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The Grand Tea Room

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145 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025-2601
(760) 233-9500
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an adorable tea house/room. It is decorated Victorian style and is so quaint. The staff is friendly and the food divine and of course delicious teas! They offer plays and teas at certain times of the year. A great tea experience!

Thank MHSR
San Diego, California
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Went to the Grand Tea Room for a baby shower last weekend. It was such a lovely little establishment. You walk into the front door which puts you in the gift shop. Soooo many cute trinkets!! I bought the prettiest little tea set & a delicious creme brûlée tea. A bit pricey, but worth it. Our two hour tea/baby shower... More 

Thank ewright2013
Escondido, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We recently attended the Downton Abbey themed tea day and it was a delightful experience to celebrate my Mother's birthday. We had a really good time. There was great effort put into the day by the staff. The food is all miniature finger sized dishes and really did taste great. I can't say that I was "stuffed" after eating all... More 

Thank Peggy C
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

My wife loves English tea rooms, so I surprised her with a visit to the Grand Tea Room. My experience in tea rooms is minimal (I was the only man out of 20 people there) but it seemed to have excellent service and a good choice of teas. Most of all my wife was happy.

Thank dvmal
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

We celebrated our friend's birthday at the Grand Tea Room recently in the heart of old town Escondido. I was impressed with their presentation and the decor. A very nice selection of teas that was served in beautiful cups with your choice of two teas for our table of 5. Definitely enough food with two different tea sandwiches but the... More 

1 Thank cmincalif
Escondido, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Well decorated and furnished for comfort. Staff young, courteous and enthudiastic. Food is excellent but the staff is the thing that makes it.

Thank 537MikeC
san diego
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Her Royal Highness would feel right at home at this charming little gem in the heart of Escondido! LOCATION/DECOR: This place is literally on Grand Avenue in this small metropolis town of North San Diego County. The exterior doesn't convey the charm this place holds within its quaint walls but once you enter you certainly feel like you are transported... More 

Thank familykahn
San Marcos, California
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

I recently decided to try out this charming little Tea Room in Escondido with a dear friend after seeing the beautifully designed website and reading the story of its founding by the owner. The service is excellent and they are in no hurry to get you out if you have reserved an Afternoon Tea (takes about 2 hours). One of... More 

Thank rpillai494
Escondido, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Celebrated my birthday there with my friends. Had a lovely time. The food was good, but I have had better at other tea rooms. The atmosphere is great and a good time was had by all.

Thank Renate R
San Diego, CA
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

The owner, Louisa, has created a bit of tea heaven for relaxing. I have been to many tea rooms but what is so lovely about The Grand Tea Room is you may try as many teas as you like and you can come as you are and not feel over or under dressed. The scones are delicious, the soups are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025-2601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: (760) 233-9500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?