To Tea or Not to Tea That is the Question

3719 India St. San Diego, CA 92103
Only 5 minutes away from San Diego Airport


Welcome, we are a British family owned Food & Gift shop specializing in goods from the British and Emerald Isles based in sunny San Diego, California, we also have a Tearoom on our patio and an English Bakery.


Monday through Friday, starting at 11am, we take our last sitting at 4pm. We serve on the hour and 1/2 hour.

At the weekends we have two sittings one at 12.30pm and the other at 3.30pm., Afternoon tea takes about an hour and a half.

Cream Teas can be seated till 4:00 pm every day please call on the day or walk in for this, please note we are a small tearoom and do fill up quite often, so a phone call is always recommended.

Reservations are highly recommended for all afternoon tea bookings by at least 8:00pm the day before.

Shoppe hours differ and are Monday-Friday 10:00am-8:00pm, and Saturday-Sunday 9:00am-8:00pm.


Having a picnic, office meeting, or friends over why not order our Afternoon Tea To Go?  Each Afternoon Tea comes individually boxed: pick your favourite tea and we can brew or bag for you, also Iced Tea available.  Utensils, hand wipe and napkins provided. $19.95 per person.


LARGE GROUPS: Our attached covered patio can accommodate up to 16 guests but we also have an area we use which is directly behind our shoppe and we can take up to 32 guests there.   Our price for this room is $29.95 per person and a minimum of 17 guests.  We give a 2 1/2 hour time slot to allow for games and present opening, please see photos in our Gallery section under Large groups  this area is only available for a specially added 11am sitting.  Final numbers are required 1 week in advance and this will be the number you will be charged for, 17 guests will always be the minimum charged for, extra teas can always be boxed to take home, deposits are completely refundable on the day.  Please inform your guests tea service starts promptly at 11.00 am.  We can also offer Prosecco by the bottle please enquire for pricing.

We require final numbers for all groups over ten 72 hours prior. All other reservations must inform us of any changes to their reservation by 8pm the night before otherwise we do charge for all teas booked, . We ask for your understanding on this as we are a small tearoom and hold your table for you maybe turning other guests away.

Selina who hails from Surrey in England and her staff will make your day as memorable as one could wish for. Using recipes and tips handed down to her by her beloved Grandma, Lucy, Selina stays true to an authentic English Afternoon Tea.  Amazing scones made there in her shoppe are topped of with imported Clotted Cream and imported jams, love the Scones you can buy them fresh baked or they have a “Take and Bake” option where they have over 10 different flavors of scones for you to serve fresh and piping hot to your guests. Please see our CATERING & SCONES section for choices.

Come enjoy an
Authentic English Afternoon Tea
Catering & Scones

We offer catering for all of your special occasions, all items are plattered and Sandwich and cake trays are fruit garnished. Please call us at 619 683 2748 so we can help you design the perfect menu for your theme & budget. We have catered Baby showers, birthdays, bridal showers, corporate events, women’s clubs etc. and have a wealth of knowledge in making your event the success it should be.  
We rent our English bone china tea sets & cake stands with everything you need to make that perfect tea service, we can accommodate up to 200 with this option. Please look at our gallery for pictures of our Bone China, please click below for pricing.