“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
— Henry James
Handmade. From Scratch. Just for You.
We make everything fresh, from scratch, in our own kitchen using only the finest ingredients, often locally and/or organically grown. No cans, mixes, or microwaves here! Just honest, fresh ingredients and methods your great-grandparents would recognize.
Our menu changes regularly, based on seasonal availability of ingredients and chef’s whim. Each guest receives an assortment of finger sandwiches, a collection of handmade desserts, two freshly baked scones, and our authentic clotted cream made with nothing but organic whole cream. You’ll also get our homemade Meyer lemon curd and strawberry preserves. And, of course, tea — your choice of more than a dozen loose-leaf teas and infusions that we brew to order.
It’s definitely a full meal, and one we think you’ll enjoy.
I truly felt like a welcome guest in their home. Can’t wait to go back! Thank you!
This place is great! The food is wonderful and the people who run it are very polite and accommodating. Definitely a place you must experience.
We serve afternoon tea on alternating weekends — specifically, the 2nd weekend & 4th weekend of every month. That’s two Saturdays and two Sundays. The other 26+ days each month are available for those who wish to book a private event. We’re open from 12:00 – 5:00, with the last seating at 3:00 PM.
Reservations are required, and we generally fill up a week or two ahead of time, so please call (831) 375-8090 or write a week or two beforehand. We accept reservations up to two months in advance.
Give a Gift Certificate!
Send your friends, family members, or work colleagues a gift of Victorian “elegance without attitude.”
Gift cards are available in any denomination, from $5 on up. Give a complete tea luncheon with tax and tip included for just $35, “tea for two” for $70, or a “champagne tea” for $45/person.
Best of all, gift cards never expire, so your happy friend can use it any time.
So what is afternoon tea?
Don’t let the name fool you. It’s a full meal. A proper Victorian afternoon tea (sometimes incorrectly called high tea) can be a filling luncheon or just a pleasant afternoon snack. Either way, there’s more to it than just a pot of tea — although you’ll have more than a dozen choices of that, too.
Our three-course tea service starts with original and interesting house-made sandwiches, such as smoked salmon with ginger and wasabi aioli on puff pastry, English cucumber and radish sandwiches, Ahi tuna with avocado, curried Coronation chicken with mango chutney, and many others. In addition, you get two fresh and flaky scones served with real organic clotted cream — not the imitation stuff from a jar. We make ours from fresh unprocessed milk straight from a family-run organic dairy farm. It’s a treat all by itself.
Cakes? We got cakes! From our decadent chocolate truffle cream petit fours to our exotic cardamom-and-saffron cakes, fresh tartlets, English Bakewell tarts, French macarons, and delightful hand-dipped chocolate strawberries, we guarantee you won’t leave hungry.
Our 100% loose-leaf tea is measured to order and brewed to perfection at your table. No generic commercial tea bags here. We offer many organic, decaffeinated, or herbal options, in addition to our popular black teas. Whether you favor Earl Grey or English Breakfast, herbal infusions and tisanes, or our special #1 Ladies’ Red Bush Tea, you’ll find something to fall in love with. And refills are included!
At The White Hart, “tea” scarcely begins to describe the experience.