Tea's the Season is a mix of cafe style and a modern tea room. It's very relaxed and casual, and serves a nice tea. This is the type of place you would want to pop into for a light meal or snack, but not necessarily a special occasion type of tea celebration.
Tyme for tea is one of the best kept secrets in the Bay Area. I have been to every tea room within a 75 mile radius, and I can definitely say that Tyme for Tea is the very best. The location is set in an antiques shop in Niles, which gives it a very charming setting. Scones are to die for, simply amazing, and they are served first, with lemon curd, jam, and cream. I really enjoy the process here, where everything is done very leisurely. Then out comes your 3 tiered tray of sandwiches, savories and desserts. Unlike some other places, the sandwiches here are very filling and delicious, plus there are several hot savories. the menu items seem to change seasonally. for desserts, there are usually a number of petit fours, cookies, etc. or you can also order fruit instead. The decor is very well done. pink tablcloths on the tables with fresh flowers and little lamps. Each setting is done mix and match style, so each person gets their own teacup. It's really well done!
I recently had the pleasure of taking tea at Paddington's. What a wonderful tea room! The place is warm and cozy, with a relaxed atmosphere. They blend their own teas, which are amazing. I really enjoyed the Wild Strawberry. The scones were delicious, just out of the oven served with real devonshire cream and strawberry preserves. Paddington's is one of the few tea rooms where you actually leave feeling full-they give you plenty of food! Finally, the Chef creates these amazing tea infused chocolates to finish off the experience. They also have a tea bar where you can taste different teas, which they will cheerfully explain to you everything you ever wanted to know about teas. Paddington's is a fabulous place to go for tea!
What a hidden gem! My daughter and I had tea on Sunday, and this tea room was simply delightful! Open for nearly a year, the place is decorated in a shabby chic sort of style, very pretty, with lavender walls and artwork and tea accessories all around. Each table is set with a different set of tea cups. The menu has several options including shepherd’s pie and sausage rolls, but we opted for the full afternoon tea. Served on a silver 3-tiered tray, we had a warm scone with Devonshire cream and jam, salad and an assortment of sandwiches. There is a nice tea selection as well, and tea is served in beautiful tea pots. Our tea was refilled before we even asked! After we finished, we chose to get a dessert from a selection of petit fours, which were later served to us in glass domes. The presentation was exquisite and the service impeccable! I will definitely be returning soon!