We are delighted that they are a part of our Livermore community and wish them much success. Looking forward to a return visit soon!

      Tearoom response:

      It always our pleasure to see you and your daughter. Thank you for introducing August Tea room to your Girl Scout Troop and their Mom. <BR> Looking forward to your next tea time with us.

    • Cheryl

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      Over the holidays I went to the August Tea Room with my Mum and a friend. What a lovely experience! Lety the owner is fabulous and the service was great. The food was yummy - just great! They really made sure that we had a great experience - I will defintely be returning. Again Lety thank you for a lovely tea!

      Tearoom response:

      We are happy that your experience with us was lovely and you and your Mom enjoyed our service.<BR> Looking forward again to your next visit with us.

    • Janet

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      Mom and I have been to Lety's place several times and we always have a wonderful time. The Tea is fabulous and the food is excellent. Lety always takes care of us and is so accomodating. We Love the August Tea Room wish we could go every Weekend!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for review of our tea room. We are glad you and your Mom had a wonderful time and good experience.<BR> Looking forward to your next visit.

    • susan

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      The shop has potential. The place is pretty and not overly decorated with knick-knacks. Food is good. The owner is very courteous and checked my pot to make sure it did not need filling. The waitress, however pretty much ignored our table. She even left an empty dish from someone's table on my table. We had to ask for a tea cozy for our tea although the other tables were provided with one. The owner was the one who brought it. Liety, the owner, is awesome. Even if the shop is busy, the waitress needs to be aware of each table's needs.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Susan,<BR> Thank you for your review of our tea room. I apologize that your total experience with us was not as it should be. We hope that you will give us another experience.<BR> Happy New Year and best to you.<BR> Lety

    • Tina Benjamin

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      I wanted to amplify what Linda Kelley Johnston wrote about our Holiday Tea at the August Tea Room on December 14th. We could not have asked for a more fabulous experience,from the delicious and beautifully prepared food to the ambiance of the quaint tea room to the attentive service by Lety and the staff. The August Tea Room is A MUST for anyone who enjoys sipping a wonderful variety of teas, nibbling on delectable tea cakes, scones, sandwiches, and desserts and being pampered by Lety and the ladies. We've already booked another tea for February!!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Tina,<BR> Wow... Your total description of your experience with us is appreciated. We are looking forward to your event on Feb.with the Red Hat Grouup.<BR> Happy New Year to you and your family.<BR> Lety

    • Linda Kelley Johnston

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      Today the Diamond Divas of Distinction enjoyed an absolutely WONDERFUL HOLIDAY TEA at the August Tea Room. Letty and the Ladies at there have unbelieveable generousity, hospitality, and the ambiance and overall Tea treasures are surpassed by none. I have been to many, many Tea Rooms, and none have even come close to this Tea Room. You will be in awe over everything from the moment you step in the door, til you reluctanly have to say goodbye. Thank you Letty and the Ladies for your gracious hospitality...you are a 5 STAR EXCELLENCE TEA ROOM, indeed.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Linda,<BR> You are so kind with that raving review, we will make the next event has wonderful as the first. <BR> Happy New Year to you and yours,<BR> Lety

    • Jodi Inocencio

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      We celbrated my daughters 8th birthday at August Tea Room. They could not have made her feel more special if they had tried. She had such a fabulous time and felt like a princess from the moment she walked in the door (I'm sure the tiara they gave her helped!!!). We would recommend this place to anyone and in fact have already done so.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Judy,<BR> Children's party are my favorite event<BR> and thank you that the little princess had a good time. They were all lovely<BR> Happy New Year to your family<BR> Lety

    • Pauline D

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      I'm so excited to tell about this sweet little gem, August Tearoom. This is a great place for get togethers with family & friends, esp for the holidays. The owner was very nice. She seemed truly glad we were there and happy to assist us in any way. The food was great & tea always hot. I would highly recommend August Tearoom, you won't be dissappointed. The gift shop was a added bonus.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Tea-a-holic,<BR> August tea room was opened because I love interacting with people and love to<BR> entertain. Seeing my guest happy and relax give me a lot pleasure.<BR> Happy new Year to you and yours. Thank you for nice review.<BR> Lety

    • Daniela

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      What a wonderful place to meet with Family and Friends it's just like being at home. Lety makes everyone feel as though they are family. Thanks Lety for the great memories I can't wait to come back for more!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Daniela,<BR> thank you for bringing your family and friends, August Tea Room is my hobby and allows me to meet nice people like your family. Hope you have nice Holiday<BR> and hope to see you again.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Tea lover

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      August Tea Room is my favorite place for tea. After visiting many tea rooms this one is the best. Lety is so nice to all of her guests. The food is wonderful and homemade. A special treat for everyone.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank your for your continous support of our tea room. It is our pleasure to have you visit us. <BR> Happy New Year to you and your family.<BR> Lety

    • N.Kobayashi

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      A beautiful tea room. More ambiance than most in London that I visited in September. Service is prompt and friendly. Food is homemade and well presented, with a nice variety of sandwiches, scones, and finger desserts. Soup is always freshly prepared daily and very good!!! You must try it!! You will be pleasantly surprised!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear N. Kabayashi,<BR> thank you for your kind description of our service and tea room.<BR> Looking forward to your next visit,<BR> hope you have nice Holiday.

    • Melissa

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      I wanted to let everyone know how wonderful the August Tea Room is. Lety and her staff are absolutely wonderful and the food was extraordinary! I love the scones and the sandwiches! The choices of teas are also great - I love the Peach Apricot tea. I can not wait for my next visit.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Melissa,<BR> Happy New Year to you and your family,<BR> Looking forward to your next visit and thank you for letting us know your experience with us.<BR> Lety

    • Brian

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      My wife and I had tea here on sunday 11/9/2008. We had a wonderful time. The food was top notch, and the owner was very charming, friendly, and helpful. I especially loved my Japanese Sencha Cherry Blossom green tea. We will visit here again soon!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Brian,<BR> Thank you for taking the time to stop by and we are glad that you and your wife<BR> enjoyed your visit with us.<BR> Have nice holiday, hope to see you both<BR> again.<BR> <BR> Lety & Staff

    • Katja

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      Dear ms. lety, I wanted to thank you for the fabulous Tea party my daughter had at August Tea room. Everything was perfect! The table was gorgeously with set with beautiful china, the scones were delicious, the sandwiches wonderful as well as the cookies adn sweets, but the cup cakes were the best. They were so pretty! We were impressed by the cordial but warm and friendly service and we thorougly enjoyed time with 'ms Manners'. My daughter love the Tea pot you gave her as present. Sincerely, Katja

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Katja,<BR> We appreciate your comments and that<BR> your experience with us was perfect. Hope we see you and your daughter soon.<BR> Have a nice Holiday. Please stop again<BR> and visit our Mr & Mrs. Claus during<BR> the Holiday.<BR> Best to you and your family.<BR> Lety & Staff

    • Teri D. Albert

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      I brought my mother to the August Tea Room for her (belated) birthday present, it was better than either of us imagined! The food, the decor, the service - ALL EXCEPTIONAL! We can't wait to introduce our friends to the experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Teri,<BR> Thank you for your beautiful review of our tea room. We are happy that you and<BR> your Mom had a wonderful time. We are looking forward again to your next visit.<BR> Best,<BR> Lety & Staff

    • GAIL GOULETTE

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      I had the pleasure to have a Tea Lunch at your facility and it was very enjoyable. The food was wonderful and the service is great. I just wanted to say Thank you for a wonderful afternoon.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Gail,<BR> Thank you for your kind review and that <BR> your Tea lunch with us was enjoyable.<BR> Looking forward to you return,<BR> <BR> Lety & Staff

    • Toby

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      Spent a most enjoyable Sunday afternoon in a formal and relaxing setting with superb food and attentive service. The selecton of whole leaf teas is extensive as is the menu items. Everything is 'home made.' I can't wait to go again even though it's quite a distance from my residence.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Toby,<BR> Thank you for sharing your experience with us and appreciate your review.<BR> <BR> Looking forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> lety & Staff<BR> <BR> Lety & Staff

    • Helen

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      I hosted a bridal shower for my friend here and found the whole experience delightful. The food was all freshly prepared and delicious. They had a great choice of teas and loved one of the teas so much all of the ladies bought some to take home. The hostess, Lettie, was very sweet and friendly and the service was excellent. The hostess even took many photographs of the event and gave the bride a photo album with the photos already printed out. All of the ladies agreed that this was one of the best tea rooms they have been to and I will be hosting my next book club there too.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Helen,<BR> Your group was so much fun and we enjoyed<BR> taking pictures of the event. We are glad that everyone had a good time and<BR> we arelooking forward to your return with<BR> your book club. Thanks again.<BR> <BR> Lety & Staff

    • Diana

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      I love taking my kids to Tea. My daughter 16, loves high tea. My son, 12, loves tea food and not the tea. That said, his comment about August Tea Room was 'This is the best place we've been'. Lety and staff were so good to him, they put his sparkling cider in a tea pot, customized (and added food) to his selection. Gave him refills in his 'cider' tea pot, and a to-go cup so he could enjoy it on the way home. (We live 35 minutes away). My daughter absolutely loved the sandwiches and her loose leaf tea. I really enjoyed my loose leaf apricot black tea. Lety was so conscientious about my tea turning bitter, that after a short period of time she whisked away my tea pot for a fresh pot even though I hadn't finished my first one. Wow - That was impressive. My favorite of the foods of my selection were the soup with many goodies and the red pepper tea sandwich. We ate so much, and still had to take boxes home. It was an enjoyable afternoon! You're sure to enjoy too!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Diane,<BR> Thank you for your comments about tearoom<BR> experience. It is very rare that with young Lord comes to have tea with us. It is great that your kids love to have tea time. I am looking forward to your next visit with us. Have a good summer<BR> and see you soon.<BR> Lety and staff

    • Bev

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      I have been to your Tea room several times. Latest was with my Granddaughter. We both enjoyed ourselves. She wants to come back. The service and food are excellent. I have never had poor service or food. That is one of the reasons I keep returning. I find it very special and a real treasure. Last year I bought a large group of ladies and everyone enjoyed themselves. I did not have one complaint. That is an accomplishment with a group of 15 ladies. Thank you for the wonderful experience you have provided.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Bev,<BR> It is always go to see and your granddaughter. We are glad that you always enjoy your tea service with us. thank you for beautiful review and we appreciate your comments. looking forward again to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Lety & Staff

    • Bonnie Kisner

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      Awesome experience. The tea selection is exceptional. Homeade scones,delicious savories, great selection of tea sandwiches and deserts. Willingness to accomodate special needs and wishes. The atmosphere and attention to detail made the day complete. Best I've been to and enjoyed thoroughly.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Bonnie,<BR> We are glad that you had a good experience at our tea room. It is always our goal to accomodate special needs. We hope to see you again, have a good summer.<BR> <BR> Lety & Staff

    • Christine

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      There is a wide variety of tea, and I appreciateed the service of the waitress. However, I was a little upset with the small table that was given to us for a group of 4. The service and food compensated for the tight space. I will say, though, that our scones were a bit burnt, but everything else tasted delicious! I love the take home photo we get in the end of our tea experience. A bit far from my home, but I will visit again sometime.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Christine,<BR> Thank you for your kind comments and still have a nice experience. We apologize for small table for your group with all the tea accruterment it does becomes a bit crowded. On your next visit<BR> we will make sure you have bigger table for your group. Thank you for coming to our tea room, and we will make sure your scone is just. <BR> <BR> Lety

    • Heather

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      I have been to a number of tea rooms and this one is excellent. I have returned for a 2nd visit just because it was so much fun and they offer such wonderful food and a unique varitey of teas. I love the personal touch of a photo to take home to remember the wonderful afternoon.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Heather,<BR> We are glad that you enjoyed your visit<BR> with us again. We appreciate your kind<BR> comments and glad you have a photo of your afternoon with us.<BR> Lety

    • Melissa & Laurie

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      This was one of the best tea rooms I've ever been to. Don't let the location or attached postal/gift store fool you - it's well worth your visit and the interior is lovely. Our host, Lety, and her fine staff were the most friendly and professional I've met. They went out of their way for our group and our guest of honor - my partner's grandmother who was turning 94 - and even took our photo and printed it out before we left. The High Tea was presented gorgeously and everything was absolutely delicious. The tea selection was also one of the largest I've seen, and Lety's tea master explained the 'featured teas of the day' with expertise (a nice touch!) They have a very cute selection of fun and flowery hats for guests to wear, complimentary, to get in the mood for tea. The price was average, making this not only a worthwhile experience, but a bargain.

      Tearoom response:

      Hello Melissa & Laurie,<BR> It is always a pleasure to celebrate a birthday especially at 94. She looks great and we had fun singing our special<BR> birthday song to her. <BR> Looking forward seeing you all back<BR> and have a good summer.<BR> Lety and The Staff

    • Christine Ahrens

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      I hosted my daughter's sixth birthday today at the August Tea Room and I couldn't be more pleased. The event was perfect! The staff did a wonderful job with the girls. They used the two hours to the fullest from a Miss Manners class to reading a tea story. The girls had a great time and enjoyed dressing up and showing off their new manners! This is an excellent alternative to jumpie houses or pizza parlors. Truly a class act and an opportunity to introduce the finer things in life to the young ladies.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Christing,<BR> Our favorites hosting little princess to our tea room. It is remarkable how well<BR> behave all of them. Leslie enjoyed all<BR> princess. while seating with Summer<BR> & Bella today I was impressed how well<BR> they both remenber the tea stories and sharing the story with me.<BR> Thank you for celebrating Bella's 6th <BR> birthday, hope you have a good summer.<BR> <BR> Lety & Staff<BR>

    • Julie Mendonca

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      August Tea Room is a treat! It is a classy yet comfortable atmosphere.There are tons of beautiful items to look at or purchase. The food is great, plentiful and well presented. What makes this tearoom the most special is the owner, Lety, and her staff. They are very friendly, attentive and seem to genuinely want you to have an enjoyable visit. I would love to return to August Tea Room soon!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Julie,<BR> We are glad to meet your friends and you of course. We are glad that you have<BR> a pleasant experience with us. Thank you<BR> again and looking forward seeing you again. Have nice summer break.<BR> Lety

    • Katrin

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      I had a wonderful birthday tea at August Tea Room. My friends and I have visited several tea places in the Bay Area. This is one of the best. The food is delicious (her ginger soup was outstanding), the ambience is gorgeous (lots of tea pots to look at) and the service is very friendly. Lety even sang me a birthday song and served free birthday sweets. We had a great time playing dress-up with all the beautiful hats she has around. The room was comfortably airconditioned. We will be back.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Katrin,<BR> We are glad that you had a good birthday with us and meeting all of you. When we<BR> have a Sales this summer of our Tea Ware will be posted on Web, so be sure to check it out. Looking forward to next visit. Thank again for your complement.<BR> Lety

    • Becoming a big tea fan

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      This was my third visit to August Tea Room, and the experience was just as great as my other visits. Lety, Arness, Leslie, Emily, and Narden all made sure the experience on Mother's Day was an occasion to remember. The Champagne service from Arness was personal and friendly and a perfect complement to the wonderful entrees from Lety. In addition, we sampled and enjoyed all the usual treats from the traditional tea faire, and I especially loved the scones from Leslie. The chocalate covered strawberries were a delectable, mouth-watering conclusion to a perfect meal. I look forward to visiting again in the near future. Congratulations and thanks to all!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you being a big fan of August Tea Room. Our success is depended from guests<BR> like you to support us.<BR> Looking forward to your next visit with us.<BR> Lety

    • Renee

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      My mother and i tried this tea house for the first time and loved it! It was a wonderful experience. We've tried many tea rooms in the Bay Area and this was one of the best. It was charming and traditional. The tea was excellent, there where so many choices. Our waitress explained the type of teas and let us smell some of the teas to help us decide which loose tea we wanted to try. I loved the selection recommended and I bought some to take home! The tea variety was impresive and there was something for almost every everyone. I am a picky tea drinker and thought the teas were great. Great quality. As for the food, it was excellent!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Renee,<BR> We are glad you and your Mom had a nice<BR> experience at August Tea Room.<BR> Looking forward to your next visit.<BR> Lety

    • Tony Bandiera

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      We visited August Tea House on Mothers Day and many restaurants are taxed with all the people that day.August Tea House did an excellent job and made us feel welcome. Great Food and Exceptional Service and they did not rush us at all. Very enjoyable experience

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Tony,<BR> Thank you for visiting our tea room. We<BR> are glad your group had a good experience<BR> and we again looking forward to your<BR> next visit.<BR> Lety

    • Clara Powell

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      Dear Lety and August tea room staff, A co-worker and myself decided to treat ourselves to an afternoon luncheon and wow! What a treat the food;service;and ambiance were wonderful.My guest and I look forward to returning and bringing our families and friends. Clara- San Francisco

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Clara,<BR> Thank you for your comments we are glad that you enjoy your tea with us. We look forward to your next visit with your family. Happy Mother's day.<BR> Lety

    • Charleen

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      My manager took a co-worker and I there for Admin Day. It was an extra special treat because she's been to numerous tearooms and always raves about August Tea Room being one of her favorites. Now I understand why! I was even thinking about bringing my mother and grandmother here for Mother's Day.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Charleen sharing your experience at August Tea Room. We look forward to you introducing your family<BR> to our place.<BR> Lety

    • Carolyn Lizotte

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      I was brought to August Tea Room by a friend who is an avid tea lover, to say the least!! The August Tea room far surpassed my expectations. The ambiance was incredible, the food was awesome, service and knowledge was very impressive. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had at lunch. I will be bringing friends and family there from now on!!

    • Queen Mary & Queen Shirley

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      Dear Lety & The Ladies of the August Tea Room… Thank you for such a wonderful Royal Tea! Our Red Hat Society Chapter, “The Razzberry Rubies” absolutely loved every moment. You treated us like royalty and the entire experience was truly an event we shall always remember. Our Ladies are still talking about how gracious you all were to us and how everything was so elegant and flavorful! Here’s a promise that we’ll be back soon! Take care and best wishes for a wonderful Summer! Queen Mary and Queen Shirley Razzberry Rubies of Livermore, CA Official Red Hat Society Chapter

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Queen Mary and Queen Shirley,<BR> We always enjoyed having Red Hat Society<BR> visit us. We love the name of your chapter Razzberry Rubies. It was our pleasure to serve your group and thank you for your comments and kind review.<BR> Lety

    • JoAnn Ferryman

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      My niece, daughter and I have visited many tea rooms in the USA and in Europe While visiting my niece in California, our experience here was the most enjoyable--offering such unusual ammenities as: warm towels to cleanse our hands for handling finger foods (much appreciated during this flu season), a tea tray highlighting five of their most popular teas, different fresh flowers on each table to coordinate with the place settings, and a picture taken and presented to each of us. After leaving our tea experience, I felt I wanted to be a tea reviewer for the two tea publications I receive. Two weeks prior, I took tea with a friend in Naples, Florida--NO comparison and twice the cost!!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for having tea at August Tea Room. I am glad you enjoy your visit<BR> and had added a few things to your experience. We look forward to seeing<BR> you again when you in our area.<BR> Lety

    • Carol

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      My fiance Albert and I had tea at the August Tea Room recently and it was sheer deight! What a difference it makes when the owner, in this case Lety, makes a point of meeting and greeting all of her guests! This was my third tea at August Tea Room, but it was Albert's first tea ever! Lety made us feel completely at home and her expert staff helped Albert choose a tea by letting us see and sniff as many of the many fine, loose varieties we wished, until he found one he thought he would enjoy and he did! The food was superb, freshly made and unique - and I might add it has been a different selection of scones, sandwiches and desserts on each occasion I have visited this lovely establishment! This is a true tea salon! The atmosphere is very warm and intimate, thanks to Letty and her expert staff! It feels just like going home to me each time I go back! The walls of the tea room are lined with lovely tea assessories and the parlor near the entry offers fancy hats, incase you've forgotten one! The picture Lety takes of her guests, as a memory of the experience at Autust Tea Room is hanging proudly on my hutch!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Carol,<BR> We have enjoyed meeting you and always look forward to next visit.<BR> Have a good summer.<BR> Lety

    • Linda Christopher

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      My sister, her daughter and I visit a couple new tearooms each year, and this one lives up to all its great reviews. Thank you so much for accomadating us with the egg salad for my neice. Food was very fresh and very plentiful, our pots were re-filled quickly, and it was so nice to have such knowlegdeable service. the timers at the table, the hot towels, and the tea samplers were a fun addition to the visit.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Linda for visiting August Tea Room and appreciate your comments. Looking forward to your next visit with us.<BR> Lety

    • Babe

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      Taking tea is my great passion. I've visited tea rooms all over California and in my opinion August Tea Room is one of the best. It's like a step back in time. The tea room is inviting and cozy, decorated with a sense of Victorian charm. The tables are beautifully set with tablecloths, flowers and lovely china. Lety, the owner/hostess, is the friendliest, most gracious person you will ever meet. She comes around to all the tables making sure everything is to your satisfaction, and if it isn't for some reason, she will make it right.She truly wants to make your tea experience a memorable one. The food served at August is absolutely delicious. Leslie, the chef, makes wonderful savories and fantastic desserts. The sandwiches are always fresh and filling. The tea list is quite extensive and I promise you won't leave here hungry. If you're looking for afternoon tea served to perfection I most heartily recommend August Tea room.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Babe,<BR> Thank for such kind and a beautiful review of August Tea Room. We appreciate<BR> your comments and look forward to your<BR> visit and your continues support. <BR> <BR> Lety

    • Rose

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      I've been to August Tea Room once before and had a great time. The Owner, Lety, is great. The food was great and the service was excellent the first time. The atmosphere was cozy and cute. I decided that I had such a good time before that I would celebrate my birthday there. I know my group was large, but I couldn't help notice that there was a huge lack of detail. I emailed earlier to let Lety know about some allegies ( fish, nuts and whole eggs) - but there were still tuna and egg sandwiches and nuts in the dessert! Yes, there were other things to eat, but guests should be able to eat what everyone else is eating. Clearly a lack of communication between the owner and chef but it was taken by me as simply neither cared what the customer wanted. I NEVER do that to my customers. When a customer tells me they have a guest will allergies I always accommidate them. Especially since I was the one allergic to nuts and it was my birthday!!! I couldn't eat one of the sandwhiches and one of the desserts. I was really dissappointed because I love to try everything. I want everyone to be happy and not feel they are being deprived at the table. The chef had no customer service skills whats so ever and because their work area is open to guest. . .she needs to be careful of her tone with employees because you can see and hear all from the guests perspective. Then there was the issue of not being explained the reservation policy. Yes, I RSVP for 15 people. . .but not once did Lety or her staff ask me during thier 3 confirmations if there were going to be any children ( which there were 4) as their price would be different - they don't eat as much. So they charged me adult prices for the children solely because I reserved for 15 people. I am in the food service business myself and am a Chef. . .so maybe my expectations are higher. I suggest Lety and her staff read Charlie Trotter's Lessons in Service. I was going to be a loyal customer. . .but that has all changed now. I usually go to SF for Tea and was excited that there was something in the Valley that can take care of my craving with out the drive. . .but I guess not.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Rose,<BR> Your review and comments are very important to us. We strive to do our<BR> best and correct the situation. We apologize that your birthday with your<BR> sister is not as memorable as you expect.<BR> We learn from our mistake and will try our best to improve our customer service<BR> and policy are communicated well.<BR> We have email you a gift certificate for<BR> your next visit. We hope your last visit<BR> will not your last. We appreciate your<BR> patronage. Hope to see you again.<BR> sincerely, Lety

    • Cynthia

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      A very good friend took me to the August tearoom in December as a Christmas gift. Knowing how much I love tea(s), she thought this was the perfect gift…and it was! I’ve “taken tea” at many different places, near and far, fancy and not. I loved our 2+ hour tea time. The décor of Lety’s tearoom is cozy and welcoming. Her staff is knowledgeable on the teas that they are serving and made some excellent recommendations. The chef also came out to greet us. I found the lemon curd, and clotted cream to be some of the best I’ve had, and the Scones served that day were remarkable. Just the way I like them, not overly dry and not overly spongey. The array of sandwiches and savories was wonderfully presented on adorable tiered bone china plates. It was a very relaxing day! We never felt rushed or pressured to leave and the tearoom was packed! I’ve since returned with other friends, who have also found it to be very enjoyable. So enjoyable, that I want to do my own tea party, based on the experience I had at August. The complimentary group photo was also a nice touch, and we invited Lety to join us in the picture. For all those insulting comments from past patrons out there…it really isn’t necessary is it? How rude to review an establishment for anything other than their food or their service! I highly recommend August Tearoom, Lety and her staff! Cheers!

    • Liz

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      What a wonderful tea experience! I have been to many tea rooms as well as have tea time in my home with themes, etc.... This tea room is 'tea'lightful and was a wonderful experience with my dear friend. The service by Leslie was excellent and we enjoyed chosing from 9 teas that were shared at the table... The hour glass timer brought with our tea made it fun to see that our tea was brewed perfectly! My only suggestion would be to have a cozy on our teapots to keep the tea hot. The tea goodies presentation was beautiful and everything was fresh, delicious and abundant. We were not rushed and were warmly welcomed by Lety! She made certain that we were having a wonderful experience. Levy took our picture and presented it to both us before we left! The generousity and attention to detail made this an even more special experience and memory for us. We will return with others! This is one of those true tearooms that makes TAKING TEA what it should be! I highly recommend the August Moon! Shopping is fun, too! The picture above is accurate and it is even more charming in person. Five stars, Lety and Staff! TeaRRific!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for such a beautiful review.<BR> I agree with you that tea cozy keep the<BR> tea hot, I will remind the staffs<BR> to use them each time. Looking forward<BR> to your next visit.<BR> Lety

    • aeh

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      I have been to the August Tea Room several times but today was the best ever. The dining room was almost full of customers and we enjoyed exemplary service and attention from Lety and her wonderful staff. The food was fresh and delicious and we had several new treats we hadn't seen before. Everything was so good but I especially enjoyed the warm scones with Devonshire cream and my daughter (who generally hates everything) loved the cranberry turkey sandwich and the shortbread cookies. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!

    • Suzanne I

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      After hearing about the AUGUST TEA ROOM from friends, I had to go with my friend Claudia, (a tea connoiseur) to see what I was missing. It was a lovely afternoon. Letty was the perfect hostess. We enjoyed tasty fresh food and teas ranging from the familiar to the exotic. Kate took the time to explain the various teas and lunch options and then proceeded to keep a watchful eye on us until the end when she read our tea leaves. It was so pleasant and relaxing that I took my husband the next day for lunch. We both agreed, the tea room is NOT just for ladies and not just for special occasions.

      Tearoom response:

      We always enjoy serving our customers. Thank you for taking the time and leaving<BR> a beautiful review. Looking forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Lety

    • Sheri

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      Another sucessful tea event at August Tea. There were four of us and the service was very good. The scones were better than last time, with the server bringing them 'hot from the oven.' I only wish the tables for four were a little more spacious. All the lovely accoutrements does make it a bit crowded. I did note the devonshire cream this time was more along the lines of a creme fraiche, a much lighter and fluffier consistency than was preferred from devon cream. It was a nice addition that complementary pictures were taken this time by our server. This was a nice touch. Thank you.

      Tearoom response:

      Happy New Year 2008, Thank you for a wonderful comments and we are looking forward to your next event.<BR> <BR> Lety

    • Dee

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      The August Tea Room is located inside a Livermore shop. Lety and her staff attempt to provide a lovely tea experience, and take the time to bring a tray of tea leaves to the table to allow customers an opportunity to view and smell them. Unfortunately, the food and overall service were average. One major complaint I have is with the clotted cream. The texture was runny and it tasted very similar to Cool Whip.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear MB,<BR> Thank you for taking the time to review our service and our food. We encourage<BR> our guest to bring it to our attention,<BR> what they feel we are lacking. We do not<BR> use cool whip, apparently that day your<BR> devonshire cream was not as it should be.<BR> We could only improve our food and service if we are told that it is not<BR> to your satisfaction. We hope to see you<BR> again. Thank you.<BR>

    • Barb

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      This was my second visit and each time the experience gets better. Lovely atmosphere, excellent food, large variety of teas and a staff that is knowledgeable and personable. My friends and I had the Royal Tea and we each chose a different tea that we shared. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back to visit with our new friend, Lety.

    • lisa

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      Upon entering this tea room I read all reviews good and unpleasant. My mother and daughter and I came anyway. We were blown away! You enter through a charming little country store to be taken away with a beautiful tea room in the back. We were greeted by the chef as well as kate the hostess. We were seated and educated on many teas, as well as given a sample tea before our lady letie lunchon. Kate was extremely helpful in getting us our tea and food. The food was all hand crafted and not from costo as one reviewer had stated. Let me say that the salad was exquisid- full leaf romain with goat cheese,candied walnuts beets rasberies in a delicious vinigrette. I am drooling just thinking about it. The chef was very accomidating, she made an extra sandwich for my daughter because she wasn't sure of the apricot preserves. I could go on and on about this tea house. simply put elegent delicious well worth the money. thank you august tea house for a beautiful day.

    • Gail Goulette

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      My friends and I attended a lovely afternoon tea at the August Tea Room on December 29th. The food was wonderful and service divine. The sandwiches had a nece variety and they were all good along with the scones and deserts. We had a Wonderful Tea. Thank you very much and I will definetely recommend your Tea Room to my friends.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Gail,for your nice review of our tea room. We are thrilled that you enjoy your experience and hope to see you again. Happy New Year 2008<BR> <BR> Lety

    • alice

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      I am sorry, but my mom and I were not impressed. Although the shop is cute, the tea experience was lacking. Nice selection of tea's but we were only able to select 1 flavor and had to ask for more hot water. We were never offered a refresh of the tea so by the third cup, the flavor of the tea was gone and we were left with just the hot water. Food was lacking as well. Soup was very bland. Sandwiches were not fresh and other items were very skimpy and ordinary. The menu said we would have scones but we never saw any. Dessert was too little too late... Sorry Ladies, this could be a charm with the right chef or management.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Alice,<BR> As owner of August Tea room I was surprised that your experience at our<BR> tea room was lacking and disappointing.<BR> Our policy that all our customer can<BR> select there own tea, if you and your<BR> mom have decided to share and wanted to<BR> try a different tea we would have change<BR> it for you. Even with large events, we offered at least 3 to 4 selection of teas and at any time can add more if requested.All our tea service with the<BR> exception of the luncheon does not include scone or dessert. Luncheon includes only soup, salad and tea sandwiches. All tea services such as the<BR> Royal & Queen tea are serve on 3 tier serving the dessert,scones, cookies and <BR> sandwiches are serve all at together. I<BR> am a lost of your comments 'desert was too little too late. <BR> We try to be gracious in the face of constructive criticism. After all we learned from our customers in the past.<BR> However, we continue to strive better<BR> and if you decided to give us another<BR> chance please let us complement you and<BR> your mom with our scones and dessert.

    • Pat

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      I have been to the 'other' tea rooms in the area. August Tea Room does not even compare to these two others. Lety does a superb job of making your visit special. Friendly, comfortable, and always ready to please. A great place to relax and enjoy your time there. I definitely be back and will be telling my friends about The August Tea Room.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Pat,<BR> Happy New Year 2008, thank you so much for your kind words. Look forward seeing<BR> you again.

    • Jan Reina

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      This was with out a doubt the best 'Tea Room' experience I have had. The service was impeccable and the food was fabulous. Thank you to the wonderful staff for making this such a special event.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Jan,<BR> Happy New Year 2008 Thank you for visiting and your kind review and glad you enjoy yourself at our tea room.

    • Belle

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      Excellent service and food, wonderful atmosphere.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Belle,<BR> Customer like you and your kind review<BR> makes it all worth while opening a tea room. Our pleasure and Happy New Year<BR> 2008.

    • Gayle

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      Lety is the most gracious hostess! I just gave a baby shower at August Tea Room, and it couldn't have been better! In the elegant yet comfortable atmosphere, Lety and her staff treated us like royalty, serving 3 wonderful teas, homemade cookies, then Asparagus Soup, followed by tiered plates of delicious treats including a good variety of the freshest sandwiches, scones, shortbread, macaroons, truffles and beautiful fresh cherries. Every guest commented on how this was absolutely the BEST Tea Room experience they had ever had. I couldn't agree more! All the 'extras' provided by Lety: gorgeous favors, exquisite custom cake, balloon bouquets, boa and hat....it was simply a wonderful event. THANK YOU to Lety and Kate!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Gayle,it is our pleasure to<BR> serve your guests and seeing beautiful little Tahlia too. We are glad that you<BR> had a good time and you enjoy the service. Happy New Year to you and your<BR> love ones.<BR> <BR> Tahlia

    • Lucy

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      Dear Lety, Everyone in our group of six ladies and one gentlemen thoroughly the high tea. Your tea room was just lovely. The food was delicious and plentiful, and the service was impeccable. We especially like the warm towels before the meal. Towels at the end of service would be a nice addition too. I had so much fun, I am setting up another group for January.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Lucy,<BR> Happy New Year 2008, we are looking forward seeing you and your friends and we will make sure the hot towel at the<BR> end of tea service are available.<BR> <BR> Lety

    • Karen

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      I threw a baby shower for my friend and Letty and her staff went above and beyond what I imagined! They were so friendly and informative. The table was decorated so nicely, the ambiance of the place is awesome and everyone commented how the food was so yummy! Would definitely recommend the place to others.

    • Chelle Clements

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      I selected the Queen's Tea for Kirsten's baby shower in October - it was fabulous! Letty had the tables all decorated in blue, there were lovely flowers, she had an area for the baby shower gifts, and we all wore hats (some from the 'stash' at the entrance to the tea room). The food was incredible, there was a lovely cake and the warm scones - wow! It was the first 'tea' many of the 20 guests had ever attended, and nobody was intimidated - Letty's staff provided wonderful, friendly instructions...even 'grandma' had a great time. Letty - thank you so much! And little 'Robby' is now with us in real life!

    • Donna Cambra Cloverdale Ca

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      Our Bridal Shower at the August Tea Room for my dear friend Lisa Davis was fabolous. Everyone had a really good time. The are still talking about th fun we had at Queen'sTea. We were all treated like royalty and the food was surely fit for a queen.The TLC that Lety showed us and her staff made this day special. The Bride-to-be was in heaven. I have shared our wonderful event with others and they have all been envious and deisre a similar experience. No doubt if they go to the August Tea Room they will receive it. What a memorable time and place.

    • melanie

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      We stopped by the August Tea Room on our way home from Santa Cruz. It was a lovely tea room and the staff was warm and friendly. Service and food was very good. Too bad it is more than an hour from our house. We will be back. Thank you Melanie and Debbie

    • W. Weaver

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      These people are so nice and accomidating. Our group needed gluten free items and this tea room went out of their way to provide ALL items gluten free. Was excellant for the whole time we were there.

    • Carole

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      My best friend and I stopped in for tea and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There was so much food offered that we took home a box of the leftover desserts. Our teapot was refilled from time to time with hot water but since my English mom did it that too, I felt right at home! Keep up the good work, Lety!

    • Carol Mathes

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      The most delightful afternoon I have spent in a long time. The food was fabulous, the service was excellent and the surroundings beautiful. Thank you for making our Red Hat Event so special. Carol 8/18/07

    • Bridget

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      I found this tearoom to be a contrast of good and bad. First, the good: It is decorated very nicely and located in the back of a country store with cute items for sale. Lety is very friendly and interactive with the guests. The sandwiches were fresh & the artichoke cream cheese savory was very good, though I did not care for the other 2 savories. Items needing improvement: While there was a good selection of tea, they were made with the leaves left in the pot and hot water added later to stretch it out. Since mine was a green tea, this resulted in subsequent cups that were weaker in flavor, yet bitter, since green tea turns bitter if allowed to steep too long. Also, the leaves clogged the spout and several ladies at our table forgot to use their strainers, which resulted in a ruined cup. The chocolate raspberry dessert was very good, but the cream puff was a very dry pastry. All in all, a good effort, but some refinement needed in tea preparation. P.S. The info. on the front cover is incorrect, all teas are not prepared at the same temperature of 180 degrees. :)

    • Ralph

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      We had the perfect birthday party! The decor is very nice, a large selection of tea items that make for a pleasant atmosphere. The selection of teas is very large but the staff make it easy by providing a selection of featured teas that allow one to smell the leaves prior to choosing which introduced me to something I would have never tried (and truly enjoyed)! The food was outstanding (some of the best that I have had and we have enjoyed tea at many of the top tea rooms internationally). Some highlights were the blueberry scones, while they needed nothing, adding a little fresh lemon butter made them over-the-top. And the finger sandwiches were of a nice variety and just plain delicious (obviously fresh). All in all, a wonderful experience. Thanks for making it a special day...

    • Jeri

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      Just went this weekend and was not impressed. I liked the decor but the service was bad and the food was lacking in taste. If you order the Queen Tea and they are serving the Tortaline Soup do not and I repeat do not have it. I have never had a soup that was vinegery and this was awful. The egg salad sandwich tasted like the refrigerator. We were not able to order the Lady Lety's Tea as we were told that was only done on advance orders but we were not told that when we made reservations and it does not say that anywhere on the website. So if that is what you want make sure to ask about it when you call. It took 45 min. from the time that we sat down to get our tea and for those of us who ordered the Queen Tea we did not get all the items that the menu listed. When the sandwich and other items were served we were told it took so long becasue we ordered different teas. Come on Three of us ordered the Royal Tea and three of us ordered the Queen's Tea. Needless to say I will not be going back to this tea room

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Jeri for your comment. I value<BR> all our customer and apprciate your comment. I am sorry the soup was vinegary to your taste, some of our<BR> customer that came that day had asked<BR> for recipe. Our soup changes each day. We would have been pleased to exchange if I have known. We have added<BR> another person in our staff to handle the<BR> tea selection to speed up the process. Your table had 6 different teas and the<BR> process of warming all the teapots and<BR> each teas requires longer time than the<BR> others. Please come back we certainly will be happy to complement you when you<BR> return. I was reviewing what you did not<BR> get on your tier, the Royal has savories<BR> and the Queen has the soup and we<BR> always give more than what listed on the menu. 'Lady Lety' a five course tea service requires reservation due to <BR> time it takes to prepare and serve.<BR> WE will correct the website to reflect<BR> that. Thank you again for your comments.

    • ah

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      yet another wonderful experience at August Tea! I've been to other tea rooms and whether you go again in a week or in 6 months, the menu is exactly the same. The variety and changes in both the sweet and savories make each experience special! We take all our out-of-town visitors to August Tea as a highlight of their trip to the area.

    • Robin Ogden

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      What a wonderful place to have Mother's Day! I was completely impressed with the beautiful surroundings, the fabulous food and wonderful service. Even my son 'loved' his tea and of course all the treats. He said it was 'a million' times better than the tea room we went to in Niles last year. My very favorite - THE SCONES... yummmm. I could eat them everday (wish I could!) We had a marvelous time, the staff were all delightful and we enjoyed putting on hats and getting fun pictures. We left full to the brim and I had to get some of the Bourbon Street Vanilla Rooibos tea to take home. It was lovely and I highly recommend trying it out for yourself!

    • Gail Murray

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      The tea room is charming, and our every desire was promptly met. I wondered if the Royal Tea would be enough, but ended up so full that I took some of the treats home to enjoy later. The three of us each had an exotic tea to taste, served in lovely teapots. Afterwards, we enjoyed looking at all the cute items for sale that also served as decorations for the tea room. I am planning on taking a large group of ladies here for lunch soon.

    • Nancy Cooper

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      The August Tea Room is an excellent place to bypass the noise and bustle of the outside world. The setting is formal but welcoming. The tea selection is vast, the savories and sweets tasty and well presented. I always enjoy 'taking tea' with friends and The August Tea Room is an excellent place in which to do that.

    • Lisa Fittinghoff

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      My husband and I have stopped at the August Tea Room several times now, once for a full tea and several times at the bar where we can get tea and an a la carte plate of savories or plate of sweets. We’re very impressed by the quality of the food, all made by the tearoom’s pastry chef (we’ve seen her bustling about when we were sitting at the bar). The full tea we had before, I think it was the Royal Tea, was so filling we were quite stuffed at the end. It was beautifully balanced between sweet and savory and had a lovely variety of textures and colors. Considering the intense effort that goes into making these foods, and the high level of customer service demanded by this kind of establishment, we feel the prices are very reasonable. We’ll be back, since this is one of the few places in town where you can stop, relax, and feel the day slow down. Highly recommended.

    • AQ

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      I felt a sense of relaxation the moment I stepped into this beautifully decorated tea room. There are so many details to take in. Every table has its own style. I was able to sit at the one I liked the best. There are so many teas to choose from... My server brought me some selections to smell so I wouldn't feel so overwhelmed. I was surprised by the amount of food I was given. I was so full and couldn't finish my Queen's tea, my server wrapped what I couldn't finish so nicely that it looked like a present. I would recommend this tea room to everyone. It was very spacious, and I never felt rushed. I had complimentary pictures taken before I left, which is something I hadn't experienced anywhere else. They really went out of their way to make sure I had the best time. Thankyou August Tea Room. I will be back many times to come.

    • Trish

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      I've been to the August Tea Room three times now and each has been a wonderful experience. Not only have I enjoyed it with my girlfriends, but had a wonderful afternoon of tea with my husband. The atmosphere is very calming and the service is good. I highly recommend this experience (and the food!) to everyone.

    • Heather

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      My grandmother had her 80th birthday party at the August Tea Room. I have been to tea rooms before but August Tea Room was by far the best! The food was very fresh and the service was wonderful. They have a wide variety of teas and answered any questions we had! Thanks so much! I will definatly be back again!

    • Lauren

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      My mom is helping me type this as I am only 6 years old.....'I loved the treats.' 'Miss Amy and Miss Leslie were so nice.' 'The tea room looked pretty.' It was Lauren's very first tea and a very memorable experience! We will be back many times to come. She looks forward to having her 7th birthday possibly at August tea. THANK YOU for making our day!

    • Karen

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      This Tea Room was a perfect setting for my mother's 65th birthday celebration. The service, food and ambiance were excellent. This was the second time in a month that I had been to the August Tea Room for a celebration and both times were wonderful. I highly recommend the August Tea room. We were never rushed and allowed to stay to open gifts and visit while enjoying the tea and food.

    • mary g.

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      I have never been to a tea room before,and I was glad this was my first. The service , food and ambiance was wonderful. You almost forget that there is a world outside. You have to walk through a beautiful boutique store to get to August Tea and it was as enjoyable. What a compliment to each other. You did a good job Miss Lety and girls. I'll be back!!!

    • Jody Mendoza - Pleasanton

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      This tea room was just ok. I found the tea selection good, not fantastic, and they would not let us try more than 1 flavor. The food was unexciting and lacked taste. Service was good although we did have to ask for water a couple times. I might stop in agin to shop, but probably will not have tea here again...

      Tearoom response:

      Hello Jody, I apologize for not responding to your comments and we do<BR> appreciate your constructive comment <BR> and would like to improve our service.<BR> As a young company we have a lot growing<BR> pain. We had added more trained staff<BR> to serve our client and hopefully on you<BR> next visit we can complement you.<BR> Thank you again.

    • Jane

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      This has to be one of the finest tea rooms around. The service was brilliant. The staff was knowable about the teas and offered us a choice of three teas. Just a side note: all the tables had flat wear and we never had to ask for anything. As for the food, it was fantastic. The tea sandwiches were full of filling and or meat. The scones were fresh and hot. I especially like the jasmine scone. The tea room was almost full but, we din not feel jam-packed. Can't wait till I can return.

    • Sue

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      This is the best tea house in the Bay Area. The food was wonderful. The service was wonderful. I can not wait to come back.

    • JJ

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      I had high tea at the August Tea Roon a few days ago. It was a fantastic tea room experience. The tea room and tables looked as though they were from an old Victorian home. The sevice was magnificent, not to overbearing and always meeting my every need. The food was out of this world. Everything was nade from scratch. The desserts were unspurpassed both in taste and presentation. The tea sandwiches were fresh and plentiful. The scones were some of the best I have had since my trip to England. Everythig was picture perfect. I will be back and back soon.

    • Louise

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      My girlfriend and I had tea at the August Tearoom in December. We love having tea together and trying out new tearooms all over the bay area. When we arrived we were impressed with the ambiance of the August Tea Room. It was decorated beautifully and elegantly. After looking at the menu, I felt we had found a gem. It was a little pricy for a tearoom, but I though maybe if the food was good it would be worth the price. Both my girlfriend and I had the Queen Tea. We were told that we could not have Lady Lety’s Tea without advance notice when had made out reservations. The tea selection is nice but you have to stick to one flavor. Our waitress did keep refilling our tea pots with hot water but we were never given any fresh tea with the refills. Neither of us were impressed with the food. The soup was very, very bland and was not hot it was barely warm. We were never given any silverware, we had to ask for spoons for our soup and for our tea. None of the tables were set with silverware, everyone had to ask for silverware. (Strange??) The sandwiches were simple and very ordinary, very thin and very little filling. The owner came by several times and tired to take our picture. She also told us about her wonderful scones, which she said were moist and very delicious. When the desserts came, we asked her to point out the scones… They were tiny-tiny shortbread type cookies… They were very dry and didn’t have much flavor (not a scone). They were served with a dab of lemon curd and cream, but we were not even given a knife or spoon to spread it with. I feel that the owner needs to watch the quality of her service and quality of her food and not so much attention to the photography she is taking for her website. There are a lot better tearooms out there than this one.... I don’t think we will be back.

      Tearoom response:

      I apologize for the late response I was <BR> not able to add responses due to techinical problem and only able to do it<BR> now. August Tea Room was only operating<BR> for less than a month or so, and all business has growing pain. Please do visit us again and we would like to <BR> complement you on your return.<BR> Thank you