Very few activities are as peaceful or satisfying as sipping away at a sensational cup of tea and nibbling at finger foods while enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the Mother City.
If this sounds like your cup-o-tea here are six qualiTEA spots in Cape Town to steep, sip and snack at:
1. The Vineyard Hotel
It can be argued that there’s no better spot than at an outside table overlooking the garden of The Vineyard Hotel to enjoy a cup of tea.
With gorgeous rolling green lawns to gaze upon accompanied by a mountain view to die for and happy garden tortoises to watch, The Vineyard Hotel certainly offers a unique experience.
The vast sweet and savory afternoon tea menu is also sure to please any tea or coffee lovers preferences.
Contact: 021 657 4500
Address: Colinton Rd, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700
2. Lanzerac Wine Estate
Overlooking the vineyards at the home the world’s first bottled pinotage is definitely a high tea treat.
The beautiful Lanzerac grounds are rich in history and offer visitors a vast selection of delectable homemade bread, pastries, gourmet sandwiches, locally sourced cheese and charcuterie platters to pair with your favourite cup of tea.
Contact: +27 (0)21 887 1132
Address: No. 1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch, 7600 ,South Africa
3. Lady Bonin
As SA’s first take-away tea bar, Lady Bonin boasts a unique worldy view of tea drinking and tasting.
Their Tea Ceremony Room offers visitors a place to connect with oneself, others, and with your environment, while enjoying a range of speciality teas through tastings, tea and food pairings or even traditional tea ceremonies.
Contact: 021 422 0536
Address: 213, Long Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
4. High Tea
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A classic cup of tea in the courtyard among the chirping birds and distant sounds of a water feature makes for an unforgettable afternoon.
The High Tea restaurant offers this serene atmosphere paired with some freshly made baked goods sure to please any palate.
Contact: 021 797 1421
Address: Buckingham Weg, Vitbis, 53 Constantia Main Rd, Plumstead, Cape Town, 7801
5. 126 Cape Kitchen & Café
Tea-lovers who are on a budget are in for a serious treat when visiting 126 Cape Kitchen & Cafê.
Their high tea is available every day at an affordable price of R85 per person, while offering decadent dishes paired with teas from around the world.
Contact: 021 481 3700
Address: Buitengracht St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001