We drove from San Diego into the Cuyamaca mountains to Julian, CA an 1870's gold mining town.
We enjoyed afternoon tea at the quaint and casual Julian Tea and Cottage Arts.
This amazing shop had a nice menu to choose from, a very large and well-stocked gift shop, and served lunch and afternoon tea at only three tables! What a fun place!
Afternoon tea began with fruit.
A nice variety of tea sandwiches included curry chicken salad on a croissant,
cucumber sandwiches, olive nut sandwiches,
a fruit cream cheese spread on raisin bread, and a warm cheese spread on baguette slices
Delicious homemade shortbread cookies and buttermilk scones
were served with cream, homemade lemon curd and apple butter.
Dessert was a delicious bread pudding with whipped cream.
We were so glad we drove into the scenic mountains to Julian for tea.
October is Apple Festival time. There were many opportunities to purchase apples and enjoy apple pies,
but we had plans for the evening.
I will post more photos of the Julian tea shop.