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 & operated Food & Gift shop specializing in goods from the British and Emerald Isles based in sunny San Diego, California. We have a traditional English Tearoom on our patio with food freshly prepared and served from our in-house English Bakery.

Curently open everyday with three sittings, at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm.  To Go Afternoon Teas available every day.
 Please note that we are a small tearoom and do fill up regularly, we highly recommend reservations, walk ins are taken subject to availability.  
We can no longer take walk ins after 3pm, Reservations only for Cream & Afternoon Teas after 3pm.
Cream Teas can only be reserved on the day, 

We do apologize but we are unable to accommodate babies or children under the age of four on our tearoom deck.

All reservations must inform us of any changes or to cancel their reservation by 6 pm the day before otherwise we do charge for all teas booked, . Groups of nine need 72 hours notice to cancel or change numbers, groups of twelve or more need one week notice to cancel or change numbers.  We ask for your understanding on this as we are a small tearoom and hold your table for you turning other guests away.

Shoppe hours 10am to 8pm Daily.


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 if needed.  Our Afternoon Tea menu is the same as our To go menu except for one or two items that do not travel we replace.  Afternoon Tea $27.95 per person.  Cream Tea To Go $9.95 per person


1.  Our front covered patio can accommodate up to 15 guests.   $31.95 per person 2 hour tea time
2.   12 or more, whole deck is reserved for your party.
3.  Please note depending on size of group a present table may not fit.  We can store gifts and staff can bring them out for present opening.
3. Plenty of room for present table.
5.  A $15 deposit per person is required for all groups of 6 or more, completely refundable on the day. (max deposit $200)
6. Final numbers are required 1 week in advance for groups 12 and over. this will be the number you will be charged for. Any extra teas can always be boxed to take home or served, deposits are completely refundable on the day.
7. Please let all your guests know about our not being able to accomodate babies or children under the age of four.

Selina, who hails from Surrey, England, grew up watching her beloved Grandma Lucy bake in her kitchen. Selina had a dream of  owning her own tearoom and America has fulfilled that wish.  Bringing Grandmas recipes and age old ways of making everything by hand with authentic methods and ingredients, Selina and her staff want to make your day as memorable as one could wish for.  Shakespeare's Corner shoppe is truly a family affair, creating a truly friendly and neighbourly atmosphere, there motto is
"There are no strangers here only friends we haven't yet met!".

Amazing scones made there in her shoppe are topped of with imported Clotted Cream, our signature shoppe made  Lemon Curd & jam. 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 can be plattered or individually boxed for each of your guest.   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.