Everyone loves the Victorian charm and sensual relaxation of a delicious high-tea, so we’ve put together a list of Joburg’s tea, cake and bite-sized treat hotspots we think you will love.
The porcelain is pristine and the cakes delectable, so you’re sure to enjoy a leisurely afternoon at one of these venues…
A happy, calm and exclusive place. Described as a secret garden, La Vie en Rose are both blissful and tranquil. The ambiance allows you to exhale your day while getting comfy and treating yourself to a little piece of heaven.
With two menus to choose from, both in buffet style, you are treated to a wide variety of both savoury and sweet treats and you can expect unlimited juice, tea and coffee!
Price: From R170 pp.
Where: 60 5th Street, Houghton Estate (Killarney Country Club), Johannesburg.
When: Served every Friday, Saturday & Sunday between 10am and 6pm. These high teas are for a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8.
Contact: Call 011 268 6144 or 072 624 5741 – book 48 hours in advance.
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Quintessentially English, this charming eatery is an extension of Crabtree & Evelyn’s worldwide branches, and has all the tasteful style that’s made the brand a household name. Come in to a sanctuary of expert infusions and homemade treats.
Price: From R170 pp – R350 pp.
Where: Above Crabtree & Evelyn Store, Shop 14, Design Quarter, Fourways, Johannesburg
When: Wednesday – Saturdays 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sundays & Public Holidays 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Call 076 106 9174 – bookings essential.
It might seem out of the way, but this stunning venue is well worth the drive. An old-world building once known as Tait House, is one of the province’s most beautiful examples of Victorian architecture.
You can expect a unique high tea experience with quirky nuances and attention to detail while still being affordable.
Price: R200 pp with a 10% service charge.
Where: 140 Woburn Ave, Benoni, Johannesburg
When: 8:00am to 4:00pm every day, high tea times may vary
Contact: Call 011 420 1912– bookings essential.
High tea in the Piano Room at the Saxon is a truly special occasion. Their daily afternoon tea rituals are a lavish affair, with a plethora of fine pastries and cakes to snack on, while you get to relax and enjoy chatting with friends.
If you want to be serenaded by the Saxon’s master pianist, try the Saxon on a Saturday afternoon.
Price: From R465 pp.
Where: 36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg.
When: Morning tea from Monday to Saturday at 9:30am to 11:30am, afternoon tea from Monday to Sunday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Contact: Call 011 292 6000 – bookings essential.
A home away from home is what this Victorian Tearoom offers. Set in the suburbs of Northcliff, with a beautiful garden setting and vintage décor.
The Silver Teaspoon has fresh scones with jam and cream, an array of cakes and pastries, as well as savoury treats. Flavoured ice tea and bottomless tea and coffee are served alongside these delicious treats.
Price: R250 pp (children under 12 – half price with a smaller menu).
Where: 266 Weltevreden Road, Northcliff, Johannesburg.
When: Tuesday – Friday 8am – 4.30pm, Saturday 8am – 5pm & Sunday 8am – 2pm.
Contact: Call 011 431 0108 – bookings essential.
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Catch the Cafe Hemingway’s high tea experience with one of our delectable walk in high teas! Available from Tuesday to Friday after 10am! For more information check out our menu on www.cafehemingways.co.za #yum #walkin #jozi #jhb #hightea #treat #tea #cakes #whatsonjoburg #special #menu
If you want to be taken back in time when High Tea was an event of elegance and sophistication – Café Hemmingway is your best bet! They host a wide variety of teas – from traditional black teas to fruit and flower ones.
A unique experience will be given to you by having a menu designed especially for you and your guest.
Price: Calculated according to the number of guests and the menu that is created for you.
Where: Kyalami Downs Shopping Centre, Courner Kyalami Boulevard & Kyalami Main Road (R55), Kyalami, Midrand, Johannesburg.
When: Monday: 7am – 7pm, Tuesday to Friday: 7am till late, Saturday: 7.30am till late, Sunday: 8am – 4pm; Public Holidays: 8am – 2pm.
Contact: Call 011 466 0195– bookings essential.
By Fashion and Digital assistant, Tiamara Naidoo