We have sent our Tea experts out across Australia to test every capital cities top tea houses to bring you our guide to 'The Best Tea Houses To Try In Australia' Did your favourite tea house make the list?
Rochelle Adonis has become one of Perth's most popular destinations for their fancy high tea experiences and decadent cakes and sweets. Rochelle Adonis also offer dessert degustation, beautiful wedding cakes, their signature chocolate cake layered with dark chocolate and whiskey vanilla bean syrup, and a range of teas and beverages. It's best to book ahead for a high tea experience — you won't regret it!
Check them out here - http://rochelleadonis.com/
Measure Dessert Bar
Former MasterChef start Karmen Lu was behind the opening of Measure Dessert Bar in Mount Lawley, offering desserts and drinks. They offer delicious quirky options you'll keep going back for like a black sesame dessert, a chocolate peanut brownie dish. Make sure to book!
Check them out here - https://www.measurebar.com.au/
Bites By D
Bites By D are well-known in Perth for their beautiful, dainty desserts that are almost too good-looking to eat, and their relaxed setting where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on their big comfy couches! If you're coming for high tea you're welcome to BYO your own bubbles.
Check them out here - https://www.bitesbyd.com.au/
Topiary Cafe offers high tea in a gorgeous location within a garden setting. At Topiary you'll enjoy the welcoming home-style comforts of a traditional tea house serving modern Australian cuisine with a strong focus on the best local and South Australian produce. The Topiary Cafe is located at the base of the Adelaide Hills, the perfect location to start a day trip up through the Hills and across to the Barossa Valley.
Check them out here - http://thetopiarycafe.com.au
T Bar Salon
T Bar offer a huge selection of over 120 different varieties of tea, so they're bound to offer a flavour you'll fall in love with. T Bar are proud of sourcing their tea leaves direct from the growers and bringing authentic flavours from around the world to your pot. The Adelaide T Bar Salon is a great place to soak up the bustling atmosphere of the Central Market. T Bar is located within the Central Market, on Gouger Street in central Adelaide.
Check them out here - https://www.tbar.com.au
The Coffee Barun
As the name suggests, Coffee Barun is a coffee roastery serving up ethically traded coffee roasted on site but also offer a large range of teas they serve up in gorgeous pots. Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, the Coffee Barun also offers a fresh, wholesome menu. The cafe features a bright, relaxing space featuring art by local Australian artists. Coffee Barun is a gem of a cafe, situated in an unassuming location in Sefton Park, just ten minutes drive outside of Adelaide.
Check them out here - https://www.thecoffeebarun.com.au
The Windsor is one of Melbourne's iconic venues for high tea, with the hotel having served over two million guests since 1883. You'll enjoy treats like their mandarin mousse with vanilla cream, juniper sable and orange sponge, and chicken and lemon thyme ribbon sandwich. Don't forget to book!
Check them out here - http://www.thehotelwindsor.com.au/en/afternoon-tea.html
HOPETOUN TEA ROOMS
Hopetoun Tea Rooms is the city's oldest tea room still standing, having been in service since 1892! It's full of old-fashioned charm and serves up some of Melbourne's best sponges, slices, pies and tarts, plus delicious pots of tea. Located in The Block Arcade in central Melbourne, Hopetoun Tea Rooms will give you some respite from the concrete jungle and is a great choice for a sweet and delicious high tea.
Check them out here - http://www.hopetountearooms.com.au/
Melbourne Zoo offer a gorgeous High Tea service in their Rainforest Room, where you'll enjoy your high tea while enjoying views of the gardens and the zoo's little tamarin monkeys! Their High Tea buffet package includes a selection of sweet and savoury items served with tea and coffee and one hour complimentary access to Melbourne Zoo prior to the High Tea commencing. Make sure you book ahead!
Check them out here - https://www.zoo.org.au/melbourne/whats-on/high-tea
VAUCLUSE HOUSE TEAROOMS
Vaucluse House Tearooms is a 1930s art-deco-style café located next door to the iconic Vaucluse House in Sydney. They're famous for their high tea, and also offer breakfast and lunch. Guests can enjoy its picturesque gardens, which stretch right down to Sydney Harbour. The venue provides a stunning and elegant backdrop to enjoy a day out with family and friends.
Check them out here - http://www.vauclusehousetearooms.com.au/our-venues/vaucluse-house/home
Burnt Orange serves up one the best high teas in Sydney! Burnt Orange is located in a gorgeous sandstone mansion in Mosman, with views over the Sydney Harbour. Enjoy their selection of delicious savoury and sweet treats while you sip on tea, coffee, or sparkling and watch the water.
Check them out here - http://www.burntorange.com.au/
Food Society delivers a casual dining experience within a cosy basement in Darlinghurst. The menu is designed to be shared, with delicacies like three-cheese pierogi and a range of beverages. Food Society is a great option for a cosy outing and a serve of coffee or tea.
Check them out here - http://www.foodsociety.com.au/
ROOM WITH ROSES
Room with Roses is a great way to escape the city crowds in an elegant French-inspired setting. Room with Roses have a variety of high tea menus to choose from! It's best to book ahead.
Check them out here - http://roomwithroses.com.au/
Custom House is one of Brisbane's most historic buildings and one of its most iconic restaurants, situated on the river with gorgeous views. Custom House serves up coffee every day of the week and is a beautiful spot to relax with a cup of tea! Open seven days a week.
Check them out here - http://www.customshouse.com.au/
Bacchus sits inside the Rydges Hotel in South Bank and the surroundings are gorgeous, with opulent furnishings and a retro feel. Their coffee and tea are just as good as their menu full of classic concepts done with a beautiful twist.
Check them out here - http://www.bacchussouthbank.com.au/
Villa Howden offers one of Hobart's best high tea options! It's open for Traditional High Tea each Sunday from 2pm until 4pm. Guests can relax in the luxurious surrounds of the Estate, on the deck overlooking the North West Bay, or on the terrace surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Check them out here - http://www.villahowden.com.au/dining/high-tea/
HADLEY'S ORIENT HOTEL
Hadley's pride themselves on their traditional afternoon tea service, where you'll indulge in a selection of fine loose leaf teas accompanied by freshly baked Hadley’s signature scones, delicate sandwiches and a selection of tantalising sweet treats reminiscent of the Victorian-era. They promise no detail will be overlooked!
Check them out here - https://www.hadleyshotel.com.au/afternoon-tea-in-hobart.html
POLLEN TEA ROOM
Pollen Tea Room is a gorgeous option for tea and coffee in Hobart's lovely Battery Point area. They offer a variety of vegetarian light menu options using organic, locally sourced and seasonal products sourced from Tasmania. They aim towards being a sustainable and ethical business that values simplicity and great customer service.
Check them out here - http://www.pollentearoom.com.au
CHANTILLY KITCHEN TEA ROOM
Chantilly Kitchen Tea Room is Darwin's top destination for high tea and offer a delicious selection of handmade delights! It's Darwin's first tea room and opened in mid-2016. Open 6 days a week.
Check them out here - http://www.thechantillykitchen.com
Eva's Cafe is situated in the lush setting of the Darwin Botanic Gardens, in the heritage listed Wesleyan Church building. They offer some of the best coffee in Darwin and a full breakfast and lunch menu to indulge in. It's a beautiful spot to sit and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.
Check them out here - botanicgardenscafe.com.au
LANEWAY SPECIALTY COFFEE
Laneway is one of Darwin's premier coffee spots. Enjoy tea, coffee and their delicious menu in a gorgeous modern setting. They offer delicious options like hot buckwheat pancakes and a sourdough toastie with black truffle cheddar!
Check them out here - http://www.lanewaycoffee.com.au/
So there you have it, our best of the best across Australia. Did your favourite make the list? Give us a comment below!
Happy Brewing! :)