About Us

When you visit Southern California, don’t miss the opportunity to experience an elegant Afternoon Tea in a charming turn-of-the-century home built in 1898 for the gold miner Clarence King.  Julian Tea & Cottage Arts is located in the historic gold mining town of Julian, a quaint village of authentic old-west styled buildings nestled in the mountains amidst pine and oak forests just a scenic hour’s drive from San Diego.

You will find us at 2124 Third Street, one block off Main Street between Washington Street and B Street. We are open 5 days a week (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays), from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Our Tea and Luncheon seating times are at 11:30, 1:00 and 2:30 Reservations are highly recommended, but we do accommodate walk-ins if possible. Please call us toll-free at (866) 765-0832 to make your reservations or we can also now accept reservations via email at info@juliantea.com (please include your phone number so we can call you to confirm).

Our ultimate offering is our Cottage Classic Afternoon Tea, a four course meal starting off with our house Pumpkin soup with mini cheese scone, then finger sandwiches, scone with whipped cream, homemade lemon curd plus jam, and finally our house dessert plus bottomless pot of tea. Check out our menu pages for our other Tea and Luncheon choices, including homemade soups, sandwiches and fresh green salad with homemade dressings. We are able to accommodate special dietary needs including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options; please let us know of your special needs in advance.

We stock a full line of English bone china as well as porcelain, ceramic, cast iron, stainless and glass teapots, and tea accoutrements.

A vast array of teas, both bagged and loose, are available at the teashop and also by mail. Be sure to check out our full list of tea offerings here on our website and call us to place your order.

A wide variety of gourmet foods are also available, with featured products on display for sampling daily.

You will find a huge selection of tea related books for planning teas as well as general information on tea, and cookbooks for cooking, baking, serving and entertaining. Look for books throughout the store and in the Book Nook.

If you are looking for a special gift item, the teashop may have just what you need for that hard-to-please person. We have greeting cards for every occasion, stationary items, children’s books and tea sets, baby gift items and craft items made by local artisans. Seasonal gift items are stocked during the Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

The upper floor of the teashop, dubbed the Culinary Corner, contains an entire housewares room as well as kitchen and tea linens, aprons, table top items and our Cat Corner.

Please feel free to email us at info@juliantea.com with any questions and for more information, or call us toll-free at (866) 765-0832.

We look forward to serving you soon!