Crown & Crumpet Tea Room With Lilly J

May 26, 2011 · 7 comments · Print This Post

in Pink Things, San Francisco


Shortly after I announced our move to San Francisco I learned that my fabulous friend Lilly would be in town for a wedding the week after I arrived. Thank God for Lilly guys because she got me off the crazy train and back into sanity. It was so incredibly fantastic to see a familiar face and Lilly isn’t only a good time, she also has an encyclopedic amount of knowledge of all things San Franciscan that I ate up with a knife and spoon.


Lilly dragged my unsure and tentative behind all over the place from Chinatown to Fisherman’s Wharf and then up some very very very steep hills. We even grabbed a glass of bubbly at The Top of the Mark where I was greeted with spectacular panoramic views of the city. If there’s anything that can wipe away any twinges of home sickness it’s a gorgeous view on a crisp sunny day.


But the best part of our outing was when we stumbled upon Crown and Crumpet in Ghirardelli Square. It was pink, pink, and pink. They served tea, Rosé, and Kir Royales! We were so there. Sitting on their terrace overlooking the water we both commented on the fact that it felt like we were in a romantic comedy. I swear Amy Adams and Mindy Kaling were going to drop by our table at any second to gossip about Mark Ruffalo.


The view here was also breathtaking and somewhere down the street a man was playing the saxophone. I kid you not — we had our very own soundtrack. It was beyond brilliant and this brilliance was punctuated by the fact that Lilly had purchased a very fierce fascninator only moments before we discovered our pretty pink heaven. To quote Annie — I think I’m gonna like it here.

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1 Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy May 27, 2011 at 3:50 am

I love reading about unique local haunts like this! Feel free to link up at Eat Local Eat Fresh: http://quickeasycheaphealthy.com/2011/05/fitbloggin-11-and-eat-local-eat-fresh/

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2 Holli May 27, 2011 at 7:58 am

Isn’t Top Of The Mark amazing?! I luv it there!

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3 Denise May 28, 2011 at 9:53 pm

You’ll love it here! I live north of the city in Sonoma County – we love everything about our area and the city as well! If you haven’t found it yet – hit Off the Grid at Fort Mason on Friday nights! Wow! Amazing food! Enjoy your city!

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4 nicole May 29, 2011 at 7:13 pm

ooo that looks like fun.
I love the saying about the tea cup. so true!

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5 meg June 2, 2011 at 11:08 am

i’m loving these little tastes of san francisco – thanks for sharing, and i’m glad you’ve got a friend to show you the best places!

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6 Shelby @ Lady Gouda June 10, 2011 at 2:01 pm

AHH! I love this post and I love that you sound so happy. Sounds like you two found a perfect girlie afternoon spot. Love it when life all the sudden transports you into a RomCom, especially one with the Ruffalo. Can’t wait to hear more about your San Fran adventures.

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7 Zahavah September 3, 2011 at 11:51 am

Boston’s loss is SF’s gain — we’ll miss you. And, I love the saying on the bottom of the tea cup. Happy exploring!

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