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Cambridge Tea House

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W 5th Ave, Marble Cliff, OH 43212, USA 6144866464 Owner?

Sun 08:00am – 3:00pm Mon 08:00am – 3:00pm Tue 07:00am – 4:00pm Wed 07:00am – 4:00pm Thu 07:00am – 4:00pm Fri 07:00am – 4:00pm Sat 08:00am – 3:00pm

Recent reviews

    • JW

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      They are not closed! I had breakfast there yesterday. They keep reasonable yet specific hours, and is closed on Mondays and most holidays. Call ahead around holiday's to be sure they will be open.

    • Lisa

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      Excellent little restaurant for breakfast, lunch and high tea. Decor is charming and is excellent, second to none. I found this place about a year ago and I'm so impressed that I go very often!fresh made food and great service!!!

    • Andra

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      It breaks my heart that this wonderful place is closed. :^(

    • Linda Whalen

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      The décor of this charming tea house is just the beginning. This restaurant could be on the cover of Victoria magazine. The teas are wonderful. The scones (which I always avoided because they are usually dry) were absolutely delicious and moist (who knew scones could be moist?). And the food is perfection. Kudos to Mary and her staff. The perfect place to pamper yourself or host a special luncheon for friends. 5 stars for sure!!

    • Karla

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      I love this place. The quiche is the best I've had and the scones are also off the chart. Don't overlook the crispy bacon on the menu. The tea is perfectly prepared, but the variety is limited unless you like flavored teas. Of the standard black teas, there is only Queen Catherine and Darjeeling. The teas are prepared from loose tea, perfectly steeped with a warmed cup and a cosy for the pot. All of the food is very consistent. The atmosphere is pretty standard tea house - welcoming to lunching ladies and big girl tea parties, although regular folks are around too.

    • Sandra

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      This tea room is nice, but it all depends on the hour you come and how busy the place is. If it is too crowded, you will be seated at the same table as other customers, which I do not like to pay big bucks for!! But the food is delicious, the tea is great. I really like their breakfast menu!

    • Eric

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      This lovely placed location at the top of a beautiful hill site in Grandview, is graced with an ol'fashioned building. The shop itself is simply layed out and is very English minimalist with simple table service. The staff are polite, energetic and bright and they excel at patience, but are not trained very well in an understanding of tea, outside of the venues offerings. The food is wonderful and traditional in a way to support tea and if truth be known, is the best aspect of the service; artfully prepared and carefully crafted, simple, delicate,and light. The downfall of the establishment is the lack of actual fine tea. The store is indentured to a large tea vendor who sold them their equipment and is leaning against them, should they ever decide to evolve the tea selection. Most of the teas are blended, few are single origin, and none are exceptionally rare or exciting for a person who is much into tea. It would be a vast improvement and a deeper compliment to the food, if it was more established as a 'tea' venue, rather than a 'english-styled' food pantry with tea that would only please the elderly English tastes. They are good people, have a wonderful story (the owners Daughter is the culinary pastry master), and the staff is appropriate. The hours are also strange, as the shop seems to be a gathering spot for many of the older, female crowd from Grandview/Upper Arlington who seem to have time for high-afternoon tea and social service; so the hours cater to that. I hope they can expand their tea and open others to a better tea experience.

    • rosa

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      or $14.95 the high tea portions were MINISCULE. Price should 've been $5.00.Seems they split 1/2 sandwich between 2 diners.They did not offer to freshen the pot.The sandwiches were extremely flat & thin.I've taken tea in many countries, the portions are never so SKIMPY.

    • Barb

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      I went to the tea house for the Valentines high tea. I was sorely disappointed. The wait staff was very slow. The food, while excellent, was no more than one bite. For $19 a person I expected a true tea sandwich, not an amuse bouche. First cup of tea took 15 minutes to arrive, second never appeared at all, even after asking twice. Four two top tables had been shoved together, meaning we were sandwiched into one table with six total strangers, and had to crawl out over them to get up. And, although we were told that only the special tea would be available, other tables ordered and received the off the menu breakfast. I will not be back.

    • sweetanie

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      The tea room is cozy and quaint. The vanilla tea is delicious; however, I would have liked it sooner. The currant scones are delicious, albeit large in scale compared to the other dainies. As mentioned previously, the cream is somewhat unusual -- comparable to cheesecake batter.

    • KB

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      Loved it! Cambridge Tea House exceeded any expectation I had. I expected something similar to a coffee house with laptops and lingering people. I found a sophisticated atmosphere with amazing tea and food...and no laptops or people on their phones. Highly recommend you go!

    • Doulton

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      I will certainly return to the Cambridge Tea House. I loved their Harney & Sons teas and their tea breads. The ambience is very nice and it's got a lot of the traditional British tea room aspect to it. My complaints are about things that can be changed easily. My partner and I got our food almost immediately (cream tea and tea breads) but had to wait another ten minutes for the tea to arrive. Why not reverse this order? It would be nice if the tea cups were warmed--I don't know how difficult that would be. The cream tea, alas, had the American interpretation of 'scone'. I much prefer the . British. The clotted cream was a bit of a mystery--at first I thought it was mixed with cream cheese or perhaps sour cream. The texture was almost gelatinous. And the jam! Just a tiny dollop! I think that they could add a soupcon more! The Cambridge Tea House has already fulfilled much promise and I will be trying them again. My quibbles are minor in the context of the larger experience.

    • Ellen

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      Recently, I had a delightful lunch at the Cambridge Tea House with two friends, Di and Tricia. Tricia’s mom opened the new tea house recently and Tricia has helped along the way. We were treated to the Afternoon High Tea and it was delicious. From the yummy soup, to the quaint sandwiches to the delectable scones (some of the best I’ve ever had), to the finishing touches of the assorted desserts, it was a fun time. Next time you want a mouth watering lunch stop in, it’s on 5th Ave in Marble Cliff.

    • Brad

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      I was not sure what to expect, being a 41 year old male but wow, was I impressed. This place has the best food I have tasted anywhere in years. The toffee scones melted in my mouth - the soup & sandwich I had were excellend, and the cupcakes were better than my mother makes. This was a great experience and sinceI live in Columbus, I will be a regular customer at this fine lunch spot!

    • Lisa

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      This tea house just opened on 9/22/09. It is by far the best tea house I have visited in Ohio (and I've been to many). I had the afternoon high tea, which was excellent (and reasonably priced at $14.95) -- on the day I went, it included a curried egg salad tea sandwich, a cucumber tea sandwich, choice of two scones, clotted cream, jam, chocolate covered pineapple, chocolate dessert, raspberry macaroon, and choice of a pot of tea. I had the yellow and blue tea, which was wonderful. There was not a single thing that I did not love on the tray. They also have a prince and princess tea for those 10 and under that comes with milk, hot chocolate, or tea; a dessert; and sliced tea bread with cream rosettes or heart shaped peanut butter and jam sandwich. The little ones even get to dress up with crowns and other dress up attire. The atmosphere is sophisticated -- this is a place I highly encourage you to try. You won't be disappointed!