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


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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.

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

Our normal everyday regular activities,

teas, special caterings, parties & shower services

as well as our English Village Shop.

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!

Rose Tree Cottage’s New Year Celebration

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The Rose Tree Cottage African Children’s Foundation

A 501(c)(3) Public Charity

Christmas is indeed a time for giving. In the spirit of Christmas, please help us to continue to serve our adopted African School and all its children by giving or mailing a donation, no matter how large or small (Checks payable to Bloom Where Planted), to help us achieve our Christmas 2015 goal which is to raise


being the funds we now have to find to replace the roof over the home of our Charity’s administrative & support headquarters.

Thank You so, so much.

Original Art Sale

Fantastic bargains for the discerning Art Collector. Many Original Works being offered with discounts of

up to 50% Off!

(Sale date to be announced)

Shop Hours

Open 7 Days a Week 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Rose Tree Cottage will be closed all day Christmas Day and all day New Year’s Day.

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Celebrate Christmas and New Year at Rose Tree Cottage

British items you will need to make your traditional Christmas truly traditional !

Rose Tree Cottage Scones

Clotted Cream for Scones and Christmas Pudding!

Christmas Crackers

Plumb Pudding (Christmas Pudding)

Christmas Cake

Mince Pies and Brandy Sauce

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Turkish Delight & Crystallised Ginger

Yorkshire Puddings, Sausage Rolls, Pork Pies, Scottish Haggis

English Sausages and Irish Bacon

Shortbread and Oatcakes

Scottish or Clotted Cream Fudge

Crumpets to Toast by the Fire

Christmas Ornaments

Horseradish Sauce, Mint Sauce and Branston Pickle

English Village Tea

And much, much more!

(626) 793-3337

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Celebrate the New Year with all who are celebrating the New Year in London

A much sought after Rose Tree Cottage Tradition!

Tea will be served at


Celebrations for the New Year at 4:00pm (that’s midnight in London!)

It's the week of Rose Tree Friday,

and all through the shop,

every creature is stirring, pricing and decorating...  

No one is idle, not even H.R.H. Bob.

The rooms of the shop are filled

with jackets and sweaters and silver and bling,

and all good foods that the Christmas time brings.

Soon the big Christmas tree will be festive,

ready to raffle and be won.

The children of 'Bloom'* will benefit greatly 

and have such wonderful fun.

Bob and Tilly (the cats) are anxious for Christmas to come, 

as they know our friends and patrons will arrive 

Each day for teatime at one (or four).

A busy Christmas season this will be,

The events listed here for you to see...

And, book your reservations!

Be sure, to visit, browse though and take advantage of our Special 50% Off Area.

The Week of Rose Tree Friday

(‘Black’ Friday?  No, no, no, no, no!)

By reservation only

(Reservations taken beginning 24th December 2015)

Rose Tree Cottage’s

Annual English Christmas Tea

The Official start of Rose Tree Cottage’s glittering Christmas and New Year Celebrations!

12th December, 2015

Featuring the British Brass Band who will be playing Christmas Carols at 2:30pm and between each English Christmas Tea sitting. Join in the singing and enjoy chestnuts roasting on an open fire!

Our two festive Afternoon Teas

will be served at:

1:00pm & 4:00pm

$49.50 pp

Teas by reservation only

Reservations taken on and from the 5th December

Reservations not required for our English Village Shop or the British Brass Band’s Christmas Music Concert..

$49.50 pp

Normal Shop Hours

Open 7 Days a Week

10:00am to 6:00pm.