I was excited to learn about the grand opening of Crown & Crumpet last month, “a room with tea and wit”. My excitement was followed by great disappointment when I discovered the anticipated tea salon would be located in the newly revamped Ghirardelli Square in the heart of old San Francisco.
Considering, I am about 10 states away in the Midwest, I would not be able to easily experience this “destination tearoom” known for top-quality food and excellent libations, all with the style and charm that one finds in modern day Britain. My readings about Crown & Crumpet reflect a tea atmosphere that infuses tradition with a large dose of panache and humor. The space has been architecturally designed by renowned English architect and designer Roland Courtenay Bishop and interior designed by owners Christopher and Amy Dean.
In addition to what appears to be exquisite design, Crown & Crumpet will also contain a retail section, filled with teas from Lupicia, Harney and Sons, Tea Palace from London, Palais du Thé from Paris, and Lindsay’s Teas, among others.
If you live in the San Francisco area or are visiting stop by Crown & Crumpet for Afternoon Tea Service or a simple cuppa tea. Because I must live vicariously through you, please stop by and give me all of the details.
Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!