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Miss Minerva's Tea Room and Gift Shop

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167 E Davis St, Culpeper, VA
+1 540-829-9700
11:00 - 16:00
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Culpeper, Virginia
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have taken my granddaughters here many times over the years. They have learned discrimination in tea. It is a very special treat for all of us. Great selection of teas, wonderful scones, tea sandwiches and desserts! They think they are too old to dress up in the hats and fun jewelry anymore but we still look forward to going.

Thank GrammyBonnie
Woodbury, CT
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The granddaughters loved it when we were finally served. We were the only table in the tea room yet service was incredibly slow. Patience ran thin with our 5 and 9 year old. Our teas were delicious. The accompanying scones and pastries were lovely. Worth a one time visit.

Thank dms935
Culpeper, Virginia
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have enjoyed several trips to Miss Minerva's - helping host the perfect baby shower with all the goodies - and taking my granddaughter there - she loved putting on the perfect hat and pearls in Miss Minerva's "costume room"........and there are tea and luncheon specials for the wee ones - fun experience and while there it was fun seeing... More 

Thank Linda T
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

For the past two Fridays, my wife has had tea with two of our granddaughters. The first visit was with the 10 year old and the next Friday with the 8 year old. Both times we stopped by to make a reservation and let them check the place out. They got to meet Miss Minerva as well as get to... More 

Thank vtcc64
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great selection of teas. The finger foods were great with a nice variety of sweet and savory. Will return!

Thank S M
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I had a wonderful time. The atmosphere was relaxing and pleasant. My mom took me for the first time here. We got the Tea for two. Tried the Coconut Almond tea it was delicious. The inside was beautiful with all kinds of tea and glass traits very decorative. The chicken salad on a croissant was very good along with another... More 

Thank PennTexas1963
Culpeper, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We had such a lovely tea bunch. The food was wonderful, as was the tea! Definitely will go back! My husband and I had been walking through the town, deciding where we wanted to eat and decided we'd like to see if we could try the Tea Room w/out having reservations. They do take walk-ins w/out reservations, so we were... More 

Thank glamorousglitz
Pemberton, New Jersey
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

If in the area, you have to visit this store. The tea was delicious and the scones out of this world. The staff were just as friendly as can be. You can ever wear time period hats while sipping tea. They have a large selection of fresh teas to chose from. It was a little chilly walking around but this... More 

Thank Kellee K
Manassas, Virginia
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350 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This sweet little tea room is a charming escape from the new century. The tables are set with fine china; your tea comes in a sweet little tea pot; you can borrow hats, boas, etc to wear while enjoying the moment. Each person can select a tea and receive a personal pot of tea (about 2-3 cups), after reviewing an... More 

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Culpeper, Virginia
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Do yourself a favor, if you think tea is that luke warm, brown, overly sugared watery stuff your aunt Myrtle used to guzzel try Miss Minerva's. The smell of the dry tea alone will tell you your in for something good, and the tea is excellent. My daughters make regular stops here now when we are on davis street. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 E Davis St, Culpeper, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Culpeper
  • Phone Number: +1 540-829-9700
Quirky tea room in the English style. A huge variety of unusual teas is available and to assist customers with their choice, a rotating stand of samples is provided on the table to have a good sniff of.
We had the cream tea, which was a good attempt at an English one. The cream was not quite like English cream and neither it nor the jam were in sufficient quantity, but we thoroughly enjoyed it nevertheless. The tables are beautifully laid with pretty china and table linen.
A room called ‘Grandma’s Attic’ at the back has loads of hats which customers can try on and wear whilst taking tea.
Great fun!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?