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Samovar Tea Lounge

411 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103

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(415) 553-6887


  • Sunday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Monday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Cuisine: Coffee and Tea

View more restaurants at exit 0mm on I-280.

4.7 of 5.0 from 106 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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  • Mitra SalaselGood chai, really rude servers who don't care that you're interested in the nuances of their chai-making. Buy some bagged chai and make it at home in peace.

    33333 by Mitra Salasel

  • Ben JVery cool... Worth checking out.

    55555 by Ben J

  • Amy Beth NolteTasty chai, but note that this is the limited Tea Bar, not the full Tea Lounge. It's small without a lot of seating or full tea service.

    55555 by Amy Beth Nolte

  • Melon L.Why is the staff so standoffish?

    33333 by Melon L.

  • Dallas KwokDecent tea, but skip the HK style milk tea, it's pretty garbage for $5.

    33333 by Dallas Kwok

  • Jordan M.Zen out with a match latte 🍵

    55555 by Jordan M.

  • Nishant AChai. A decent drink to kill time, but of course it's not authentic Indian chai.

    55555 by Nishant A

  • Debs Tseasonal Dandelion spice tea 👌🏻

    55555 by Debs T

  • Gayle cGreat foods too

    55555 by Gayle c

  • Trucy P.Masala chai is great but don't miss out on the matcha shake! It is seriously sooo good, and especially refreshing when the weather is hot.

    55555 by Trucy P.

  • electrobabe Bhipster tea place

    55555 by electrobabe B

  • JS1Get the masala chai. Some of the best around.

    55555 by JS1

  • EaterSleek surroundings with high tech tea preparation produces a matcha shot, matcha cortado (a shot plus steamed milk), matcha latte, and a sweet matcha latte served hot or iced at Samovar Mission.

    55555 by Eater

  • Elizabeth B.Absolutely love the masala chai

    55555 by Elizabeth B.

  • Mark JTea is quite good. Small place but an awesome parklet outside

    55555 by Mark J

  • Cin TAmazing Chai!!!! ❤️

    55555 by Cin T

  • Jeanmarie SLoved the turmeric tea! Cafe smelled heavenly.

    55555 by Jeanmarie S

  • Anton S.They sell loose leaf teas, but they're like $14 for a few ounces.

    55555 by Anton S.

  • Wilson JLovely tea lounge, with a pleasant vibe and a good selection of leaves.

    55555 by Wilson J

  • Oded LGreat chai

    55555 by Oded L

  • Mikahla VicinoMasala chai, for sure.

    55555 by Mikahla Vicino

  • Ronald d.Not much seating space however offering extensive tea selection. The coconut toast is sumptuous

    55555 by Ronald d.

  • Thomas B.Bathroom code is 60506 as of Sep '16

    22222 by Thomas B.

  • Geordie E.Chai fantastic here. It also happens to be very very hot

    55555 by Geordie E.

  • Heather JIf you wouldn't think to eat here, think again. Small, healthy dishes perfect for a quick lunch. My favorite is the warm greens with brown rice, sesame, yeast and avocado.

    55555 by Heather J

  • Charlotte CTurmeric spice tea & food jars!!👍🏻

    55555 by Charlotte C

  • Trevor DJar plus avocado

    33333 by Trevor D

  • Mo K.this one is pretty

    33333 by Mo K.

  • Peiying WenMochi cakes!

    55555 by Peiying Wen

  • Kartik SathappanThe chai and matcha lattes are amazing

    55555 by Kartik Sathappan

  • Rob DI'm more of a coffee person but this tea bar is so delicious and cool that I make an exception

    55555 by Rob D

  • Elad SI love their sandwiches!

    55555 by Elad S

  • SarahBest masala chai in SF.

    55555 by Sarah

  • Danielle DavisAn Iced Matcha + Egg Jar leaves you feeling clean and healthy and full of goodness. 👍🏻

    55555 by Danielle Davis

  • Steven KNot a great fan of their food outlets (overrated), but the Masala Chai here is outrageously stunning and the Pumpkin Cake is like a sweet orgasm of yumminess!

    55555 by Steven K

  • Laurea d.Chai & mochi green tea cake

    55555 by Laurea d.

  • Lindsay P.Chai has a lot of caffeine.

    55555 by Lindsay P.

  • Henri LirianiMacha shakes are my favorite

    55555 by Henri Liriani

  • Lyubava KInteresting place, great selection of teas, delicious food, which is prepared in front of you, but there are no tables.

    55555 by Lyubava K

  • c0uPAvocado toast!

    55555 by c0uP

  • Darby Kim JThe vegan chai is amazing.

    55555 by Darby Kim J

  • KidhackThe white truffle sous vide egg with a whole avocado and toast is a perfect breakfast. Act fast though since the kitchen closes at 5pm.

    55555 by Kidhack

  • Rohini J.Their chai is delicious!

    55555 by Rohini J.

  • Sharon T.The masala chai is at just the right spiciness!

    55555 by Sharon T.

  • Alissa JDecaf rooibos chai was flavorless and boring. Just tasted like steamed milk.

    22222 by Alissa J

  • Hanah SEgg dish in a jar hits the spot and makes for a healthy breakfast. Avocado toast is also great!

    55555 by Hanah S

  • Silvia NMasala chai!

    55555 by Silvia N

  • Camila VAiry, off-white space with great teas and goodies. Try the turmeric milk chai or the roiboos blend created for the Dalai Lama with a homemade green tea mochi cake.

    55555 by Camila V

  • Kaitlyn Mvery small, not a hangout spot

    55555 by Kaitlyn M

  • Kartik SathappanMake sure you go to this exact location, the other ones are fancier and have more options but pale in comparison.

    55555 by Kartik Sathappan

  • Eric TGreat chai!

    55555 by Eric T

  • S COh, so awesome. You have to see it to believe it. One of the coolest tea bars I've ever seen. Congratulations Samovar for taking things to another level.

    55555 by S C

  • Kartik SathappanMake sure you go to this specific Samovar tea lounge! It's tiny but I prefer it to the other locations. The iced matcha latte here is too good- it's one of the most refreshing beverages I've ever had!

    55555 by Kartik Sathappan

  • Maurice ATry the vegan Chai!

    55555 by Maurice A

  • Pavan RachakondaMasala chai

    55555 by Pavan Rachakonda

  • William CBest almond chai you can find. A great place to get tea to go.

    55555 by William C

  • Abbott Paul FTurmeric tea.

    55555 by Abbott Paul F

  • Kathrine Z.Masala chai is great! Love the copper pots they brew it in

    55555 by Kathrine Z.

  • Cait MAmazing almond milk chai!!! 😍. Seriously, best chai in SF.

    55555 by Cait M

  • The Mini John VThe almond milk fits in to the chai taste nicely without overpowering like it does in a latte. Grab a chai and relax !! Awesome place.

    55555 by The Mini John V

  • Moon JSteampunk teas. Love masala chai, turmeric spice, but go for your own flavor. Try dandelion detox while it lasts, its cacao husk flavor may surprise you :)

    55555 by Moon J

  • Raquel MunozTheir chai or iced black tea are the best.

    55555 by Raquel Munoz

  • Abbott Paul FThe Masal Chi

    33333 by Abbott Paul F

  • tina huangnothing more satisfying than a Rosie Palmer on a rare warm day. only samovar with the vegan chai!

    55555 by tina huang

  • Bommy ChaGreen ecstasy is so smooth. Sit on steps and read.

    55555 by Bommy Cha

  • Kim P.Absolutely in love with Ryokucha green tea 🍵

    55555 by Kim P.

  • Mark K.Don't let the overwhelming smell of chai distract you from the rest of the menu. Everything is good.

    33333 by Mark K.

  • Ashok L.Comtemporary setting in Mission serving awesome teas including Masala Chai. Try Maiden's Ecstasy.

    55555 by Ashok L.

  • Daniel M.The chai tea is incredibly satisfying

    55555 by Daniel M.

  • Roshan V.Get the masala chai with almond milk. The almond milk fits in to the chai taste nicely without overpowering like it does in a latte.

    55555 by Roshan V.

  • Nate TarrhIf you want chai, this is the spot.

    55555 by Nate Tarrh

  • Justin S.Come for the chai and read for a while.

    55555 by Justin S.

  • Jonathan EatherlyCome during the evening and they'll offer you a free pastry.

    33333 by Jonathan Eatherly

  • Amanda C.Tea lover heaven

    55555 by Amanda C.

  • ClareExpensive and not much seating but beautiful teas

    55555 by Clare

  • Caroline F.Great design and their matcha genmaicha is just perfect

    55555 by Caroline F.

  • Diana JThey have Vegan Chai tea! Other locations do not.

    55555 by Diana J

  • Andrey KlenTea 2.0. Awesome

    55555 by Andrey Klen

  • Asya VaretsaMasala chai

    55555 by Asya Varetsa

  • Carlos EduardoThe Vegan Chai Tea is amazing.

    55555 by Carlos Eduardo

  • CaterinaThe vegan chai is amazing. Try all their brews with the little cups they have out on the counter.

    55555 by Caterina

  • CaterinaVegan chai

    55555 by Caterina

  • Ashley M.Matcha shake, perfection.

    55555 by Ashley M.

  • Christine M.This place smells amazing and has awesome pastries!

    55555 by Christine M.

  • Chelsea H.don't be a dummy; get the Rosie Palmer

    33333 by Chelsea H.

  • Kaitlin Y.I can't get enough of the Rosie Palmer; iced tea that's flavorful but not too sweet.

    55555 by Kaitlin Y.

  • Ashley YueJapanese tea service was very good. I also love the Rosie Palmer tea which is only available at the tea bar (they also have baked goods) on Valencia. Sick decor and tea steepers at the bar!

    55555 by Ashley Yue

  • Gustav VChai Masala

    55555 by Gustav V

  • Agatha Y.Enjoy their iced Rosie palmer during the SF summertime

    55555 by Agatha Y.

  • Ansell T.Green Tea Ecstasy is a beautiful blend of sencha and matcha 🍵

    55555 by Ansell T.

  • James G.Green tea is fantastic and the chai smells amazing! The bench inside is great for enjoying your drink and chatting with a friend.

    55555 by James G.

  • Kelly WongNice addition to the mission. Great teas!

    55555 by Kelly Wong

  • Mamie R.The Rosie Palmer is a delicate delicious delight.

    55555 by Mamie R.

  • Rob M.Really good tea. Seating isn't very well thought out though. Impossible to fully face your companion.

    55555 by Rob M.

  • Carlo S.The Rosy Palmer is addictive.

    55555 by Carlo S.

  • Tom C.Visually stunning place that unfortunately only serves teas.

    55555 by Tom C.

  • Angie H.Check out the bathroom ceiling. Really. It's not what you'd expect from a tea lounge. Also, the Rosie Palmer is a delicate and delicious way to cool off.

    55555 by Angie H.

  • Danny YuRelax here with the potent green tea or the refreshingly sweet Rosie Palmer.

    55555 by Danny Yu

  • Liang S.Rosie Palmer is a delightful treat for summer. Pair it with a scone and some butter!

    55555 by Liang S.

  • Holger L.The Iced Green Ecstasy is off the hook!

    55555 by Holger L.

  • Ross H.Pay with bitcoin

    22222 by Ross H.

  • Sean R.Rosie palmer. Try it

    55555 by Sean R.

  • Staff PicksThere's a shiny new Samovar in town, and this one's a lot different from the tea spot's 3 other locations. This spot is all about convenience, with ready-brewed cups available to go.

    55555 by Staff Picks

  • Loquacious meThe chai is spicy enough to satisfy even me, and mild enough to be marketable to other people :) Sweeteners on the table, folks. Now if only they had chai made with decaf black tea!

    55555 by Loquacious me

  • Vincent T.Cool machines, amazing decor, and epic teas. Visit the restroom and try out the wicked hand dryer. Delicious vegan chai!

    55555 by Vincent T.

  • Kyle M.Just a smaller selection of tea and scones, no lounge. Great to go!

    55555 by Kyle M.

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