Where to have afternoon tea in Vancouver

Afternoon tea is the perfect excuse to dress up and enjoy the finer things in life. Pay a visit to these Vancouver teashops and indulge in a cup of tasty loose-leaf tea alongside delectable baked goods, petit fours and savoury finger sandwiches all plated on elegant tiered serving trays. The best part, you don’t even have to share!

Secret Garden Tea Company

2138 40th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6M 1W5

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver and sit down to enjoy a soothing cup of tea in Kerrisdale. The Secret Garden prides itself on creating an atmosphere that promotes relaxing over rushing, allowing patrons to enjoy the sweeter things in life. Guests are even invited to select their own teacup and saucer from their vast collection of antique bone china. High tea is offered daily in regular, vegetarian and gluten-free variations with finger sandwiches, scones and decadent sweets. For the month of December, a special holiday menu includes gingerbread cheesecake and eggnog meringue tortes.

Faubourg Bakery

2156 W 41st, Vancouver, BC V6M 1Z6

This Parisian patisserie has been wowing Vancouverites since 2013 with its classic French pastries. Faubourg serves Napoleon inspired afternoon tea in their gorgeous bistro dining room at their Kerrisdale location. Indulge yourself in their adorable miniature tarts and pastries as you watch a classic black-and-white French films projected onto the restaurant wall. The best part of the tea service at Faubourg is their strawberry soufflé that’s served steaming hot from the oven.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

900 West Georgia Street, VANCOUVER, BC V6C 2W6

The iconic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on West Georgia brings English teatime traditions to the West Coast. The hotel’s signature Tea at the Top service invites guests and visitors to enjoy a proper afternoon tea – complete with scones and clotted cream, finger sandwiches, pastries and panna cotta – while overlooking the downtown skyline from the 15th floor. For your little prince or princess, the dining room also offers a special tea service for kiddies with crowd-pleasing nibbles and a sweet bubblegum tea!

Adorabelle Tea Room

12051 3rd Ave, Richmond, BC V7E 3K1

Located off the pier in Steveston Village, this charming tearoom lives up to its adorable name. Adorabelle gives guests the option to order a full afternoon tea service with three tiers of tasty goodies, or a single tier option (choose savoury tea, cream tea with scones, or sweet tea with petite sweets) for a lighter snack. In keeping with its enchanting ambiance, the tea is served in bubblegum-pink teapots and the friendly servers fold matching pink napkins into a lovely rose bud!

Adonia Tea House

2057 41st Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y7

Nestled amongst the shops in Kerrisdale, this English style teahouse serves an exquisite afternoon tea (available as a full service or a lighter mini version) with fresh baked pastries, house-made finger sandwiches, and scrumptious scones with clotted cream. The toughest decision will be choose just one of the 50 fine loose-leaf teas to savour during your visit.

Neverland Tea Salon

3066 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H1

Inspired by the decadence and opulence of Parisian tea salons, Neverland feels like a whimsical fairytale land. Try as many different teas as you like in a bottomless teapot during the formal high tea service; there are more than 60 varieties from 10 different suppliers on offer. Save for the clotted Devonshire cream, almost everything is made in house at Neverland, including the tiered serving towers! Savouries and sweets are available in gluten-free and dairy-free versions for those with dietary concerns. If you fancy getting a little tipsy, the alcohol infused tea cocktails are a must try.

La Petite Cuillere

55 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5T 3J1

Mount Pleasant truly is lucky to have such a fabulous tearoom. La Petite Cuillere’s tea collection boasts more than 20 different varieties of black, green and herbal loose-leaf teas. When it comes to food, there are four different tea services to choose from depending on your hunger levels and flavour preferences. Traditional afternoon tea is a full three-tiered service while the smaller high tea is a lighter variation. For a simple snack, opt for the La Petite Cuillère tea with miniature sweets and a cupcake or the Le Petite Fromage tea, which pairs tea with cheese and fruit.

Fur Elise Patisserie

847 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R7

Truly immerse yourself in a Victorian-era teatime experience at Patisserie Fur Elisse. This historic pastry shop and tea salon is tucked away on the edge of Yaletown in a Queen Anne-style heritage home that dates back to 1893. The signature afternoon tea service is offered on the second floor and includes savoury sandwiches, scones with local jams and honey, and a spread of lemon tarts, macarons, madelines and other delicate desserts.

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