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.