11 Best Places to Enjoy Afternoon Tea in Toronto

“After a long day at work, enjoying a lovely afternoon with a cup of fresh loose leaf tea is extremely comforting”
Feeling a little fancy today, eh? No worries, you, too, can have an elegant tea time, exactly as if you were living during the Victorian era. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy afternoon tea with your friends, coworkers, or family but aren’t sure where to go, Toronto offers some of the excellent and most beautiful hotels and tea rooms in the city, and we’re here to spill all the tea! As a result, we’ve compiled a list of the 11 best places to enjoy afternoon tea in Toronto that you can visit right now.

11) The Old Curiosity Tea Shop

The Old Curiosities Tea Shop is located in Markham, about a half-hour drive from downtown Toronto. Quality teas, scones, biscuits, freshly prepared sandwiches, and a variety of other English sweets are available at the tea store. The tea room is furnished in traditional Victorian design and patterns, and tea is served in fine China cups. The Old Curiosity is the place to go if you want a lovely afternoon tea with great snacks and sweets. There are several teas to select from, including Irish cream tea, black currant tea, vanilla cream tea, lemon green tea, Yang Ming Yunnan, and many others.

Address: 91 Main St N, Markham, ON L3P 1X7 
Phone:  +19054729927 
Photo Credit: Eating with MN (@snackingtoronto)

10) Holts Café Yorkdale

Holt is a huge and high-end cafe located inside Yorkdale mall. The dining rooms are bright and clean, and there are several lounging places you can relax on. They have a fantastic range of teas, such as cream tea and rouge Provence where the regular set costs $40, while the Qeelin set costs $65. If you’re planning to spend a very classy and fancy afternoon, Holt’s should definitely be on top of your list. They also offer delicious dishes, sandwiches and desserts, so don’t hesitate to grab some macarons with your tea.

9) Windsor Arms Hotel

Windsor Arms has been the premier location for high-end quality Afternoon Teas for customers seeking a luxuriant, elegant, and high tea experience for over 90 years. Windsor Arms tea room will not disappoint if you are planning a classy celebration. They have a well-known, trendy tea room with exquisite French-style décor. They carry a large variety of teas, including green tea, black tea, Earl Grey tea, oolong tea, and many others that are yummy and refreshing. Don’t forget to try their wonderful Freshly Baked Raisin Scones, House Made Preserves, and Devon Cream, which complement the teas wonderfully.

8) After Queen Tea Shop

The After Queen Tea Shop in North York has charming, colourful tea rooms that transport you to the Victorian era. Regular tea is $28.00 per person, and they provide excellent loose leaf tea served with a strainer. High tea costs $38.00 per person and includes quiche and salad. Flowery patterned wallpapers, vintage frames and themed stained glass are among the cafe’s interior décor. They also serve delicious sandwiches, scones, salads, and other English sweets with their teas.

7) Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Not only does the Four Seasons Hotel provide luxurious stays and cuisine, but it also serves one of Toronto’s best afternoon teas. Whether you’re picking up an afternoon tea package or sitting down for a cup of tea, they offer delicious teas with excellent customer service. Their afternoon tea menu includes Jasmine and raisin scones, Rhubarb Tartlet, carrot cake, and many more delicious dishes, all accompanied by high-end, wonderful teas. Their afternoon teas are exclusively offered at D Bar from Friday through Sunday for $55 per person, and if you are ordering only one, you must request an individual stand as their afternoon tea is packed 2 to 3 to a stand. Don’t forget to try their Cheese Boutique & Cafe Boulud Afternoon Tea Collaboration, which is only available from July 16th to 18th, 2021.

Address: 60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 0A4 
Phone: +14169640411 

6) Fairmont Royal York

For almost 90 years, the Fairmont Royal York has maintained its tradition of providing Afternoon Tea. Warm scones, sandwiches, and desserts are all available, served with a selection of Fairmont teas. The Library Bar of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel serves tea every Saturday and Sunday, each day at 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 2:45 p.m. You must make reservations ahead of time, and the afternoon teas will run an hour and a half per visit. If you stay at the hotel next time, you definitely should try their delicious oolong sweet watermelon tea.

Address: 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3 
Phone: +14163682511

5) Kitten and The Bear

Kitten in the Bear is a cute tea store that sells homemade jams, jellies, scones, and coffee. This lovely little family-run cafe on Dundas West serves scones, sweets, and coffees for dining-in and take-out. The tea service is top-rated, and there are sometimes long waiting lines, so don’t forget to come early. But it’s definitely worth the wait since they have some of the best teas, and all of their goods are nut-free. Heavenly cream, Earl Gray Classic, Signature Black, Jasmin Mist, Citrine Calm, and various other high-end teas are available in their charming tearooms.

Address: 1414 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1Y5
Phone: +16479269711

4) The Omni King Edward Hotel

The Omni King Edward Hotel is a four-star hotel in downtown Toronto that offers excellent hotel rooms and dining and one of the best afternoon teas in the city. To attend one of their afternoon teas, you must make a reservation via the hotel, which includes luxury rooms and King Edward Afternoon Tea for each registered visitor for each stay. Their afternoon teas are only provided from Friday through Sunday. The Omni King Edward Hotel is where to go if you want an exquisite and relaxing afternoon tea experience with your friends or family. The restaurant and its staff are also just as excellent with great attention to detail and presentation.

Address: 37 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1E9 
Phone: +14168639700

3) The Victorian Garden Tea Room

The Victorian garden is located in Etobicoke, about a half-hour drive from downtown Toronto. In their charming garden room, this café serves high-end teas along with exquisite scones, sandwiches, and other delightful treats. The entrance of the tea room is a cute store where you may purchase tea. The tearoom is peaceful and serene, with wall paintings and butterflies. The cafe’s ambience makes it a perfect spot to spend quality time with close friends and family. For $5.0, they offer a French Victorian garden salad and a warm handmade tea biscuit with honey butter for $2.95. Afternoon tea for two costs $48.99, cream tea is $12.99 per person, sweet tea is $14.50 per person, and there are a plethora of other tea options available.

2) Bampot Bohemian House of Tea and Board Games

Bampot is more than just a teahouse; you can also play board games and eat vegetarian meals. Their tea house is decorated in a unique Mediterranean style with floor cushions as seating places. The tea house is quite comfortable, making it ideal for relaxing with friends or even studying! Before you enter, they ask you to remove your shoes, and after you’ve sat down, you’ll be given a tasty loose leaf tea in an Arabian teapot. This cozy tea room is also decorated in Arabic-style decorations and Mediterranean patterns of rugs. This comfortable tea area is additionally decorated with Arabic-style furnishings and rugs with Mediterranean designs. Be sure to check out their website for promotions, as they now have a 20% discount on orders above 45 dollars ‘till July 21, 2021.

Address: 201 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1H6 
Phone: +14165375959 

1) Shangri-La Lobby Lounge and Bar

Of course, we can’t mention afternoon tea without mentioning the Shangri-La Lounge. This bar is conveniently located near Osgoode Station. They provide a great atmosphere, cuisine, alcoholic beverages, high tea service, jazz music and a live pianist. If you prefer a slightly more modern approach to afternoon teas, Shangri-La Lobby Lounge is the place to visit. The Lobby Lounge is a modern living space with two-story windows that allow natural light to shine, highlighting the paintings and sculptures. Here you can enjoy an exceptional everyday Canadian dish with a selection of premium teas.

Address:188 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5H 0A3 
Phone: +16477888281

The Best Places to Enjoy Afternoon Tea in Toronto are:

That brings us to the end of our list of places to go for afternoon tea; we hope we included some of your favourites as well as some new ones to try. We also hope you will enjoy your next afternoon tea time, and don’t forget to check out our daily recommendations for a wonderful and exciting time in Toronto.

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