Get ready to channel your inner Duchess or Duke––it’s time for high tea in San Diego. From posh hotels to traditional tea houses, we’ve rounded up the best places to sip a spot of tea and dine on delectable goodies with your little ones. All of our picks feature specialized kids’ menus boasting everything from Harry Potter themed tea to bubblegum flavored tea! Read on to see where to take the precious royals of your castle to raise a pinkie!

Marlene’s Tea and Cakes

Skip afternoon snack at home and go très chic with a reservation for afternoon tea at Marlene's Tea and Cakes, located in Carmel Valley. You and your tea-lovin' tots will instantly appreciate the warm atmosphere and friendly staff, but it will be the to-die-for scones (made fresh every morning) that you'll remember long after you leave. The white linen tea service is a two-hour tea time offered twice each afternoon at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The service comes with a fixed menu and includes kid-friendly options like bubble gum flavored tea as well as a three-tiered tray full of both sweet and savory treats. Reservations require 24 hours notice and Marlene's is closed Mon. and Tues.

14677 Via Bettona
San Diego, Ca 92127
858-756-4320
Online: marlenesteasandcakes.com

photo: Marlene's Tea and Cakes' Website

Where do you go for high tea with your kids? Share in the comments!

––Aimee Della Bitta