8 TEA ROOMS THAT INSPIRE US IN CANADA
England and China are not the only places where you can enjoy your favorite drink in a tea room. There are also many unforgettable places right here in Canada! The majority of them can be found in large hotels and are a great activity to try if you are a tea lover.
We have listed here for you the most beautiful and unique tea rooms in the country. From Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and even Montreal, here are the 8 tea rooms that inspired us.
1. NEVERLAND TEA SALON - VANCOUVER
This tea room is an exceptional place to visit. It has everything a tea lover could ever need. Celebration, ceremony, decadence, fun, and happiness are just some of the numerous elements that can be found at the Neverland Tea Salon. Clients can relax in a welcoming and gourmet atmosphere. This tea room also carries a wide selection of pastries that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.
2. BACCHUS RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - VANCOUVER
Located in the heart of the Wedgewood hotel, this tea room will treat you like royalty. Afternoon tea is one of the many activities they offer. They also carry a wide selection of teas. Their carefully selected tea leaves have a delicious flavor that pairs perfectly with a chocolate éclair or a traditional English scone. Why not finish off your relaxing day at the spa?
3. WINDSOR ARMS - TORONTO
Do you want to experience a truly unique tea room? Travel to Toronto to visit the Windsor Arms, a renowned hotel frequented by several movie stars. With its tables of two or four, have an authentic tea room experience with friends or family. What makes the Windsor Arms unique is the possibility of renting fancy hats, usually worn during classic women’s afternoon teas. For the modest sum of 5$, you can adorn yourself with an extravagant hat and feel as if you have been transported back in time. All of the proceeds from renting the fancy hats are donated to an organization that provides hair and makeup workshops for women with cancer. It is a great way to contribute and make a difference!
4. SHANGRI-LA HOTEL - TORONTO
With a more modern style and atmosphere, this tea room really embraces the lounge look. You can enjoy paintings, sculptures, and much more within its walls. With its 90 seats, there is always room to enjoy your favorite tea. The Shangri-La holds 68 different varieties of tea. If you are hungry, you can pair your cup of tea with one of the menu items available according to the time of day.
5. THE DOVE'S NEST - CALGARY
According to Chatelaine, the Dove’s Nest is one of the best tea rooms in Canada. This establishment in southern Alberta is open every day of the week. It has a uniquely welcoming feel to it, and its casual atmosphere is inspiring to many. This tea room offers over 50 teas and infusions, as well as many delicious home-cooked dishes. If you are passing through Calgary, be sure to make a stop at this delightful destination.
6. LAKE AGNES TEA HOUSE - LAKE LOUISE
Do you want to enjoy a cup of tea by the water at 2000 feet? This tea room is situated on Lake Louise and has a beautiful view of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Be warned: a 1 ½ hour hike through the mountains is required to reach this destination. However, photographers and avid hikers will fall in love with the Lake Agnes Tea House . It is really worth the detour, as you can see in the picture below.
7. LE PARLOIR - MONTRÉAL
Do you want to enjoy your favorite tea in a truly authentic tea room? We suggest Le Parloir in Montréal. You will find many different varieties of tea served in traditional porcelain cups. The tea can be enjoyed alone, or paired with their famous tea platters. The tea room even offers great alternatives for vegetarians and vegans; a 100% vegan “Heure du Thé” platter is now available. Everyone can find something they will enjoy at Le Parloir.
8. ORIENTHÉ TEA LOUNGE - MONTRÉAL
This Moroccan-style tea room recreates the feeling of the Middle East right here in Montréal. Mint tea and music are a must. Several cultural activities are offered each month. Orienthé is a very welcoming tea room where you will instantly feel at home. It is the perfect place to unwind after a stressful day at work.
Finally, these 8 tea rooms mustn’t stop you from seeking out the Canadian tea rooms that inspire you the most. There is so much to see and so many teas to discover! You could also plan an afternoon tea party at home with friends or family. Use what you have on hand, or buy a few different kinds of tea in order to offer a wider selection to your guests.