from Oakland History Room at OPL

Della's Tea Cup Cafe (also known as Della's China Cup Cafe) was a cafe at 7309 MacArthur Boulevard from February, 1967 until c.1999 run by Della Hardmon Guess. It was famous for an enormous teacup collection. Guess' collection was noted by Ripley's Believe it or Not! and she received a letter from then President Nixon. 1

In 1997, Della donated 50 of the more unusual and meaningful cups out of her collection of 3,620 to the Oakland Museum of California.

from Oakland History Room at OPLfrom Oakland History Room at OPL

Links and References

  1. Collecting Treasures Is Her Cup of Tea / Cafe owner gives unusual gift to Oakland Museum SFGate.com March 3, 1997