Mary’s English Kitchen To Open in La Jolla

photo1Updated 4:00 p.m. on March 31

Take a break from your busy day and enjoy traditional afternoon tea in La Jolla. Mary’s English Kitchen changed their soft opening launch to Tuesday, March 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Grand Opening Party will kick off at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 6. To RSVP contact 858-263-4614.

Located on Ivanhoe Street and next door to the post office, Mary’s English Kitchen is nestled behind a classic white picket fence with accents of colorful flowerbeds. The light and decadent menu is perfect for those on-the-go or looking to relax and indulge in a fine cup of tea. Continue reading

Afternoon Tea In San Diego: Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe & Tea

Shakespeare Corner Shoppe

Afternoon Tea is a classic British tradition dating as far back as the sixteen hundreds. Anna Maria Russell, the Duchess of Bedford, is typically credited with introducing the meal to Britain during her visit to Belvoir Castle during the mid-eighteen forties. Not to be confused with High Tea, Afternoon tea is usually enjoyed between 4:00PM – 6:00PM. High Tea is normally an evening meal, much heavier, and is enjoyed between 5:00PM – 6:00PM. Afternoon Tea consists of loose tea, light finger sandwiches, scones, and cakes. In light of the holiday season, we decided to find San Diego’s most authentic Afternoon Tea service. We ventured to the Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe & Afternoon Tea Room in Mission Hills. What we found was an unparalleled meal and an unforgettable experience.

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