Welcome back Crown and Crumpet! Tea Time has been waiting to add this notch to their blogging belt for a while now. For those in the know, Crown and Crumpet is remembered as a modern English tearoom that used to be located over in Ghirardelli Square (with bathrooms around the corner and down the alley). When that location closed they announced a move to Union Square. While that store is still in the works, for the meantime, you can take an Afternoon Tea Cafe break over in the Upper Fillmore/Japantown district! Their cafe is in the New People building on Post Street. There are loos both upstairs and downstairs from the cafe and they have some very interesting features. We're not going to get graphic here (except about the food) but be sure to check them out even if you don't need to use the facilities.
|What more is there to say?|
|"Bottomless" teapot. Just ask for more water.|
|Water cooler with cucumbers, tea cozies below.|
|Little touches make afternoon tea an Adventure.|
|After your tea stop, take a look around the New People!|
|Scones and crumpets, with jam and clotted cream|
If you got the chance to enjoy afternoon tea at C&C over in the square, you'll find the ambiance recreated here in Japantown at the Cafe Stop. Even though we said we wouldn't "get graphic" Tea Time can't resist tipping you off to the special features awaiting you after you've had your four pots of tea. So if you're ready to immerse yourself in culture, venture over to Crown and Crumpet in Japantown to dine in fine British style and then view some art in the New People galleries.
Update: Sparkling Party 4/2013
Tea Time is back again. Ready to enjoy C&C with a Sparkling Wine party. The corkage fee here is very reasonable, so we brought along two bottles of a red sparkling from the Chocolate Shop. (A light flavorful red with a chocolate nose and hit of cocoa at the end!) We do love a Tipsy Tea! This get together was a lot of fun. Mel reserved the table and the six of us had a merry time. Most of the food and desserts were different from our first visit, so it looks like Crown and Crumpet will have an evolving menu. They also have gluten free tea now! So ask, if you have dietary restrictions, when you make your reservation.
|Yay, Tipsy Afternoon Tea!|
|J.K. got a berry blend for her tea. We tried quite a few flavors, but didn't photo them all. You can check out Mel's here.|
|We were almost hidden by the TOWERS of food.|
|The sandwiches and pastries of the day, the salmon disk was particularly tasty.|
|Berry Scone and buttery crumpet.|
|Desserts! Cheesecakes and more.|
|Wine and tipsy fun.|
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