February 6, 2018

Carmel: The Tuck Box


1 South

The Tuck Box  Dolores St./Ocean Ave., (831) 624-6365.  B-L daily; $.  No reservations.  No cards.    Featuring fairy-tale architecture and verily reeking of quaintness, this tiny English-style tearoom can often be quite difficult to get seated in.  Additional seating is available on a tiny outdoor patio.  The breakfast menu offers egg items and hot oats as well as unusual and delicious spongy scones (they’re more like English muffins) with a choice of homemade olallieberry preserves or exceptional orange marmalade—all made in house.  At lunch, sandwiches, salads, and omelettes are available along with Welsh rarebit.  Afternoon tea service stops at 2:30 p.m. and is limited to scones and hot English tea. 

exterior of The Tuck Box restaurant in Carmel, California
exterior of The Tuck Box restaurant in Carmel, California


interior of The Tuck Box restaurant in Carmel, California
interior of The Tuck Box restaurant in Carmel, California


scones and tea at The Tuck Box restaurant in Carmel, California
scones and tea at The Tuck Box restaurant in Carmel, California


Across the street, tiny Picadilly Park, which is dominated by a California live oak tree, invites relaxing contemplation with its benches, flower garden, and water features.
Picadilly Park in Carmel, California
Picadilly Park in Carmel, California



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images ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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