In order to prepare the variety of tea sandwiches, savories, soup, and desserts ahead of your visit, reservations are required for Cottage High Tea or Cottage Afternoon Tea at least one day in advance. Plan ahead for your special reservation time.
We also offer our Cottage Cream Tea on a walk-in basis, subject to availability. A reservation is not necessary, but a phone call prior to coming is recommended to assure seating for you. Saturdays are often our busy days, and so oftentimes there may not be a table available. Cream teatime is limited to 1 hour maximum time, unless our tables have been reserved, and then we may need to limit your time, so as to accommodate those who have a previous scheduled afternoon or high tea time.
Regular hours at The Cottage are Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
(We do occasionally close early for private parties, so it is best to call before coming to the shop, unless you have a previously scheduled reservation.)
For groups of more than 8 people, please call us directly at (619) 445-6064. We'll be glad to work with you for an accommodation. (For groups of 6 or more, we require a non-refundable deposit in the amount equivalent to 2 tea reservations.)
Because we prepare your food fresh the morning of your reservation, please note that once the number in your party is confirmed, you are responsible for paying the full amount of party confirmation, even if all are not able to attend.
For your convenience, you can either make a reservation using the form below or by calling us at (619) 445-6064. If you find that our reservation system does not accommodate your request, please call us to inquire. At times, we do block off times if we are accommodating a larger party, but we may be able to find a space for you if you phone the shoppe directly. Please specify in the comments section, whether you would like to reserve for our Cottage Afternoon Tea or our Cottage High Tea. We set aside 2 hours for your teatime, unless your teatime is for 2:30 - then you will have 1 1/2 hour to enjoy your teatime. We Look forward to serving you!
Note: If you do not receive an email or phone call confirmation, it is likely that your reservation is not completed and you will need to call to confirm if your reservation was indeed booked.
Due to the size of our shop, and challenges we have experienced, we can no longer accommodate children under 3 yrs old. In order to provide a relaxing experience for all other guests, children who are 3 and older must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. We do ask that adults help children through the tea experience, i.e. by pouring their tea and serving them, and helping them with dress-up clothing & hats if desired.