Partaking in an afternoon tea in Vancouver with one or a few of your besties is a great way to pass the time between brunch and dinner. Nibble away on a selection of stacked sweets and savoury treats to keep your palette entertained. We hope you’ll enjoy this line-up of Vancouver’s top afternoon tea services as much as we did.
Laduree on Robson Street
Laduree is new on the Vancouver afternoon tea scene and probably has the most coveted seating. Even though the company is internationally known for their macarons, they also have a selection of beverages (including coffee) and tea-time treats including exquisite madeleines. Close your eyes at the Robson Street location and dream of Paris.
La Petite Cuillère in Mount Pleasant
With a proper tea sitting being 120 minutes in length, visitors to this tea salon should be prepared to partake and relax. This establishment offers four versions of afternoon tea to choose from; High Tea, an Afternoon Tea, a Le Petite Fromage Tea and their signature La Petite Cuillère tea, on delightful English bone china.
Neverland Tea Salon on West Broadway
Slightly unorthodox in their service, Neverland aims to please both the grown-ups and the children with three options. Patrons may visit the Tea Bar Bakery, indulge in a formal high tea service in the Neverland Room, or order in advance and have the whole set-up at home.
The Urban Tea Merchant in Downtown
Enjoy a tea party with a twist – iced tea. The Urban Tea Merchant has created a sweet party based around the traditional American iced tea, whimsical china, and fresh fruit tarts, all served in signature hand-blown glass teapots. If you are feeling as mad as a Hatter, head downtown for a switcharoo on the traditional tea.
Truffles Fine Foods in VanDusen Botanical Garden
Enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea on the stunning patio with a view of the lush gardens. The service is ‘first come, first serve’ and the patio accommodates 40 persons. Truffles offers a ‘Tea for Two’ and ‘Tea for Four’ which involves all the classics: French macarons, coconut macaroons, shortbread, petit fours, chocolate truffles, scones, croissants, a daily sandwich, raspberry jam, honey and clotted cream.
Adonia Tea House in Kerrisdale
The Adonia prides itself on being a hideaway waiting to be found and explored. Stocked with the finest teas from around the world and making all their sweet and savoury offerings from scratch, this tea house is a gem of authenticity.
Soirette in Downtown
Soirette’s Signature High Tea is only served on weekends and includes fancy sandwiches (salmon, chicken, prosciutto), mini antipasto platter, lavender and lemon scones, five delectable desserts and a selection of over 30 teas to accompany your feast. Reservations are required.
Faubourg in Kerrisdale
Priding itself on bringing the Old World to the New, Faubourg has three very busy locations in the city. The Afternoon Tea is offered by reservation in Kerrisdale only and offers unique tea-infused bite-sized sweet treats using matcha, chai, rooibos and earl grey.