Friday, October 2, 2009
Crown and Crumpet, a darling English-style tea room in San Francisco opened at the revamped Ghirardelli square exactly a year ago. Oh, how I'd love to go to San Francisco just to spend an afternoon there with a warm pot of tea and endless warm scones with clotted cream.
I am so delighted by the style that I can't even begin to say what I like best. The colors and mix of patterns, the Cath Kidston tablecloths and vintage chairs, the art on the walls, the sofa upholstered in two colorful stripes and flowers prints, and specially the British flag cushions.
In their menu they offer Mimosas for breakfast, Welsh rarebit for lunch (a typically English sauce made from melted cheese served hot over toasted bread), and a selection of tea sandwiches such as egg salad, asparagus, cucumber and cream cheese or salmon, with your afternoon cup.
Not only do they have amazing decor but one can also buy beautiful things like pastel colored Parisian glass and delicate porcelain gold rimmed tea sets. Totally my kind of place.
Please look at this lovely felt tea cosy from Cath Kidston that I think matches perfectly Crown and Crumpet's style.