Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take reservations?

No, we don't! We're more of a casual tea cafe, and you can walk in during any open hours.

Do you host private parties & events?

Yes! We do offer private parties for a rental fee of $75/hour. We typically host private events during specific slots at the beginning or end of our day: from 11am-1pm, or from 6pm-8pm. Please get in touch with us if you'd like to host your event here!

Do you do catering?

Yes! We accept bulk orders for pickup, and we give a 10% discount for our catering orders of one dozen or more pastries. We need roughly one week's notice for large bulk orders, but we are happy to work with you! Call or email us for more details.

Is The Tottering Teacup kid-friendly?

Absolutely! We have a dress-up chest, coloring books, and markers to draw on the table. We're happy to have guests of all ages!

Sure, but are you dog-friendly?

Sorry, no :'(. We have an open kitchen, which means the Health Department needs our fluffy friends to stay outside unless they are service animals.

Do you have any Gluten-free or Vegan offerings?

The tea, of course! Otherwise, macarons are gluten-free and we're working on additional offerings.

I can't find your store! Where are you located?

We can be pretty tough to spot. We're at 3222 W Cary Street, directly across from Sacred Waters, and between Glassboat & Beasties. Look for our rainbow Open sign, sidewalk sandwich board, and green awning!

Are you hiring?

Yes, we ARE currently hiring! We're always able to accept applications though, and you can download our application on our About Us page and email it to us at or bring it by in person during any open hours.

What is Side by Side?

Thanks for asking! Side by Side is an amazing local LGBTQ+ youth organization that we donate 10% of our Pride Macaron sales to, which we make during the months of June & September. If you'd like to learn more about their organization, click here!

I love your tea. Can I buy some to brew some at home?

Yes! Our tea is available for purchase for $6/ounce. We also have some 4 ounce tins of Storytime and Zodiac tea blends available on our retail table!

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Phone: (804) 416-5330



Thursday - Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm


3222 W Cary Street

Richmond, VA