About Us | Family
Welcome, we are a British family-owned & operated Food & Gift shop specializing in goods from the British and Emerald Isles based in sunny San Diego, California. We have a traditional English Tearoom on our patio with food freshly prepared and served from our in-house English Bakery.
Selina, who hails from Surrey, England, grew up watching her beloved Grandma Lucy bake in her kitchen. Selina had a dream of owning her own tearoom and America has fulfilled that wish. Bringing Grandma's recipes and age old ways of making everything by hand with authentic methods and ingredients. Shout out to Selina's Dad, Brian who is missed every day he had numerous retail shops throughout his life instilling in her at a young age about how important it is to love what you do. Selina is a loving Mum to her son Alfie who has been raised to love all her shoppe baked goodies. Shakespeare's Corner shoppe is truly a family affair, creating a friendly and neighborly atmosphere, their motto is "There are no strangers here, only friends we haven't yet met!".
So even if you just want to drop in for a chat, reminisce about back home, or ask questions Selina and her staff welcome you and look forward to you not just becoming customers but friends.
With a knitting needle, blind fold and a map, San Diego was the universe's choice for her US destination and what an amazing ride it has been for her. Over the last 20 years Selina has built a business that stays true to her roots with tradition and authenticity being her guide, loving being able to share her love for all things British. Why not just drop in for a chat.