Our Top 5 High Tea venues in Cape Town

If high tea makes you think of stuffy dresses and over the top etiquette, think again!


Instead, think beautiful settings, scrumptious pastries and sandwiches and finally, the true star of the show, a delicious cup of tea.


To us, there is something very special about the centuries-old ritual. With that in mind,  we have listed our top 5 high tea venues in Cape Town to assist in changing your perception of this fabulous social occasion!




The Pink Lady is synonymous with High Tea in Cape Town. With their beautiful gardens, luxurious lounge and professional staff, you are sure to fall in love with this classic venue.


76 Orange Street, Gardens – 021 483 1000


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A quick 20-minute drive from the city, this historic and beautiful location boasts a low carb high tea for the health conscious. Their conservatory is a picturesque setting for a phenomenal high tea.


93 Brommervlei Road, Constantia Heights – 021 794 2137


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With its amazing sea and mountain views, it’s no wonder this local gem made it onto our list. Immerse yourself in the luxury of the Leopard Bar or the Conservatory while deciding which of their 8 different teas you wish to start with. As if you weren’t spoilt enough for choice, the 12 Apostles offer a vegan high tea option as well – allowing everyone to have their cake and eat it!


Victoria Road, Camps Bay – 021 437 9000


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There is no better way of ending a morning of exploration at the Zeitz Museum than a spot of tea at The Granary Cafe. Its regal atmosphere sets the tone for a historic tea with a modern twist, just make sure to bring your appetite!


The Silo Hotel, V&A Waterfront – 021 670 0500


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The hotel pays homage to Lady Ann Barnard with their Lady Ann Afternoon Tea. With breath-taking views of Table Mountain and their phenomenal garden, you can’t help but relax and enjoy the tranquillity. Be ready for a visit from the resident tortoises while sampling some of the most delicious cakes and pastries.


Colinton Road, Newlands – 021 657 4500


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In closing, we quote Letitia Baldrige, “Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings”.  With Cape Town’s natural beauty and delicious food, we think you’re set for a pretty fantastic time!



The Point Team x



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