Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Ghosts of Tearooms Past - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

If you can't find an old favorite tea haunt, it may have gone the way of the runcible spoon. The following are some of our friends who are either no more, or have stopped tea service. They are dearly missed. Enjoy this stroll down tea & memory lane:


CALIFORNIA
  • a la Tarte Patisserie - Pacific Palisades
  • Aladdin's Tea Room - Redlands
  • Arbor Manor - Fullerton 
  • August Tea Room - Livermore 
  • Barrister's - Pasadena 
  • Bellas Teas & Treats - Fillmore
  • Best of Times Tea Cottage (Seal Beach) 
  • Blooming Teapot - Temecula
  • The Blue Sheltie Tea Room - La Habra
  • British Emporium - Upland
  • British Rose - San Juan Capistrano
  • The Broken Shutter - Upland
  • Buttercup Cottage - old town Orange 
  • Cape Mendocini Tea House - Shelter Cove
  • Chic le Fleur - Middletown
  • The Chocolate Box - Long Beach
  • Cobblestone Cottage - Covina 
  • Coffee, Tea and Tulips - Mission Viejo
  • Colette Tea Room - Redondo Beach
  • Copper Kettle - Costa Mesa 
  • Country Rose Tearoom - Bakersfield
  • Crown City Antiques & Tea Parlour - San Diego
  • Crumpets - Tujunga
  • Cynthia's Tea Room - Arcadia
  • Donna Maria's Tea Time - Alpine 
  • Dragonfly Teahouse & Bakery - Idyllwild
  • E Street Cafe - San Diego
  • Elixir - W. LA, then was Dr. Tea's
  • Encore! Cafe - Coronado (no longer serving tea)
  • Enchanted Garden Tea Shop - La Mesa
  • Fairy Tea Cottage - Seal Beach
  • A Fine Time for Tea - Brentwood 
  • Four Seasons Hotel (Newport Beach) 
  • Frills - Monrovia 
  • Garden Cottage - Brea 
  • Garden Escape - Claremont
  • Gilded Rose Manor - Northridge 
  • The Green Arbor - Whittier 
  • The Green Door - Seal Beach 
  • Hidden Chateau - West Hills 
  • Horton Grand Hotel - San Diego (no longer offering tea service)
  • Ivy Cottage - Yorba Linda 
  • Ivy Rose Cottage - Seal Beach 
  • Jacaranda Gourmet - San Pedro (still serves lunch)
  • Jin Patisserie - Venice (no longer serving tea)
  • Kettle & Keg - Fullerton 
  • La Tea Da - Alhambra 
  • Lady Grace Tea Parlour - Tarzana
  • Lavender Lounge (former tearoom, now strictly tea purveyor)
  • Lavender Rose Tea Room - El Cajon
  • Lisa's Tea Treasures Glendale 
  • McCharles House - Tustin (open occasionally) 
  • Monet's - Claremont
  • Mrs. Burton's Tea Room - San Diego 
  • My Little Teahouse - Chula Vista
  • Paddington's Tea Room - Beverly Hills 
  • Pamela's - Santa Paula 
  • Past Tyme Tea Parlor - Whittier 
  • Penelope's Teas & Gifts - Lompoc
  • Pink & Perfect Tea House - Colton 
  • Posh Peasant Tea Room - San Clemente
  • Practically Perfect Tea - Disneyland Resort 
  • Raymond House - Pasadena (still going strong, but no longer offering tea service)
  • Rebecca's Tea Garden - Lake Elsinore 
  • Regina's - Yorba Linda
  • Ritz Carlton Hotels - SoCal (no longer serving tea regularly)
  • Savory Casual Fare - San Diego
  • RoyalT - Culver City
  • Scarlet Tea Room - Pasadena 
  • Secret Tea Garden - Victorville 
  • Sisters Secret Garden - Hemet 
  • Sisters Tea Room - Newport Beach
  • Someplace in Time - Orange (see their present incarnation as Paris in a Cup on this site) 
  • Streeter House - Riverside 
  • Summer Rose Cottage - Tustin 
  • Sussex Teapot - Garden Grove (now Pamela's Tearoom)
  • Sweet Charitea - Burbank 
  • Sweet Divas - Brea
  • Tea & Sympathy - Costa Mesa 
  • Tea Chic - Fullerton 
  • Tea Cozy - Cambria
  • Tea Destiny - Del Mar
  • Tea Garden of Eve - Claremont/Rancho Cucamonga
  • Tea Tree International - Torrance 
  • Teacups & Tulips - Newport Beach 
  • Ticky-Boo Tea Room - Carlsbad
  • Tottenham Court - Ojai  
  • A Touch of Class - Valencia 
  • Truffles & Lace - Temecula
  • Trumps - Long Beach 
  • Tudor House - Santa Monica
  • Turnabout Teacup - La Canada 
  • U.S. Grant Hotel - San Diego (Mother's Day only)
  • Vanitea Boutique - Santa Clarita 
  • Verna's Off Main - Seal Beach 
  • Vesta Home & Hearth - Ojai
  • Victorian Manor - old town Orange 
  • Victorian Tea Parlour & Restaurant - Murrieta 
  • Whimsical Teas - Fullerton
  • The White Hart - Fullerton 
  • White Rose Cottage - Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Ye Olde King's Head - Santa Monica (still a great British pub, but no longer serving afternoon tea)
  • Yellow Rose Tea Room - Oakhurst

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