14 Best Places for High Tea on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate the moms in your life – and what better way to do this than Mother’s Day high tea? You can spend time sipping on tea and indulging in a mix of savoury and sweet bites as you chat the afternoon away. To help you get your plans into gear, I’ve rounded up my top 14 places in Metro Vancouver to enjoy high tea on Mother’s Day.

Downtown Vancouver

 

Patisserie Fur Elise

 

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Inside a pastel-coloured heritage house near Yaletown, you’ll find Patisserie Fur Elise. This charming pastry shop and tea salon serves a delightful afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches, petit fours, and scones. Delicate china and Victorian-style furniture make this an ideal spot for Mother’s Day high tea.

 

Afternoon Tea | $35 per person

Reservations: Call 604-684-1025 or book a table online

 

 

Notch8

 

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Notch8 is known for their seasonal, creative afternoon tea offerings. Located inside the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Notch8 is a stunning space that evokes the grandeur and warmth of railway hotels of years past. Offered Thursdays through Sundays at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm, Notch8’s high tea features seasonal scones, savoury bites, and sweet treats perfect for Mother’s Day.

 

Chocolate Laboratory Afternoon Tea | $59 per adult, $29.50 per child (12 and under)

Reservations: Call 604-662-1900, book a table online, or email hvc.concierge@fairmont.com

 

 

L’Orangerie Dining Room & Lounge

 

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Inside the luxury L’Hermitage Hotel in Downtown Vancouver, you’ll find L’Orangerie Dining Room & Lounge. This airy, inviting lounge offers a wonderful afternoon tea service featuring dainty sandwiches, delicate pastries, and fresh-baked scones with homemade clotted cream. Seatings for afternoon tea are available on the hour from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, so reserve your spot for Mother’s Day afternoon tea before it’s too late.

 

L’Hermitage High Tea | $45 per person, $80 per couple

Reservations: Call 778-327-4100

 

 

Laurence and Chico Café

 

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For a truly eccentric Mother’s Day high tea, head to Laurence & Chico Café. Opened by a fashion designer duo, this café not only boasts off-the-wall décor, but also a unique afternoon tea menu that’s designed to excite your senses. On Laurence & Chico Café’s high tea menu, you’ll find unconventional ingredients like elk, squid ink, and mochi. So, if you’re seeking a high tea for Mother’s Day that will surprise and delight, don’t miss this one.

 

Rabbit’s Foot High Tea Set | $49 per person

Reservations: Book a table online

 

Mount Pleasant

 

La Petite Cuillère

 

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Serving traditional afternoon tea with a tea-inspired menu, La Petite Cuillère is a hidden gem high tea spot in Mount Pleasant. This cozy space is decorated with delicate teacups, marble tabletops, and plush, tufted seating for a vibrant but elegant look. They offer a savoury tea, high tea, afternoon tea, and petite tea for the kids – all served with bottomless tea. Why not book your Mother’s Day afternoon tea here?

 

Afternoon Tea | $35 per person

Reservations: Call 604-298-0088

 

 

Yandoux Patisserie

 

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Yandoux Patisserie is an Instagram-worthy dessert parlour that also serves a stunning afternoon tea set. Served on a whimsical tower reminiscent of a hot air balloon, Yandoux’s high tea includes a range of savoury and sweet treats that are more than just your average egg salad sandwich. Unique ingredients and fusion flavours make Yandoux’s afternoon tea a special treat for Mother’s Day.

 

Yandoux Tea Set | $58 per person

Reservations: Call 604-620-1899

 

 

West Side

 

Neverland Tea Salon

 

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For a true fairy tale experience, head to Neverland Tea Salon for high tea on Mother’s Day. This whimsical, Peter Pan-inspired place offers everything you’d ever want in an afternoon tea experience, including a huge tea list, tipsy teas, and never-ending pots of tea with their Grand Adventure high tea. Neverland also caters to all types of diets with their options of traditional, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten- and dairy-free high teas.

 

A Grande Adventure High Tea | $38 per person

 Reservations: Call 604-428-3066 or book a table online

 

 

Rose House

 

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Located in Kerrisdale, Rose house is an afternoon tea spot set in a charming, brick-walled space. Their pastry chef makes all their desserts and pastries in house, including their infamous buttermilk scone. For afternoon tea, you’ll get this buttermilk scone, as well as a selection of sandwiches, desserts, and pastries. Head to Rose House for Mother’s Day high tea for an elegant setup with fine bone china.

 

Prince William | $32.95 per person

Reservations: Call 604-620 3668

 

 

Secret Garden Tea Company

 

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Secret Garden Tea Company is a long-standing high tea place in Vancouver. Around since 1995, this afternoon tea institution holds an annual Mother’s Day high tea on Mother’s Day weekend. Nibble on petite sweets and a mix of savoury treats, and sip on your tea of choice. Secret Garden also offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free high teas, and to top it all off, each Mother’s Day high tea also comes with a take-home treat.

 

Mother’s Day Weekend High Tea (May 11 and 12 only) | $50 per person

Reservations: Call 604-261-3070

 

 

Adonia Teahouse

 

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Taking pride in an authentic afternoon tea experience, Adonia Teahouse is a cozy, elegant spot for high tea on Mother’s Day. They make their food from scratch in house using fresh, local ingredients, and source their teas from around the world. Adonia’s afternoon tea comes with a selection of finger sandwiches, pastries, and a scone, and it’s also available in vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

 

Afternoon Tea | $35 per person

Reservations: Call 604-261-0049

 

 

Butter Baked Goods

 

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A charming bakery with space for 22 people, Butter Baked Goods offers two afternoon tea seatings every Sunday, including Mother’s Day. Indulge in a selection of traditional finger sandwiches, buttery scones, and various petite sweets like macarons, lemon tarts, and more. You’ll also get a pot of bottomless custom-blended tea, so you can sip and nibble your way through this decadent afternoon treat.

 

Butter Afternoon Tea | $30 per person

Reservations: Call 604-221-4333

 

 

Sweet Somethings

 

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A cute little café and bakery in the Dunbar area, Sweet Somethings serves up a hidden gem high tea ideal for Mother’s Day. Here, 22-year old owner Emma bakes delicious homemade goodies like the ones your grandma might make. Stacked on three tiers, Sweet Somethings’ high tea features an array of these goodies, including scones with cream and jam, mini desserts, and sandwiches.

 

High Tea | Full: $32 per person ; Demi: $24 per person ; Kids: $18 per person

No Reservations

 
 

Richmond

 

Origo Club

 

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Origo Club is a chic Richmond restaurant that also serves afternoon tea on the weekends. A truly indulgent experience, Origo Club’s high tea features French-inspired savoury and sweet treats with ingredients you’d normally expect to find on a fine dining dinner menu. Tea or speciality coffee is included with afternoon tea, but you can also add a glass of champagne to make it an extra-special Mother’s Day high tea.

 

Afternoon Tea | $45 per person

Reservations: Book online or call 604-285-8889 for parties of 6 or more

 

 

L’Opera Patisserie

 

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A small but charming tea salon in Richmond, L’Opera Patisserie was founded by a woman with a love of French pastries. This passion shines in L’Opera’s afternoon tea, which includes a salad to start, decadent savoury bites, a mix of sweet treats, and your choice of macaron. The space is elegant with a French Baroque feel, while fine china completes the high tea setup. For high tea on Mother’s Day, make sure to reserve your spot in advance at L’Opera Patisserie.

 

Spring/Summer High Tea | $58 per person

Reservations: Call 604-270-2919

 

 

London Heritage Farm Tea Room

 

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Tucked away in the historic London Heritage Farm in Richmond is a quaint 24-seat tea room. Decorated with round tables dressed with table cloths and fine bone china tea sets, this tea room is a charming spot for a Mother’s Day high tea. London Heritage Farm’s high tea goodies change from week to week, but always include their signature London Lady Tea, homemade scones, savoury treats, and three home-baked goodies. Reservations are necessary, so don’t delay in booking your high tea for Mother’s Day.

 

High Tea | $24 per person, $22 per person of 65 or over

Reservations: Call 604-271-5220

 

 

Berry Good

 

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Berry Good is a hidden gem bakery in Richmond that serves a delectable high tea on Saturdays only. Passionate about desserts, owner Michelle bakes from scratch every day using fresh cream, real butter, and minimal artificial flavours and colours. The result is beautifully rustic creations with authentic flavours that shine through. Book a Saturday High Tea at Berry Good to celebrate Mother’s Day with tasty sandwiches, scones, and desserts.

High Tea Party | $29 per person; minimum of 12 guests per party; available Friday and Saturday 1-3pm

Reservations: 604-247-2253

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