The Best Afternoon Tea in Los Angeles
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Pinky’s up ladies! There is something quite elegant about taking in an afternoon tea, especially with loved ones. We’ve curated a list of the best afternoon tea in Los Angeles just in time for Mother’s Day.
1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone: (626) 568-3900
The Langham offers afternoon tea daily plus a few special events throughout the year for tea lovers. During the holidays you’ll find the Teddy Bear Tea where kids can drink hot chocolate, munch on sandwiches and see Santa while adults enjoy the Langham signature tea. Or check out the quarterly “Imagine Tea” with special entertainment by members of the Junior Program of the Academy of Magical Arts.
465 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (310) 247-0400
A playful twist on a classic tradition, Tres by José Andrés serves afternoon daily from 3pm-5pm. Jose Andres’ Tres offers an unusual spin on afternoon tea, with a menu of snacks that include “tomato caviar,” beet macaroon with goat cheese and a guacamole cone. Rather than tarts and shortbread, the sweets are playful things like rice crispy bon bons, chocolate pop rocks and pink lemonade pate de fruit.
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
Phone: (626) 405-2100
Set amongst the breathtaking gardens of the Huntington and surrounded by art from the great masters of the past, The Rose Garden Tea Room offers a pot of brewed tea and a basket of freshly baked scones are served at each table. From a central buffet, guests may choose from an array of savory finger sandwiches, imported and domestic cheeses, fresh fruit, chilled salads, and specialty desserts. There is no dress code in the Tea Room: shorts and t-shirts or dresses and suits are equally acceptable, and children are welcome. Reservations required.
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 624-1011
Unique to downtown Los Angeles, traditional Afternoon Tea is available Saturdays and Sundays, 2 to 5pm at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Guests can enjoy the Victorian Tea, which includes a pot of tea from their selection of finely blended custom teas, an assortment of elegant tea sandwiches, freshly baked Pistachio and Currant Scones and a selection of French Macaroons, Caramel Tart and Chocolate Ganache, Madeleines and Cream Puffs.
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone: (310) 440-7300
Enjoy Tea by the Sea every Thursday and Saturday at 1:00 p.m., where you can enjoy a special experience inspired by the herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow in the Villa’s authentically recreated first century Roman gardens. Feast on a Mediterranean-inspired menu of savory panini, sweet scones and tea breads, and gourmet cakes and tarts—along with fruits, cheeses, and a varied selection of teas. Tea is served in the Founder’s Room, an elegant space featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Villa. Reservations are required.
75 North Baldwin Avenue
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Phone: (626) 355-0045
The Four Seasons Tea Room is a beautiful yet charming experience with a European little town feeling and a great place to get dolled up with your girlfriends for an afternoon of tea. The Royal Afternoon Tea includes hot tea, tea sandwiches, salad, scones and jam and sweets and desserts for $28.50 per person.
701 Stone Canyon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Phone: (310) 472-1211
Quite possibly the most astoundingly beautiful hotel to host an afternoon tea, the Hotel Bel Air has grounds that are beyond stunning with their signature swans, lush foliage and romantic wooden bridge which will take you from the valet to the magical world of The Bel Air Hotel. Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck who has put his signature twist on all of the old favorites with inclusions such as a Gruyere grilled cheese sandwich, smoked pork belly Wellington, Grand Marnier Cream puffs and sour cherry scones.
801 South Pasadena Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: (626) 793-3337
Set in the city of the Rose bowl and Rose Parade, the Rose Tea Cottage offers an elegant English style afternoon tea Tuesday through Sunday at 3 seatings: 1:00pm, 2:30pm and 4:00pm. Rose Tree Cottage is ‘The’ place in Pasadena where Downton Abbey “speak” is spoken.
1310 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 483-6000
The Pacific Dining car is a cool location for a fine tea. Well known for its old school decor and the fact that they are a fine dining establishment that is open 24hrs a day, the Pacific Dining Car offers afternoon tea everyday from 3pm to 5:30pm with sandwiches, scones and assorted desserts.
9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 551-2888
Every afternoon in The Living Room at the Penisula Beverly Hills, traditional Afternoon Tea is served to the sound of a classical harpist. Afternoon Tea offers 19 choices of Loose Leaf Tea custom blended for The Peninsula Beverly Hills. The Royal Tea features an individual pot of tea, a glass of Champagne, freshly baked scones, and a selection of tea sandwiches and pastries. The Imperial Tea comes with all of the above plus a savory caviar cake and a Peninsula Page Boy cap cake wrapped to take home. Seatings: 12:00pm, 2:30pm and 5:00pm (Daily).
Inside the Japanese American National Museum
369 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 258-2531
Located within the Japanese American National Museum, Chado Tea Room has a casual ambience that focuses more on actual tea than on the customs surrounding it. Guests can choose from 367 blend varieties for their pot of tea, which comes with a selection of toasted sandwiches, scones, jam and a slice of cake.
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