Sweet Spots in San Francisco


Last month I had the pleasure of spending a week in San Francisco with a good friend (Sharnel).  When I first got home I posted a little re-cap of our trip HERE.  I’m back today to share more details from a couple of our favorites stops.

One of the highlights of our trip… well, other than all the late night girl talk… was a visit to Ghirardelli Square to have brunch at Crown and Crumpet.

Now I consider myself a bit of a tea room connoisseur.  I have two girl friends in particular who share my love for tea parties and we have visited at least a dozen different tea shops all over California (over the past 12 or so years).  So I have quite a lot to compare to when I visit a new tea shop.

Crown and Crumpet is the cutest tea shop I have ever been too!  The decor is not the typical formal English styling.  The shop design has taken it’s cue from Cath Kidston, with bright colors, beautiful floral patterns, and a bit of a shabby-chic feel.  Crown and Crumpet includes the tea room itself, and a small shop on one side.  Sharnel and I enjoyed the food, but it was the atmosphere and decor that really puts this shop high on my list of tea shops I’d like to visit again.

Enjoy a peek into Crown and Crumpet

(The candies and cakes above are just decor, not for sale.)

Pretty adorable shop, isn’t it?

After our brunch at Crown and Crumpet, Sharnel and I made a stop at Kara’s Cupcakes (just a few doors down).  I’ve enjoyed a few cupcakes from Kara’s before (at a different location).  Kara’s Cupcakes is a small, sleek shop that sells just what their name suggests, cupcakes.  Sharnel (looking beautiful as always-in the photo below) chose a Fleur De Sel (Chocolate cake with caramel filling) and I chose Meyer Lemon (Vanilla cake with lemon filling and lemon buttercream).  Both cupcakes were delicious.

Crown and Crumpet and Kara’s Cupcakes were just two of the sweet stops on our trip.  I’ll be sure to share a few more soon!


  1. Wow! Crown & Crumpet looks absolutely gorgeous! Love the vintage shabby chic feel. And those karas cupcakes look delish! Lucky ladies x

  2. Looks like a day in heaven! Yum yum! Leanne x

  3. What a blast you guys had!! So jealous!!

  4. I haven't been to San Francisco in ages! It would be a HUGE mistake to let me roam free in Crown and Crumpet and that ribbon store! I would love to get my hands on some of those things! Looks like a super cute, fun adventure with a new friend… Thanks for sharing Glory! 🙂

  5. Looks so fun Glory! I found this Crown and Crumpet tea room from flickr and the their emails, it's such a cute place. I am planning a day trip in Dec. w/ my girls to the city, so I definitely want to visit both of these places, thanks for sharing!

  6. Thank you so much for my morning 'escape' to these gorgeous stores in San Fransico. Melbourne is a long way away, but I can dream. Looks like you girls had a wonderful time!

  7. crown and crumpet looks devine and fun. wish I lived near it to stop in and take some photos myself. Good job G !!!

  8. I am sorry I missed this! I love to shop in fun little shops…if I ever DID have a bakery it would be one of those that had shabby chic painted furniture, and opened til everything was gone!

    Thanks for the little VACAY…beautiful pics, Glory-bee!

  9. Ohhhh LuCkY you!!!!!! I bet you had so much fun!!!!! I love your pictures!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

  10. WooHoo! I just got a reservation at the Crown & Crumpet! When I saw this I knew I just had to go! Yay!
    Love you!

  11. Oh my! How I want that shop! It is so lovely and such pretty goodies. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Oooo how I love Crown and Crumpet. I work a few miles from it and don't enjoy it often enough.

  13. Wow, That’s really wonderful images of sweet spot in San Francisco. I love all your shared images and appreciate you for this effort. I visited San Francisco many times, but I never visited these sweet places in my each tour. After seeing this blog, I will try to go there after finishing my grand central terminal main concourse trip. I am too excited to see all places once in my life. The images attract me and force to come here as soon as possible. Thanks for this new information about San Francisco’s attractions.

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