Saturday, May 30, 2015

TAL-Y-TARA TEA & POLO SHOPPE

ADDRESS:  6439 California St, San Francisco, CA 94121
CROSS STREETS: At 27th Ave.
FWY ACCESS: Hwy 1, 101

WEBSITE: talytara.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook (Used now and again, mostly for announcements)
PHONE: 415-751-9275
EMAIL: Via form on website

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Mon-Sat - 10a-7p (Last tea service at 5:30p)
  • Sun - Closed
PARKING: Street
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: Oh yes, tack shop and riding apparel

WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: na
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $30-35 (Prices not listed online)

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Unlike any other spot that serves tea. Rich tones, plaids, leather and all manner of classic English riding gear, a visual feast
One of the few places that serves crumpets
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: The Motorloaf! See its story at the end of this post
UNIQUE ASPECTS: The fact that it is also a polo shoppe is nearly unfathomably unique and interesting
OWNED BY: Call to inquire
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: In the Outer Richmond area, a mile from the picturesque Legion of Honor museum
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1980
LISTING UPDATED: May 2015

MENU

Motorloaf Selections
- Classic Motorloaf Tea Sandwich Varieties (one of each*), Serves Two
- Motorloaf Plate with Sandwich Fillings on the Side, Serves One
- Motorloaf Bread with Fruit and Cheese
- Motorloaf Bread with Butter or Cream Cheese

*Tea Sandwich Varieties (subject to change): Cream Cheese and Cucumber, Egg Salad with Capers, Cheese and Chutney, Smoked Turkey with Watercress, Black Forest Ham with Mustard, Lox with Cream Cheese and Capers.  Motorloaf contains walnuts.

Salads
- Mixed Spring Greens with country vinaigrette
- Tal-y-Tara Wedge Salad with bleu cheese and peppered bacon
- Seasonal Fruit Medley with honey glaze

Sweet Treats
- Sarah’s Scone With English Devonshire Cream and Choice of Jam
- Crumpet with Butter with Choice of Jam
- English Trifle Layered Pound Cake
- Phil’s Bisconi, biscotti made from our scones
- Shortbread Cookies
- Bavarian Malt Balls
- Bassett Liquorice Allsorts
- Dutch Liquorice Soft Chews

Beverages
- Pot of Tea for One
- Pot of Tea for Two
- Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate
- San Pellegrino Sparkling Water
- Iced Tea
- Hot Cider
- Espresso
- Cappuccino
- Latte
- Mocha
- Cafe Americano

** 18% gratuity added to parties of four or more.
* Menu subject to change

The Story of the Motorloaf 
The “Motorloaf” comes from a turn-of-the-century English recipe that has been passed down for four generations. This bread was traditionally used as a picnic item to be taken with you when you go “motoring” in your car, and was aptly named the“Motorloaf”. The specialty semi-sweet dark bread contains raisins and walnuts, and is delicious when paired with savory or sweet tea sandwich fillings.



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