When you’re cranky from the humidity and trying to hide your jabar, a hot cup of tea is probably far from your mind. But, imagine this: A beautiful tea lounge with its AC on full blast, serving multiple-tiers of scrumptious snacks. Haven from the summer heat, isn’t it? Treat yourself with a leisurely visit to these gorgeous places for afternoon tea.
8. Museum Café
Level 1, Greenbelt 4, Ayala Museum, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
(02) 7573000, (02) 7576000 | Facebook
Tea Time: 2pm to 5pm
Museum Café proves that afternoon tea shouldn’t be constrained to European fare. Their unique Dim Sum High Tea is a dream come true for those who love Asian food. A pot of tea is wonderfully complemented with dumplings, buchi, as well as mango and tapioca pearls. Asian food has never been this sophisticated.
7. Bistro Pamana
Tea Time: All day!
Here’s another testament that Asian afternoon tea can absolutely be awesome. Filipino version, anyone? Make your afternoon a real treat with Pamana’s upgraded pandesal sandwiches and native snacks like puto bumbong. Down all of that goodness with their sweet ginger and lemongrass tea. All the while, you’ll feel right at home with Pamana’s rustic, quirky and warm ambiance.
6. La Vie Parisienne
GF Hotel Rembrandt, Tomas Morato Avenue, South Triangle, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
(02) 3302889, 09063063714 | Facebook
Tea Time: All day, too!
While surrounded by this French bakery’s wine cellar, you’ll probably get tempted to ditch tea for wine. But, save the latter for dinner and you won’t regret it. La Vie Parisienne hails all the way from Cebu. It’s known for an extensive and delicious selection of bread and pastries, making it absolutely perfect for afternoon tea. La Vie Parisienne’s coconut custard, tiramisu and croissant are must-orders. They don’t offer tea sets, but the fun is in constructing your own!
5. Bizu Patisserie
Tea Time: 3pm to 6pm
This colorful, dainty restaurant sets a lovely background for an afternoon of catch-up with the ladies. Pair juicy kwento with great food by getting Bizu’s afternoon tea set for sharing. Take your pick from egg and watercress tea sandwiches, melon-prosciutto and Gruyere skewers, smoked salmon and aioli tartare, shrimp-caviar on cucumber croute, petit opera cakes, vanilla panna cotta, lemon tarts, macarons, truffles and scones.