Choose your country

Or view all businesses for sale


Shelly's Tea Rooms - Cafe Franchise

Join the revolution with an authentic Shelly's Tea Rooms Franchise!

Watch Video

Territory Information

Franchise Fee:
Liquid Capital:


The British are Back!

Our mission is to bring an authentic English Tea Room to every part of the USA. bring a slice of England to your area with our internationally recognized and multi-award winning Premium Tea Rooms, established for over 16 years.

Born in 2007 in South East England where we won Tea Rooms of the year 2018-2020-2021, then moving internationally to the USA where in our first full year we won Most Authentic Tea Rooms 2023, the Tea market is one that is ever popular and in tune with peoples lifestyle choices.

We are the only premium Tea Rooms franchise run and owned by English for that truly authentic English experience.


People now more than ever are seeking authentic experiences, they want to try new cultures and their traditions, this sets us apart and is why we are a disruptor in the restaurant sector:

  • An authentic AWARD WINNING English Tea Rooms Experience
  • Sophisticated, premium ambiance
  • 87% of millennials drink Tea!
  • Studies have found that people whom regularly consume three or more cups of black tea a day have a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke!
  • The Tea market in the USA is a 2.8 Billion dollar a year industry, within this we are perfectly placed to take advantage of this
  • No late nights
  • Low cost of entry, its possible to repay opening costs within the first two years.

Ease of opening and running: Our offering is not one requiring fryers, griddles etc. and with only needing 3-5 team members, it is a very simple operation to manage.


Where we're excelling

  • Tea Rooms of the year UK 2018
  • Tea Rooms of the year UK 2020
  • Tea Rooms of the year UK 2021
  • Most Authentic English Tea Room USA 2023
  • Most Authentic English Tea Rooms USA 2024

A proven business

We are a proven business, a one of a kind franchise destination, serving authentic English Tea Rooms food such as:

  • Scones (Classic, Raisin, Chocolate Chip, Blueberry)
  • Windsor Afternoon Tea
  • Cream Tea
  • Selection of Sponge Cakes
  • Savory Scones
  • 103 Loose Leaf Teas

Choose us because:

Our appeal is extraordinarily broad – from very young “prince or princess” coming to experience Afternoon Tea for the first time, to the 88-year-old who always enjoyed indulging.

DID YOU KNOW on any given day over half of the American population drinks Tea! That's over 180 million people.

We are the only premium Tea Rooms franchise run and owned by English for that truly authentic English experience.


We've got you covered:

You will undertake a comprehensive training program at our head office covering all aspects required to run your Tea Rooms whether you have ever baked, made Tea before or not.

What we want from you:

You will be passionate about consistently delivering an outstanding experience to your guests, embrace the culture of Tea and Englishness, ensuring the authenticity of the business model is consistently demonstrated.

You need not have previous experience in the food and beverage industry as full training and support is provided, however you will posses the passion required to ensure your location is a success!

Financial Information

Franchise Fee: $39,995

Minimum Investment: $206,000

Minimum Liquid Capital: $100,000


Shelly`s Tea Rooms Franchise
Shelly`s Tea Rooms Franchise
View our Franchise offering here!

Related categories