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Old Curiosity Tea Shop

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


British, Canadian, Deli
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

My girlfriends and I met at this wonderful tea shop on a Saturday afternoon to catch up on our life. It’s a small but cozy place bursting of Victorian elements: ceiling, walls, decorations, ceramics. We shared two tiers of delicious sandwiches and two tiers of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Caesareea
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I took my wife there for her birthday! We had a traditional victorian tea. The waiter bent over backwards to give exemplary service. We had a variety of sandwiches. We had scones with real clotted cream along with empire cakes, scottish shortbread and fern cakes....More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This adorable tea shop is a plethora of antiques and china cups and saucers, For a restful and charming break, enjoy a pot of your selected tea along with the traditional finger sandwiches, scones and mini pastries as embraced by the British. Enjoyed this with...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank SleeplessInManhatten
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I love this cozy and homey feeling and Adam is an amazing server. The food fits right in with the atmosphere. Fresh and tasty where you can enjoy all the ingredients. Your tummy feels good. It helps take the rush out of life and you...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank _dmarven
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Take a step back in time and enjoy a British tradition that is based on the finer things in life...the afternoon tea. The Old Curiosity Tea Shop delivers an authentic high tea with freshly made finger sandwiches (including cucumber with mint) on a two tiered...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Anna T
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I had lunch together last week It was wonderful. The little tea shop is so charming. The food is so delicious and the staff is so wonderful and welcoming. I had a delicious sandwich and tea. The attention to detail is outstanding....More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 325junek
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I've been to this place many times, most recently this week. The service is always friendly and the place is always busy so reservations are recommended as there isn't a lot of seating. I've always had High Tea and their scones are so good. They...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank LadyBug1968
Reviewed 15 October 2017

What a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon ! Drove from Cambridge with a cousin and met a close friend from Markham who recommended this Tea shop. It was a wonderful experience ! Afternoon Tea is a favourite of mine and have sampled some...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank CherylanneOntario
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We went to the Old Curiosity Tea Shop today with are very dear friends one who is from England but came to Toronto as a teenager. I wanted to surprise her for her special birthday. I had made reservation a week before. This little tea...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank helen s
Reviewed 13 September 2017

If you love high tea, loose leaf tea, cozy atmosphere and scrumptious food, this is the place for you. I've been coming for many years, several times a year and have never yet been disappointed. You are served with Royal Albert china, each one unique,...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Renee S
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27 August 2015|
Response from free l |
They have some gluten-free options like cottage pie (mince meat and mashed potatoes), big salads with protein (ham, chicken, salmon or tuna) on the side or some of their soups. Great place. Check it out.
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