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BEST OF: Best Places For A Tea Party in Southern California

Mom, are you looking for a unique location to spend quality time with your daughter? Or a fashionable venue to host your child's birthday party or a friend's baby or bridal shower? Then this exhaustive list of tea shops throughout Southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, will tickle your fancy!

Mom, are you looking for a unique location to spend quality time with your daughter?  Or a fashionable venue to host your child’s birthday party or a friend’s baby or bridal shower?  Then this exhaustive list of tea shops throughout Southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, will tickle your fancy!

Best Places For A Tea Party in Long Beach

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Every fall, St. Luke’s offers a high tea in their Tea Room during their annual brass rubbings event.  The tea which includes traditional English teas, complete with sweets and savouries to accompany your group reservation.  Two public tea dates are available for groups of less than 10.  Reservations are required in advance and includes a docent talk and brass rubbing.

Elise’s Tea Room

Elise’s Tea Room is a full-service restaurant.  The Tea Room received the Gold Award from the Southern California Restaurant Writers for the past five seasons.  With a large assortment of tea & gifts for sale, crystal chandeliers, art-adorned walls, a classically frescoed ceiling, spacious seating, soothing traditional music, comfortable furnishings, ample parking and nearby freeway access, Elise’s Tea Room is the perfect place to celebrate your next special event.

The Tea Room @ The Queen Mary

Enjoy tea time, anytime at the Queen Mary Tea Room. Inspired by authentic British afternoon tea, the Queen Mary Tea Room offers a unique dining experience without the formal setting of traditional tea rooms.   The Tea Room offers dazzling harbor and skyline views in an elegantly casual setting. The Tea Room offers a Windsor Tea Service, for a truly British tea experience, as well as a full-service lunch menu consisting of distinctive salads, soups and sandwiches.  Enjoy a delicious Chicken & Mango sandwich served on a fresh croissant, or a Shrimp Salad with crispy mixed greens and tossed with green goddess dressing.  Cleanse your palate with one of their gourmet teas, sparkling water or sodas, or even indulge in a glass of wine.

Treat your child like a little Prince or Princess with their fabulous Little Royal Tea for just $19.95.  Give your child the tea party they have always wanted!

Mom, are you looking for a unique location to spend quality time with your daughter? Or a fashionable venue to host your child's birthday party or a friend's baby or bridal shower? Then this exhaustive list of tea shops throughout Southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, will tickle your fancy!

Best Places For A Tea Party in Los Angeles

Chado Tea Room in Los Angeles, Pasadena and Hollywood

Devan and Reena Shah, and Tek Mehreteab are passionate about tea.  By sourcing leaves from eight regions in India, China, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Japan, they are able to proffer more than 300 standard and specialty varieties online and inside Chado Tea Room.  Many of their green, black, white, and oolong teas are USDA-certified organic.  In addition, they brew special house blends for morning, afternoon, and evening, helping customers find the right blend to start the day or serve to bats that have invaded their home.

Staffers pair teas with an array of cream-topped scones, cookies, cakes, and roasted savory sandwiches during tea time at Chado’s three tea rooms.  Though each location is decorated differently, the same three-tiered sandwich platters and steaming pots of tea travel between panda paintings hanging in the Los Angeles location, underneath strings of holiday lights at the Pasadena location, and between ceiling-high wooden shelves stocked with mugs, filters, teapots, and bags of loose-leaf tea at the Hollywood location.

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Two A Tea, Glendora

Nestled in the foothills on a quiet tree lined street, Two A Tea has been called ‘Glendora’s Best Kept Secret.’ Old world Victorian charm in sunny Southern California. Since opening our doors in December 2004, Two A Tea has become a haven of rest and relaxation for family, friends, and tea lovers alike.  They serve lunch and afternoon tea Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am – 5 pm.  They also offer afternoon tea most Mondays and Tuesdays by reservation only from 11 am to 3 pm.

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The High Tea Cottage, Woodland Hills

When they enter High Tea Cottage, either for a party or a small, intimate visit, guests enter another world.  Inside, crisp white linens and florals abound, while the clink of fine china forms a twinkling constellation of sound.  Tea sandwiches offer a savory answer to scones and delicate morsels, while an exhaustive beverage menu gives guests myriad of over 100 brews to savor.  Tea is served in the traditional British style, and the entire visit becomes an immersive experience. High Tea Cottage was named the city’s best tea house by FOX LA five years in a row, and has also been spotted by Food Network views and several television shows.  Each year they host a Mother’s Day Tea, Children’s Tea Party and other special events.

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Enchanted Rose Tea Parlour, San Dimas

Established in 2001, the Enchanted Rose Tea Parlour and Gift Boutique nestled it’s way into the heart of Old Town San Dimas.  Owner, Jean Odom, has taken pride in providing a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere for her patrons / friends to enjoy their tea time.  She prepares her food with love and takes particular pleasure in making her fresh scones, Devonshire cream, and lemon curd.  The Enchanted Rose Tea Parlour and Gift Boutique offers specialty teas for such occasions as Mother’s Day, Christmas, Wedding and Baby Showers, and Birthday parties, along with an array of tea related merchandise.

T-Neer, Sierra Madre

Tea is practically in Aruna’s blood.  Her family’s ties to the drink include one grandfather who owned and worked on a tea estate and another grandfather who operated a tea room in Sri Lanka. When she founded T-Neer—after having the opportunity to travel the world with her family and sample teas from numerous countries—Aruna dedicated the tea room to their memory.  Today, guests to T-Neer find a casual place to relax and enjoy a pot of light, slightly-sweet white tea or rich black tea along with a menu of freshly baked scones, half sandwiches, small cakes, and other light snacks.  Additionally, the tea room hosts tastings, which provide guests with the opportunity to sample six of the more than 100 available teas.

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The Attic Restaurant and Playground, Diamond Bar

The Attic is the kind of place that grown-ups and kids get really excited to go to. Parents can kick back in the sleek Scandinavian-inspired dining room as their children romp in the restaurant’s indoor playground. When it’s time to eat, visitors can choose from health-conscious dishes made with organic ingredients, such as spicy tuna sandwiches and sukiyaki beef udon for the adults, and kid-sized meals of spaghetti Bolognese. Because of the playful ambiance, The Attic is a popular choice for birthday parties and special events.

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Best Places For A Tea Party in Orange County

McKenna’s Tea Cottage, Seal Beach

As sunlight pours through the lace curtains of McKenna’s lemon-yellow tearoom, hostesses deliver light treats and 37 types of tea to frilly, glass-topped tables. Triangle-cut finger sandwiches, cheese- and vegetable-filled quiches, and leafy salads flaunt their fresh ingredients on the restaurant’s chinaware, which sit alongside steaming teapots that transform lunches into sumptuous high teas or shift blame after ill-timed wolf whistles. The shop unfurls its tearoom and garden patio to a myriad of private events, hosting elegant celebrations for bridal showers and children’s birthdays, which get magical enhancement with appearances by Snow White and other fairy-tale characters. After nibbling on teatime dishes, patrons can peruse the selection of gifts, accessories, and shabby-chic housewares in the gift shop to help commemorate their outing without filling pockets with Devonshire cream.

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The Tea House on Los Rios, San Juan Capistrano

The Tea House has set the highest standards in order to orchestrate a perfect day for you and your guests.  Allow their skilled staff to take care of the details.  They can create your ideal event in one of their private rooms, on their verandah or in one of their two beautiful gardens.  Whether you are booking your wedding in their Victorian Garden for 200 guests or planning a baby shower for just a few close friends, The Tea House On Los Rios can make your special event spectacular.  They are unable to take reservations by email or online.  Please call ahead to make a reservation.

Sussex Teapot, Garden Grove

The owner of Sussex Teapot, Pamela, hails from Yorkshire and has been a staple of the Orange County tea room industry since the 1990s.  Sussex Teapot offers an English country tea service experience along with British foods and wares for purchase.  The shop and tea room combine to create an inviting and thoroughly enjoyable atmosphere which attracts both locals and ex-patriots, many of whom come in on a weekly basis.

Classics Flowers and Confections, Cypress

Inspired by the love of flowers and a passion for decoration and gardening, Rosa Solis started Classics in Flowers 19 years ago.  It immediately became the neighborhood flower and gift shop where customers came to send or pick up a unique arrangement, a trinket or something for their home or garden.   Today, Classics is not only the neighborhood flower shop, but the place where events, large or small, transpire from dream to reality.  From the intimate get together, dream wedding or lavish affair, trade shows and corporate events, they will create something that you and your guests will remember forever.

Tranquil Tea Lounge, Fullerton

Tranquil Tea Lounge is a modern urban tea lounge, restaurant, event venue and retail store located in the heart of Downtown Fullerton.  The tea menu offers over 95 varieties of specialty and organic loose leaf teas.  Breakfast is served until 11am, while sandwiches, salads and dessert are available all day.  Their  private event room features a TV and DVD which is ideal for events such as business meetings, bridal showers and baby showers, it can accommodate up to 12 guests.  The entire tea lounge is also available for private parties up to 45 guests.

Paris In A Cup, Orange

Paris In A Cup is a French themed Tea Salon located in Historic Old Towne Orange.  It is an escape for those of us needing a little get-away.  Inspired by old movies, especially those with a Paris theme, owner Cheryl has successfully brought Paris to Southern California.  They are the perfect tea room for a small bridal or baby shower or ladies birthday party.

The Spring Tea Garden, Fullerton

The Spring Tea Garden offers the ultimate high tea experience in a cozy and charming atmosphere.  Equipped with a hat wall and dozens of multi-colored antique tea cups, the Tea Room is both the perfect place for a lovely afternoon tea lunch as well as the ideal location for a bridal or baby shower.

Tea & Teacups, Yorba Linda

Tea & Teacups is a full-service traditional English Tea Room and Gift Shop located in the charming Southern California town of Yorba Linda.  In addition to serving traditional afternoon and high tea, they also specialize in themed children’s tea parties and are proud to host a variety of fun-filled special events and tea talks during the year.

Best Places For A Tea Party in Pasadena

Flour + Tea

Flour + Tea is a bakery and tea house.  They have Asian inspired Euro/American breads, as well as mixed teas and coffees, cakes and desserts.

The Rose Garden Tea Room and Café @ The Huntington Library

Overlooking three acres of roses, the Tea Room is the perfect setting for a memorable repast.  A pot of brewed tea and a basket of freshly baked scones are served at each table.  From a central buffet, guests may choose from an array of savory finger sandwiches, imported and domestic cheeses, fresh fruit, chilled salads, and specialty desserts. Return to the buffet as often as you like.  Admission to The Huntington is a separate, required cost.

Rose Tea Garden

Tea is served in their main indoor tea rooms at your own table which is surrounded by lovely items from Britain and a lovely garden setting, with the sound of clinking bone china cups and saucers; the fragrance of freshly baked hot scones; the aroma of fresh roses and the soft dulcet tones of ‘Tea Time’ music.  All this and more, plus the pleasure of having your tea served to you on the finest Royal Crown Derby and Royal Doulton Bone China.

The Rose Tea Garden hosts a festive round of annual Special Event Teas which celebrate Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Father’s Day, the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Christmas (English style) and New Year’s Eve.  They also cater for Baby and Wedding Showers, Birthday Teas, Memorial Teas and Private Parties.

Tea Rose Garden

Tea Rose Garden has been establishment in Old Town Pasadena for over 20 years, serving Afternoon Tea and flower arrangements for special events within its cozy corner.  They also host private events, specializing in birthdays, bridal, & baby showers.

Best Places For A Tea Party in Riverside & San Bernardino

Tea & Tiaras at The Mission Inn, Riverside

The Mission Inn welcomes you to an elegant Afternoon Tea honoring a timeless tradition in the comfortable setting of their lovely Spanish Patio.  They feature Kelly’s Tea offerings, served with savory selections and an assortment of delicious and dainty sweets.  Served 7 days a week, seatings are at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Plus every third Saturday of the month, aspiring princesses between the ages of 3 and 12 years old will feel like royalty at Tea & Tiaras at The Mission Inn.  Their regal offerings start with a sparkling Apple Cider welcome and a Princess Afternoon Tea.  The lady-in-waiting can enjoy Afternoon Tea with a grand view of the beautiful Spanish Patio.  And what would a princess be without a Tiara?  Delectable sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam, hot cocoa, orange floats, and a range of princess-friendly delicate pastries and sweet confections from Casey’s Cupcakes are served.

Barbara’s Tea House, Rancho Cucamonga

Barbara’s Tea House is located in the beautiful historic district of Rancho Cucamonga.  The Victorian home, built in 1891, is a beautiful setting for any event or celebration – Baby showers, Bridal showers, Birthday Parties, Red Hat Society, Book Clubs, Corporate Events, Receptions or Tea for Two.  It’s also “Forever Christmas” at the tea shop.  Trees and garlands are decorated year round in the theme of the different seasons.

Martha Green Rustic’s Tea, Redlands

Join Martha Green for their very popular Rustic Tea every Thursday-Saturday afternoon, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Reservations required for Rustic Tea or to book the restaurant for parties of 20 or more Sunday through Wednesday. $25 per person.  Rustic Tea not recommended for small children.

Best Places For A Tea Party in San Diego

The Tea Pavilion at The Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego

The Tea Pavilion at the Japanese Friendship Garden serves traditional Japanese green tea, herbal and specialty teas as well as sushi, Japanese noodles, rice bowls, miso soup, salads, and snacks. Unique imported food, beverages, and gifts, as well as imported bulk teas are available for purchase.

Cobblestone Cottage Tea Shoppe, Alpine

Cobblestone Cottage Tea Shoppe is a great place to go back in time and enjoy some tea and bite sized quiche.  They have a wonderful selection of teas that are reasonably priced and a wide variety of hats, gloves, boas and accessories for guests to wear and relish in the Victorian time period.

The AubreyRose Tea Room, La Mesa

The AubreyRose offers a traditional afternoon tea, which is served with elegance of fine food, and complemented by a superb choice of fine loose leaf teas from around the world.   Nestled in the heart of the La Mesa Antiques district, The AubreyRose is full of ambiance and offers excellence of service that leaves guests with memories of a gentle and civilized experience.  Simply described as “A two-hour mini-vacation” by our patrons.

The Grand Tea Room, Escondido

The Grand Tea Room in Escondido is a beautiful place to spend the afternoon sipping high tea and chatting among long time friends.  They host a lovely princess tea party for every year for young woman and group field trips to the tea room to learn about proper etiquette.

Tea Upon Chatsworth, Point Loma

Find the essence of an English tea room right in the heart of San Dieog at Tea-Upon-Chatsworth.  It is here that you can experience the art of great food and fine teas served on a beautiful three tiered platter while you sip your selection of tea from a vintage English tea cup.  They transport you back to a more relaxed era where friendships are nurtured, children can act grown-up, and one and all will take pleasure in an afternoon well spent.  Their beautifully appointed tables, English bone china, amazing variety of fine teas, accompanied by the homemade creations, will draw you into another, more graceful time.  Bring family, commemorate a special event, or invite out of town friends and seek to capture a bygone era.

Coral Tree Tea House, San Diego

You’re invited to visit the Coral Tree Tea House located in Old Town’s historic Heritage County Park.  No where else can you relax in a Victorian home in a beautifully landscaped public park dedicated to the preservation of seven homes that were saved for their historical significance to the city of San Diego.  Relax in one of their dining rooms where every seat offers a beautiful view of the park and indulge in a generous array of delicious savories, tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones and decadent desserts.

Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe & Afternoon Tea, San Diego

Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe & Afternoon Tea is a British owned Food & Gift shop specializing in goods from the British and Emerald Isles, based in San Diego.  They also host tea room on their patio and an English Bakery.  They serve all those who love everything British, from expats, 2nd generation and now Downton Abbey lovers.  Reservations are required for all afternoon tea bookings.

Julian Tea, Julian

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience an elegant Afternoon Tea in a charming turn-of-the-century home built in 1898 for the gold miner Clarence King.  Julian Tea & Cottage Arts is located in the historic gold mining town of Julian, a quaint village of authentic old-west styled buildings nestled in the mountains amidst pine and oak forests just a scenic hour’s drive from San Diego.  They are open 5 days a week (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays), from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Reservations are highly recommended, but they do accommodate walk-ins if possible.  Their ultimate offering is their Cottage Classic Afternoon Tea, a four course meal starting off with our house Pumpkin soup with savory, then finger sandwiches, scone with whipped cream, homemade lemon curd plus jam, and finally our house dessert plus bottomless pot of tea.  They are able to accommodate special dietary needs including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.  A vast array of teas, both bagged and loose, are also available at the tea shop or by mail.

Best Places For A Tea Party in Ventura County

All Things Tea, Camarillo

Nestled in the city of Camarillo CA, All Things Tea began out of an interest and love for good tea!  Their specialty loose leaf teas are sourced from the finest plantations and gardens from around the world.  Variety, freshness, and traditional teas are what they strive to bring to the everyday tea consumer as well as non complex blends that will have a novice eager to try more.  They are a tea house serving by the cup, by the pot, or in bulk to go.  Everything is made is made fresh in their kitchen by their pastry chef who offers amazing fresh savouries & decadent sweets.  All Things Tea offers Cream Tea, Afternoon Tea and High Tea in a charming & relaxed atmosphere and are the perfect location to host your next Bridal Shower, Baby Shower or Special Event.

Tranquility Tea Room, Thousand Oaks

Tranquility Tea Room is a delightful, whimsical world of fantasy and elegance.  They take their lovely antiques, vintage dishes and laces and incorporate charming fairytale themes which change for every season of the year.  Each table gives a nod to a certain character in the story through gorgeous color combinations, fanciful decorative accents and anecdotes.  They also have hats, boas, gloves, shoes and even dresses for the girls.  There’s an entertaining scavenger hunt for the kids, and their enchanting little store offers a variety of antiques, cards, jewelry, tea ware, as well as our own loose-leaf teas for sale.   Their tea room is also the perfect venue for a baby shower, wedding shower, birthday for all ages, book club, Red Hat Group, Bible study, bridal luncheon, anniversary and more.

Best Places For A Tea Party with Multiple Locations

Olivia’s Dollhouse Tearoom in Lomita, Tustin, Santa Clarita, Thousand Oaks, Hollywood and Upland

Olivia’s Dollhouse Tearoom provides young girls with a princess party they will remember forever!  Over 135,000 little girls have been changed into princesses since the dollhouse first opened.  They are also famous for hosting baby and bridal showers, as well as fabulous “Sweet 16” parties and “Thrilled to be 13” parties.

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