Price: $5 to $12 for tea service
A nondescript spot in the Inner Sunset, Rose Tea doesn’t just function as a tea house, but it is also a blooming floral shop. Tea and flowers? Such an excellent combination. You’ll find a plethora of flora and little jars of tea sprinkled on the shelves, making you feel right at ease. The tea for two is definitely on the budget-friendly side and will only set you back about $6. The truffles, small plates of fruit and cheese, and sandwiches are also worth the trek over. And while you’re not going to find any crazy, tiered offerings of snacks, you will find a simple, welcoming place to indulge.
Rose Tea, 549 Irving Street (at 7th Avenue); 415-592-8174.
Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile