Mosquito Desserts & Champagne is one of my favorite locations for desserts in Vancouver. It is located on 32 Water Street in Gastown. The restaurant is elegant and chic. It makes for the perfect location for the best date night. Now that they have also introduced Afternoon […]
This global Taiwanese dessert franchise, Meet Fresh Richmond 鲜芋仙, opened its first location in Richmond on Capstan Way. It then opened a second Metro Vancouver location at 1232 Robson Street. Popular menu item includes taro balls, shaved iced, fresh herbal jelly and tofu pudding. I was […]
Black Milk Water Coffee Roasters is a roomy cafe on North Road between Burnaby and Coquitlam. It is located on the lower floor of the complex next to Hannam Supermarket. Now that I’m finally on Maternity Leave, I’m so happy that I can visit these coffee shops mid-day (before noon) when I can still enjoy a cup of coffee!
They offer coffee brewed with Timbertrain Coffee beans, duo cup coffees (you can have two different flavored iced coffees or milk teas, shaved ice, affogato and my favorite Nitro cold brewed coffee.
The interior of the cafe art focused with industrial cement, steel and wood. There is free WiFi, perfect if you need to catch up on some work or to scroll throw miles on Instagram!
Matcha Affogato: Scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of matcha. You can also option for a coffee based espresso shot!
Nitro Cold Brewed Coffee: A nice, refreshing small batch cold brew. Smooth taste without the bitterness. A good summer pick me up!
Black Milk Water
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert
Mon 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
101A – 4501 North Rd, Burnaby, BC V3N 4J5
Many people were saddened by the news that Basho Cafe was closing. Instead, Yama Cafe reopened and kept the essence of Basho. Taking over is Chef Yama – a former employee. Most of the original menu and spirit remains. I came here a while ago […]
In celebration of Canada’s Jubilee Anniversary, Notch 8 Restaurant and Bar, invites you to their Canada 150 Afternoon Tea. In honour of the true North strong and free, the private dining room is adored with vintage photographs of Fairmont Hotels across the country and archival images […]
TWG Tea celebrates Canada’s 15th birthday with the limited edition Jubilee Tea, commemorating the country’s Jubilee Anniversary from 1867 to 2017. To celebrate being all things Canadian, TWG Tea will be offering a Jubilee Tea Set from now until August 31st, 2017.
Boasting a naturally theine-free red tea from South Africa, the Jubilee Tea blends yields candied notes of maple syrup and a tart aftertaste of cranberry. The limited edition red caviar tin gift box is an ode to Canada’s national colour.
The Jubilee Tea Set is $48 per person and is served with a choice of hot or iced TWG Tea from their extensive tea list.
French Earl Grey Iced Tea: A fragrant variation of the great classic. This TWG Tea black tea has been delicately infused with citrus fruits and French blue cornflowers.
Jubilee Tea Hot Tea: A rich melange evocative of the sweet history of harmony of Canada with a tantalising elixir, candied notes of maple syrup and tart aftertaste of cranberry. It is caffeine free and is the perfect after dinner tea.
- Miso maple sablefish infused with Caramel Tea
- Wagyu beef slider with maple beef bacon and Moroccan Mint Tea infused BBQ Sauce
- Salmon confit and Lemon Bust Tea infused panna cotta
- Tourtiere with Weekend in Hong Kong infused rhubarb chutney
- Imperial Lapsang Souchong infused chicken cone
- Petite maple eclair
- Red Balloon Tea macaron
- Napolean Tea infused croque-en-bouche
- Passion Fruit Tea infused passion fruit and mango tartlet
I was invited by TWG Tea Canada for a menu tasting.
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Tea Salon, Boutique
Mon 10:00 am –8:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
1070 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2Y2
Snackshot 糖百府 is a new Hong Kong style dessert shop that recently opened on 7980 Granville Street – Marpole neighbourhood. The menu focus is Chinese sweet soups along with their claim to fame Vitasoy milk red bean bulldog drink! And, of course, the sweet soup […]
Dazzling Cafe opened it’s first location outside of Asia in Richmond, BC. This uber cute and stylish cafe chain has locations in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. They are famous for their honey toast which comes in a variety of flavors. The presentation is […]
Secret Garden Tea Company has been serving afternoon high tea in the Kerrisdale neighborhood of Vancouver for over two decades. This old fashion tea boutique has moved from its former West Boulevard home to a larger location at 2138 West 40th Avenue. The space is much bigger, brighter and better suited for larger parties – such as my baby shower just a few weeks ago!
They offer seasonal afternoon tea services like the June & July High Tea menu above with beautiful homemade miniature sweets and scones and savory mini sandwiches. Aside from finger foods, Secret Tea Garden also serves a la carte breakfast and lunch options like omelettes, sandwiches, quiche and salads.
Secret Tea Garden Afternoon High Tea Prices
- 32 per person (Vegetarian option also available)
- 37 per person Gluten Free
- 22 Children’s High Tea
My favorite is their Organic Creamy Earl Grey tea infused with light rose.
Iced Creamy Earl Grey – Refreshingly iced with lemon. Available starting June 1st.
- Tea Cake Slices
- Tangy Mini Lemon Curd Tart
- Decadent Milk Chocolate Carrot Cake
- Summery Plum & Apricot Tart with Orange Chantilly
- Secret Garden Egg Pinwheels
- Smoked Turkey & Roasted Red Peppers on Italian Country Rosemary Muffins
- Shrimp Caesar Salad on Savoury Zucchini Scones
- Petit Fruit Scone with Raspberry Jam & Devonshire Cream
The space is cutely old fashioned. I love their steaming tea served in elegant china. I also like that they have a good selection of both savory and sweet treats. There is also a to-go bakery for those option for a quick grab and go!
Where do you like to go for afternoon tea? Do you have a favorite place to celebrate bridal showers and other milestones?
Secret Garden Tea Company
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Tea Salon, Boutique
Mon 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Tue 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Sun 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
2138 W 40th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 1W5
Where to go for high tea in Vancouver? Starting on June 9th, 2017, Afternoon High Tea will be served at the Champagne Lounge at Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver. It is available Friday thru Sunday between 2 to 4pm with the exception of […]
Milk and Eggs Restaurant has been opened for a few months now. It is located in Richmond on 8888 Odlin Crescent and Cambie. I first noticed this place with their milk shakes and ice cream desserts. But then people started raving about their meatballs. So naturally […]
Notch 8 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver brings us another enchanting Brothers Grimm fairy tale afternoon tea. They are known to be creative to bring us a new experience for high tea. Our last visit was during Old World Carnival Afternoon Tea and it was visually entertaining.
Brothers Grimm themed afternoon tea $59 pp (Children’s tea $29.50 pp) is offered through April 30, 2017 .
Red Riding Hood’s Basket: Savory and Sweet Tea Scones, Clotted Cream, Fruit Preserves and Jams
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A Forest of Discovery
Earthy Black Truffle – Perigord, Leeks, Gruyere/Quiche
Savory Tree Stump – Braised Beef, Squash, Mascarpone, Blue Cheese
Mossy Rocks – Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Panna Cotta, Nasturtium “Moss”
Waterfowl Rillette – Smoked Duck Confit, Foie Gras, Wild Berry, Brioche
Roasting a Hearty Meal Fireside – Flame Grilled Bratwurst, Pickled Cabbage, Mustard, Fried Onions, Artisan Bread
A Clearing by the Lake – Trout, Caviar, Horseradish Aioli, Preserved Lemon, Nasturtium
Preserved Meats – Charcuterie, Fig Jam, Pickled Onions, Radish, Cream Cheese, Anise Dried Fruit Loaf
Journey Through the Woods
A Trail to the Cottage Built of Bread and Cakes – Sweet Bread and Cakes, Indulgent Sweets, Trail of Crumbs, Candied “Pebbles”, Dark Chocolate Cherry Mousse, Chocolate Twigs, Tuille Branches, Glazed Sour Cherries
A Pumpkin Soon to Be a Carriage – Spiced Pumpkin, Graham Crumb, Spiced Cream Cheese Icing
From Straw to Gold – Golden Bon Bons of Chocolate and Candies
Naming of Rapunzel – Crystallized Flowers, Lavender Pavlova, Golden Custard
The Red Apple – “The Poison” Apple, Brandy Red Apple Glaze, Cinnamon Apple Cake, Caramel
I can’t wait to see what their next Spring themed high tea will be. See you there!
Notch 8 Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, High Tea
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6
L’otus Cake Boutique took over the old Moma Bistro location at 8580 Cambie Road (across Continental Centre at Sexsmith Road). For the dessert lover, this place offers mille crepe cakes with a variety of flavors like fresh mango, strawberries, Blue Earl Grey, Creme Brulee and […]
TWG Tea, an iconic global brand debuts in Vancouver. It is their first Flagship Tea Salon & Boutique in North America. We are so excited that TWG Canada is situated within the downtown core of Vancouver’s upscale luxury retailers! Previously occupied by The Urban Tea Merchant, […]