Every time I've come to the Julian Tea Cottage, I've felt warm and cosy, and coddled. The food is always good and filling, and the tea always tastes good. The tearoom is a pleasure to the eyes too, and I can't leave w/o buying something. Thank you, Edie, for another enjoyable afternoon tea.
Our San Diego Costume Guild, along w/ some members of the Los Angeles Guild, met for an 18th Century costumed tea at Chatsworth recently. I've always recommended this tearoom, and we weren't disappointed. The food is varied & top notch, and we're always given a new and interesting tea to try, even though we can pick again from a wonderful list of others. Of all the hundreds of customers Joy serves, I'm sure glitches happen. But it doesn't deter me, or my group, from returning often. In fact, I'm going again this week.
My mother and I went here in July, and really enjoyed it. It was a little scarey using the fondue forks to dip our fruit in chocolate, and I think a fork would have been fine, but it was delicious. The scones were awesome!
Members of the San Diego Costume Guild & Costumers Guild West had tea here, and the food was wonderful. Unfortunately the tea leaves are left in the pot. I requested they be decanted (leaves removed) but the server said we had to use the tea strainer, even after I described how bitter and stewed the tea would taste after the leaves sat in it for 10 mins or longer. Leaves should only be in the water for THREE minutes. And of course after 20 mins when I had a second cup, it was horrible and undrinkable. This is not how you get people to like tea. But we still loved the place, and will come back.