Enjoy a cup of tea at these Montreal tea houses

High tea rituals for the elite are a thing of the past. Nowadays, there are many places that offer teatime experiences in Montreal, so whether you’re looking for the ultimate high tea experience, or just looking to warm up in the dead of winter, these five Montreal tea shops are sure to tickle your fancy.

Cardinal Tea Room

5326 boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1

The Cardinal Tea Room is conveniently located above The Sparrow restaurant. This tearoom, open from Thursday through Sunday, offers the classics, but add a little bit of Montreal flair to it. The space looks more like a 1920s jazz bar. In addition to the grand piano in the middle of the room, you’ll find antique-like fixtures, and cozy spots to sit and enjoy the tea service with tasty treats.

Maison de Thé Camellia Sinensis

351, rue Émery, Montréal, QC H2X 1J2

The Camellia Sinensis Tea House offers over 200 types of tea to Montrealers. At their Quartier Latin location, there is a tearoom where you can enjoy the peace and serenity of a good cup of tea. There are no laptops or cell phones permitted in the tearoom — it’s a place for reflection and low-key discussion. Visitors can expect to hear a gong ring out a gentle warning when the volume is too loud.

Le Montréalais Bistrot-Bar

900 boul René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC H3B 4A5

Prepare to be pampered like royalty at Le Montréalais Bistro Bar inside the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel. During their high tea offered daily, their tea connoisseurs will guide you in pairing your tea selection with worldly delicacies. This is the place where you would treat your mother for Mother’s Day. For high tea, make sure to reserve in advance and dress appropriately.

Gryphon D'or Tea Room

5968, av de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1G8

Le Gryphon D’Or Tea Room, in N.D.G., offers a set price afternoon tea service. For a mere $25 per person, you’ll receive a selection of loose teas, scones and finger sandwiches. All food items, including the jams and custards, are homemade. If you’re not in the mood for tea, Gryphone d’Or also offers a full brunch and lunch menu. The space itself is very warm and welcoming — perfect for an afternoon with the ladies. Reservations made 24 hours in advance are required for the afternoon tea.

Maison De Thé Cha Noir

4611, rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1X1

Located on the bustling Wellington Street, this place is one of the best casual hangouts in town. Enjoy a good cup of tea, during the day or in the evening, prepared to perfection in their tearoom. The pillow-covered banquettes and the wooden tables, paired with the warm décor, provide a space for ultimate relaxation. Prepare to be amazed by the food selections to go with the wide array of teas. Thé Cha Noir also sells tea to take home.

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