Afternoon Tea Toronto

The Best Afternoon Tea in Toronto

The best afternoon tea in Toronto will have you feeling above the hoi polloi as you escape from the hustle and bustle of city life to partake in a quintessentially British tradition. From luxurious hotel spreads to fuss-free, laid-back services, there are numerous spots dotted across the city just waiting for you to indulge your craving for dainty finger sandwiches, scones and the requisite clotted cream.

Here's the best afternoon tea in Toronto.

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King Edward Hotel
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King Edward Hotel

For over 100 years, the King Edward Hotel has hosted numerous celebrities and dignitaries. Take part in that history with a luxurious tea service, served Friday to Sunday afternoons, starting at $32.

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
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Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

The Lobby Lounge at this downtown hotel features an extensive tea menu. Its daily high tea will set you back $40, but that includes French pastries and lobster-filled finger sandwiches.


Fairmont Royal York
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Fairmont Royal York

Since 1929, the Royal York has been hosting weekend afternoon tea in its Library Bar. Though it clocks in at a steep $50, if you visit during the summer, you'll get to roam around the hotel's rooftop herb garden.


DT Bistro
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DT Bistro

Afternoon tea is served on weekends at this cozy Harbord Street bakery cafe. For $30 you get the usual fixings of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones. But, for an extra $7, you're also privy to a cocktail.


t-buds
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t-buds

Located at Yonge and Lawrence, this space has none of the decorative frills that dominate traditional Victorian tea rooms. Instead, it has a full afternoon tea for $27, which along with a pot of tea, includes quiche, sparking jasmine tea and an assortment of petit fours.

Old Mill Inn and Spa
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Old Mill Inn and Spa

This hotel is synonymous with old world charm, which is fitting considering its been serving afternoon tea for more than a century. It's $24.95 during the week or $29.95 on the weekend. Bubbly is available, but it's extra.



DEQ at the Ritz Carlton
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DEQ at the Ritz Carlton

For a twist on tradition, you won't see any tiered cake stands during weekend afternoon tea at the Ritz, which requires reservations and starts at $44. Instead, your sweet and savoury treats will be served on decidedly modern dishes and trays.

Dufflet (Beaches)
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Dufflet (Beaches)

The combination of a quaint afternoon tea with the deliciousness of Dufflet baked goods sounds like the ideal way to spend a Sunday afternoon. This midday meal will cost you $14.95, or $19.95 if you also want savoury snacks.


Windsor Arms
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Windsor Arms

This classically chic hotel is almost synonymous with afternoon tea. Enjoy a lavish afternoon filled with Sloane teas and gourmet snacks daily for $38 or $45 on weekends.


Guildwood Tearoom
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Guildwood Tearoom

Reservations are recommended at this Scarborough tea room, which serves afternoon tea daily. It's $27 or $31 for a gluten-free meal filled with scones, sandwiches and desserts including brownies and a mini cheesecake.


Park Hyatt Toronto
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Park Hyatt Toronto

An afternoon tea here will set you back $36. It comes with the standard finger sandwiches as well as canapés, mini scones and pastries. And, for an extra $10, up the ante with a glass of prosecco (it's another $23 if you want Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin).

The Best Afternoon Tea in Toronto


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