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10 Best Places for Afternoon Tea in Niagara Falls



Tea is soothing, it's warmth hugs your heart as you slowly sip a cup of tea with a few of your favorite friends. When vacationing in The Niagara Region, afternoon tea will become one of your new favorite things. With a mixture of sweet and savory towers of food, and extensive lists of tea, no matter which afternoon tea destination you choose, you will find that sense of peace and tranquility you've been looking for before you decided that tea was the way to go. Escape to The Prince of Wales' sophisticated Drawing Room for an elegant high tea afternoon, or take to the calmness of Starbucks, or anything in between. The beauty of tea is that it can be a sipped in a long, drawn out process, or it can be quickly gulped to ensure you make it to your next adventure. Each of these afternoon tea oasis' hope you'll stay the afternoon and really take in the beauty of spending an afternoon with friends and family. With an array of cute little triangle sandwiches, to a freshly baked scone, you will be in awe at how intricate the act of going for tea really is. Step into a world of sheer bliss as you enjoy a cup of tea at any one of these lovely spots. 


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Willow Cakes & Pastries
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Afternoon tea at Willow Cakes & Pastries Shop can't get any more magical. As you walk through the doors of the shop, you smell sweetness all around. From freshly baked breads, to decadent desserts, you'll be mesmerized at how perfect the desserts accompany a cup of tea. Escape to this quaint little pastry shop for the afternoon, sit outside and watch the cars and tourists pass by, the beauty of the place shines through in your own perfect little cup of tea. Get ready to escape to an afternoon filled with an abundance of memories at Willow Cakes & Pastries.

Local Expert tip: Order an individual white chocolate mousse cake, it's creamy-ness is just magical.

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William's Fresh Coffee Shop is where you can find premium desserts, coffees and teas. Hang out here for the afternoon as you sip your luke warm tea, indulge your senses in a piece of chocolate cake, and take in the sweet smells of fresh coffee brewing. The beautiful thing about William's is that the tables are large, the decor is sophisticated, and the atmosphere is perfect for a day of just hanging around. This will become your new favorite afternoon tea spot, especially after you lounge in one of the many plush booths, you just may never want to leave.

Local Expert tip: It's a must to order the Brownie Sundae, with a warm triple chocolate brownie, creamy vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce & whipped cream it's a perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea.

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The Pie Plate Bakery & Cafe


The Pie Plate is one of the cutest spots in Niagara-on-the-Lake. With its quaint decor, wrap-around porch, and eclectic seats, if you have a love for pie, and tea, this is the place for you. Enjoy a piece of pie, and a cup of tea as you chill out on the wrap-around porch for the afternoon and drown away all your worries as you take in the beauty of Niagara-on-the-Lake. With a pastry menu that is ever changing depending on the season, you'll certainly want to head on over here throughout the year, as you never know just what pastry the bakers will creatively craft today.

Local Expert tip: This cute little cafe has lovely lunches, order one with your cup of tea and you'll be in bakery heaven.

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Built in the 1800's The McFarland House has stood as a monumental building along The Niagara Parkway. With its Georgian style decor, and lovely tea room, the place is what you would call a step back in time, in a good way. Enjoy afternoon tea here with your friends as you look out at the park surrounding the house. The beautiful flowers cascade throughout the park, and the vibrant green grass showcases just how wonderful our world is. Enjoy over 30 kinds of premium loose leaf teas and dabble into a scone or two. The joys are afternoon tea will resurface here as you take in the majestic nature of this spot.

Local Expert tip: Reservations are required for the Tea Room, as it is very popular.

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The whole concept of Starbucks Coffee Culture is truly something to write home about. With its comfy, cozy chairs, unique coffee blends, and sophisticated teas, any Starbucks is always booming, no matter what time of day it is. Venture off to Starbucks to spend a lovely afternoon with friends reminiscing over a loose-leaf cup of tea, or tantalize your senses when you order any of the desserts on the menu. The beauty of Starbucks is that you can stay as long as you want, order as much, or as little as you wish, and just take in the beauty of a place that is dedicated to making your afternoon tea experience sheer bliss.

Local Expert tip: With 10 locations in The Niagara Region, you can choose any Starbucks if one or the other is too busy for your liking.

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The Irish Tea Room is one of the best spots in Niagara on the Lake to enjoy a cup of tea, Irish style. Take to this quaint tea room, and you'll fall in love with how the Irish enjoy their afternoon tea. With an extensive tea menu, along with all the fixings that afternoon tea brings, enjoy a lazy afternoon as you sip from an eclectic tea cup and enjoy a sweet and savory dishes any time of the day. Take to The Guiness Steak Pie if you're overly hungry or for a simpler, sweeter tooth enjoy one of the plethora of sweets this spot continually creates on a daily basis. Enjoy the simplistic nature of this lovely little tea room.

Local Expert tip: If you have any gluten allergies and are worried about not enjoying a sandwich or two, not to worry here as they have gluten free products.

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The Savoy Room


Enjoy the timeless pleasure of spending the afternoon enjoying a pot of tea with some of your favorite friends and family. At The Savoy Room, located downtown St. Catharines, you'll take to the plethora of teas and sweet and savory dishes that are served up to cleanse your palate. The quaint tea room is where memories are shared and laughter is sought. No matter if you're here celebrating any occasion, or just wish to spend the afternoon getting pampered with all kinds of tea, you'll truly love just how magical this tea room really is. For just $28 you'll love how all things revolve around the beauty of tea at The Savoy Room.

Local Expert tip: Enjoy a cup of traditional or herbal tea, there is an endless amount of tea to choose from.

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The Drawing Room, located in The Prince of Wales Hotel, is one of the best places in The Niagara Region to enjoy the beauty of tea. With beautiful decor, picture-perfect views of Niagara on the Lake, and the simple nature of steeping tea, The Drawing Room is impeccable, without even knowing it. As you take to high tea at The Drawing Room, you'll come to appreciate the finer things in life, all revolving around tea. Choose from a large selection of unique teas, and enjoy a tower of petite triangle sandwiches, freshly baked scones and treats that will sooth any sweet tooth. The waitress are overly welcoming, the spot is mesmerizing, and their teas are something to write home about.

Local Expert tip: The Deep Green Embrace is a favorite among those who are looking to add a little relaxation and calm to their afternoon.

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Meet Melaina Gasbarrino

Melaina is a native to The Niagara Region. Though she's traveled the world, she loves coming home and experiencing the true beauty that The Niagara Region has to offer. From hikes through The...  More About Melaina

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