Places to Drink Tea in Los Angeles: {Alfred Tea Room}

All my tea-loving friends, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! Alfred Tea Room is open! Just across the street from the original Alfred Coffee & Kitchen on the super-swank Melrose Place, Alfred has a new (almost*) tea-only shop.

It is pink. It is gorgeous. It has Nitro Chai on tap. It also has iced Matcha with almond milk (pictured above). Both are delicious, just like you would expect for $5-7 per drink. 😉

Here is the low-down on what you will find at this beautiful little shop.

First, as to be expected, there are teas from such lovely companies as Smith Teamakers, Tea People and MatchaBar including nitro chai on tap (pre-sweetened and served on ice) and nitro cold brew coffee (unsweetened and served on ice). Also, there are amazing pastries from Sugarbloom Bakery.

I love you so Matcha Nitro Chai
I went for the Nitro Chai because it just sounds really badass. It was delicious and a little sweet.


Alfred Tea Room,
The tea menu.


These little guys, which are from Sugarbloom Bakery, taste as delicious as they look.
These little guys from Sugarbloom Bakery taste as delicious as they look.

They also have “Grab and Go” items from the always delicious M Cafe de Chaya, custom letterpress tea menus and greeting cards by Sugar Paper, and some non-edibles including – among other things – very adorbs pink diner mugs.

Pink Alfred Tea mugs
One of these (snarky) pink diner mugs can be yours! $10.


Alfred Tea Room
In typical Alfred Coffee-style, everyone who works here is super friendly.


A peek inside from the back entrance to Alfred Tea Room.
A peek inside from the back entrance to Alfred Tea Room. Note: they only take credit at Alfred Tea Room. No cash (except for tips.)


Back Entrance
Back entrance to Alfred Tea Room. Note the sign painted on the pink tile to the right of the door, which reads…
Alfred Tea Room, Can't we all just get oolong.
Yes, we can, Alfred… yes we can.


If you like tea and you like having your tea in posh neighborhood, you are gonna looovvvveee Alfred Tea Room. I’m not even a huge tea drinker, but I am going back for that iced almond milk matcha today.

* Alfred Tea Room serves one coffee beverage: Nitro Cold Brew Coffee, which is served on ice. This is because the aromas of coffee would overpower the tea. How thoughtful of you, Alfred. 🙂

Alfred Tea Room
705 N Alfred Street
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 592-3465
9am to 6pm everyday
@alfredtea | #alfredtea


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Anne Stericker

City-dweller, designer, writer and lifestyle consultant practicing the art of living well in the 21st Century. Fixated with good coffee, great design, and any little thing that makes life better.

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