Quaint tea rooms in Toronto

The diverse options that make up Toronto’s tea scene include Turkish cafés, jam and preserve shops, traditional English service and cozy tea rooms, making Toronto a tea-lover’s dream. Here are the quaintest tea shops in the city.

Kitten and the Bear

1574 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1A6

Kitten and the Bear’s tearoom is perfect for any occasion. Open five days a week, they offer freshly baked scones, and their signature preserves and jam collection. Kitten and the Bear also has to-go options for everything!


367 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M8

First opened in 2005, Tealish is a quaint teashop in Ronscesvalles. The seating might be minimal, but Tealish offers a huge selection of premium teas, in hot and cold varieties. They serve cups of tea to-order alongside their take-home tins and tea accessories.


1205 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 0B9

Plentea is a tea bar located in Parkdale. They blend and infuse all of their teas and offer a daily selection of desserts. You can order from a pre-determined menu, or get Plentea’s “teatenders” to make a custom tea blend.

T-Buds Uptown Tea Lounge and Creperie

3343 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2M6

The tea room at Tbuds is charming and packed with tins of their specialty teas. The tea selections are abundant, offering both cream and herb teas. You can drop by for the popular afternoon tea service, or just for a quick cup.

Tsaa Tea Shop

412 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P3

This east end tea shop sells more than 125 teas from around the world. But don’t worry about getting overwhelmed, because their in-house tea sommelier can help you find your perfect cup of tea! The laidback atmosphere, which includes comfy arm chairs, is the perfect way to enjoy the premium blends of tea.

Simit & Chai Bakery Cafe

787 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1N4

This Turkish bakery and tea shop has a charming atmosphere. The bakery serves delectable and authentic Turkish baked good, like their famous bagels, and an assortment of tea.

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