Columbia Kate's Teahouse, Bakery & Boutique

Welcome to Columbia Kates!

Columbia Kate's Tea House
22727 Columbia St, Columbia, CA 95310
(209) 532-1885
Open 11AM to 4PM Daily

Steam rises from a cup of tea and we are wrapped in history, inhaling ancient times and lands, comfort of ages in our hands.
~ Faith Greenbowl

Many folks have reported that walking into Kate's Teahouse is like taking a deep breath in an aromatherapy manufacturing center. There are so many aromas and essences swirling around, You will feel both relaxed and invigorated at the same time. Tea and history go together like, well, tea leaves and hot water. The 1850's mining town, Columbia, is literally steeped with essences of treasure, adventure and stories.

Columbia Kate's spin on the age-old drink tells its own story while offering antiques, specialized gifts and even antique buttons which are notorious story tellers themselves. Seated at tables named after real mining claims of Columbia's heyday, a guest may learn why women of early California had entrepreneurial opportunities like no other state at that time. Over a cup of tea, stories fly through the air like dimes from the old barn's reputed ghost of a murdered French woman. She is said to have worked in a bakery on the same site before there was a barn. Why she likes dimes, no one knows.

Recalling roots earlier than even British tea, Kate's shares tea lore as liberally as the gold miners squandered their gold on water, wagering, whiskey and women.

Set in an 1880's period barn in historic Columbia, CA, our focus is in providing both an education in the Art of Afternoon Tea and enhancing a visitor's experience of Columbia while offering a pleasant atmosphere and a modicum of culture to a gold mining town. Beautiful Columbia, with Main Street looking north from the Wells Fargo Building. Columbia Kate's is just up the street and right on State Street, one block over to Columbia Street.

If you think tea and fine food goes well with an interest in buttons then you'll not only doubly enjoy your visit to the Tea House, you'll also enjoy a visit to my vintage button collecting website Abuttonlady.

To see our wonderful food pairings that compliment our teas, download the Teahouse Food Menu Here.
To peruse all the Teas that Columbia Kate's has to offer, download the Tea Menu or the Full Loose Leaf Tea Menu.
Or to try some of our wonderful Teas at home, click the "Online Tea Cart" above.

Also, when planning your trip, be sure and visit the Columbia California events page for things to do while here.

We Are Open Every Day!
(Except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day)
Teahouse and Boutique: 11AM to 4PM Daily
Bakery: 7AM to 4PM Daily
  Columbia Kate's is in the TOP 10 of over 300 California Teahouses. Let others know how much you enjoy Columbia Kate's by posting a review at

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