These are the 12 places to have afternoon tea in Toronto

Nov 27 2018, 3:24 pm

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or you’re making a special occasion out of a chill day with the girls, afternoon tea meets your needs.

And Toronto is the place to get your tea on.

Here are twelve of the spots you must visit to get your tea (… and scone, jam, cookie, cake and finger sandwich) fix.

Ladurée

 

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Visit this spot for a classic — and classy — french pastry experience. Your tea will be accompanied by the spot’s famous macarons. Oui, merci.

Address: Yorkdale Shopping Centre – 3401 Dufferin St
Phone: 416-629-2391

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Old Mill Inn

 

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Enjoy your tea in the beautiful setting of this historical west-end event venue. The scones look so fluffy… they’re just begging to be topped with jelly.

Address: 9 Old Mill Road
Phone: (416) 232-3707

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Tea Room at The Windsor Arms Hotel

 

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The Windsor Arms Tea Room offers a delectable selection of teas and decadent tea treats including scones, sandwiches and petit fours. These tiny treats bring big flavour.

Address: 18 St. Thomas Street
Phone: 416-971-9666

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Bombay Street Food

 

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This high chai option is only available for the season! Don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy this spot’s cutting chai and tiered tray of sweet and savoury treats.

Address: 1828 Bay Street
Phone: 647-344-7862

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Omni King Edward

 

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The Omni changes their tea menu to go with the seasons, so you can count on different dishes depending on when in the year you visit. No matter when you go, this experience is relaxing and luxurious.

Address: 37 King Street East
Phone: 416-863-9700

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Sweet A La Mode

 

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This place’s sweet and savoury dishes all look mouthwatering. Enjoy a croissant sandwich, followed by macarons, pastries and berries.

Address: 90 Weston Road, Unit J107
Phone: 416-519-8598

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T-Buds

 

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Chocolate scones, pudding, macarons, fresh fruit… this spread is the stuff of dreams. Enjoy your sweets alongside a warm cuppa in a beautiful atmosphere.

Address: 3343 Yonge Street, floor 2
Phone: 647-352-3624

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Kitten and the Bear

 

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This spot’s scones are served up alongside seasonal preserves and clotted cream. The sweet, juicy jams and jellies are so bright and beautiful… they’re almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.

Address: 1574 Queen Street West
Phone: 647-926-9711

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Shangri La

 

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The Shangri La always offers a special experience, but from now until the end of December, there’s an extra-special offering. Nutcracker Afternoon Tea, with whimsical pastries, traditional scones and finger sandwiches, can be enjoyed beside the fireplace.

Or, the whole family can get festive with Gingerbread Afternoon Tea, complete with snowman macarons, scones and finger sandwiches. After tea, you get to decorate a Gingerbread house with one of the Shangri La’s pastry chefs.

Address: 188 University Avenue
Phone: 647-788-8281

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Bampot Tea House

 

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This spot is serving up “Bohemian High Tea.” You know what that means? It means pizza on the bottom of your platter, and beautiful cakes and fruits on the top. Yep. The more you know.

Address: 201 Harbord Street
Phone: 416-537-5959

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Library Bar

 

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Can you imagine a more ideal space to enjoy high tea than a spot called “Library?” Get your old-fashioned tea-time fix at this luxe location.

Address: 100 Front Street West
Phone: 416-860-5004

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DEQ at The Ritz Carleton

 

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Enjoy delicious tea blends and sweet and savoury pairings at this ritzy spot. Go for the full-on elegance of the weekend service, or a more simple experience at the weekday tea, no reservation required.

Address: 181 Wellington Street West
Phone: 416-585-2500

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