The Hidden Tea Room

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Terrie Green, the owner of the award-winning Corner Scone Bakery, loves to entertain and bring happiness to people with her batches of sweets. She recognized a lack of tea houses in the San Joaquin area and thus her desire to fulfill that need for the Lodi community emerged. Famous for her baked goods and sensational hostess skills, Green decided to offer High Tea parties at their bakery on the weekends, but the popularity of the events outgrew the small shop. When the former Barking Dog cocktail lounge closed, Green saw potential to expand her ideas. With years of baking experience, and a love for vintage tea sets, it was a natural transition from bakery to tea house. From a old-timers saloon bar turned elegant tea room, Green couldn't wait to open in August of 2016, she and her family were excited to present The Hidden Tea Room; a place where the community can enjoy an elegant style of tea. Green happily welcomes you to the opportunity of a dainty oasis.
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TL
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was very good but very small in portion. per person, you get a miniature scone, a puff pastry, a bite size egg quiche, not even quarter a cucumber sandwich, a bite size cupcake, a one inch lemon square, and a miniature macaroon, seriously one inch diameter and it took them two and a half hours to serve it!!! You are literally waiting almost 30 minutes between courses for finger foods. It’s a cute place, friendly staff, nice ambiance but not worth the time and you leave hungry. I didn’t like having to be herded into service with only one tea time either. By doing that they are deterring business.

HO
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing. I loved that we were able to try so many different teas. Fantastic experience. I'd go again for sure

AP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

really enjoyed how they break out the 5-course experience into different parts. Great two hour time frame filled with delicious food

NS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The high tea service at the Hidden Tea Room was superb. The food was delicious, the tea perfectly brewed and the service phenomenal. They were incredibly accommodating to our various dietary restrictions, and the 5 course tea left us pleasantly stuffed. Highly recommend The Hidden Tea Room for anyone looking to enjoy a classic high tea.

The Hidden Tea Room
Responded on July 26, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words Nicole, we hope to see you again soon!

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AK
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place so very much!!! Wonderful service, kind people, delicious food, and beautiful decor. It was truly a perfect experience!

The Hidden Tea Room
Responded on July 26, 2019

So glad you enjoyed your visit Amanda! We hope to see you again soon.

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RD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love The Hidden Tearoom! I often go to high tea and even my wedding reception was held there! Great for get togethers with my ladies and my husband enjoys going with me for a date brunch. This is my favorite place. Vintage, cute, lovely people, delicious food and teas. ❤

The Hidden Tea Room
Responded on July 26, 2019

We are so happy you enjoyed your experience Rachel!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! It is my second time here and it was just as perfect as the first!!

AN
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time. This is a great way to celebrate a birthday. My granddaughter just was giddy with excitement and my mother was thrilled to have an afternoon with 4 generations celebrating her birthday 😊

BN
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of food and service remain A+.
Always an enjoyable experience for myself and guests. A Lodi Gem not to be missed.

AR
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the BEST time. I took my best friend for her birthday. We felt very fancy and special. It was a fun , interesting and differenct experience.

DN
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

I really enjoyed the tea. We tried five different kinds. They were all nice but we didn’t like the chocolate blissed. It had a bad after taste. The only thing was it was a to big of delay between courses.
Thank you for a fun afternoon. I had my sister and best friend with me.

MC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best tea houses I’ve been to! Everything was amazing especially the tea, food, and service. I highly recommend.

BB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time ever and I have to say it was a wonderful time.

PB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us were seated promptly when the doors opened & selected 2 teas for the table. We were then served in courses scones, sorbet, quiche, sandwiches, & pastries. The teas were good & hot, & the food was tasty & freshly prepared. The tea room had a lovely atmosphere & decor. Since it has about half a dozen tables, it had an intimate feel to it, & it was easy to chat with those at our table. There were also hats available to have pictures taken in a festive spirit. The hostess & servers were all polite & helpful. All in all, a lovely time with friends. I would recommend the outing to others. Oh, but bring a light sweater.

G
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I would give Hidden Tea Room another opportunity in hopes that the painfully horrible service was just that day. Took over 2hrs:15 min just for their servicing. Seemed unorganized, understaffed and server wasn’t very nice or even educated about tea, what was in the food or that an upside down/tilted lid on a teapot meant the teapot was empty. My friends and I do tea rooms regularly. A large group of them will be going on June 8th. I hope their experience is better.

ET
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at our tea. The patio was just perfect, the food was delicious, and we lucked out with amazing weather too. :-)

LB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

I have been here many times. Sometimes the service is very poor. This was one of those times. Noise level was terrible.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by a friend-she said “take someone special”...
Took my mom as an early Mother’s Day gift
What an experience! Absolutely Fantastic!
Great food from their bakery with an assortment of unbelievable tea! The decor is perfect and the even have a collection of fun “Tea Hats” for memorable photos.
Book in advance,dress well and enjoy a fun experience with a touch of Old World Class

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience at Hidden Tea Room! We did a girls’ get together and had so much fun at “High Tea.” They had hats we can use for the experience, the scones are to die for, and the tea sandwiches were really good. We highly recommend this place, and will be returning soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Easter Tea

O
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was so nice to go in and you totally felt like you were on London at tea time. Only thing is I wish there was more room and that they offered to show you there outside other than that it was an unique experience. Definitely will go back there again.

s
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A wonderful experience. Great food and service. We had a nice visit.

FF
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, delicious, and super service! Cant wait to go back!

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous fun and great food & tea! Service is wonderful and the staff are so nice & accommodating!!

CC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful tea service, it's nice and relaxing. The food is very delicious and there is many courses so you leave full. I've already been twice, and already have reservations to go again. Highly recommended.

JL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place for my daughters birthday party. Great food and great service!

B
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for my daughters 9th birthday for high tea on a Saturday. We have also been to weekday cream tea. We loved both and we will be back!

AS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love every thing about my experience. Ambience, food, service and importantly the tea.

EZ
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with the service and delicious food provided. Many options of tea, bottomless tea, made this tea lover very happy. Dietary restrictions were accommodated without a problem and substitutes were just as delicious. Will return for a special occasion outing with a friend again or even a date.
Reservations required but very worth it for the warm scones.

EL
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a saturday high tea reservation for 2 from 11a-1pm. Enjoyed a multi-course meal and as much tea as we wanted. Service and ambience were exceptional. The food was delicious and spaced out well. I would love to return and try their other tea options ( cream tea/ queens tea/ special tea events)

N
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I attended the high tea, and had the most adorable date! Everything was great! The pastries and tea sandwiches were delectabe! Very cute and reasonable pricing.

PM
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance, very elegant. White table cloths, napkins and pretty table settings. Food is always very good but they could increase the portion sizes, they are on the skimpy side. Service is excellent. Have been there many times. If you are going for a quiet time for nice conversation and visit with a friend be sure to ask if they are having a shower or large party the day you choose to go. When they have a large group it can get very noisy.

DL
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A tearoom treasure and a great tea experience. It’s five courses so plan on staying 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The food was tasty especially the whole wheat crosants. They were amazing! Most definitely a place to come spend an afternoon with a friend.

DS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Have been to this tea room in the past and it was every bit as good as I had experienced previously. This time, we sat out on the patio as there was a shower being held inside. The patio was quite comfortable with the umbrella and slight breeze and it had its own charm. Looking forward to coming again for tea.

T
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends were visiting from out of town for my birthday so I wanted to do something unique. This was the absolutely perfect choice. The decor was so cute, service was amazing, the tea and food was absolutely delicious. I’m blown away, and I’d definitely like to return for another high tea experience. Excellent choice for a quaint, classy, unique, delicious dining experience

JG
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Great food. Overall great experience.
I went there for high tea in the afternoon with my Aunt for her birthday. I love how the pastries came from the bakery and it was so good. I love the quiche too. I wish it was more food because that's how good it was but for the price - not bad. I will definitely come back here again and will bring others. I also put in a great review on Facebook and Yelp.

AF
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The women of Bethel Church wanted to experience a high-tea and were not disappointed. We sat in the garden area and the table was elegantly set. It was a quiet and classical music played in the background to set the mood. Very relaxing. The service was excellent as well as the food. Everything was made from scratch and was delicious. The scones were some of the best we'd ever tasted. We were served scones with spreadable lemon curd, blackberry jam, and cinnamon butter. Then came a peach/ginger pallet cleanser with a heart-shaped shortbread cookie. The tea sandwiches were yummy, herbed cream cheese and cucumber on white, and cream cheese with dill on wheat cut into lovely heart and flower shapes. Next was served the savory dish. Oh, my goodness, the mini-quiche, and multi-grain crescent were exquisite. The crescent was so light and flaky it melted in your mouth. Last but not least came the delectable desserts. Marbled cupcakes with chocolate or white, tinted pink, buttercream frosting, lemon bars, and a chocolate nutty bar that was out of this world. We didn't want to leave. It was so relaxing and enjoyable. Overall I think we liked the African Spice tea. (I think that was what it was called.) But each and every tea was unique and delicious. Our server was precious and very helpful. She brought pot after pot of tea as we sipped it from beautiful china tea-cups and saucers. One thing we didn't plan, it was the day following the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel, so the conversation was royal. Thank You to The Hidden Tea Room for a delightful experience.

TF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

A Fabulous tea room
Nicely decorated and authentic
Fabulous food

RD
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hidden Tea Room is such a special place for me. Its so charming and relaxing with a slight feeling of stepping back in time. The full tea service certainly fills you up, but also allows for long conversation and get togethers. I go to enjoy a girls outing, to relax, and I've even had my wedding reception there. I will keep coming back.

JM
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my nearly 12 year old grand-daughter there for our annual Tea. We've been going to tea houses for several years now & this is one of the nicest we've been to. We took along our own tea cup, of my mother's, to celebrate the day. The staff was warm & gracious. The food fabulous! The entire event was wonderful, cozy & comfortable. We spent 2 1/2 hours there, special time all around.

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