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 & ran 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 seating at 4pm. 
(Please note we can no longer accomodate walk ins after 3pm reservations only for Cream & Afternoon Teas after 3pm)
Saturday & Sunday sittings are at 11.00 am, 1.30pm and 4pm.
Cream Teas can only be reserved on the day, sorry no  walk ins after 3pm all teas must call in after 3pm. 
Please note we are a small tearoom and do fill up regularly, we highly recommend reservations, walk ins are taken subject to availability.  
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 8pm the night before otherwise we do charge for all teas booked, . Groups of nine 72 hours notice to cancel or change numbers, groups of twelve or more 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 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. Afternoon Tea $19.95 per person.  Cream Tea $7.95 per person


1.  Our front attached covered patio can accommodate up to 15 guests.   $29.95 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 out for present           opening.
2.  Back Patio minimum 20 to 32 guests.  -   $34.95 per person - 2 1/2 hour tea time
3. Plenty of room for present table.
4. Please see photos in our Gallery section under Large groups  this area is only available at our 11am sitting. 
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 either deck. this will be the number you will be charged for,  if your guest count drops below 20 you will still be responsible for the 20 person minimum for the back deck. Any extra teas can always be boxed to take home or served, deposits are completely refundable on the day.
5.  Please inform your guests tea service starts promptly at 11am.  We can also offer Cava by the bottle on our back deck only please enquire for pricing.
6.  Please call us to find out more about reserving these areas and party policies we have in place. 

Selina who hails from Surrey in England, grew up watching her beloved Grandma Lucy bake in her kitchen, Selina had a dream to own 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 with her son Alfie known by all the customers and British & American staff creating a truly friendly and neighbourly atmosphere, there motto is
"There are 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 Lemon Curd & imported Duerr's strawberry 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 are plattered and finge 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.