As Capetonians we can’t help but love high teas, and although there is a great selection of fabulous classic options all over the Mother City, now and then we find ourselves looking for something a little bit different.

If you’re thinking along a similar path then you’ve come to the right place, here are a few unique and quirky high tea options to treat your tastebuds to.

1. Steampunk High Tea, Truth Coffee


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Perfect for a special occasion or a day when you’re feeling the need to don a steampunk-inspired outfit, Truth Coffee’s Steampunk High Tea is one for the books.

Enjoy a glass of Pol Roger Champagne served with a selection of at least nine Petit Fours along with your choice of Single Origin coffee or Nigiro Teas.

Visitors can savour Religieuse Caramel, Chocolate Eclair, Cream Scone with Homemade Jam, Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Sandwich, and/or Rare Roast Beef Tea Sandwich along with their preferred choice of drink.

High Tea options range from the Classic High Tea for R360 per person, Pol Roger Champagne High Tea for R480 per person and Pol Roger Winston Churchill Champagne High Tea for R990 per person.

Contact: 021 200 0440

Address: 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town



2. Gin High Tea, GINJA Restaurant


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This unique high tea offering gives G&T a whole new meaning.

Enjoy a vast selection of local gins served with a collection of delightful savoury and sweet treats that are sure to please your palate.

Take in the beautiful views of the V&A Waterfront Harbour while you sip on your choice of gin paired with complimentary botanicals and free Fitch & Leeds tonic.

On the first Saturday of every month, GINJA hosts its high teas from 3pm to 6pm, which costs R185 per person (although gins are billed separately) and includes complimentary tea and coffee after you’ve had your fill of gin and treats.

Contact: 021 419 6677

Address: On the Waterfront Pierhead, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001



3. Very High Tea, Table Mountain


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Enjoy a unique and new high tea experience offered on top of Table Mountain, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, as you stare out at the beauty that is Cape Town.

This “very” high tea is hosted at the Cableway Wi-Fi Lounge on the summit of the mountain, offering panoramic views of the Mother City and surrounding ocean.

A glass of MCC champagne is served to visitors upon arrival and a variety of Twinings teas and coffees are also on offer.

The high tea will cost you R325; this does not include a cableway ticket up and down the mountain.

Contact: 021 487 5726

Address: Wi-Fi Lounge Table Moutain Cape Town



4. High Tea, Casa Labia Monument 

Aside from its sheer decadence the high tea at Casa Labia is somewhat more the traditional type, but offers uniqueness in its historical setting.

Indulge in an opulent high tea in the 1929 former Muizenberg residence of Count and Countess Natale Labia.

Following a complete two-year restoration, this grand old residence was reopened to the public in 2010 and now offers a delightful high tea in its 18th century Venice-inspired interior complete with muralled ceilings, ornate cornicing, delicate chandeliers, and vintage furniture.

Casa Labia’s high tea is only available for groups of 12 or more at R75 per person and allows visitors to compose their own menu from a selection of items.

Contact: 021 788 6062

Address: 192 Main Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7950



5. High Tea, The Yard

Enjoy a refreshing spread at The Yard’s high tea, inspired by a modern take on South East Asian fusion cuisine.

Bookings need to be made 24 to 48 hours before the preferred date for your high tea and the whole affair costs R295.

You will be able to enjoy dishes such as chicken kathi wraps, Mumbai-style sandwiches, and falafel pita pockets, as well as sweet delicacies like Gulab Jamun (a traditional Indian sweetmeat), flavoured cheesecake, miso-glazed éclairs, saffron-spiced carrot cake, and the house speciality: a green tea sponge cake served with coconut mousse.

If this wasn’t enough to convince you, the teas at The Yard certainly will — its stovetop masala chai comes highly recommended.

Contact: 021 879 1157

Address: Ground Floor, Silo 4, Silo District, V&A Waterfront





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