It's time for tea: 4 BARTable tea rooms

Simmer in a pastime that celebrates a more calming kind of brew; Jane Austen would approve. When you put down your i-thing and pick up a teacup for some quality sips, dainty bites and delectable conversation at a Bay Area tea room that nurtures quieter moments of connection, you’ll thank yourself.

You don’t have to be English or from another era to understand how much sitting with a soothing tea can fill your well. Classy tea rooms may range in style, from grandiose English ornamentation to Japanese Zen minimalism, but it all comes down to the warm eclectic pours steeping and steaming at your fingertips. 

The English Rose

When you visit Pleasanton’s spot-on answer to the English call for afternoon tea, you won’t hear Big Ben strike, but you’ll feel like you might. 

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The English Rose

Dublin/Pleasanton
The Garden Court

Housed in San Francisco’s Palace Hotel, The Garden Court is a gorgeous open lounge that has built a reputation for keeping patrons lingering.

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The Garden Court

Montgomery St. (SF)
Asha Tea House

Make your way for a matcha green tea latte whisked to frothy perfection at Downtown Berkeley’s sleek tea haven. 

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Asha Tea House

Downtown Berkeley
The Tearoom

The smell of freshly baked scones and small sandwiches complement The Tearoom’s hot beverages amidst clean lines of simple black decor. 

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The Tearoom

Rockridge (Oakland)

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