Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe (33), 3719 India St. in the International Restaurant Row at the foot of MIssion Hills (619-683-2748) offers everything British with two locations to serve you. Their second location in the heart of La Mesa at 8401 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa (619-464-2748). Their second location is open daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Both locations are owned by Selina Stockley who hails from Surrey, England.
San Diego’s Only Authentic British Gift Shoppe and Tea Room
Featured here is a variable treasure trove of foods and gifts from England, Scotland Ireland and Wales. So expect to find a jammed pack shop filled with everything you miss about Britain, including your favorite Jams, Teas, Biscuits, Candies, Pies, Bangers, Scones to name a few. They even have Royal Family commemorative bone china, tea towels, and teapots.
Over 40 Authentic British Teas to Choose From
A tea sniffing bar filled with over 40 loose teas to choose from delights the customers who you hear “ohs” and “ahs” as they smell different blends. The International Restaurant Row shoppe is open weekdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends. The tea room, which is actually a delightful outdoor patio with a large awning and heaters starts serving at 11a.m. and has a last sitting of at 4 p.m. during the week. On the weekends two sittings are available at 12:30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended as they fill up quite often. Credit cards: Discover, MC VISA.
In House Bakery Features Fresh Pasties Daily
They also house an English bakery which makes its own Pies, Pasties, Sausage Rolls, Scotch Eggs, 12 different flavors of Proper English Scones, Treacle Tarts and the list goes on and on. Due to the popularity of their shoppe, which opened in 2000 they have opened a second location in La Mesa called “British Village Shoppe.”
Selina and her staff are always delightful and willing to help with those questions only a Brit would know. So do stop by for a chat you can find them right in the heart of International Restaurant Row.
Two Locations To Serve You International Restaurant Row and in La Mesa
Their second location aptly called the British Village Shoppe is at 8401 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa (619-464-2748). It’s open daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Credit Cards: Discover, MC, VISA.