Sipping a fragrant cuppa on a slow afternoon and nibbling on small bites over light banter is how we picture a perfect afternoon tea to be like. Yet pampering yourself like that usually involves a splurge and we hear your woes.
Afternoon tea sets do usually come with a price tag that feels too heavy for a midday perk-me-up. For that, we have affordable alternatives so you can still be kind to yourself without hurting your wallet.
Here is a list of 10 affordable afternoon tea places in Singapore for under S$25 per person that you can take yourself and your friends to.
While we take all our meals seriously, there is something very enticing about the idea of afternoon teas. A delightful afternoon tea session with your friends makes mundane workdays go by much faster and it gives us something to look forward to on the weekends.
Whether it is a fancy three-tier stand of desserts or an all-you-can-eat afternoon tea buffet, there is no lack of options in Singapore—some feature the most exquisite cake selection and others have the best pastries and sweet treats.
We have made it our mission to suss out the best afternoon teas in Singapore and felt that it is only right to share with you. For the love of scones, waffles and tea, here is our guide to 15 best places in Singapore to visit for afternoon tea. READ ON
The foodie community wept when The Marmalade Pantry announced back in mid-2018 that it was closing it’s outlet at ION Orchard. A beloved high-tea spot in the heart of town, we fell in love with everything there from their charming ambience, innovative brunch dishes and a wide selection of artisanal teas and cakes.
Well, surprise, surprise, the home-grown bistro is set to return to its former premise on the 4th level of ION Orchard once again. This time, armed with a tasty arsenal of new dishes in addition to signature favourites such as their Spicy Crabmeat pasta and Sticky Date & Toffee Pudding. Looking forward to other new and exclusive to this outlet dishes like the stellar high-tea set and a trio of decadent desserts specially crafted by Masterchef Singapore’s runner-up, Chef Genevieve Lee as part of a collaboration that pays humble tribute local dishes and in support of local talent.
With a whopping total of more than 10 new and exclusive menu items and more, be wowed by the likes of their new Asian section, featuring the Kimchi Fried Rice, served with a gorgeously pink medium-rare strip loin and the Singapore Laksa, a homage to our beloved local dish but with the addition of slipper lobster. Looking to pamper yourself as you catch up with friends? Their Decadent Afternoon Tea Set comes with a variety of sweet and savoury confectionery delights and freshly brewed pots of tea by Monogram.
In the real world where life doesn’t always seem to go according to plan, there is little wonder why humans love the idea of magic. With the help of fantasy novels such as Harry Potter and The Hobbit, people are able to break away from daily mundanes and be part of a world that has mystical creatures, powerful wizards and not to mention, create magic.
If getting accepted into Hogwarts is a lifetime dream of yours, then you have to know more about Platform 1094, a wizard-themed cafe along Serangoon Road. Managed by the same team that is behind Fresh Fruits Lab, Platform 1094 is where your wizard dreams come true.
Besides what you can find on their regular menu, the cafe is introducing an all-new Harry Potter-themed English Afternoon Tea at S$55 for 2 pax where you can enjoy a selection of sweets and savouries that are inspired by the Harry Potter series. Think Chocolate Frogs, Owl Hootdoo Macarons and Turkey Bacon Quidditch Quiche. Platform 1094′s wizard-themed afternoon tea is available from Tuesdays to Sundays between 2pm to 6pm (reservations are necessary).
Put on the wizard robe, grab a pointed hat and choose a wand of your liking—a spellbinding session awaits. READ ON
Sinpopo Brand along Joo Chiat Road is one very outstanding retro cafe that we absolutely love visiting for they always have new ideas to surprise us on every visit.
Apart from its local-style menu, you will be filled with nostalgia with songs from the 60s and its old-school interior; Sinpopo Brand is truly a local gem that reflects Singapore’s past.
Gather some friends and have a lovely time chit-chatting over Sinpopo Brand’s new Weekday (Tue to Fri) Afternoon Tea Set at S$30+ for 2 pax, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.
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Colony at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore is one of the most stunning restaurants in Singapore. And it is one destination that suits every occasion—business luncheons, anniversary dinners, birthday celebrations and family gatherings.
During our previous visit to Colony, we were blown away by the extensive buffet dinner spread which features seven ‘live’ kitchens. Fast forward a few months and we are back at this colonial-themed restaurant for “The Journey”—a five-tier tiffin afternoon tea (S$49++/pax) which is now available from Monday to Saturday, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
Lounge your afternoon away in this gorgeous setting and chit-chat over savoury delights served in a five-tier ceramic tiffin and unlimited servings of delectable desserts from The Patisserie, a complimentary flute of champagne and Colony’s custom tea blend.
Colony is where a wonderful afternoon tea journey happens. And for readers of Ladyironchef, enjoy a privileged 15% discount when you quote ‘Ladyironchef15′ upon reservation.
The Queen’s Cats is aptly named after the British’s favourite pastime – afternoon tea. The European-inspired cafe at Holland Village serves a delectable array of premium cakes, pastries, scones, teas and of the like. While prices here are admittedly steep by cafess standards, what customers get in return is a satisfying afternoon tea fix at any time of the day.
Set foot into the attractive cafe and be greeted by plush cushion seats and sparkly chandeliers. Beautiful artworks from Singapore Arts Gallery are hung on the tiffany blue walls and some of these masterpieces are available for purchase.
For obvious reasons, the cafe’s clientele consists of mainly ladies, but who said afternoon tea is only reserved for the females? Guys, come on in!
Be it a fancy three-tier stand of desserts, or an all-you-can-eat afternoon tea buffet, there are endless options when it comes to an afternoon tea in Singapore.
Gather your girlfriends, get dressed, click your heels, and be on your way.
From the artistic tea lounge Arteastiq to a chichi session at The Landing Point at Fullerton Bay Hotel, read our Guide to Singapore’s Best Afternoon Tea to find out where you can enjoy a hearty afternoon tea with bang for your buck.