1. Om Shan Tea
Om Shan Tea has great ambiance that feels peaceful and serene, mimicking the feel of an old world tea salon with lots of dark wood wall decorations. It is also quiet and serves a simple yet exquisitely delicious vegan, organic, whole food, gluten-free menu. Anyone would be delighted with the selection of the finest teas from the around the world. The staff is educated about the proper serving methods, nutritional properties, and fascinating backgrounds of the various teas.
Address: 233 14th St (between Natoma St & Minna St) San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (888) 747-8327
Samovar is so zen and relaxing, and every sense is stimulated with the world-class tea selection, scrumptious food, loungy music, and beautiful decor.
You can taste and learn about the incredible selection of teas while reading the paper, talking with friends, or watching the people of the eclectic Castro neighborhood. The staff is great and always open to giving suggestions.
Note: There are two other locations at Yerba Buena and Hayes Valley that are just as uplifting!
Address: 498 Sanchez St (between Ford St & 18th St) San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 626-4700
3. Lovejoy’s Tea Room
Lovejoy's Tea Room is quaint and unassuming, and one can't help but fall in love with Lovejoy’s quirkiness. While sipping your tea, you might imagine that you're in a period drama, adorned in a soft, romantic dress, speaking with an English accent, lifting that dainty pinky as you gently lift your porcelain teacup to your lips, enjoying the vintage details of lace and flowers surrounding you.
Address: 1351 Church St (between Clipper St & 26th St) San Francisco, CA 94114
Neighborhood: Noe Valley
Phone: (415) 648-5895
4. Greenhouse Café
The Greenhouse Cafe is a funky, charming locally owned café located in the quaint and delightful West Portal neighborhood. The Greenhouse lives up to its name by serving organic and free trade coffee & tea. The food is organic and hand-made, too. The art on the walls is by local artists.
Address: 329 W Portal Ave San Francisco, CA 94127
Neighborhood: West Portal
Phone: (415) 829-9140
5. Café Bello
Café Bello is a relaxed tea and coffee shop with quality coffee, loose leaf teas, and blended drinks. This place has distinct characteristic and flair. The staff is friendly and the tea is deliciously fresh. For those who like into a good chai, or in the Glen Park neighborhood for that matter, give Cafe Bello a try. You’ll love it here!!
Address: 2885 Diamond St (between Kern St & Bosworth St) San Francisco, CA 94131
Neighborhood: Glen Park
Phone: (415) 585-3457