How do I make a reservation for tea or special events?

Call us at 215-997-8441 to make a reservation. Be prepared to provide your name, number of people in the party, credit card number, and any special dietary needs. Reservations may also be initiated through email. Do not send credit card information through email. We will call you for your credit…

How long are seatings?

All seatings are 90 minutes, with exception of special events and five-course brunch. Seatings for five-course brunch are two hours.

When is the latest to change the number of guests in my party?

Guest count can be changed up to two operating days before your reservation, and is subject to seating availability. We are closed Monday and Tuesday, so changes for Wednesday and Thursday reservations should be made before Sunday. There may be a service charge for missing members of your party. Be…

Can I bring my children?

Children are welcome in The Talking Teacup, however we've found that children under five do not tolerate the 90-minute seatings very well. We do not have high chairs or booster seats to provide. We ask that you remind children that they are at a tea house with other guests who…

Why are seatings on a set schedule?

Each culinary experience is scheduled to be 90 minutes. We want everyone's experience at The Talking Teacup to be perfect. After each seating we prepare the dining room and the rest of the facility for the next seating. We do not want to disturb our guests by cleaning and resetting…

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations and party-size changes must be made at least two operating days in advance, to avoid a service charge. Please remember that we are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so changes for Wednesday and Thursday reservations should be made before Sunday. Late cancellations and no shows will result in a…

Do you open during inclement weather?

Everyone's safety is important to us. The Talking Teacup management may decide to cancel a seating due to extreme inclement weather. In this case, we will contact the person that made the reservation to advise them of the conditions and reschedule the seating. Keep an eye on our Facebook page…

Are teas available to take home?

Yes, all of our teas are available for purchase, subject to availability. If you do not see the tea you want in our gift shop, please ask your server or the hostess.