Best Afternoon Tea in Philadelphia

Considering an Afternoon Tea in Philadelphia but unsure which establishments offer afternoon tea and which are the best places to go.

We have compiled a list of the best afternoon tea Philadelphia can provide, so if you are looking for the perfect afternoon tea with friends, a romantic valentines afternoon tea, a mothers day afternoon tea treat for your mum, a fathers day treat for your dad or just a special treat for yourself, check out:

Best Afternoon Tea Philadelphia Has To Offer

The Rittenhouse

210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Rittenhouse is the only hotel still offering daily tea in its own dedicated space.

Named the Mary Cassatt Tea Room after a few of the artist’s sketches that hang on the wall and the hotel’s location on the site of her brother’s townhouse, it faces a garden terrace that adds six tables in nice weather.

Enjoy a selection of teas, sandwiches, scones, and pastries all prepared with seasonal ingredients.

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XIX at the Bellevue

200 South Broad Street 19th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Afternoon Tea at the XIX Cafe, is served on weekends only. It has a 30-foot domed ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city, this is such a beautiful place to enjoy high tea.

XIX’s three-tier presentation of the usual tea suspects will get an extra dose of flavour from edible flowers.

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Sofitel Hotel

120 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Philadelphia branch of this French luxury hotel chain offers a tea service in its urban-chic Liberte Lounge.

Guests can choose from seating at the sleek bar in the cosy lounge alongside the working fireplace, or in the stylish dining area, where Chef Hancock’s menu of sandwiches, scones and pastries.

Served Friday to Sunday 1.00-3.00pm

The Dandelion

124 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Dandelion is an English pub that debuted with tea and scones on its midday menu.

Four years ago, in response to diner demand, it added tea sandwiches and pastries.

Dandelion serves up delicious macarons alongside some incredibly tasty sandwiches.

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A Taste of Britain

503 Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087

Tucked in a quiet corner of a shopping centre A taste of Britain is a traditional tearoom with a bright, cheery, and cosy atmosphere.

There are all the favourites on the menu including a Cornish pasty, plain or fruit scones, delightful finger sandwiches and perfectly petite pastries making for a lovely afternoon tea experience.

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Safa Persian Tea House

4165 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Tucked away in Philadelphia’s Manayunk neighbourhood is Safa Teahouse.

Also selling plants, Safa offers a large tea menu with a variety of blends of all kinds. 

Their menu is full of delicious eats like Persian pastries, baklava, and speciality wraps.

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The Painted Teacup

220 South State Road, Upper Darby, PA 19082

Located in a charming two-story Victorian home, the Painted Teacup is both a teahouse and shop.

High tea comes with hot drinks, desserts and homemade sandwiches and you can shop for hundreds of tea blends, locally-made jams, jewellery and more.

High tea includes a wide selection of imported teas as well as a variety of fresh-made sandwiches and seasonal desserts.

Fresh brewed coffee and hot chocolate are also available.

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Simpson House Tea Room

110 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, PA 19425

Bright and cosy, this Chester Springs spot offers traditional high tea.

Its knowledgeable staff can guide you in your selections of individual bites or curated experiences like the Princess Margaret Tea for Two.

It includes two personal pots of loose tea, fresh fruit, a soup or salad, tea sandwiches, scones and tea bread. There are many varieties of high tea for you to choose from

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TranquiliTEA Temple

350 Mall Blvd suite 3061, King of Prussia, PA 19406

TranquiliTEA specialise in the connection between tea and zen in Chinese culture.

Owner Tracey Wang Stuligross learned from her grandparents, who owned a teahouse in China. Now, she shares that knowledge in her West Chester outpost.

Bubble teas are a must-try. Be sure to stop in for tastings and traditional Chinese tea ceremonies, too.

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