Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mother's Day 2-for-1 membership special

Do you or your mum enjoy afternoon tea, themed tea parties, how-to tea tutorials, tea meetups, info on the newest tearooms in town, treasure hunts, whodunits, tea-specific magazines, tea room guides, tea treat recipes, or free tea samples?

If the answer is yes to any of the above, join the Tea Travellers Societea, where you’ll have access to the latest and greatest tea happenings in the Southland, with 5 membership levels to satisfy the most insatiable tea-goer. 

And from now through Mother's Day we're offering a 2 for 1 special!  That's right, give Mom a membership and you'll receive a free membership of your own as a reward for your thoughtfulness.  Don't miss your chance—offer good through 10 May, 2015.

“When the going gets tough, the tough go to tea.”

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Tea Traveller's Constant Companion - in living color

We're elated to announce that the first edition of The Tea Traveller's Constant Companion - Southern California is finis and ready to zip out to eager tea-goers.  This live, color, 240 page version is available as both an online book and PDF and includes all sorts of bells and whistles — and if you're a member of TTS, you're eligible for discounts on this version.

  • Online viewing link & PDF provided via email
  • Easy-reference tearoom listings with menus (as applicable)
  • Alphabetical and county/city indexes
  • A sprinkling of facts, tips, original recipes, quotes & other pleasantries
  • Selected tea venue reviews
  • Live navigable links highlighted
  • Bookmarking capabilities
  • 'Notes' functionality

Regions available:
SoCal $19.99, NorCal $15.99, Oregon $10.99
(Actually, we lied. Oregon isn't quite done yet. But will be before you can say Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Please provide EMAIL address to which we should send your goodies

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRINT VERSION & ONLINE/PDF VERSION: 

The first one is the print version ... the last 3 are the online version


Alphabetical Listings - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

From tea eateries to tea purveyors, here's who's doing tea ... from A-Z:

Thus far we've only tackled Southern California. 
Watch with us as this list grows like a camellia sinensis in Sri Lanka!

A
Alice's Traveling Tea Party - Greater Los Angeles (Parties for kids brought to your venue - the link provided will take you directly to their site)
All Things Tea - Camarillo 

American Girl Place - Los Angeles
American Tea Room - Beverly Hills (Tea purveyor with cafe - they serve a cream tea) 
Andersen's Danish Bakery & Restaurant - Santa Barbara
Aubrey Rose Tea Room - La Mesa


B
Barbara's Victorian Tea House - Rancho Cucamonga
Bella Events & Catering - Santa Barbara (Catering co., sans venue)
Belladonna Gift Boutique & Tea Room - Lancaster
Hotel Bel-Air - BelAir
Beverly Hills Hotel - Beverly Hills

The Historic Biltmore Hotel Rendezvous Court - Downtown Los Angeles
Bird Pick - Old Pasadena & Culver City (Purveyor & shop)
Bit o Britain - Vista

Bricks & Scones - Los Angeles (Cafe that serves scones with clotted cream)

C
Cafe Chloe - San Diego (Tea serviced during the holidays and year-round for groups of 20-30 in their new party room, opening June 2015)
Cafe Jardin at Sherman Library & Gardens - Corona del Mar

Chado - Multiple Greater Los Angeles locations - yippee!
Chanoyu  - Santa Barbara (Japanese tea classes)
Classic Flowers - Cypress (Though it's not listed on their site or menu, you can drop in anytime for afternoon tea. Huzzah!) 
Clementine Bakery & Cafe - Los Angeles
Cobblestone Cottage - Alpine
Coral Tree Teahouse - San Diego 

D
E
The Eating Room - Redlands
Elise's Tea Room - Long Beach
Empress Tea Company (Online tea purveyor)
Enchanted Rose Cottage - San Dimas

Espresso Cielo - Palm Springs (Occasional tea service such as on Mother's Day)

F
Favorite Place - Glendale (Their site is being redone and it looks like they are doing tea for groups)
Flour + Tea - Pasadena (Euro/Asian Tea House & Bakery) 

Fresh & Fabulous Cafe - Oxnard
Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Beverly Hills (Served in The Blvd lounge during the holidays)

Four Seasons Biltmore Resort - Santa Barbara
The Four Seasons Tea Room - Sierra Madre


G
Gold Leaf (Online purveyor)
The Grand del Mar hotel - Del Mar
The Grand Tearoom - Escondido
Guild House - Bakersfield (They cater teas for groups onsite)
Gunpowder - Venice (Energy tea house)

H
High Tea Cottage - Woodland Hills
Hotel del Coronado - Coronado (Christmas season only)
(Langham) Huntington Hotel - Pasadena
The Huntington Library & Gardens - San Marino


I
J
Julian Tea & Cottage Arts - Julian
Just a Cup of Tea - El Cajon (Caterer only, no venue)

K
L
L'Ermitage - Beverly Hills is serving a 'Wicked Tea' through June 2015
Lady Effie's Tea Parlor - Los Angeles 
Lavender Lounge - San Clemente (Former tearoom, now shop & tea club)
Leaf & Kettle (Online purveyor)

Lil Royalteas - Riverside Country (Children's parties at your site)
Lin's Wonderland Tearoom - City of Industry (Events & groups onsite)
Little Garden Teahouse - Wildomar (Catering only)
The London West Hollywood - West Hollywood

M
Madeline Garden Bistro & Venue - Pasadena
Marlene's Teas & Cakes - San Diego 
Mary's English Kitchen - La Jolla
McCharles House - Tustin (Open occasionally for special theme teas)
McKenna's Tea Cottage - Seal Beach
Merkaba Tea Shoppe - Idyllwild (Tea only, no food service)  
Midastee Tea House - Brea
Mill Creek Manor Tea Room - Big Bear

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa - Riverside
Montage Hotel - Beverly Hills
My Cup of Tea Unique Gifts - Chula Vista
My Enchanted Cottage - Ridgecrest


N
Nana's Elegant Afternoon Tea Parties - Hemet (Groups only at a private residence)

O
Olivia's Doll House (Venue for children's parties - various locations in SoCal: Lomita Clarita, Thousand Oaks, Upland, West LA)
One Love Tea - Lake Forest (Purveyor & Shop) 

P
Pacific Dining Car - Los Angeles (2 locations)
Pamela's Tearoom - Garden Grove

Paris in a Cup - Orange
Park Hyatt Aviara's Lobby Lounge - Carlsbad 
The Peninsula Hotel's Living Room - Beverly Hills
Petticoats & Petitsfours (Venue for children's parties)

Playland Cafe - Irvine
Priscilla's Gourmet Coffee, Tea & Gifts (A coffee house & tea purveyor)

Q
The Queen Mary's Tea Room - Long Beach

R
Ritz Carlton hotels (None of their locations in SoCal are currently serving tea, but don't be surprised if they do so during the holidays)
Robin Hood British Pub - Sherman Oaks

Rose Tree Cottage - Pasadena
Royal Afternoon Tea - Greater Los Angeles (Catering only) 
Royal Tea & Treatery - Costa Mesa
Royale Tea Room - La Jolla

S
The San Diego House - San Diego (Purveyor & shop)
The Secret Garden - San Luis Obispo (Purveyor & shop)
Shakespeare's Corner Shoppe & Afternoon Tea - San Diego
Siptea (Tea purveyor/shop)
Spring Tea Garden - Fullerton
St. Regis Monarch Beach - Monarch Beach

T
The T Room - Montrose
T-Neer finest tea room - Sierra Madre
Tea and Teacups - Yorba Linda

The Tea Exchange - Lake Arrowhead & Big Bear (Urban tea house)
Tea Elle Gardens cafe - Santa Clarita
Tea Gallerie (Online purveyor) 
Tea by the Sea at the Getty Villa - Pacific Palisades
Tea House on Los Rios - San Juan Capistrano
Tea Rose Garden - Pasadena 
The Tea Trolley - Atascadero
Tea upon Chatsworth - Point Loma
Teavana Tea Bar - Beverly Hills
Tranquil Tea Lounge - Fullerton (Urban tea house)
Tranquility Tea Room - Thousand Oaks
Traveling Tea Children's Parties - Orange County (Catering for kids)

Tres by José Andrés at SLS Hotel - Beverly Hills
Two a Tea - Glendora

U
US Grant Hotel - San Diego (Mother's Day Tea only) 
Urth Caffe - 6 locations (Tea & coffee purveyor & shop)

V
Valerie Confections, Tea House & Bakery - Los Angeles area (Tea and treats at multiple locations, without full afternoon tea service. Click here for menu)
Vintage Tea Leaf - Long Beach

W
W Cafe Tea Lounge - Newport Beach (In addition to special occasion teas such as Mother's Day, they can do afternoon tea just for you, with notice—talk about hospitality!)
Westgate Hotel - San Diego
Whimsical Teas - Orange County (Catering—china and tea accoutrements included)
The Whole Leaf Shop (Online purveyor) 
The Wilde Thistle - Los Angeles 
Wilwand Tea Co & Healing Arts - Atascadero (Tea lounge & healing arts services)

X
Y
Z


THE WILDE THISTLE

ADDRESS: 3456 Motor Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90034
CROSS STREETS: Off Overland, between Palms & Rose
FWY ACCESS: 10, near 405

WEBSITE: thewildethistle.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Twitter 
PHONE: 310.730.6208
EMAIL: caity@thewildethistle.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Afternoon Tea served Daily: 2-4:30p
  • Cafe open Daily: 11a-10p, except Sun till 7p

PARKING: Garage & street
CAPACITY: Call to discuss
RESERVATIONS: Required 24 hours ahead
GIFT SHOP: na
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: Yes
DRESS: Come as you are

CATERING: Yes
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call to arrange
PRICE: $21.95
MENU: See end of listing

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Country cozy
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Pasties
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Live music; "A cafe & pub for artists, writers, thinkers & lovers"
OWNED BY: Caity Wallace
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: L.A. area shops
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2014
LISTING UPDATED: April 2015

MENU

TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA

Unlimited Organic Teas
Choice of Classic Tea Sandwiches
Two Scones with Clotted Cream & Fruit Spread
Choice of Dessert
$21.95 per guest

Champagne, Sherry, or Dessert Wine $6/glass

24 Hour Advance Reservation Required

WESTGATE HOTEL

ADDRESS: 1055 2nd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
CROSS STREETS: Broadway
FWY ACCESS: 5

WEBSITE: westgatehotel.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
PHONE: 619.557.3650
EMAIL: na regarding tea

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Fri-Sun: 2:30-5p

PARKING: Onsite
CAPACITY: Call to discuss
RESERVATIONS: Recommended
GIFT SHOP: Hotel shop
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: na for tea
DRESS: Hotel attire

CATERING: Onsite
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to arrange
PRICE: $35
MENU: See end of listing

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Utterly elegant, light and lovely
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Dainty hotel fare
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Harp serenade! Steps from the trolley/train station
OWNED BY: Grand America Hotels & Resorts
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: In the Gaslamp Quarter adjacent to Horton Plaza by the San Diego Civic Theatre
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1970
LISTING UPDATED: April 2015

MENU

Gravlax Cornet with Lemon & Dill Cream Cheese
Black Tiger Shrimp & Cucumber with Cilantro Cream
Quail Egg and Domestic Caviar on Blinis
Saint Andre Cheese with Pesto Arugula Sandwich
Prosciutto San Danielle, Goat cheese Fromage Blanc &
Tomato Pear Chutney

*****

Golden Raisin & Sugar Cane Scone with
Devonshire Cream
Summer Berries & Vanilla Whipped Cream

*****

Assorted “Petit-Four”

$32 per person
$35 per person | including one glass of champagne
$19 per children | under 12


VINTAGE TEA LEAF

It is with great sadness we report the closure of Vintage Tea Leaf
owing to a devastating flood in July, 2015, from which the tearoom could not recover. RIP, VTL

ADDRESS: 969 E Broadway Long Beach, CA 90802
CROSS STREETS: Alamitos 
FWY ACCESS: 405, 710

WEBSITE: vintagetealeaf.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: FacebookYahoo group  
PHONE: 562.435.5589
EMAIL: teafairy@vintagetealeaf.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Mon-Wed: Closed
  • Thurs-Sun: 11:30a-5p

PARKING: On street (can be difficult to find a spot)
CAPACITY: 80
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially for weekends. Reservation form available on their site
GIFT SHOP: Yes
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: na
DRESS: Come as you are

CATERING: Call to discuss
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: We are gluten free friendly! If you can’t find what you are looking for, give us a call. We are happy to accommodate for your dietary needs.
PRICE: $27
MENU: See end of listing

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Wonderful rich tones and textures, full of atmosphere
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Tea!
UNIQUE ASPECTS: A vast selection of teas; pick your own teacup
OWNED BY: Founded by Beverly Terfloth
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: na
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1997
LISTING UPDATED: April 2015

MENU

All individual Tea Services include a pot of tea and are charged per person.

Queens of High Tea
Scones, lemon curd & Devon cream
Choice of small soup
Choice of small salad
Choice of two pairs of tea sandwiches
Fresh fruit, & lemon square OR choice of
Chef’s daily desserts
$30.00

Vintage Tea of Decadence
Scones, lemon curd & Devon cream
Choice of small soup OR salad
Choice of three pairs of tea sandwiches
Choice of Chef’s daily desserts
$29.00

Lady Scarlett’s Boudoir Tea 
Formal service on a dainty two-tiered rack:
Scones, lemon curd & Devon cream
Choice of three pairs of tea sandwiches
Chef’s selection of two finger desserts,
Fresh fruit & flower garnish
$27.00



Tea Leaf Salad Luncheon 
Scones, lemon curd & Devon cream
Choice of large salad from menu
Choice of two pairs of tea sandwiches
$25.00

Tea Leaf Soup Luncheon 
Scones, lemon curd & Devon cream
Choice of large soup from menu
Choice of two pairs of tea sandwiches
$23.00

Earl of Sandwich Tea 
Scones, lemon curd & Devon cream
Choice of four pairs of tea sandwiches
$22.00


Simply Soup & Scones
Scones, lemon curd & Devon cream
Choice of large soup
$18.00

Little Prince or Princess Tea
(for children 8 years old & under)
Four peanut butter & jelly tea sandwiches
Fresh fruit & cupcake
Pooh Bear’s honey chocolate milk tea OR
fruited decaffeinated tea OR Pink Lemonade
$16.00

Vintage Afternoon Tea for Two
Includes two pots of tea
Scones, lemon curd & Devon cream
Formal service on an elegant two-tiered rack
Choice of six pairs of tea sandwiches
Chef’s selection of two finger desserts
Fresh fruit & flower garnishÀ la carte Delights
$53.00

Pot of Tea ~ $6.00
Pair of monthly scones ~ $5.00
Monthly dessert~ $6.00To maintain our elegant and relaxing tea services, there is a minimum charge of $18 per person from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Service charge is added to the bill only for parties of six and more.There is a $1.00 charge for bill splitting.


ROBIN HOOD BRITISH PUB

ADDRESS: 13640 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
CROSS STREETS: Off Woodman, near Fulton
FWY ACCESS: Between the 405, 101 & 170

WEBSITE: robinhoodbritishpub.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook 
PHONE: 818.994.6045
EMAIL: Via form on their website

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Afternoon tea served Daily: 2-5p
  • Pub open Daily: 11a-2a

PARKING: Street
CAPACITY: na
RESERVATIONS: Couldn't hurt
GIFT SHOP: The fully stocked Friar Tuck shoppe grocer
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: na
DRESS: Casual

CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to arrange
PRICE: $14.95
MENU: See end of listing

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: A jolly fun English pub
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Pub food
UNIQUE ASPECTS: They have a jukebox and a full bar
OWNED BY: Michael Williams
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: na
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1982
LISTING UPDATED: April 2015


MENU

Afternoon Tea at Robin Hood

Petite Sandwiches
Choice of Salmon & Cucumber, Egg Salad
Cheese & Branston Pickle or Cheese & Tomato
A Homemade Scone
with Strawberry Jam and Devon Cream
Slice of Battenburg Cake and a Pot of English Tea

ALL THINGS TEA

ADDRESS: 300 N Lantana St #37, Camarillo, CA 93010
CROSS STREETS: E. Ventura Blvd., Daily
FWY ACCESS: 101

WEBSITE: tea-liteful.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Unused Facebook page
PHONE: 805.445.8327
EMAIL: donna@tea-liteful.com or form on website

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Tues-Sat: 10a-6p
  • Sun & Mon: Closed

PARKING: Private lot
CAPACITY: Call to discuss
RESERVATIONS: Recommended for tea service
GIFT SHOP: All sorts of tea things
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: Yes
DRESS: Come as you are

CATERING: Call to discuss
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to arrange
PRICE: $19.50
MENU: See end of listing

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Warm colors and rich woods
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Desserts and anything with tea!
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Lots of unusual and fun events
OWNED BY: Donna Kashola
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: In the Camarillo Paseo Courtyard
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2009
LISTING UPDATED: April 2015

MENU

- English Tea Menu -
*They also have a full cafe menu*

Cream Tea    
1 Scone, cream, jam & lemon curd
1 small pot of tea
$12.50

Afternoon Tea    
1 Scone, cream, jam & lemon curd
2 tea sandwiches, 1 petite sweet
1 pot of tea
$19.50

Tea for Two   
2 scones, cream, jam & lemon curd
2 tea sandwiches, 2 petite sweets
1 pot of tea
 $35.00

High Tea   
1 scone, cream, jam & lemon curd
1.5 tea sandwiches, 2 petite sweets
1 shortbread cookie & 1 truffle
2 pots of seasonal fruit tea
*1 sandwhich = 4 quarters
 $30.00

Tea Included with above Menu: English Breakfast or Splendid Red

Prices are per person (except Tea for Two)
Tax and Gratuity are additional. 18% will be added  for groups of 6 or more



Thursday, April 23, 2015

TWO A TEA

ADDRESS: 185 N. Vermont Ave., Glendora, CA 91741
CROSS STREETS: Off Foothill, near Glendora & Meda 
FWY ACCESS: 210

WEBSITE: 2atea.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: na
PHONE: 626.963.9644 
EMAIL: Via form on website

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Wed-Sat: 11a-3p
  • Sun: 12noon-3p
  • Mon-Tues: Closed

PARKING: On tree-lined streets
CAPACITY: 70
RESERVATIONS: Advised, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: Goodies throughout
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes, ages 5 & up will enjoy it most
OUTDOOR DINING: Yes, for up to #15
DRESS: Come as you are

CATERING: Call to discuss
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to arrange
PRICE: $23.95
MENU: See end of listing

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Victorian sensibilities, bright and inviting
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Homemade lemon curd
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Cordon Bleu trained owner
OWNED BY: Kristi Brooks
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: na
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2002, Kristi took over in 2008
LISTING UPDATED: April 2015

MENU

"The Royal High Tea"
A Pot of Tea
Scone of the Day with Accompaniments
Soup of the Day
Garden Salad
Sorbet Palate Cleanser
Assortment of Savory Finger Sandwiches
Choice of Dessert
$33.95 per guest

"The Queen's Tea"
A Pot of Tea
Scone of the Day with Accompaniments
Sorbet Palate Cleanser
Assortment of Savory Finger Sandwiches
Choice of Dessert
$25.95 per guest


"The Grand Duchess Tea"
A Pot of Tea
Scone of the Day with Accompaniments
Choice of Soup or Salad
Assortment of Savory Finger Sandwiches
$23.95 per guest

"The Grand Duke Tea"
A Pot of Tea
Scone of the Day with Accompaniments
Soup of the Day
Garden Salad
$20.95 per guest

"The Cream Tea"
A Pot of Tea
2 Scones with Accompaniments
$13.95

"The Prince and Princess Tea"
A Pot of Tea, Hot Chocolate, or Lemonade
Scone of the Day with Accompaniments
Sorbet Palate Cleanser
Assortment of Savory Finger Sandwiches
Ice Cream Sundae
$20.95


TRANQUILITY BAKING CO & TEA ROOM

ADDRESS: 2527 Thousand Oaks Boulevard Thousand Oaks, Ca 91362
CROSS STREETS: Hampshire & N. Oak View 
FWY ACCESS: 101

WEBSITE: tranquilitytearoom.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook 
PHONE: 805.418.9939 
EMAIL: TranquilityTeaRoom@roadrunner.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Mon-Sat: 11a-7p
  • Sun: 12noon-5p

Tea to Go
PARKING: Private lot
CAPACITY: 30
RESERVATIONS: Required 24 hours in advance
GIFT SHOP: Yes
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: na
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: na
DRESS: Come as you are

CATERING: Yes with serviceware
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to arrange
PRICE: $24.50
MENU: See end of listing

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Wonderfully light and whimsical with a new them every few months
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Baking
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Full catering & Tea to Go program
OWNED BY: Candra Coogan
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: na
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2007
LISTING UPDATED: April 2015

MENU

Tearoom theme changes every couple of months

Deluxe Tea 
(tea, scone, 5 tea sandwiches, 3 desserts)
$28.50

High Tea 
(tea, scones, 3 sandwiches, 2 desserts)
$26.50

Afternoon Tea 
(tea, scone, 2 sandwiches, 1 dessert)
$24.50

Cream Tea 
(tea, scone with cream & curd)
$16.50

Child's Tea 
(tea, mini scone, 2PBJ, turkey, 1 dessert)
$18.50

Quiche Lorraine
(Substitute for 3 sandwiches)
$5.00

Tranquility Salad
Replace 2 Sandwiches - $ 4.50
Meal size with Chicken - replace 5 sandwiches -$9.00



THE TEA TROLLEY

ADDRESS: 5932 Entrada Ave Atascadero, CA 93422
CROSS STREETS: El Camino Real & Traffic Way
FWY ACCESS: 101

WEBSITE: the-tea-trolley.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook (not updated lately)
PHONE: 805.461.9025
EMAIL: richardson880@hotmail.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Thurs-Fri:11a-3:30p
  • Sat: 11a-4p

PARKING: Street
CAPACITY: 28
RESERVATIONS: Recommended
GIFT SHOP: Goodies here and there
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: Yes
DRESS: Come as you are

CATERING: Call to discuss
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to arrange
PRICE: $19
MENU: See end of listing

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: A taste of England, cozy, cute and charming 
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Soup
UNIQUE ASPECTS: The decor and homemade 
OWNED BY: Wendy Richardson
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: In the heart of Atascadero
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2011
LISTING UPDATED: April 2015

MENU

TEA TIME
(Served all day)

Homemade Scone
Devonshire Cream from England, preserves, and lemon curd, Two Toasted Crumpets, Whipped butter and preserves.

Cream Tea 
One homemade scone, preserves, lemon curd, Devonshire Cream from England, and a Pot of Tea.

The Queen’s Tea
served 1:30p-closing
English tea sandwich, a scone, preserves, lemon curd, Devonshire Cream from England, a selection of “sweets”, and a Pot of Tea
$19

DESSERT
London Style cheesecake
Fresh homemade dessert of the day


TEA UPON CHATSWORTH

ADDRESS: 2180 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego CA 92107 (Point Loma)
CROSS STREETS: Voltaire
FWY ACCESS: 8

WEBSITE: teauponchatsworth.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: There is a Facebook page but it is not active
PHONE: 619.858.C4UT (2848 
EMAIL: Via form on their website

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Thurs-Sun: 11a-5p
  • Mon-Wed for private events only

PARKING: Street
CAPACITY: Approx 30
RESERVATIONS: Advised, needed on weekends; 48-hour cancellation policy to avoid a $20.00 per person cancellation fee.
GIFT SHOP: Beautiful items throughout the tearoom
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: na
DRESS: Tearoom attire

CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Gluten-free & vegan menu available with 5 days notice
PRICE: $26
MENU: See end of listing

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Understated elegance, "a sophisticated spot serving a proper English tea & British sandwich menu for high & afternoon tea"
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Superb savories
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Everything is done with great care to ensure the most elegant experience possible
OWNED BY: Joy Walsh, President
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: A darling shopping area
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2005
LISTING UPDATED: April 2015

MENU

Sample menu shown - menu changes each month

APRIL HIGH TEA MENU 2015

Carrot & Ginger Soup (Q)

Shepherd's Pie
Tomato, Basil & Feta Croustad

Artichoke & Sundried Tomato Bruschetta (Q)

Cucumber & Mint Tea Sandwich
Chicken Salad with Celery & Dill Tea Sandwich
Toasted Ham, Cheddar & Tomato Tea Sandwich(Q)

Buttermilk Scone with Chatsworth Cream & Lemon Curd
Fresh Fruit
White Chocolate Chip Cookie
Carrot Tea Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Lemon Bar (Q)

HIGH TEA SERVICES - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
  (48 hour cancellation policy to avoid a $20.00 per person cancellation fee)


The Queen's Tea
 Our platinum 4-course tea service with ALL 12 items listed above along with unlimited pots of premium loose-leaf tea.  The 4 extra items served on the Queen's Tea are marked with a (Q) after the description
 $29.00 Per Person

The Windsor Tea
A 3-course tea service with 8 distinct food items along with unlimited pots of premium loose-leaf tea.
$26.00 Per Person

The Prince George Alexander Louis Tea
A 3-course tea service with 8 distinct food items including 4 child-friendly sandwiches along with unlimited pots of premium loose-leaf tea.
$22.00 Per Child 4-10 years of age

20% Gratuity added to parties of 4 or more.
Vegetarian substitutions available with 24-hour advance notice.
Gluten Free Menu available with 5-day advance notice & $5.00 extra charge.
Vegan Menu available with 5-day advance notice & $10.00 extra charge.


THE TEA HOUSE ON LOS RIOS

ADDRESS: 31731 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
CROSS STREETS: Del Obispo 
FWY ACCESS: 5, across from the convenient train depot

WEBSITE: theteahouseonlosrios.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Twitter, Google+   
PHONE: 949.443.3914 
EMAIL: info@theteahouseonlosrios.com 

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Wed-Fri: 11a-5p
  • Sat & Sun: 9:30a-5p
  • Mon & Tues: Closed

PARKING: Public lots
CAPACITY: Call to discuss which area or room you desire
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, needed on weekends, via phone only
GIFT SHOP: Gifts here and there
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: Yes, on a wrap-around porch
DRESS: Come as you are

CATERING: Take-away only
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to arrange
PRICE: $18.95
MENU: See end of listing

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: What a house!
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Homemade crumpets
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Near the SJC Mission, and on the oldest street in SoCal
OWNED BY: The Niccola family
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: Nostalgic old San Juan Capistrano
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1990s
LISTING UPDATED: April 2015

MENU

The Cottage Tea
Freshly baked scones with our own
Famous Early California Cream & preserves.
Your selection of tea (service for one).
$16.95

The Los Rios Tea
Assorted Fingers Sandwiches,
Freshly baked currant scone with our own
Famous Early California Cream & preserves,
Fresh fruit accompanied by cream and brown sugar.
Your selection of tea (service for one).
$18.95

The Garden Tea
Assorted Finger Sandwiches,
Freshly baked currant scone with our own
Famous Early California Cream & preserves,
Fresh fruit accompanied by cream and brown sugar.
Your choice of one of our homemade delectable desserts.
Your selection of tea (service for one).
$24.95



The Mission Tea
Choice of our delicious homemade soup or garden fresh salad,
 Assorted Finger Sandwiches,
Freshly baked currant scone with our own
Famous Early California Cream & preserves,
Fresh fruit accompanied by cream and brown sugar.
Your choice of one of our homemade delectable desserts.
Your selection of tea (service for one).
$29.95

The Victorian Tea
Our Ultimate Tea experience begins with a Glass of Champagne,
our delicious homemade soup and a garden fresh salad,
Assorted Finger Sandwiches,
Freshly baked currant scone with our own
Famous Early California Cream & preserves,
Fresh fruit accompanied by cream and brown sugar.
Your choice of one of our homemade delectable desserts.
Your selection of tea (service for one).
$37.95

The Treehouse Tea
This special tea is exclusively for our guests under 10.
Peanut butter & jam tea sandwiches
Fresh fruit accompanied by cream and brown sugar,
A scone with Early California cream & jam
A pot of tea, juice or soft drink.
$13.95
Grilled Cheese instead of Peanut butter & jam
$15.95

* Sandwiches made with gluten free bread addtl. $2.00