The first Lovejoy's Tea Room opened in San Francisco in the early 1990s. Originally an antique shop that served a good cup of tea, the customers soon became more interested in the tea and scones than in the antiques, and the tea room was born. The name, Lovejoy's was inspired by Jonathan Gash's novels about an antique dealer named Lovejoy (also made into a BBC television series in the 1970s).
Lovejoy's Tea Rooms have expanded to Pacifica & Redwood City (California) and Portland & Ashland (Oregon). Each one brings the lovely ritual of tea to its community in a unique, playful and unpretentious way.
Now, we're endeavoring to recreate the magic of Lovejoy's for everyone, nationwide! All of us at Lovejoy's invite you to sit back and enjoy the ritual of taking tea wherever you find yourself!