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We are the Original
Rose Tree Cottage

Joint Britweek and Anglophile Channel’s Winner of

The Best Afternoon Tea in Southern California Competition, 2014

California’s Original Tea House

can only be found at ...

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


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.

A Typical Afternoon Tea Menu

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

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


Unless otherwise stated, reservations for Afternoon Tea 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.

We request that Gentlemen please wear both Tie and Jacket.

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


Savour a Traditional English-Style Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is served Tuesday through Sunday at 3 seatings, each precisely at:

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

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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.htmlshapeimage_5_link_0shapeimage_5_link_1

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for our ‘Giving Christmas’ Raffle

benefiting Bloom Where Planted, Rose Tree Cottage’s Childrens Charity.

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.

1:00pm, 2:30pm and 4:00pm

Winning Tickets were drawn during our 4:00pm Tea Service on Sunday, 14th December 2014 by Josh Klinghoffer of the famous Red Hot Chili Peppers band

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.

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.

Voted Best Afternoon Tea

in Southern California 2014

Downton Abbey visits

Rose Tree Cottage

For latest information check our Facebook Page, Email us or call us:

(626) 793-3337

Enjoy the Anglophile Channel’s Downton Dish episode where they visit us here at Rose Tree Cottage, chat with Downton Abbey actors Tom Cullen and Matt Barber, and show a celebration of a Downton Abbey wedding!