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Rose Tree Cottage

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801 S Pasadena Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
626-793-3337
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tea cottage

We celebrated my Mom's birthday with my sisters today and really enjoyed the food and service from our server. She was friendly and very kind. The only complaint we had is that there are two cats roaming around the eating area and indoors. Not only did we think that not becoming to an eating... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife was in Pasadena and drove past this place and thought she would call in and get me some goodies as I am originally from England. She purchased two brands of biscuits which were both out of date. The Jammie Dodgers were 5 months past their best and the Ginger Nuts were 3 months past their date. She also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We celebrated my Mom's birthday with my sisters today and really enjoyed the food and service from our server. She was friendly and very kind. The only complaint we had is that there are two cats roaming around the eating area and indoors. Not only did we think that not becoming to an eating establishment but also a great inconvenience... More 

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Minneapolis
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I used to visit RTC at its old location 20 years ago with my mother and wanted to go again in memory of her. Unfortunately, it's not at all the same place it once was. The grounds are no longer beautifully kept, the shop area is horribly cramped, and the food was below average. My friend had a salad rather... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I can't believe I haven't written a review of this wonderful place before but better late than never. This is the only real English tea room that can be found on US shores. The owners, Edmund and Mary Fry, have created a place where you can find a brief respite from the world. They always greeted us warmly and made... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

The owner is rude, the food is awful, very over priced and above all the place Smells of urine. It is a want to be English High Tea but comes comes off phony. We were warned to arrive early, found the door locked and were made to wait at least 5-7 minutes outside. We're seated late and the room was... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I LOVE Mary & Edmond Fry! When you come to RTC, it is like going to their home. You call ahead for tea as they plan for your arrival. Snow, the kitty, greats you and hopes for some cream with tea. Made fresh each day, they serve wonderful tea sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, and yummy treats for dessert. Tea is... More 

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Falcon, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I flew in from Colorado to attended a tea. I thought it was very English. If you want to attended a tea like the English then this is a must go to place. Edmond the owner treats you like royalty.

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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

I had a horrible time here. An old and dusty place. My allergies were bad. I am glad I did not eat here. The place smells bad. I don't care how small a place can be as longer is clean. This was not the case. This was not the place for me. MD

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

We have been to Rose Tree Cottage twice - once to buy a Barbour jacket for my wife and once for the Jubilee Tea yesterday. Both were wonderful experiences. Edmund really knows his stuff about Barbours and the tea was simply fantastic - great food, delicious tea and excellent service, all in a real British quirky atmosphere. If you are... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Edmund ,Mary, and Staff brilliantly continue their lovely tea tradition in Enchanting English Cottage style and surroundings. There is no end to yummy treats delivered elegantly to your table. Somehow hot tea is always poured without interrupting conversation during this treasured time away from our hurried days. Beyond the tea room, the availability of all things UK past and present... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 S Pasadena Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-793-3337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?