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Bloomsbury Tea Room

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911 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010, USA 831-477-1798 Website Owner?

Sun closed Mon closed Tue 11:00am – 4:00pm Wed 11:00am – 4:00pm Thu 11:00am – 4:00pm Fri 11:00am – 4:00pm Sat 11:00am – 4:00pm

Recent reviews

    • Marcy M.

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      We made a special trip from the mid-Peninsula especially to come to Bloomsbury for tea and it was well worth the drive. The owner was able to accommodate a special dietary restriction for one of the members of our group (gluten free!) with equally scrumptious-looking treats. The presentation and food were wonderful, and the ambiance was perfect for this special outing. The owner was exceptional-- attentive to our needs, ensuring that everyone was having a relaxing time. Definitely looking forward to coming back again.

    • Johnna

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      This is a lovely tea room! The service was excellent and the food amazing. Great place to relax!

    • Janie

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      This is an absolutely charming tearoom with a first class menu and stellar service located just minutes from the beach... What a find!

    • Brandon

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      We went there for a special event. The food was delicious and the service was great. I would highly recommend this tea room over any restaurant in town!

    • T. R. G

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      We came to the tea room for a Murder Mystery dinner and also for Valentine's Day. Both were superb. The food was delicious and the service was great! I highly recommend this special tea room. Jennifer and her staff make each time there memorable!

    • Lori

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      We visited Bloomsbury yesterday and had the best Tea I have ever had! And I have been to a lot of teas! The food was absolutely delicious! The decor was beautiful! and so creative! Every detail is at this tea house for the most wonderful exerience ever! My daughter, niece and her friend brough their American Girl Dolls and the staff had set place settings with mini tea sets for the dolls, absolutely adorable! Jennifer is gracious, kind and wonderful, I higly, highly recomend this for your most enjoyable, memorable tea!! Thank you for such a wonderful memory with my daughter :)

    • Ashley

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      This was the best tea I have ever had. The lavender white chocolate scone was unique and delicious. I hope to come back many times and support them and their wonderful cause!

    • Debbie

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      What a wonderful experience. The setting is beautiful. The food is awesome. They need to sell the soup in the grocery store. The selections are fantastic. The dessrts are to die for. The staff is made up of msstly volunteers. A handful get a minimim wage. All the proceeds go back into the community. You need to go and support this fantastic place and have a delicious meal at the same time. You won't be sorry. Make reservations!!

    • patricia

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      This was one of the most delightful afternoons I have had in a very long time. I was in Soquel at an OPEN HOUSE. A friend met me there and invited me to this amazing tea house. We had delicious food, aromatic peach and ginger tea, and superb service. We wore hats, took pictures, and created memories. I look forward to my next visit and Jennifer's spectacular Tea House.

    • Siline

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      It was my first experience to a tea house and it was fun and great service. Nice place to spent with girlfriends

    • Sherron Pagliotti

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      It was the best part of my trip to Capitola. It is charming. I felt like I was in a cozy comfortable home. And boy can they cook! The quiche, the scones, the jello salad were delightful. I loved my tea served in a tea pot on a warmer and cute tea cups. I would highly recommend the experience. Sherron P.

    • Maria

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      This was my first visit and I look forward to visiting again. They offered a large variety of teas, all served either hot or cold. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was charming and it felt special to eat and drink from such pretty cups and plates.

    • Nancy H

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      Bloomsburys What a delight! I have been with several groups of friends and we can't wait to get back the next time! the food is delectable and the service impeccable! Don't miss this experience when in the Capitola/ Santa Cruz area,or make it a trip It's worth it!!

    • cheri c

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      Upon entering Bloomsbury, you feel like your arriving at an old friend's house. Enticing smells, vintage decor, vaguely familiar faces (is that my cousin?) Friendly service, and to-die-for scones that your dreams make you come back for.

    • Teresa

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      I recently moved here and I've been to many tea rooms. This one is the best because of the owner and staff. It's an experience. I've brought several groups of friends since my first time in June. Now they are bringing their friends. The food, tea and atmosphere is #1. If you need a break in life in general, go to this teahouse.

    • Joan

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      Bridal Shower Tea - Big Success! Jennifer was so accommodating when she was asked if we could use my Mothers tea cup collection. This took extra time and effort and was much appreciated. We had 26 at the shower and had plenty of room. Tea assortment was wonderful and the Tea pot warmers were a great idea. Artichoke Soup is the very best. Sandwiches were very nicely plated with fresh fruit. Scones - White Chocolate and Lavender were warm and very tasty. The Tea Room was a special place to have the Shower for the Bride. Can't wait to go back.

    • love tea

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      Love this tearoom. Great fireplace and garden. The scones are the best, they arrive warm and delicous. The tea sandwiches could use some rethinking. I love the lemon tea cake. Best tea dessert ever.

    • aliza

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      delicious food and tea but you guys are not smart for being closed for so many days during the winter. also be open on sundays please

    • Bill & Clare

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      Clare & I had Afternoon Tea here on Tuesday, Nopv 16. From start to finish it was very elegant. Jen (owner) uses a teapot warmer, so your tea is always just right for drinking. The chicken salad sandwich was superb. The tea was perfectly steeped and served in bone china. The entire tea shoppe is well decorated and presents a very cosy atmosphere. Jen can't do enough for you and it is for certain that we'll return again.

    • Phil H.

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      We have been fortunate enough to have tea at a number of tea rooms both in and out of the country (including England and Canada), and we have to say that Bloomsbury Tea Room is an absolute gem. Of course, having it close by is very nice, but that's not what makes it such a great place. The food is freshly made and tastes every inch of it. The tea sandwiches aren't just plain ol' sandwiches, they usually have a little zing to them (like adding a little celery to a shrimp salad sandwich for a bit of crunch). The scones are always house made and warm. The sandwiches and scones are enough that sometimes it's hard to get to the desserts - but there's always room for that! Add in a great tea selection of over a couple dozen teas, a triple tray to serve it on and some of the nicest wait staff/owners, and you've got a real treat. If you haven't been there - do yourself (and your taste buds) a favor and get on over to Bloomsbury Tea in Capitola CA. Be sure and call ahead for reservations so you won't be disappointed!

    • Beth Petrowich

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      Bloomsbury Tea Room is a delight! There is a large assortment of delicious teas, excellent scones with clotted cream and lemon curd, and a great assortment of lunch entrees. I particularly love the artichoke soup and the grilled vegetable sandwich. There are also the more traditional English-style tea sandwiches. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting and the attention to detail is excellent.It has the feel of an authentic English tea room. The owner, Jennifer, is so sweet and friendly and takes the time to converse and make one feel at home. The rest of the staff is equally pleasant. I highly recommend the Bloomsbury Tea Room.

    • Maggie Wagner

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      The owner, Jenifer, always makes us feel at home. It's quiet, cozy and charming. The scones are hot out of the oven. I love the historic building they're in and the inside looks like a traditional English tea room. I love the beautiful table settings, the vintage tea cups, the service, the tea, the food and the way it is served. Their special events are lots of fun. Even my husband feels comfortable there because it is not to feminine. My girlfriends love it. It's a great place to sit and chat, you can realy take your time because you never feel rushed.

    • Grace

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      Jennifer and the staff at the tea room are the best. This tea room has really changed for the better since Jennifer took over the ownership of this establishment. The food (and tea) is excellent, the service is great, and the atmosphere is so relaxing and special. It's a great experience to go to this tea room and it's also a blessing each time.

    • Veronica

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      I love this place! The scones with Devonshire cream and jam are the best I've ever had. Their tea selection is lovely (my favorite is the black, chocolate, rosebud blend, Valentine's, and my husband's is the black, vanilla, citrus Paris). We ate out on the patio on a bright, sunny day, to the scents of gladiola and jasmine. Wonderful service and ambience.

    • Elizabeth

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      This tea room has the best scones and hot tea. The rooms are very quaint and fun. The staff is very friendly. There are pillows and hats and fancy tea cups. I'm going to try and go to tea here monthly! I had my bachlorette party here and it was a blast.

    • Toni Wilburn

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      I took my friend, Sherry to Bloomsbury Tea Room for her birthday. It was a very special treat for both of us. Since then, Jennifer (the owner) has become a special friend. She is a terrific woman who really cares about making everyone's visit to her tea room an experience worth remembering and repeating often! Every day is a celebration and Bloomsbury is a great place to celebrate!

    • Charissa G. Strickland

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      We took our 4 year olds to their first tea party and we had such a wonderful experience we will definitely do it on a regular basis! The owner was so sweet and helpful. Thank you for the wonderful time!

    • Emily

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      I came to this tea room last month with my mother and best friend for the first time and we ALL had a fantastic time! The food was delicious, and it was beautiful sitting outside for a peaceful afternoon tea (on a day it was quite packed!). Also a pleasure to meet the owner, thank you so much for extending the courtesy! We will be seeing you again soon.

    • Lisa Brighton

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      A fabulous place for lunch or just stopping by for that “spot” of tea. I have been in England numerous times and have had more than my fair share of high tea while visiting; including one of the grandest high teas at the Manor of Lord Charles and Lady Jane, and I would challenge any of those experiences to be better than what we have had at Bloomsbury Tea Room. Tea sandwiches are always lovely but with the added heart cut into the tea sandwiches is even more lovely and when you multiply the visual to the excellent taste of the sandwiches you have nothing short of brilliant. Very simplistic and yet what few places seem to add to give it that extra special touch. I had tried this place a few times while it was under different management but it is more than obvious someone with taste and not afraid of a lot of hard work, where the analogy comes to life with the saying turning a “sow’s ear into a silk purse” speaks volumes. The artichoke soup is completely amazing and it’s hard to say which was grander the “food exceeded only by the service” or was the “service exceeded by the food” both were BRILLIANT and extremely hard to beat anywhere. In the afore mentioned review of 1/5/2010 I would say at the very least “VF” is speaking nothing but “rubbish” and it seems there might be a hidden agenda within this review since we have never encountered that type of service nor the food they described. I believe to sum this up, do yourself a favor and invite that special “someone” in your life for an exquisite experience few will encounter in the State of California let alone in the County of Santa Cruz. Thank you Bloomsbury Tea Room for allowing us to enter your establishment.

    • Faye

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      I had such a wonderful Experience at Bloomsbury Tea Room that I told All my friends to try it and they agree that Bloomsbury Tea Room is a Tea Room that every Tea Lover should Try. The food was Excellent and the Service was Great! Thank You! to the Staff for giving my Friends and I such a Wonderful Place to Eat and Enjoy Fine Tea...

    • Mary Jane

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      Just loved it! Everything was greater than expected! Best scones I have ever had!

    • Anna R

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      Fabulous service, delishious food, wonderful tea room. I will be coming back.

    • Nicole

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      I've been to this tea house back when it was under different ownership and I am very pleased to see that things are sooo much better with the new owner. The food is wonderful, the ambiance charming, and the service was great. Furthermore, the prices were absolutely reasonable and offered tea experiences for all budgets. The varieties of tea on hand were a little slim but varied enough to please both mine and my boyfriends pallet. I will definitely be coming here again.

    • ~Lisa

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      Everything was absolutely perfect, and I mean, EVERYTHING!! From service to the delicious salad & sandwiches, the best piping hot apricot scone, oh my!! From the vast selection of teas, and the many different choices on the menu, you just can't go wrong. The service was absolutely impeccable and the owner whom was busy serving, made the time to visit each table and have some friendly conversation, also while serving a delightful birthday tea party for a group of 8 year old girls!! As for the ambience of the tea house, it is charming, quaint, comfortable and a wonderful feeling of intimacy, perfect for a gathering of friends, showers or just a great place to go by yourself and enjoy a wonderful 'spot of tea'! It was so enjoyable, we didn't even realize we had been there for almost 3 hours!! Getting the check in an old book was a lovely touch, as we flipped through the pages, we noticed the writing in pen were note and guest signatures who had enjoyed & shared the stay, I would ABSOLUTELY go back again in a heartbeat!! What a great place to relax and enjoy a piping hot pot of tea!!

    • Matt

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      Ok, Ok, Ok.. So I work for Bloomsbury! But I'm not here to review my own work... Bloomsbury now has a Twitter! Follow us at : http://www.twitter.com/BloomsburyTRoom

    • Amber

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      What can I say about the Tea Room? Charming and Great Food are a good start.I loved the atmosphere and the food so much I will be back!

    • Regina

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      I've been here twice and can't wait to go again. Perhaps the varieties of tea offered has expanded since my visit, but I was pleased with the choices I made both times. The food was excellent, all made right there and nothing beats fresh scones right out of the oven. The food menu was great, there were lots of options and all of them delicious. The staff was wonderful and didn't make us feel rushed at all, and the ambiance of the tea room is great as well, nice tables and not too crowded. The owner was delightful, and I wish her great success.

    • natalie

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      Tried this place for the first time this weekend and I just fell in love. It is full of character and the ambiance was great, they were very busy. We had an afternoon tea and a Scottish tea and the sandwiches were soft and fresh and the scones were absolutely wonderful I took 6 scones to go for my family. The brownies were so rich and moist. We tried 3 different teas and every single pot was brewed perfectly, just loved it. This is my new favorite place.

    • Sunshine Villa

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      Nine of us took tea at the Bloomsbury Tea Room today. Seven members are in their 90s, and had so much fun wearing the hats scattered around in baskets. The food tasted great! It was the most delightful outing, all agreed. We look forward to visiting again in January 2010.

    • Diandra P

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      Great experience. Felt very at home with its charming environment. Excellent food and service. With all the niceties of a proper tea. Great for a girls day out.

    • Michael Tobias

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      I was absolutely blown away by the quality of food and sincerity of service. I write this review still savoring the artichoke soup and fresh vanilla scones-flavors I eagerly anticipate in my near future. You will by no means be disappointed by the refreshing atmosphere and breath-taking ambiance of this latest Capitola gem - soon to be the gem of California!

    • Joe

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      Great place to Eat...(even if you are a guy) Have Great portions and selection of Sandwiches and Hand tossed salads..

    • Tera Scott

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      We will be back!!! Such a lovely setting and wonderful service. The tea was excellent and 2 varieties per was a great idea. Thank you

    • Helga

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      Bloomsbury Tea Room is a MUST try for all people who love a Great Atmosphere with Excellent Food. The Tea selection was Great. I will be praising this Tea Room for a while

    • Anna

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      What can I say? The food was SOOO GOOD! I am very Happy that there is a Tea Room as nice as this in the area..The petite desserts are just lovely.This is a must try for anyone who likes Good Food and Tea.

    • Rose

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      I had just a Lovely Experience at Bloomsbury Tea Room last week. The Tea selection was Great and the variety of different items on the Menu was Wonderful. I love the Fact that you get unlimited refills on your pot of tea when you order a Tea Plate. I will Most Certainly be Back

    • Danielle

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      Bloomsbury Tea Room was SOOO Nice. The Quality and Presentation of the food was Astounding! The Staff was very Nice. I'm so Happy to say I have been to this Tea Room

    • Jill Ainscow

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      Thank you for such a lovely tearoom in beautiful Capitola. You've done such a great job updating it and bringing such delicious things to the menu.

    • Mara

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      Oh, Boy! The tea room in Capitola is back! Wonderful, welcoming staff, food that's the best I've had tea-room-wise (and I've visited a lot of tea rooms!), sweet, comfortable, clean decor - in essence, the perfect tea room. We are so lucky to have it! Thanks Jennifer and Staff!

    • Polly

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      Bloomsbury tea room is so cute and cozy. Its such a relaxing place to just sit and talk. The service was great and i had the best tea and scones i have ever tasted!

    • Babe

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      This tearoom is absolutely delightful. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, the food homemade and excellent, the staff friendly and accommodating. Jennifer has done a wonderful job creating the perfect tea room this side of the pond. I will certainly be back!!

    • A big fan

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      Bloomsbury is a wonderful place for afternoon tea. Jennifer and her staff are great. The food was very good and yummy desserts. We had a great time. Wish the tea was not limited to two small pots. We will be back very soon!

    • Sandra Lewis

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      I can't say enough good things about Booomsbury tea room and the charming atmospher,along with the variety of teas and delicious food make this a real special place to go to. Jennifer, Debbie,Kristen, and Rachel add so much to makeing this a delightful treat to all the women and men of Santa Cruz County.

    • drc

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      Not just for the ladies, guy size sandwiches that are exceptional, a great place to relax and enjoy a couple hours before heading down to the beach in Capitola to walk off the bread pudding and scones,,,well done!

    • Jessika Carlson

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      I love the feeling as you walk in. Relaxing, homely, and friendly are among the many things that I felt while being at the Tearoom. I had half a Michael Sandwhich which I would highly recommend to those not sure on what to try. And I also had half a Dolly's Salad. Mmm mmm mmm. As I sat there conversing with my mom and my sister I sipped on the Vanilla Tea and then the Paris both with different tastes, but both left me wanting more. Just when I thought I was full my sister ordered dessert. Oh my gosh. As I cut open one of our freshly made scones steam rose up and the smell awakened my senses as it went straight to my nose. I topped it off with Yummy Lemon Curd. I also had some of my moms Bread Pudding. Oh man, this wasn't just any bread pudding this was made with a croissant topped with carmel sauce. Our server was very polite and made sure we were well taken care of during our experience at the Tearoom. I would love to go back and try more things there and I'm definitely gonna tell more people about it. Well done guys! Well done!

    • Pat

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      Charming atmosphere, delicious food, excellent tea, good prices, what more could one want? I've told many friends, and all that have visited have loved the experience as much as I did.

    • Anonymous

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      Its is exciting to have such a wonderful place to eat in Capitola now

    • Brittany Rodriguez

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      This tearoom has an amazing staff, presentation, and quality of food! I wil most certainly be back again!