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  • Favorite Place

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    Favorite Place Restaurant is decorated beautifully as a tea room. However, it does not serve the traditional English tea. Instead, it services sandwiches and wraps. The food was great. We had excellent lentil soup, salad, sandwiches and wraps, cakes, rosewater lemonade, tea and coffee. The service was excellent. My two friends ordered lunch special ($15), which came with soup, salad, and chicken wrap. My husband and I ordered the Friendship Luncheon (kind of like afternoon tea for $28 per person), which included their famous Rosewater Lemonade or regular iced tea, salad, 5 different kinds of sandwiches, fruit and dessert. For the sandwiches and wraps, we liked the egg sandwiches, the summer delight wraps (vegetarian), and From Russia with Love wraps (Russian ham with spicy Russian mustard dressing). Even though Friendship Luncheon didn't come with soup, the server brought my husband and me soup so we could have them together with our two friends. He also kept refilling our drinks and cleared our empty plates and served the next dish. Hot coffee or tea is served with desserts when you order Friendship luncheon. But the server didn't charge our other friends their coffee, either. We will definitely go back to Favorite Place!

  • The T Room

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    Beautifully decorated tearoom. Lovely teacups. The owner is always very nice and accommodating. I love coming and love bringing my friends here. The tea variety is excellent. The sandwiches include smoked salmon, egg salad, cucumber, and chicken and lingonberry. My favoriate sandwiches are salmon and chicken and lingonberry. The scones are just OK. The desserts are very good. I think foodwise, it's OK, but I just loving here for the decor. The owner did a very good job on that! Also the tea room is just minutes' drive away from the Descanso Gardens. I usually like to go to the gardens right after I had afternoon tea here.

  • Posh Peasant

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    Lovely tearoom. Warm service. My husband and I both had Posh High Tea ($24/person). It included a pot of tea, 2 blueberry scones, 4 kinds of tea sandwiches (egg salad, tuna salad, cucumber, and turkey & strawberry cream cheese with sliced almonds). It was supposed to come with mini fruit tarts, but they ran out of them when we were there. Instead, they gave us two choices of their desserts. We picked tiramisu and carrot cake, which were both huge slices! The blueberry scones were excellent. The cucumber and turkey sandwiches were very good. I wish they offered smoke salmon sandwiches also. Their teas were more dessert teas. Would like to see them offer more regular teas. Overall, a very charming place.

  • High Tea Cottage

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    I tried the American afternoon tea because I wanted smoked salmon. My husband tried the English afternoon tea because he wanted the strawberry strifle. We both liked the sandwiches. They were very fresh. We got scones fresh out of the oven. Got to picked 2 out of 4 jams besides the clotted cream. The strawberry strifle was excellent. We got to smell various kinds of tea to make our selection. The hostess Jenn was so hospitable. Our tea cups were being refilled constantly. She asked my husband if he were still hungry. He told her yes, and she brought him a plate of Australian meat pie and sausage! We were so full when we left. I plan to bring my girlfriend back next week. Glad to find another great tea room!

  • Chado Tea Room

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    I love going to Chaddo. I usually don't need an advanced reservation. The price is very reasonable - $15 for afternoon tea. There are hundreds of tea selections. The tea sandwiches are not the usual delicate tea sandwiches; they are more like regular sandwiches - the bread is toasted, they are cut in half diagonally instead of into fourths. The scones and desserts are just OK, too. Still, I love going to this place when I just want to sit down with a friend and to enjoy a pot of tea. This place makes me feel like a traveler passing through, having some tea and sandwiches while resting my feet.

  • Two A Tea

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    My girlfriend invited me and a few other friends to tea at this place. I looked at the pictures of this place on the web and thought I might not like the decor because it was Victorian - I'm not very found of Victorian. To my surprise, it was decorated very warm and homey. I loved the location, too. It's right at the foothill of the San Gabriel Mountains. The street was quiet. Now on to the food - the scone was soft and yummy (although I still prefer the traditional 'hard' scone - the scone here tasted a bit like a muffin). The sandwiches were fresh and tasty. I wish they would give more tea sandwiches. We got a cucumber sandwich, a turkey and walnut sandwich, and an egg sandwich (the egg sandwich was small). They gave us a lot of pastries, sweets, and cookies, but I really just wanted more sandwiches. We were also given pomegranate sorbet. We had 4 different kinds of tea: Christmas spice tea, peach apricot tea, earl grey tea, and chocolate vanilla tea. The chocolate vanilla tea went really well with the desserts. The lady working there was nice and friendly. She tried to explain all the ingredients in the food (although there were just way too much food/desserts to explain - sometimes we just wanted to be left alone). I also wanted to mention - each of us girls went to visit the restroom. It was really cozy and pretty. :) Overall it was a great afternoon tea place.

  • Tea House on Los Rios

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    Last month, 17 of us took Amtrak from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano. This tea house is within walking distance to the train station. As part of our day trip, we had made a reservation to have tea at this place. Well, we couldn't have picked a hotter day to go! After visiting the Mission, we were so looking forward to a relaxing tea time in an air-conditioned tea house. When we found out they set our tables outside on the patio, we almost fainted. It was like 90 degrees there that day. We were told there were no room inside to seat 17 people. I went inside and saw plenty of empty tables. Even though each table could only seat 4 people, they should have offered us the choice to break up the group and sit inside. Instead, they told us with some iced water, people would feel fine. We did drink a lot of iced water because it was so hot! It didn't help much. We were sweating while drinking our hot tea... Sure wish they have iced tea! The sandwiches were OK. I didn't like the scone. It was too big and too sweet. Well, if it weren't for our waitress Melissa, I would say the tea experience was not worth the money (we paid $28/person, including tax and tip). I read about Melissa through TeaMap's reviews. She was indeed pleasant, attentive, and wonderful at telling us about San Juan Capistrano.