San Francisco, CA 94109
Single, sexy and free this Valentine’s Day? Not a problem! Pile you and your closest pals friends into Ghirardelli Square’s Crown & Crumpet Tea Salon for a decadently delicious Sex and the City moment — that is, with piping hot cups of tea instead of trademark Cosmos. Beware — this ain’t your grandma’s teashop. Crown & Crumpet exchanged the outdated décor so commonplace in many tearooms for a visually stimulating environment filled with dainty knick-knacks and bright, bold colors. With so much for the eye to behold – from the comical art pieces hanging on the walls, down to the pink and white checkered floors — it’s quite apparent that every inch of Crown & Crumpet has received a special touch of TLC at every twist and turn.
Over 30 different teas come in pots and cups proudly bearing the Crown & Crumpet emblem, and the heart- and star-shaped sugar cubes are almost too cute to eat. Almost. While you should certainly visit for breakfast, lunch and evening snacks, Crown & Crumpet’s full afternoon tea service is a mandatory must. There’s nothing like scrumptious scones, tea sandwiches and other edible delights accompanied by an endless pot of tea to lighten up those bleary winter afternoons.