Sip Tea Room is open Thursday – Sunday. Kitchen closes at 2pm.
Full Traditional Afternoon Tea Service
Advance online reservations are required for Full Tea Service. Seating’s are for one 1 hour & 30 minutes.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: 10:30am-11:00am & 1:00pm-1:30pm, Inside the lovely Tea Room, “Full Traditional Afternoon Tea Experience “
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 10:30am-11:00am & 1:00pm-1:30pm, Inside the lovely Tea Room, “Full Traditional Afternoon Tea Experience“
Garden Patio Afternoon Tea Service: CURRENTLY CLOSED – Outdoor seating in SIP’s covered back garden is currently closed. We plan to reopen for summer 2023. Check back soon for reservations.
Lighter Fare Tea Room Menu
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: 10:30am-11:00am & 1:00pm-1:30pm reservations, Inside the lovely Tea Room, “Lighter Fare Menu “.
Walk-in guests are welcome Thursday-Sunday, between 11am-2pm, as space is available. Items may include SIP’s Classic Tea, Cream Tea, Children’s Tea, Quiche, Soup and Desserts (Full Traditional Afternoon Tea Service is usually NOT available at this seating). We offer several seasonal items, and daily selections are limited and change regularly. View Lighter Fare Menu
Thursday & Friday: 10am-3pm
Pop in to purchase a selection of loose-leaf teas, biscuits, teapots, cups, gifts, ornaments and tea accessories.
Our tea room has very limited seating. Every guest joining us, including any children requiring a seat, must be on the reservation. We can not allow guests to “share” or “split” Full Traditional Afternoon Tea Service. Thank you for understanding.
Parking can be very tricky throughout San Francisco. Sip Tea Room is located directly across from the very popular Golden Gate Park which has limited, free street parking. Spots fill up early – especially on the weekends!
Notify your friends! We want you and your guests to enjoy your full seating experience; please tell guests who are driving to allow extra time for parking. It’s worth saying twice: PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME FOR PARKING.
Public Transportation: Locals are encouraged to use light-rail, bus or bike when possible.
A note for those visiting San Francisco: Be mindful of parking signs stating limited time restrictions and street cleaning days/times. Ticketing and towing are a reality here. Never leave anything visible inside your car as daytime break-ins, unfortunately, do take place. We want you to have the best experience possible when visiting!
Well-behaved children are welcome, but out environment is best suited for those 10 or older. All guests requiring a seatmust have a reservationsto join us for Full Traditional Afternoon Tea Service. We can not “squeeze” in extra chairs. Strollers will need to be folded and stored during Tea Service due to lack of space. Infants may beheld in arms. No highchairs available. We use fine china to serve our Tea and have a “you-break-it-you-buy-it” policy. Please supervise children at all times.
SIP’s enclosed, covered garden patio has lovely greenery, a heater, string lights and plenty of charm. Reservations can be made online. We recommend wearing layers as San Francisco weather changes quickly and can get quite chilly. Please note: We love animals, but pets are not allowed in the garden patio due to space limitations and safety protocol. PATIO IS CURRENTLY CLOSED as we make improvements.
A few 2-top tables are located outdoors, under our awning. These seats are in front of the tea room, facing Lincoln Way, across from Golden Gate Park. Available for walk-ins. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the sidewalk tables.
No outside decorations allowed. The Tea Room is already cheerfully adorned!
Only small gifts may be brought in, but please note there is not room to place them on your table as it will be filled with fine china, hot tea and delicious food. Any wrapping paper, bags, etc. must be taken out with you when you leave.
These safety measures have been put in place to keep all of our guests and employees safe. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
We make our food fresh and we do sell out! To guarantee your Tea Service, we recommend booking reservations. Once everything is sold, we head home for a cocktail.
Protip: For large takeaway orders, you will need to order at least 24-hours in advance to guarantee that your request can be accommodated. You may place takeaways orders 30 days in advance. There is no need to wait.