Imagine a world like Alice’s from Alice in Wonderland. Tiny sandwiches and pastries, wonderfully flavored tea to soothe the senses, and other baked goodies. Called a high tea, this is an experience worth going through. We bring to you the best places in the city for some great high tea.
1) Rose Cafe
A beautiful cafe with a Victorian decor, this places is just right for those little gatherings. Some of their high tea accompaniments include sandwiches, chilli cheese toasts, savoury tarts, desserts, and cakes. Apart from the traditional coffee and tea, they also serve cold coffee, soda pops, and a variety of shakes.
Where: 2, Westend Marg, Saiyad Ul Ajaib Extension,, Behind Saket Metro Station
Approx. Cost for 2: Rs Rs. 1,200 (plus taxes)
2) Maison Des Desserts
This is a small place with just 5 tables but the menu takes the cake, literally! Their cheesecakes are to die for and the best among them is the NY cheesecake. They have a variety of options for high tea as well. Do try their Autumn Tea infused with rose petals or the Pavalova Cake and Brownie Bites.
Where: T-49BS, Near Deer Park, Bcakside Hauz Khas village, New Delhi
Approx. Cost for 2: Rs 795 (plus taxes)
3) Big Bongg Theory
This place adds a Bengali twist to the traditional tea accompaniments. So instead of sandwiches and cakes, you may want to have Fish/Chicken Cutlets, Egg Devils, BeetChop and Dal/Leaf Bora. Book ahead for a comfortable time.
Where: 122, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi
Approx. Cost for 2: Rs. 800 (plus taxes)
Now this one is an offshoot of a traditional Chinese teahouse. Try their Tan Cha menu which has a pot of jasmine tea, dim sums, and some awesome macarons. Visit this place for a unique cha experience!
Where: Level 2, Ambience Mall, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj
Approx. Cost for 2: Rs. 350 (plus taxes)
5) Flick A Dish
Are you away from home and longing for a ghar ki chai in this city? Look no further than this place called Flick A Dish. So you have masala chai with pakoras, aaloo chaat with mathri, sandwiches, wafers, and aaloo rolls. Yes, this place will take you straight home mentally!
Where: A- 66, Dayanand Colony, Main Road, Lajpat Nagar-4
Approx. Cost for 2: Rs. 1,000 (plus taxes)