You deserve a break. Step out of the hustle and bustle of modern life and treat yourself to quality time with friends and family over tea at The Quail & Thistle Tea Room.
Indulge in a three-course “California Country Tea” with soup of the day, tea sandwiches with scones and savories and closing with a dessert plate of a variety of baked sweets and fruit. Choose from a full spectrum of teas including several varieties of black, green, and white teas, flavored teas, chais, and tisanes such as rooibos, peppermint, and herbal blends. We serve certified organic whole-leaf teas as well as popular brands and blends such as Twinings, PG Tips and others.
If you’d just like a little snack to nibble on with your tea, we have a simple tea of scones and baked sweets.
We serve on original antique English bone china collected from all over the world. Which is to say, teacups and teapots always seem to follow us home where ever we travel! China that is not currently in service is on display throughout the tea room.
We are kid friendly, mother approved! All our breakables are enclosed in cabinets or out of reach of little fingers. We have fruit juices and milk available for junior beverages. We also have high-chairs available. Please mention in your reservation whether we should prepare luncheons for each of the children in your party.
The Quail & Thistle Tea Room is located in the charming Averon Carriage House in Capitola, California. Built in 1890 as part of the Castro-Lodge Averon estate, the Averon Carriage House is one of the most historic buildings in all of Capitola. Home to a tea room for over thirty years, it has become a Capitola tradition and destination not to be missed.
We are open 11am to 3pm Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations are recommended. You can check availability and book your reservation online using the “Make a Reservation” box on the right side of this page. Check our news feed for special events or promotions. You can also call us at (831) 477-1798 to reserve your table.
Fair weather or foul, it’s always a pleasure to sip your favorite tea next to a flickering fire. Catch up with friends, spend quality time with loved ones, or just invest in some “me” time. Take a little drive and join us for a California Country Tea at The Quail & Thistle Tea Room!