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McKenna's Tea Cottage

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810 Electric Ave, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6314
+1 562-431-0200
12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Azusa, California
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a resent Seal Beach Food Tour we stopped at McKenna's Tea Cottage, what a charming little spot, comfortable and cozy. We had a slice of outstanding Quiche and tasty scones with raspberry jam and of course a wonderful selection of tea. Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the day stop at McKenna's Tea Cottage and... More 

Thank NormKeith
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Took my friend with a Groupon for the three course tea for two that included a traditional pot of tea, five assorted tea sandwiches and a scone with clotted cream and jam. I had no problem making a reservation. I called the first time after Christmas, left a vm inquiring about their days and hours around the new year holiday.... More 

Thank USCfoodie
Mission Viejo, California
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94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went with a friend with a living social voucher to check out and was really happy with everything. The sandwich's were tasty but the best were the scones, melt in your mouth good. Came with clotted cream and jam and your choice of tea. The service was good too checking on us many times to see if we were O.K.... More 

Thank Brenda L
Long Beach, California
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I have eaten here several times always without a reservation and always outside on the very small patio. That being said, I recommend stopping in for a leisurely lunch with a good friend. They do not rush you thru your meal, and they are very attentive. The tea sandwiches are good. The tea offerings better than most. Desert did not... More 

Thank Lori A
Long Beach, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

It is real small and on a hot day quite humid. You need to plan on a date a month in advance.food and tea is standard.

Thank cherylsB4265JO
Long Beach, California
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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Great experience using a groupon. Cottage feels like home and it is a family bussiness. Great tea collection and good quality. Each of us got our own tea. Plates were beautiful too. We had fun talking and have our own time around tea, scones and mini _ pretty sandwiches. Nice place to wear hats and to spend time with friends.... More 

Thank LinchyTica
San Diego, California, United States
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My wife and daughters had been to McKenna's Tea Cottage a year ago and were highly impressed, so our youngest daughter used Groupon special coupons for birthday and Mother's Day presents, and we decided to go when she was in town for our oldest daughter's birthday. We arrived in Seal Beach, found a parking space by the library and walked... More 

Thank Kent H
Lethbridge, Canada
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Tea was good, service was very good. Good value with a groupon. The cream is not real Devonshire cream ... Scones and sandwiches were good... No frills but nice to try!

Thank Puppyyzf
Huntington Beach, California
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157 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Four of us ladies went for Tea time. It was my first time ever and was a delightful experience. I loved the yummy finger sandwiches, scones and tea. Wearing the hat made it more fun. This is a must experience. I saw a father and daughter and a mother with her daughter. I found this on Groupon $30.00 for three.

Thank Rita I
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Pros- 1. Very accommodating and flexible - My party was running late, but the hostess still sat me down and waited patiently until my party got there. There were 2 of us with a groupon for 3. The hostess let each of us take a bag of tea (Wild Strawberries. So good!) to make up the difference. Hoped to take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 Electric Ave, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6314
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-431-0200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?