Crown & Crumpet opened in the newly revamped Ghirardelli Square in the heart of old San Francisco in late September 2008. A destination tearoom known for top-quality food and excellent libations, all with the style and charm that one finds in modern day Britain. Crown & Crumpet infuses tradition with a large dose of panache and humor. There is no ‘Granny’s front parlor’ look for Crown & Crumpet. Renowned English architect and designer Roland Courtenay Bishop has created an architecturally inviting space with a creative interior décor designed by owners Christopher and Amy Dean.

Crown & Crumpet Tea Stop Café

In late 2012 the lease at Ghirardelli Square came up and after much discussion we decided not to renew it and instead re-locate to another exciting part of San Francisco. Finding that perfect spot of real estate in this popular market is no easy task but the hope is always there that our flagship will materialize sometime soon in the future.

In the meantime the charming owner of the New People Building in the Japantown neighborhood of San Francisco approached us to see if we would open a mini version of Crown & Crumpet in his already existing café. This discerning gentlemen with excellent taste felt that partnering up with our brand and concept with his super cool Arts & Entertainment building would make a perfect match! It did not take us long to agree! We had about two months to put it all together and open by March 1st, in time for all the film festivals that would start shortly and the famous Cherry Blossom Festival.

We thought it was important to differentiate between the Tea Salon and the  Tea Café , as it is a smaller space,  a limited menu and a more casual experience. But we knew we would be serving up our famous beloved Afternoon Tea service and light lunches not to mention tasty morsels of British tea time treats! We also wanted our Trolley Dollies to be back, serving up all manner of excellent items with their usual charm and wit! So the Tea Stop Café was born!

As of November 2015 we have partnered with the beautiful and old, classic hotel, The Sir Francis Drake Hotel, in Union Square, downtown San Francisco, to bring our unique Afternoon Tea experience to the hallowed halls of this Kimpton Hotel. We are exceedingly excited to work with the delightful team at the the hotel to insure that a relaxing yet quintestionally Crown & Crumpet Afternoon Tea experience can be had right in the heart of San Francisco! Hooray!! Right now we are bringing Tea during the Holidays and looking forward to continuing throughout the year for special holidays or just for fun! Keep an eye on our website!



Dining at Crown & Crumpet is all about remembering that perfect afternoon tea party you had in London or what you might of imagined when you were a little girl but oh so much better! We have some classic British lunch options and proper Afternoon Tea is served from 11:00 am when we open. Last orders for afternoon tea are taken at 5:15 pm.

We get very busy on the weekends and suggest you book a table on via our Yelp widget located on our Reservations Page or You can also ring us directly on 415-771-4252 with questions or to book your table. It can be tricky to pick up phone during service time but leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible!