Best Afternoon Tea in San Diego

Considering an Afternoon Tea in San Diego but unsure which establishments offer afternoon tea and which are the best places to go.

We have compiled a list of the best afternoon tea San Diego can provide, so if you are looking for the perfect afternoon tea with friends, a romantic valentines afternoon tea, a mothers day afternoon tea treat for your mum, a fathers day treat for your dad or just a special treat for yourself, check out:

Best Afternoon Tea San Diego Has To Offer

The Grand Tea Room

145 West Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025

Located in Escondido’s historic downtown district, this elegant and cosy tearoom serves five types of afternoon teas – from a simple Cream Tea to the two-hour Grand Tea.

Enjoy sandwiches and savoury pastries, scones with cream, lemon curd, and preserves, and petite desserts that can all be ordered a la carte.

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Marlene’s Tea and Cakes

14677 Via Bettona, San Diego, CA 92127

Less than 20 minutes east of Solana Beach, Marlene’s Tea & Cakes is a British-style tea room. Everything is made fresh daily.

Their High Tea includes soup, a savoury selection, scones and a selection of desserts including trifle.

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Fairmont Grand Del Mar

5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130

Afternoon tea in the Lobby at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar is a luxury worth treating yourself to.

The three-course service includes scones and jam, fluffy petite pastries and dainty finger sandwiches, plus a large tea selection.

Served Friday to Sunday from 2.00-4.00pm

Aubrey Rose Tea Room

8362 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942

Nestled in the La Mesa Antiques district Aubrey Rose has been serving its English-style tea since 2003.

The Queen Victoria and Lady Anne afternoon teas each come with a selection of sandwiches, savouries, seasonal fruit, scones, and petite sweets, plus unlimited loose-leaf tea.

Served Friday to Sunday at 11.00am or 1.30pm

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Coral Tree Tea House

2490 Heritage Park Row, San Diego, CA 92110

Relax in one of the dining rooms where every seat offers a beautiful view of the park and indulge in a generous array of delicious savouries, tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones and decadent desserts.

Relax in Victorian-era splendour in San Diego’s Old Town.

Served Thursday to Sunday from 11.00am

Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe

3719 India Street, San Diego, CA 92103

Selina, who hails from Surrey, grew up watching her beloved Grandma Lucy bake in her kitchen, so this is the most authentic British afternoon tea in town.

Shakespeare’s generous spread includes sausage rolls with Branston pickle and scones with real Devon double cream.

They often have English themes, like Agatha Christie, Dr. Who and Harry Potter, that are held throughout the year.

Currently open everyday except Thursdays at11.00am, 1.30pm & 4.00pm

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Morning Glory

550 West Date Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Wrapped in gleaming shingles of polished copper, the second-level space has a set of 24 articulated windows that will move and undulate throughout the day and a floor of custom pink and black terrazzo.

CH Projects ode to non-basic breakfast might not be the first place that springs to mind when thinking about afternoon tea, but their midday tiered tower of sweet and savoury treats is a feast for the senses.

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The Westgate Hotel

1055 2nd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

French interiors, crystal chandeliers, and a live harpist set the scene for an elegant afternoon tea at The Westgate.

Choose from a dozen tea selections before tucking in to handmade  sandwiches, buttermilk scones and assorted petite-fours. 

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