Listen, we love fast food and late-night eats as much as the next person. But, every so often, we like to class it up a bit. And there’s nothing classier than going for traditional high tea service. The best part is you don’t even need to travel across the pond to enjoy all of the tea and scones your heart can handle. That’s right! There are a number of gorgeous Ottawa high tea spots that will make you feel like you’re in London, U.K., at least for a moment.
Everyone’s favourite royal couple may not have yet decided where in Canada they will reside, but we think the capital would make them feel right at home.
Between literal castles and cafes with serious London vibes, you’ll totally feel like Meghan Markle when you sip tea in Ottawa.
Whether you’re looking for new Ottawa date ideas or you're trying to kill a Sunday afternoon with the squad, high tea is a fun and delicious idea.
So break out your fanciest hat and point those pinkies in the air, because it’s about to get classy AF in the capital.
Moscow Tea Room
Address: 527 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: The main menu may be Russian-inspired but the high tea service will instantly transport you to London. The interior decor is to die for, too.
Cuisine: Fine tea, coffee, bar & eatery
Address: 240 Kennevale Dr., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: This place is dripping in elegance, and the tea and coffees are to die for as well.
Cuisine: Cocktails & tea
Address: 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: Nothing screams "London!" like having high tea in a literal castle. That's why this spot, located inside the Fairmont Chateau Laurier is absolutely perfect.
Billings Estate Museum
Cuisine: Occasional tea service
Address: 2100 Cabot St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: This old estate is rich with history and character. Plus, the Victorian-style tea served in the gardens will make you feel like a real queen.
Quelque Chose Macaron Boutique
Cuisine: French-style macarons
Address: 379 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: Honestly, macarons should be served at every tea service if you ask us, and these ones certainly don't disappoint.
Union Street Kitchen Cafe
Address: 42 Crichton St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: This spot might not have an organized high tea service but the London vibes are on-point. Plus the long list of teas and eats are sure to satisfy.
Ale Amberwood Lounge & Eatery
Cuisine: Specialty teas & sandwiches
Address: 54 Springbrook Dr., Stittsville, ON
Why You Need To Go: This gorgeous event space is fit for a royal wedding. And you can experience it every Sunday during their high tea service.
The Vanitea Room
Cuisine: Tea, tea, and more tea
Address: 551 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: Between the stunning murals, breathtaking floral chandeliers, and classy tea service, this Ottawa gem is an Instagram dreamland.
Tea & Cake
Address: 98 Mill St., Almonte, ON
Why You Need To Go: Okay, so this one is technically in Almonte, but if you know anything about that adorable small town, you'll know it's totally worth the drive.
Address: 150 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: There's nothing like a long list of tea and a variety of delectable scones to make you think you're brunching at Buckingham.
Life of Pie
Address: 1134 Bank St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: This family-run bakery is full of charm and a delicious rotating menu. They also offer afternoon tea every Sunday and it's a royal good time.