I was craving some afternoon tea last weekend, so we decided to try Adonia Tea House in Kerrisdale. It is located on West 41st Ave and a close drive for us from Kitsilano.
My husband and I opted for the “Mini Afternoon Tea” since we were going out for a big family dinner that night and didn’t want to spoil our appetites. It was $14 per person and included “6 pieces of in-house finger foods and choice of signature teas”.
Their loose-leaf specialty teas were flavorful and they offered a good variety to choose from. I ordered a ginger infused English Breakfast and my hubby had an Earl Grey tea. Wonderful teas, not too acidic. Candles to keep the pots warm was a nice touch.
We were only provided with forks to stir out tea and had to ask for spoons. Also, our server wasn’t very friendly and didn’t seem very knowledgeable about the menu as she couldn’t explain what we were going to be served. Just “pastries and sandwiches” she said.
The sandwiches were mini scones with tuna and buttery croissants with turkey. Tasty enough and the scones weren’t too dry. Mini strawberry shortcakes, roll cakes and chocolate brownies were also moist. The food was ok, but nothing “wowed” me.
The decor was very English Inn inspired with lots of floral wall paper and little lamps on each dining table. Compared to High Tea at the Empress in Victoria or even the Gatsby Mansion (also in Victoria), this afternoon tea was lacking. However, if you have never experienced afternoon tea before, and therefore have no comparison, you might like it here. Overall, I enjoyed our afternoon tea experience at Adonia Tea House for what it was: a mini experience. I’ll continue my search for better afternoon teas in Vancouver.