Lindsay’s Tea Party visited a new tea room this week and we can’t wait to tell our readers all about it! Recently, we visited Marlene’s Tea and Cakes for a lovely afternoon tea. First, I’d like to tell you a bit about Marlene, the owner.
Marlene’s pairing of afternoon tea with her delectable cakes came to her one day as she was enjoying afternoon tea, perfectly content and lost in the moment. Following her passion for baking, Marlene has taken it to utmost level with Marlene’s Tea & Cakes, transforming her sweet creations into an art form. Her gorgeous designs offer a colorful palette that delights the senses and perfectly pleases the palate – any palate.
Born in the Philippines, Marlene moved to San Diego when she was 4. She loved growing up in San Diego, earned a Computer Science degree at UC San Diego, and worked locally as a software engineer. After she got married, raised their son, and exhausted the corporate life, Marlene’s true passion for delicious became irresistible, and, thus, Marlene’s Tea & Cakes was born.
Marlene loves sharing her 5-star, savory creations with San Diego and warmly welcomes the community to afternoon tea. Because if there’s one thing to know about Marlene…it’s that she doesn’t like to drink alone.
Each month Marlene and her pastry chefs hand select a special monthly menu for guests. For the month of August she is featuring soup and savories all the way up to a banana trifle. Take a peak below at the yummy menu featured for this month!
Starter: Tomato-Vegetable Soup
Savories: Cucumber & Lemon-Mint Sandwich (Refreshing cucumber sandwich with lemon & mint cream cheese)
Mini-Beef Wellington (Tender beef, with mushroom, in puff pastry)
Blue Cheese Mascarpone and Red Onion Confit Quiche (Caramelized red onion quiche with Gorgonzola cheese)
Tomato & Cheddar Tart (Toasted tomato tart with cheddar and Parmesan)
Turkey-Apricot Ribbon Sandwich (Double decker sandwich with fillings of turkey and apricot cream cheese)
Scones Peach Scone (Peach cream scone with lemon glaze)
Desserts Italian Love Cake (Chocolate cake with ricotta cream filling)
Banana Trifle (Banana cake layered with vanilla Bavarian and fresh bananas)
Monte Carlo (Cream teacake with raspberry and buttercream)
Salted Caramel Chocolate Bon-Bon (Luxuriant chocolate candy filled with salted caramel)
The Tea Room can accommodate up to 46 for private parties and special events. Please call Marlene for specific inquiries.
Be sure to visit Marlene’s FB Page at https://www.facebook.com/marlenesteaandcakes or her website at
Now it’s your turn to try this fabulous tea room! Enter below and comment below for a chance to win an Afternoon Tea for Two at Marlene’s! Comment by telling us who you would take to tea with you! Certificate will be mailed once shipping address is confirmed.
As the Editor of LTP, I attend and participate in events and opportunities that I then share as I see fit. All opinions expressed are that of Lindsay’s Tea Party are honest and reflect my actual experiences. I would like to extend a special thank you to Marlene of Marlene’s Tea and Cakes for the opportunity to review it’s fabulous afternoon tea and share my highlights with Lindsay’s Tea Party (LTP) readers. No compensation was received for this post.
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