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Julian Tea & Cottage

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2124 3rd St, Julian, CA 92036
(760) 765-0832
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A wonderful experience

We chose the full tea and sandwich menu which far exceeded our expectations. The service was exquisite and the food was not only wonderful, but beautifully presented. Not to miss.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
Char K
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We chose the full tea and sandwich menu which far exceeded our expectations. The service was exquisite and the food was not only wonderful, but beautifully presented. Not to miss.

Thank Char K
Cody, Wyoming
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had not been to the Tea Cottage for 10 years but found it to be just as wonderful as I remember it to be! I went with a good friend whom I have known for 40 years and we had their afternoon tea for two. Sandwiches were great, scones to die for, and the tea was really good. I... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My friends and I came to town and looked up places to try and thought - perfect! We decided on "The Cottage Classic" ($24.95). It comes with a cup of pumpkin soup (not vegetarian) with cheese savory, 5 finger sandwiches, scone with whipped cream, homemade lemon curd and jam, dessert and tea. Do ask about the soup, it is NOT... More 

1 Thank Holly K
West Linn, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

When I was researching a day trip to Julian, Ca., I was totally surprised that they had a Tea Room there, I just had to make reservations. I'm so glad I did. :) We like to think we are aficionados of Afternoon Tea (being Brits and all) So, at first I was a little disappointed that we were not going... More 

4 Thank TeeC100
Vista, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We always make a point to have lunch here when visiting. The tough part is getting in. Plan ahead and make a reservation several days in advance or you may miss out. During Apple Days (Sept - Oct) it is hard to just walk in anywhere. In spring you have a better change. I recommend their pumpkin soup and the... More 

1 Thank JHettich
Dallas, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Everything tea --and more! Unending assortment of teas--both loose and bags. They even had our No. 1 Ladies Detective Tea (from the well-known book series). Their card selection is a bit different from the norm, as well as a very extensive collection of various kitchen tools and accessories. The tea cottage is an excellent source for that gift for someone... More 

1 Thank KokoDallas_TX
Toledo, OH
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My daughter & I made a reservation for afternoon tea and ended up the only ones in the tea shop! It was a Monday afternoon and it was wonderful. The staff/server were all so friendly and the food was wonderful! And the tea....oh my! They had the largest tea selection to purchase I've ever seen!

1 Thank PPIEW7
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Made us feel welcome. Tea, cookies, and egg salad sandwich were very good. Will be back.

Thank genieandmarco
Julian, California, United States
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This little shop is fantastic! Stop by for a "tea party." While the downstairs area is devoted to teas (there's one room FULL of all sorts of teas) and all things related to tea, the upstairs has all sorts of cool gadgets and fun stuff that might make the biggest kitchen haters want to go in and play in the... More 

Thank Patti T
Santa Monica, California
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My partner and I had a terrific tea here Sunday, July 6th. Their tea room is so cute and one of the tiniest I have ever seen. There are four tables. Four! One table that seats 4 (or perhaps 6) and three smaller tables that seat 2 or 3 each. That's it. It's a wonderful little tea room, light, airy,... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2124 3rd St, Julian, CA 92036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: (760) 765-0832

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  • Cuisine: American

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