I recently went to Lovejoy's Tearoom in San Francisco. It was truly a wonderful experience. My friends and I went on a lark. It was Sunday and though we didn't have reservation, we were lucky enough to get seated due to a cancellation. The teas were wonderful, however in addition the atmosphere and the menu made it a great find. It's a cozy friendly place with many people in casual dress. The menu had a big selection of tea sandwiches (perhaps 15) and other offerings, like pasties as well. The tea services ranged from $8.00 to $19.95. This is about half that of the high end hotels in downtown. Yet the portions were considerable. I had been concerned that the tea service wouldn't be filling, but I was wrong. We got the $19.95 Queen's Tea and got 2 sandwiches, spring greens,fruit, 2 scones with preserves, crumpet and petit fours. We were surprised at the bounty of things we received.
If you want to go to tea in San Francisco, you need to go to Lovejoy's