Marlene's Tea & Cakes

Our tea experience is 2 hours. In that time you will enjoy a five-course meal starting with soup, a variety of tea sandwiches and savories, scones, fresh fruit to cleanse your palate, and a variety of delectable desserts. Our afternoon tea menu changes monthly. At the time of your reservation, please select two teas to start with so they are ready when you arrive. During your service, you may select additional teas from our tea menu listed below. The price for Adults is $53.40 per person (includes tax and gratuity). The price for Children (4-11) is $44.50 per person (includes tax and gratuity). We only offer a vegetarian option. We no longer do vegan or gluten-free. We serve tea Thursday and Friday at 11:00 AM and on Saturday and Sunday we serve tea at 11 AM and 2:30 PM. Wednesdays **see booking notes below. Parties with 20 or more, please call to book a reservation 858-756-4320. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to serving you!


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Restaurant Info

  • Address: 14677 Via Bettona Suite 100, San Diego CA 92127
  • Cross Street: Via Verrazzano
  • Location: North County Inland |
  • Cuisine: English | California |
  • Cost: $$$ | Moderate | $50 - $75
  • Category: Tearoom
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Lunch |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | PayPal |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 8587564320

Business Hours

Monday
Indoor Tea Service | Closed
Tuesday
Indoor Tea Service | Closed
Wednesday
Special Event: Entire Tea Room- *Call | All Day 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday
Outside Patio Tea Service | Afternoon 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Indoor Tea Service | Afternoon 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Waitlist | All Day 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday
Outside Patio Tea Service | Afternoon 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Indoor Tea Service | Afternoon 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Waitlist | All Day 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday
Indoor Tea Service | Afternoon 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Outside Patio Tea Service | Afternoon 2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Indoor Tea Service | Afternoon 2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Outside Patio Tea Service | Afternoon 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Waitlist | All Day 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Waitlist | Afternoon 2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tea & Scone To Go Packages | Take-Out 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Sunday
Indoor Tea Service | Afternoon 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Waitlist | Afternoon 2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Outside Patio Tea Service | Afternoon 2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Indoor Tea Service | Afternoon 2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Outside Patio Tea Service | Afternoon 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Waitlist | All Day 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tea & Scone To Go Packages | Take-Out 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Special Hours

Valentine Day High Tea outside patio Special Event
Feb. 12, 2022 | All Day 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Valentine Day High Tea Inside Special Event
Feb. 12, 2022 | All Day 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mother's Day High Tea outside patio Special Event
May 7, 2022 | All Day 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mother's Day High Tea Inside Special Event
May 7, 2022 | All Day 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Special Halloween High Tea (outside)
Oct. 30, 2022 | Lunch 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Special Halloween High Tea (inside)
Oct. 30, 2022 | Lunch 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Special Very Merry Christmas High Tea (outside patio)
Dec. 10, 2022 | Lunch 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Special Very Merry Christmas High Tea (inside)
Dec. 10, 2022 | Lunch 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Special Very Merry Christmas High Tea (outside patio)
Dec. 17, 2022 | Lunch 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Special Very Merry Christmas High Tea (inside)
Dec. 17, 2022 | Lunch 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Features

  • Catering Services
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout Available
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Tea Service

Occasion

  • Romantic Dining
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
  • Vegetarian
  • Trendy / Hip

 


F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions

Vegetarian is the only option offered.
While we do only have 1 booster seat, we encourage you not to bring children under the ages of 4. Any child that can take a seat is a paying customer. Strollers are prohibited due to space restrictions.
No, a reservation is required. Please use our online reservation system to book. If you are trying to book a reservation within 48 hours of your date, you must contact us via phone or at [email protected] to book.
Most tea rooms have a standard cancellation policy of 1 week. Ours is 3 days and there are no exceptions. We must be able to know the number of people we are serving, schedule staff, and prepare the food which is made to order in a timely manner. Leaving a voice message on our phone line is acceptable as long as it's in the time frame. If not, your options are the following: find someone else to take the spot or pick up and take the food to go. Please call us ahead of time to let us know
Either go to Tableagent: https://tableagent.com/san-diego/marlenes-tea-cakes/ or Marlene's website: https://marlenesteaandcakes.com/parties-events/ or call 858.756.4320
Please contact the tea room to make a reservation. Parties of 20 or more are subject to a $125 party fee. If you wish to book the entire inside or outside patio, a minimum of 35 people must be booked per section. A party contract and a 50% non-refundable deposit will be required to complete the booking.
Wednesdays are special event days and require a minimum of 8 people to book. If we do get a party of 8 or more that books on a Wednesday, then it will be opened up and available on our reservation system. If you try to book through our reservation system and it does not allow you to make a reservation then please call us to schedule (if you have 8 or more) or it means we do not have the minimum number of people to open that Wednesday.
Tea to Go is only available on Saturdays and Sundays. Pick up must be between 10-11 AM. Reservations can be made through our website. Please select Tea to Go on the drop-down menu. The tea to go package does not include the soup, hot savories, and fruit on the monthly menu. If you sit down with us all items on the menu are given served.
GO to https://tableagent.com/san-diego/marlenes-tea-cakes/ and scroll to the bottom to purchase either Tea for 1 or Tea for 2. Give the recipient the approval code located on the confirmation email. OR go to the tea room during business hours to purchase. Currently, the reservation system does not accept GC yet. Please call to book your reservation if you have a gift certificate.
Dear Friends: Marlene’s Tea & Cakes has implemented a price increase on our afternoon teas due to inflated overall prices from our suppliers. This increase was necessary to maintain our current levels of high quality and service. Marlene couldn’t compromise on quality and she’s committed to preparing fresh, prime food items using only the finest ingredients, serving on fine China, preparing fresh flower arrangements and linens, while creating an experience our guests deserve. We thank you!

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Scone Take out

  Scone of the Month


Scones

Tea To Go Package

  Marlene’s Tea & Cakes will continue to offer tea to-go on Saturdays and Sundays with pick-up time at 11:00 am. The cost per person is $30 plus tax. Each tea to go includes 3 sandwiches, the quiche, a scone with clotted cream, 4 desserts, and your choice of tea (makes 1 pot). The menu is the same as the monthly menu without the hot items (soup and beef wellington) and the assortment of fruit pieces. You can add additional scones (price below) and menu items to your order for an additional cost


Tea To Go Package

A la Carte 3 Item Package

A la Carte 3 Item Package with Beef Wellington

Tea Selections

  List of available teas


Black & Flavor Black Teas

Green Teas

White Tea

Rooibos

Oolong Teas

Fruit & Herb Blends

Decaffeinated


Map

Restaurant Address: 14677 Via Bettona Suite 100, San Diego CA 92127

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