Co-owner very nice. Food was
Co-owner very nice. Food was delicious and filling. Presentation was great. Very relaxed and casual setting.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
A charming family-run alternative
A charming family-run alternative to hotel tea service.
3/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
I brought my friend from out
I brought my friend from out of town to this place. What a wonderful experience.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's super far from where
It's super far from where I live but my roommate and I went anyway and had a great time. The couple who own the tea shoppe are super friendly and personable. They also bake their own bread!!
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two of my Favorite Things!
English Tea and horses - it doesn't get any better than that! I loved the atmosphere of the equestrian shop/tea room, with beautiful antique armoires holding the riding apparel and horse-related tchotchkes for sale, a huge antique mantelpiece surrounded by posters and prints of polo ponies, hunters and jumpers, and sweetly mismatched tables, chairs and loveseats all set up for English Tea. I was very impressed by the large selection of teas, especially the decaf black teas, since these are usually hard to find in tea rooms. The housemade "Motorbread" sandwiches were hardy and delicious, and the very helpful staff accomodated my request for all vegetarian sandwiches. The fresh-baked scones were perfect, as was the Devonshire cream and jam.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been here 2 times and the food/tea are consistently good. It is a great place for a quiet chat and tea.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A hidden gem
This spot is a hidden gem. If you love tea, you must go!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for afternoon tea
I was looking for afternoon tea in San Francisco and a lot of the usual suspects now only offer it during the Christmas Holiday Seasons. This was my first time at Tal-Y-Tara Tea & Polo Shoppe and they do a great job. Finding parking is a bit of an effort but well worth it.
The entry, thru the Polo Shoppe is charming. I was surprised and pleased to a back courtyard with seating - nice to have the option of inside or outside. Lots of choices, I was short on time and my server was helpful in meeting my schedule. I loved the Motorloaf bread with fruit and cheese plate & scones.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tea to Relax
The Motor Loaf is a specialty with sandwiches very filling, fresh scones and laid back atmosphere.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy spot for afternoon tea
I went here for tea on a sunny afternoon with a friend. We sat in the back, outside. Great tea selection served on beautiful china. Scones were amazing; the best I've ever tasted. Delicious tea sandwiches as well.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic tea with original menu
A family owned tea room. Great food. The motor loaf is so unique and delicious. Great for an afternoon stop or we go for a early evening meal. We love this place. A plus if your into Polo and all the accessories that go with it
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a special intimate spot for those who enjoy an well prepared English tea experience. The food and the tea are excellent and the atmosphere friendly and unique.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best place to go for tea! The food was exellent and the shopping is fun too!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love having lunch here.
The scones and motorloaves are made on the premises. So warm and fresh.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM