Tea pot simmers in a tea shop.

San Diego’s Favorite Tea Shops 

A tea party is a fun outing for the holidays, Mother’s Day, a group field trip, mom’s day out or any special occasion. Enjoy tea service at these favorite San Diego shops.

Aubrey Rose Tea Room
8362 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa

The Aubrey Rose Tea Room is, simply put, San Diego’s pinnacle of Victorian elegance. The ornate décor is only outdone by its delicious scones with cream. Gluten-free tea service available.

Coral Tree Tea House
2490 Heritage Park Row, Old Town

Relax in a beautiful Victorian home located in Old Town’s historic Heritage County Park. Enjoy high tea, afternoon tea, cream tea or princess tea. Gluten-free and vegetarian tea service available.

The Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Court, Del Mar

Enjoy elegance in the comfortable library of this luxury resort. Beautiful music, fine tea, pastries and tea sandwiches complete the time-honored tradition.

The Grand Tea Room
145 West Grand Ave., Escondido

Enjoy the relaxing, unique experience of Grand Tea, Garden Tea or Children’s Tea.

Marlene’s Tea & Cakes
14677 Via Bettona, Carmel Valley

Marlene’s Tea & Cakes is a small tea shop, but what it lacks in size it makes up for with its welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff, and delicious menu. Their freshly made food selection is a perfect pairing for their savory tea.

Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe and Afternoon Tea
3719 India St., Mission Hills

Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe is a British family-owned small, cozy tea shop. Enjoy the casual elegance of afternoon tea on their covered patio. Second location opening soon in La Mesa.

2180 Chatsworth Blvd., Point Loma

Boasting an entirely fresh menu with delicious delicacies, Tea-Upon-Chatsworth is a must-try offering afternoon tea and high tea.

The Westgate Hotel
1055 Second Ave., Downtown

Melodious harp music plays while you indulge in an array of delicious treats at the luxurious Westgate Hotel. Traditional tea service and private parties available.

Do you have a favorite tea shop that’s not included on this list? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell us about it.


Lorea Mendiguren is a student at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace and a self-proclaimed tea aficionado. She’s also an intern at San Diego Family.

Do you have a favorite place in San Diego to get tea? Tell us about it! Email the details (including what makes it special) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Updated: January 2015

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