So I finally got my chance to go visit the Crown & Crumpet! Unfortunately I missed their first incarnation at the Ghirardelli Square. They have relocated to a smaller venue in the New People Building in the Japantown neighborhood of San Francisco. It may be a mini version of their original Tea Salon, but it is still a spirited, delicious, and sometimes cheeky place, serving the world's most popular drink - second only to water (as the owners Amy and Christopher Dean say).
Sandra and I at The Crown & Crumpet.
My daughter, Sandra, was not the least bit interested in taking photos. She was seriously focused on her goodies that arrived with her Nursery Tea. She loved the fact that she got her own little teapot of fruit tea with her own mini-three-tiered stand of treats. And the tea was pink!
My nephew, Philip, and my sister, Jackie.
We dragged my poor nephew along. A tea salon is, well.... not his cup of tea. He was a good sport about it, but he refused to drink tea. Luckily for him they have more beverage choices. He decided on a cappucino.
My sister, Jackie and I, ordered the Afternoon Tea. We chose the Crown & Crumpet Private Blend of tea. It is described as a full bodied tea with toasty notes from Darjeeling, maltiness from Assam and lively flavor from Ceylon. Worthy of any Royal table. I have to agree. And we were so lucky to arrive when the scones were fresh out of the oven. They were so delicious! Everything was.
If I get a chance to go again, I think I will try the Marie Antoinette Tea.
Rumour has it this was Marie Antoinette's favorite. Let this relaxing blend of bergamot, blue mallow and roses be the perfect tea for eating cake! - Crown & Crumpet