Three of us were looking for a place to have a late lunch in downtown Escondido on a recent Saturday. When we walked into the Grand Tea Room we could see it looked busy and spoke to the hostess (she may have been the owner) who explained they were booked up. We looked at the gift shop area then she offered us an outdoor table. The weather was fairly mild so we decided to accept. Two of us had afternoon tea and the third a chicken salad. The chicken on the salad seemed a bit overdone but the scones and tea sandwiches were quite good. There was a wide variety of teas to choose from and they offered a selection of petite desserts which were very good. I would definitely make reservations to return in order to enjoy the inside room which was very attractive.
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