Perfect for a grown-up tea party!.
This place is adorable and charming, and the delicious food is the perfect complement to the quaint atmosphere. The vintage dishware, art, and antique knickknacks are fun and create a comfortable vibe, and the staff is friendly and knowledgable. Guests are seated on low, plush antique chairs and couches. The presentation is phenomenal: dishes come served on stacked silver tiers. The scones and lemon curd, strawberry preserves and cream, and crustless cucumber sandwiches are amazing, and actually do fill you up. This is a great place to take friends or guests for a late lunch or Sunday brunch, because it is a new and different treat.
Wonderful, wonderful place.
Lovejoy's is so charming, I went there 2 weekends in a row! So much fun having a tea party with the girls. The food is great - the scones are amazing and I don't even like scones that much. The ambiance is perfect, all the mismatched tea cups and plates, crocheted throws, furniture - everything!
Best place for Sunday Brunch....
I had family in town from SC and we decided to take them to LoveJoy's and they had such a good time. They could not stop talking about the ambience and the great service and the wonderful food. It does not look like much food but once you have it you are totally full. Also the teas were excellent and the waitresses knew what they were talking about when recommending the perfect tea. This is a place that i will take all out of town guest!
What you MUST order: tea, crumpets + lemon curd, scones + devon cream + strawberry preserves, and sausage rolls. The shepherd's pie is also pretty good but I don't crave it like I do the other things listed above. To avoid: the tea sandwiches which are basically 90% bread + 10% mediocre fillings. This place is the cutest and so much fun to relax in. Afterwards, stop in the antique shop across the street, which also sells teas, the devon cream, and lemon curd. Bottomless pot of tea goes a long way! YUM
This eminently civilized incarnation of an English cottage suits its charming Noe Valley neighborhood.. In Short This cozy eatery doubles as an antique dealer. Everything--delicate love seats, mismatched serving dishes, aged tea pots--is for sale. There are several teatime menus available, including pear and Stilton tea sandwiches or warm cake-like scones accompanied by thick strawberry preserves and double Devon cream. Make sure to sample the selection of fruit-flavored teas.