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San Francisco's equestrian set may house their horses north or south of the city, but there is a tack store in SF. And it just so happens to double as a tea room. Tal-Y-Tara is the manifestation of a family's love for equestrian sports (specifically, polo) and British tea culture. Inside, you'll find saddles, bridles, mallets, crops, and riding apparel lining the walls near tables set with porcelain cups and saucers for tea service. Shopping for your horse or your rider may feel a little stifled against a backdrop of tea patrons enjoying their scones (which really are delicious), but as soon as you hit a groove, you'll feel like you're trying on boots at your Anglophile aunt's very cute home. Plus, a trip out to the Outer Richmond won't ever feel in vain—even for those times the store has to custom order your size—because there's a hot pot of tea and a tray of sandwiches for you to enjoy.
· Tal-Y-Tara Tea & Polo Shoppe [Official Site]
· Where to Buy Boots in San Francisco [Racked SF]