California’s Original Tea House

can only be found at ...

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

(626) 793-3337

We are the Original
Rose Tree Cottage

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Voted one of the top Tea Houses in the USA


Thinking about where to hold a unique and thoroughly enjoyable Shower or Private Party?

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

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!

Rose Tree Cottage holds occasional special Downton Abbey themed events and Teas. To make sure you 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.

Visit Rose Tree Cottage’s English Village Shop

The Finest Teas,

British Foods,

Barbour Apparel,

AGA Cookware

and much, much more)

Open Daily (7 days a week)

10:00am - 6:00pm


Savour a Traditional

English-Style Afternoon

Tea featuring:

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 and 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

Afternoon Tea is served

Tuesday through Sunday at 3 seatings, each precisely at:

1:00, 2:30 and 4:00

Reservations are only taken by telephone

no more than one week in advance

(626) 793-3337

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

one month in advance.

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.

For enquiries concerning our set High Tea

Menu, please telephone us.

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

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 (call 626-793-3337 from 10:00am onwards) no more than one week in advance of the event. We recommend telephoning as soon after 10:00am as possible

Edmund Fry visits Downton Abbey

The Rose Tree Cottage’s African Children’s Foundation ‘Bloom Where Planted, now firmly established, 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.