Relax, recharge and pamper yourself with a cuppa tea and some delectable morsels at these beautiful tea cafes in Singapore.
There’s something special about going to afternoon tea, the opulent settings of a tea cafe, sipping tea out of delicate china cups, flutes of champagne and beautifully crafted bites make for a whimsical experience that whisks you back to another time.
Though this may be a leisurely indulgence with our busy lifestyles, it is a delightful way to unwind and reconnect with friends, family or even that special someone!
We’ve got a list of stunning, luxe tea cafes in Singapore for you to check out, each serving up its own unique variations of the quintessential afternoon tea.
It’s hard to talk about tea cafes in Singapore without mentioning TWG Tea. Pair its extensive selection of teas with afternoon tea time delights. Its set of Five Finger Sandwiches ($28) are infused with different types of teas and feature luxurious ingredients like crab, Boston lobster and white truffle. For full, traditional tea experience, you can opt for its Parisian Afternoon Tea set for two at $72.
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Address: Multiple locations
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2. The Lobby Lounge – The Capitol Kempinski
Whisk yourself to The Lobby Lounge at the Capitol Kempinski and enjoy their enchanting Fire & Ice afternoon tea sets. This hot and cold sensory experience satisfies with unique takes classic and contemporary creations that reflect the hotel’s identity. Prices start at $38++ per person for a three-course set which includes a pot of tea.
Afternoon tea hours: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. (daily)
The Lobby Lounge – Capitol Kempinski
Address: 15 Stamford Rd., Singapore 178906
Tel: 6368 8888
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (daily)
For an ultimately indulging and leisurely afternoon tea head to Atlas where you will be greeted by spectacular art deco interiors that will whisk you right back to the glamour days of the roaring twenties. Its afternoon tea sets ($56++) feature a selection of delectable sweet and savoury European style items and vegetarian and gluten free options are also available. Champagne is of course available to elevate your experience.
Afternoon tea hours: 3 to 4 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.), 1 to 4 p.m. (Sat. + PH)
*Note: Reservations are required with at least 24 hours’ notice.
Address: 600 North Bridge Rd., 188778
Tel: 6396 4466
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Mon. to Fri); 12 to 10:30 p.m. (Sat.)
4. The Grand Lobby Raffles Hotel
Looking for a chic and elegant tea cafe in Singapore? Savour house-made scones, cakes, finger sandwiches and seasonal treats amidst the grandeur of the floor-to-ceiling Victorian pillars at The Grand Lobby. The Raffles Afternoon Tea Experience is $80 and for $98 you can have yourself a glass of champagne as well and feel transported back to a time where extravagant parties were once held in this elegant setting.
Afternoon tea hours: 1 to 5 p.m. (Mon. to Thurs.); 12 to 6 p.m. (Fri. to Sat.)
The Grand Lobby
Address: 1 Beach Rd., 189673
Tel: 6412 1816
Opening hours: 7 to 10:30 a.m., 1 to 5 p.m. (daily)
Reserve on Chope here.
5. Renku Bar & Lounge
Looking for a unique tea cafe in Singapore? Head down to Renku at Marina Bay Sands. This cafe sets itself apart from the others as its afternoon tea experience (S$48++) includes a personalised tea service from a tea master that includes you being able to customise your own teas blends as you enjoy finger sandwiches accompanied by a selection if petits gateaux, pralines, scones and chocolate bonbons amongst other things.
Afternoon tea hours: 2 to 4 p.m. (daily)
Renku Bar & Lounge
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave., Marina Bay Sands, Lobby Tower 1 Hotel, 018956
Tel: 6688 8858
Opening hours: 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8.pm. (Mon. to Fri); 6:30 to 11 a.m., 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. (Sat. to Sun.)
6. The Landing Point
This elegant yet oh-so-chic and modern tea cafe in Singapore overlooks the bay and the tall glass panels create for spectacular views all around. With both indoor and outdoor seating available this is a perfect spot for a contemporary, upscale dining experience. Afternoon tea sets start at $60 (for adults) and $30 (for children 6 to 11) and is served with a glass of non-alcohol Sangre de Toro wine.
Afternoon tea hours: 3 to 5:30 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.); 12 to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m. (Sat. and Sun.)
The Landing Point
Address: 80 Collyer Quay., 049326
Tel: 6597 5277
Opening hours: 12 to 6 p.m. (daily)
Reserve on Chope here
7. Tea Lounge
Let this contemporary colonial garden setting of this tea cafe set the scene for your next afternoon tea escapade! Its Weekday Afternoon Tea sets are $48 for adults and $24 for children. On weekends its afternoon tea offerings expand to include a variety of hot mains such as Yuzu Ponzu-marinated Wild Salmon Confit with Tobiko Caviar, and Fine Herb-crusted Wagyu Beef with Yorkshire Pudding and Mushroom Sauce that are served to the table. It also does gluten free and vegetarian options but an advanced notice of 48 hours is required so do indicate any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Afternoon tea hours: 2 to 5 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.)
Address: Regent Singapore Lobby Level, 1 Cuscaden Rd., 249715
Tel: 6725 3246
Opening hours: 2 to 5 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.); 12 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m, (Sat. to Sun.)
The three tier afternoon tea gets a local spin in the beautiful setting of the Colony at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, with its five-tier ceramic tiffin, known as “tingkat” in Malay. Tiers are filled with sweet and savoury bites that will take you on a journey through Singapore’s culinary heritage. At $52 per person, its afternoon tea set comes with a flute of champagne or a fruity prosecco.
Afternoon tea hours: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (Mon. to Sat.)
Address: 7 Raffles Ave., 039799
Tel: 6434 5288
Opening hours: 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., 12 to 2:30 p.m., 3:30 to 5:30 p.m, and 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. (Mon. to Sat); 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., 12 to 3 p.m. and 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Reserve on Chope here
9. The Lobby Lounge – Shangri-La Hotel
The lush greenery around the tranquil setting make this the perfect tea cafe in Singapore to sip your worries away. Its 3-tier tea set comprises an assortment of Nonya Kuehs and savoury items and traditional afternoon tea items like scones are given a local twist with flavours like Gula Melaka and Pandan. Suitable for two, the sets start at $60++ and come with two cups of tea or coffee. Kopi Tarik or Teh Tarik are also available for a more local indulgence!
Afternoon tea hours: 3 to 5 p.m. (daily)
The Lobby Lounge
Address: 22 Orange Grove Rd., 258350 (Tower Wing, Lobby Level)
Tel: 6213 4398
Opening hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (daily)
Reserve on Chope here
By K Praveena, July 2021