The 6 Best High Tea in Edmonton

Best High Tea in Edmonton

By Noah Murray

If you want to bring out your inner Englishman and have some nice afternoon tea, then the places for the best high tea in Edmonton are just the ones to visit. These places serve tea, scones, English muffins and other biscuits and goodies that you’ll enjoy nibbling on.

Whether it’s for a cute date or you just want to feel British elegance, these places offer good treats for a fair price. These are all spots that were recommended by locals too.

Anyway, without further ado, here are the spots for the best high tea in Edmonton.

1.  Fairmont Hotel

Fairmont Hotel High Tea
(Source: Fairmont Hotel)
BEST FOR  High Tea
PRODUCTS https://www.fairmont.com/macdonald-edmonton/dining/royal-tea/
WEBSITEhttps://www.fairmont.com/macdonald-edmonton/dining/royal-tea/
ADDRESS10065 100th Street, Edmonton
CONTACT DETAILS(780) 424-5181 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSWeekends only

First on the list of the places with the best high tea in Edmonton is Fairmont Hotel. They offer afternoon service but only on the weekends.

They pride themselves on being one of the places in Edmonton to offer the greatest afternoon experiences around. They offer a selection of 12 loose leaf teas served with delectable sandwiches and fine pastries, including their in-house Mac Honey Scones.

For those within their loyalty program, there are dining perks and exclusive promos. Those perks and promos alone make this place deserving to be called one of the spots for the best high tea in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Weekends only
  • Unique in-house specialties
  • Wide selection of menu items

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

Had high tea. service was amazing food was delicious and very nicely presented . Definitely recommend you trying this out . The experience was wonderful.

—Jessica Arbeau, Google Reviews

Went with friends for the high tea and enjoyed ourselves. Lots of delicious small bites. A little disappointed that we only got to choose one tea for the whole meal, that could have been communicated more so that we would have branched out instead of all getting Earl Grey! (Although it was delicious) after the tea there’s a tour and we enjoyed that too. I would do it again with another group of friends or family! It would be especially nice for out of town guests.

—Kaitlyn Petry, Google Reviews

 

2.  The Vintage Fork

The Vintage Fork High Tea
(Source: The Vintage Fork)
BEST FOR  Brunch and afternoon tea
PRODUCTS https://afternoontea.vintagefork.ca
WEBSITEhttps://vintagefork.ca/vintageforkmenu/
ADDRESS11153 Saskatchewan Dr NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2S1
CONTACT DETAILS780 235 1656
OPERATING HOURSTuesday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sat-Sun: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

The brainchild of chef Salar Melli, this is a place where he brings to the table the finest things for the palate. Though a little more expensive than the typical brunch fare, the meals are often enjoyed by many.

They accommodate all dietary restrictions on their set menus. Their unique offerings include smoked salmon, and a four-course and cocktail pairing

Their offerings have made them one of the restaurants with the best high tea in Edmonton. If you’re dropping by Saskatchewan Drive, this is a good place to have high tea with old friends.

Highlights

  • Caters to dietary restrictions
  • Afternoon tea available
  • Baked goods and coffee available

Customer Reviews

Check out what makes them so beloved by customers:

The restaurant is located inside the Rutherford museum – University of Alberta grounds. The vibe and atmosphere is very unique. If you like antique you will love it. Good coffee with a nice view to the gardens. The raspberry scone… omg. So good!

—Tallitha Campos, Google Reviews

My husband treated me to a flight to Edmonton and brunch at The Vintage Fork for Mother’s Day. What a pleasure! The set menu was spectacular and so flavourful. The presentation and service was amazing. The scones are a must-have dessert. We were lucky that the owners, Chef Salar and Sarah, were able to drop by our table for a quick hello and introduction. If we lived closer, we would be regulars at this “something different” kind of restaurant. Best brunch ever!

—Victoria Weiler, Google Reviews

 

3.  Café Reinette & Patisserie

Café Reinette & Patisserie High Tea
(Source: Café Reinette)
BEST FOR  Afternoon tea
PRODUCTS https://chezreinette.wixsite.com/home
WEBSITEhttps://chezreinette.wixsite.com/home
ADDRESS301 Woodvale Rd W, Edmonton, AB T6L 3Z7
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-577-0974
OPERATING HOURSM-Sat: 7:00am5:00pm

Sun: 11:00am5:00pm

Café Reinette has some of the most delectable pastries for afternoon tea. Aside from a pot of loose leaf tea, you have a diverse range of pastries to choose from, from fruit-studded macarons to lovely little cakes.

We recommend eating the key lime tart, it’s a great people-pleaser. They also have apple cheesecake as well as savoury scones. They definitely will unleash your inner queen!

Anyway, their delectable treats are what make them a top choice for the best high tea in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Delicious desserts
  • Great ambiance
  • Wide menu offers

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

The High Tea is an amazing way to try a bit of everything – highly recommend if it’s your first time visiting! My favourite pastry is the key lime, but they are all fabulous! The service is pleasant and welcoming – they waved at us when we drove up. The music is lovely and adds to the ambience. Delightful.

—Allie Wojtaszek, Google Reviews

Fantastic relaxed little cafe with High Tea like I havent had on this continent! Key Lime Tart and Madeleins to die for!

—Aaron Ropcean, Google Reviews

 

4.  The Art of Cake

The Art of Cake High Tea
(Source: The Art of Cake)
BEST FOR  Afternoon tea
PRODUCTS https://www.theartofcake.ca
WEBSITEhttps://www.theartofcake.ca
ADDRESS11811 105 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5H 0L9
CONTACT DETAILS780-441-1339 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSN/A

The Art of Cake offers a wide range of teas, from golden chai to Scottish breakfast. They have the softest, nicest cakes to pair up with your tea and an array of flavors to complement those.

Aside from afternoon tea, their business offers great pastries and cakes for your dessert needs. They’re also big on bringing gluten-free options to the table to cater to those with diet restrictions.

Their delectable treats as well as willingness to provide good customer service puts them in this list of the best high tea in Edmonton

Highlights

  • Gluten-free options
  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Wide selection of tea

Customer Reviews

Take a look at what people are saying about their service:

The Art of Cake is absolutely incredible (and dangerously close to where I live). We’ve come in now for brunch, high tea, saturday morning coffee or an afternoon pastry and each time their selection is fantastic and difficult to chose what to try!

The high tea is great value for the amount of food you get and the price per person.  Love having this as our local neighborhood bakery.

Tip: try the lemon cheesecake pie, or strawberry shortcake.

—Shaylyn E, Yelp

Yum. I went in to get cupcakes but they had a special on the mini’s. It’s pretty SWEET cause you can try more flavours. The gentleman helping me was really nice and easy to talk to and I got all chocolate minis besides red velvet because of some cravings and they were all delicious. Stayed pretty fresh too cause I didn’t want to eat them all in one day (would have been very easy)

Would come back again. I kind of want a whole cake.

—Anika P, Yelp

 

5.  Wildflower Cafe

Wildflower Cafe High Tea
(Source:@wildflowercafe_yeg)
BEST FOR  Tea
PRODUCTS https://wildflowercafe.business.site
WEBSITEhttps://wildflowercafe.business.site
ADDRESS10991 124 St., Edmonton, AB
CONTACT DETAILS(780) 264-8505
OPERATING HOURSM2F: 8am – 4pm S2S:

If you want a cozy, plant-filled space to take afternoon tea, then this is a good go-to. It’s cute and secluded, and definitely right if you want a nice bit of quiet while sipping a hot cup of tea

They have cookies, pastries, muffins, and brownies, as well as ice cream. This is more of an off-shoot hole in the wall, and we’ve chosen it as one of the spots for the best high tea since along with the great food, the atmosphere brings you peace of mind.

So when you want quiet afternoon tea, this is the place we’d casually mention for those warm, sunny afternoons.

Highlights

  • Locally sourced food
  • Coffee available
  • Ice cream available

Customer Reviews

Take a look at what people are saying about their service:

I love this quaint little shop. They have good drinks, yummy baked goods & adorable home goods. I bought a lovely/ unique plant for my home here & I think it’s super cute. Also the customer service is good & the staff are always super friendl

—Melanie S, Testimonials

 

6. The Cove Tea Company

BEST FOR  Tea
PRODUCTS https://www.thecoveteacompany.ca/
WEBSITEhttps://www.thecoveteacompany.ca/
ADDRESSEdmonton, AB
CONTACT DETAILS https://www.thecoveteacompany.ca/pages/contact-us or

Email directly at [email protected]

OPERATING HOURSContact for more details

The Cove Tea Company offers abundant teas, such as: black teas, chai teas, green teas, white teas, and more. They also sell tea wares and accessories.

They make sure that their tea leaves are organic and are the highest quality.

Highlights

  • No artificial flavors
  • Aromatic whole leaf teas
  • Home delivery

Customer Reviews

Take a look at what people are saying about their service:

“Sooooo good!
Zen Sunrise is amazing! I highly recommend it!”

Laura A.

“Stunningly Delightful!
I have fallen in love with this tea. Apart from Madame Frost’s beautiful aroma, none of its flavours are overpowering but are rather wonderfully balanced and soothing. Just a gorgeous experience on the palate.”

-Chantelle P.

And our list for the best high tea in Edmonton is now complete! Whether you want to sip tea alone, or with others, these are good places to go!

Are there any other great options that we missed, though? Send us a message and we’ll update the article promptly.

And if you’re also looking for a good place to have coffee, try our list of the best cafes in Edmonton too!