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Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe imports products from across the pond and welcomes neighbors for afternoon tea, served daily with finger sandwiches and cakes. An extensive online and in-store inventory spans everything from canned jellies, curds, and jams to animal collars patterned with the British flag. Should an item of desire elude shoppers or Sherlock Holmes, store associates occasionally place special orders. The tea experts stock a selection of English bone china, which is available to purchase or rent for an at-home garden party or a sophisticated rave. The store's quaint outdoor patio is home to daily afternoon tea, a British tradition that the crew has modernized to include vegetarian and sugar- or gluten-free delicacies.

3719 India St
San Diego,
CA
US

Green Tea Hawaii's supplements expedite the process of losing weight. The company’s flagship item, a nutrient-rich powdered drink, dissolves into water and becomes a slenderizing cocktail of green-tea antioxidants, natural caffeine, and amino acids. Each serving of the fruit-flavored drink boosts metabolism and unlocks the ability to smell colors. Green coffee bean extract and Montagna coffee also deliver a natural dose of caffeine, and raspberry ketones increase the body's ability to burn fat via fruit compounds. Various other powdered drinks soak into the body and replenish vital nutrients.

7007 Friars Road
San Diego,
CA
US

Featured on Fox-5 San Diego news and the Food Network, Eclipse Chocolat purveys gourmet truffles, drinking chocolates, and salted caramels crafted from sustainably farmed cocoa beans and hand-selected ingredients. Like birthday parties and bank vaults housed in piñatas, a box of 10 exotic truffles ($20) yields a grab-bag of surprise riches, including four seasonal truffle varieties and Eclipse’s signature lavender sea-salted caramel. Sprinkle the sinfully rich chocolate shreds from a tasting trio of drinking chocolates into hot milk to create steaming cups of cocoa that warm bellies during blustery winter days or vivid daydreams about the Ice Age ($20). Staff members swathe each batch of newly baked chocolate in artisan packaging before artfully arranging it in sleek wooden display cases in the store’s sea-foam-green surroundings.

2121 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

For more than a decade, the folks behind Lavish Aromatic Botanical Products have strived not only to make products that smell fantastic and do a great job?but ones that are good for your body, and the earth. Not only are the company's products hand-crafted and made with high-quality plant products and essential oils, they leave out all the bad stuff. The totally non-toxic and 100% biodegradable products are cruelty free, paraben-free, and preservative free?and they're always encased in recyclable, BPA-free packaging. This mindful approach has led to a huge variety of products, ranging from organic chocolates and teas to mineral makeup and roll-on perfumes that totally won't get confiscated from your roll-on luggage.

748 W Washington St
San Diego,
CA
US

Maeve Rochford has an unfair advantage when it comes to baking. After all, many of her recipes come from her Irish great grandmother, who cooked for the English court. Maeve’s Irish coffee cake, house-made marshmallows, bread pudding, and more than 30 sweet and savory pies taste just as good as they did in 1936.

1420 Garnet Avenue
San Diego,
CA
US

Safari Coffee Roasters' expert baristas brew more than 75 varieties of Arabica coffee with a keen and unrelenting attention to flavor and caffeine levels. The team ensures freshness by roasting each coffee-based thirst quencher on site and never using beans discovered in a Ziploc bag that was buried in the ground. Beverages range from $1.75 to $4.95, but Safari offers a "think green" discount, encouraging coffee sippers to bring in their own cup by offering their liquidly wares for $1 for those who do so. Pour a Dancing Bear concoction down a parched gullet and enjoy dual-flavored African and Central American beans roasted at two levels ($16.95/lb.), or sample the Continental, a unity of French and Columbian beans ($15.95/lb.). Coffee service usually takes fewer than five minutes, like the time it takes to mash potatoes with a cinder block. The café cuisine department at Safari also brings an armada of cupcakes, scones, cookies, and bran and cake muffins to taste apparatuses.

1012 W El Norte Pkwy
Escondido,
CA
US