California’s Original Tea House

can only be found at ...

801 S Pasadena Avenue
(on corner of Bellefontaine)
Pasadena CA 91105



We are the Original
Rose Tree Cottage

Joint Britweek and Anglophile Channel’s Winner of The

Best Afternoon Tea in Southern California Competition, 2014

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Tea is served in our main indoor tea rooms at your own table which is surrounded by lovely items from Britain and a lovely garden setting,

With the sound of clinking bone china cups and saucers; the fragrance of freshly baked hot scones; the aroma of fresh roses and the soft dulcet tones of ‘Tea Time’ music - close your eyes - and you will think you’re in another time and place far, far away from the noise and hustle and bustle of modern day living. All this and more, plus the pleasure of having your tea served to you on the finest Royal Crown Derby and Royal Doulton Bone China.

Special Event Teas

Come and Celebrate Special Days

at Rose Tree Cottage

A festive round of annual Special Event Teas which celebrate Mother's Day; Valentine's Day; Easter; Father’s Day; the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and two of our most popular Special Event Teas, those that celebrate Christmas (English style) and New Year’s Eve.

Special Event Tea reservations taken by telephone from 10:00am onwards) no more than one week in advance of the event.

We recommend telephoning as soon

after 10:00am as possible.

Rose Tree Cottage’s very own loose leaf English Village Tea

A mouth-watering selection of finger sandwiches including the all time favourite

- English Cucumber.

Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, served hot out of the AGA.

Delicious freshly baked Scones with lashings of Devonshire Clotted Cream & Rose Tree Cottage’s own label preserves.

A selection of delicious desserts which might include our own Shortbread, Sticky Toffee Pudding (the original recipe), Hot Apple Pie or Petit Fours and pastries


Savour a Traditional English-Style Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea


Reservations are only taken by

telephone no more than one week

in advance:

We advise you to call at 10:00 a.m. the week previous. Groups of 9 (nine) or more are considered a 'private party'. Private Party reservations are taken up to (and no more than) one month in advance.

Rose Tree Cottage Reserves the Right to change the number of Afternoon Tea seatings and/or the published seating times

A Typical Afternoon Tea Menu

Afternoon Tea is served

Tuesday through Sunday at 3 seatings, each precisely at:

1:00pm, 2:30pm

and 4:00pm

We welcome enquiries concerning our set Traditional English-style Afternoon Tea Menu.  Please telephone us.

Voted Best Afternoon Tea

in Southern California


In addition to our delicious English Tea, enjoy a game of croquet on the lawn, either before or after tea ... proper attire suggested.

Thinking about where to hold a unique and enjoyable Shower or

Private Party?

Call us to discuss your Shower or Private Party requirements, come to tea to be sure it's right for your event and then we'll make your reservation, but  no more than one month in advance of the desired date please.

Let’s Stay in Touch!

E-mail today and give us your contact

details and we’ll make sure you receive all our special event invitations, special offers and newsletters.

Do you love Downton Abbey?

Rose Tree Cottage is ‘The’ place in Pasadena where Downton Abbey “speak” is spoken and where Downton Abbey withdrawal symptom sufferers & avid fans alike can meet and indulge! So said none other than the Huffington Post! We hold occasional special Downton Abbey themed events and Teas. To receive your invitations to Downton Abbey
  themed special events, please telephone or send us an e-mail so that we can place you on our special Downton Abbey Teas and Events mailing list.

Edmund Fry Visits Downton Abbey


Enjoy ‘Her Majesty Commands’ - A short humourous movie starring Edmund Fry with Tilly Snow, the Rose Tree Cottage Resident Cat

Bloom Where PlantedOur_Foundation.html

The Rose Tree Cottage African Children’s Foundation

A 501(c)(3) Public Charity

Rose Tree Cottage’s African Children’s Charitable Foundation ‘Bloom Where Planted’ is now firmly established and enables us to provide much needed assistance, both practical and financial, to help maintain the school buildings; provide materials, and, most importantly, support and improve the education of the many dear children who attend Rose Tree Cottage’s adopted school in Kenya.Our_Foundation.htmlOur_Foundation.htmlOur_Foundation.htmlOur_Foundation.htmlshapeimage_8_link_0shapeimage_8_link_1shapeimage_8_link_2

Christmas & New Year at

Rose Tree Cottage

This Christmas, help us do more for the Children

Choose from our collection of exquisite Christmas Ornaments ($17.50 & up). 100% of all ornament purchases will go to benefit the Longonot Primary School, Kenya and the Child's Support Centre, Rwanda, through Bloom Where Planted, our African Children's Foundation

a 501 (c)(3) Public Charity

Do your Christmas shopping at

Rose Tree Cottage !

Barbour Jackets ~ Gloves ~ Hats, Scottish Cashmere Sweaters and gorgeous Scarves; Emma Bridgewater China; Vintage Cups & Saucers; AGA Pans and Cookery Books

And don’t forget, no

Christmas celebration is truly

complete without  ...

Brandy Sauce, Branston Pickle, Christmas Cake, Christmas Crackers, Christmas Tea, Clotted Cram Fudge, Clotted Cream Confectionery, Crumpets, Crystallised Ginger, Drinking Chocolate, English Sausages, English Village Tea, Horseradish Sauce, Irish Bacon, Mince Pies, Mint Sauce, Oatcakes, Plumb Pudding, Pork Pies, Quality Street Chocolates, Rose Tree Cottage’s famous Preserves, Sausage Rolls,  Scones, Scottish Cream Fudge, Scottish Haggis, Shortbread, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Turkish Delight and Yorkshire Puddings!


Due to popular demand, we urge you to order your Rose Tree Cottage Scones as soon as possible.

Christmas Shop

Opening Hours

Daily 10:00am to 6:00pm

Winning Tickets drawn by

Josh Klinghoffer

of the famous

Red Hot Chili Peppers band

during our 4:00pm Tea Service

held on Sunday,

14th December 2014

New Year’s Eve

It’s our most festive event of the year!

Rose Tree Cottage’s famous New Year’s Eve Party and Festive Celebration Tea

December 31st 2014

One Sitting Only at

3:30pm Sharp

in readiness for London’s Big Ben to strike Midnight (GMT) in London, ushering in 2015!

Reservations for this sell-out New Year’s celebration will only be taken by

telephone no more than one week in advance:

1st Prize was:

Our 3rd Annual 'Downton Abbey' themed 10' Christmas Tree ~ Our most impressive and elegant tree yet! ($3500. value). An exquistely decorated tree with over one hundred hand blown ornaments from a fabulous collection donated to our Children’s  Charity, Bloom Where Planted.

2nd Prize was:

Tea for Four at Rose Tree Cottage

($150.00 value)

3rd Prize was:

Quilt Barbour Vest for a lady or gentleman ($140.00 value)

Our Giving Christmas Raffle

Benefiting Kenyan School Children

Raffle now Closed