Did you know? The concept of afternoon tea dates all the way back to the mid-19th century, when a duchess decided to add a meal in between luncheon and supper. The tradition has since evolved into a symbol of hospitality, tradition, and indulgence across the world – and Vancouver is no stranger to having its own afternoon tea experiences.

So with that in mind, here are 10 hotels, patisseries, & tea houses in Vancouver with amazing afternoon tea.

Adonia Tea House


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This charming tea house is the perfect spot to experience a traditional afternoon tea service, complete with housemade pastries, sandwiches, and an array of teas and blends, including peach tea, fresh fruit tea, Genmaicha with Matcha, and much more. Their spring afternoon tea is available for $55 per person every day except Tuesdays, from 11 am to 4:30 pm.

Where: 2057 West 41st Avenue

Palate Kitchen 


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Palate Kitchen’s high tea experience has it all – from macarons and tiramisu to croque-monsieur and salmon canapé. And to wash it all down, plenty of classic and high tea specials, mimosas, and specialty cocktails like the Maple Bourbon Sour and Palate Espresso Martini.

Where: 848 West Hastings Street

H Tasting Lounge


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Known for its iconic dome dining experiences and afternoon tea offerings, you really can’t go wrong with any meal or beverage at H Tasting Lounge. Their weekend “Let Them Eat Cake!” experience is priced at $65 per person, and includes unique handcrafted sweets & savoury pastries served atop a golden Ferris wheel platter. Menu standouts? The Pistachio & Cassis Torte and the Poached Deviled Egg.

Where: 1601 Bayshore Drive


Afternoon tea at Notch8 is always a memorable experience, as the restaurant is known for creating elaborate, themed experiences throughout the year, every year. Past themes include Old World Carnival, Enchanted Forest, and Chess, and now, a playful Cherry-Blossom-themed afternoon tea experience.

And due to popular demand, they’re adding a Wednesday afternoon tea service starting March 29th!

Where: 900 West Georgia Street

Patisserie Fur Elise


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Looking for a true Victorian-inspired experience? Look no further than Patisserie Fur Elise, which specializes in French pastries and desserts. This Yaletown spot is situated inside a Queen Anne-style Victorian heritage house that dates back to 1893 – so if you’re looking for afternoon tea that’s as charming as it is delicious, this is a great pick.

Where: 847 Hamilton Street

Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge


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Located inside the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, Bacchus Restaurant serves up an amazing afternoon tea experience, complete with finely cut sandwiches, English teas, pastries, and cakes – and if you opt for The Windsor experience – your pick of champagne, sparkling wine, or Kir Royale.

Where: 845 Hornby Street

Neverland Tea Salon 


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Neverland is a quintessential spot in Vancouver for afternoon tea, and as such, has multiple different services to choose from. The Coronation High Tea experience is coming up from May 3rd to May 7th, to commemorate the coronation of King Charles III. And currently, guests can enjoy a special Spring High Tea with fan-favourite savoury bites, scones, sandwiches, and sweets – all for $49 per person.

Note that Neverland has vegan, vegetarian, and gluten and dairy-free versions of its popular Spring High Tea!

Where: 3066 West Broadway

La Petite Cuillère 


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This Mount Pleasant tea house honours all the traditional elements of English high tea, while still including a modern twist on its food & drink options. Guests can enjoy takeaway pastries, house teas, oh, and all-day brunch as well!

And they also have vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free options.

Where: 55 Kingsway

Secret Garden Tea Company 


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The Secret Garden Tea Company is highly regarded in Vancouver in beyond, and for good reason. For $54 per person, you can feast on everything from classic lemon tarts to unique treats like the pink grapefruit cupcake with lavender frosting. Talk about spring flavours!

Note that Secret Garden has vegan, vegetarian, and gluten and dairy-free options as well.

Where: 2138 West 40th Avenue

Holts Café

And for our last pick, we come to Holts Cafe inside the Holt Renfrew, where afternoon tea is served from Monday to Sunday for $55 per person. If shrimp croissants, steak sandwiches, tartelettes, and fresh-baked scones sound like your cup of tea, then this is a must-try on your next shopping day.

Where: 737 Dunsmuir Street

And that’s a wrap on some amazing spots for afternoon tea in Vancouver. Cheers!