Tempest in a Teacup: Nooks for High Tea in Delhi

Navni posted on 17 September

When the clock strikes six, you know you need your tea fix. Getting a cup of tea in Delhi may be a piece of cake, but if you want all the accompanying treats–think sandwiches, macarons, scones and all those delicious goodies you’ve only read about in your favourite Enid Blyton books, we suggest you head to one of these lovely cafes.

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Rose Cafe

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Elma’s

L’Opera Salon de Thé

Who doesn’t fancy a craftily-made Millefeuille, or a couple of French macarons while indulging in an aromatic cup of tea in the evening? And L’opera does this beautifully. With its range of croissants {from almond to chocolate to cinnamon}, tarts, tea cakes, canapés and baguette sandwiches, this is as close as you get to a Parisian experience in Delhi. Pair it with your favourite brew and you’re all set.

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S-5, Epicuria Mall, Nehru Place, New Delhi

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Elma’s

Made famous by its decadent red velvet cake,  Elma’s  is your typical Victorian café, using dainty porcelain crockery, and done up in florals throughout. Opt for their high tea menu and you will get assorted sandwiches, a bunch of home-made cakes and scones and of course, your choice of tea or coffee. For those looking to get a buzz, you can substitute tea with champagne or wine.

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Bakeries

73, Meharchand Market, Lodhi Road Quarters, Lodi Colony, New Delhi

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The Tea Lounge

The Tea Lounge aims to give you the full-fledged English high tea experience. Boasting a myriad of teas including Nilgiri Rajamallay, Darjeeling Margaret’s Hope, Makaibari Gold Leaf and an equally impressive collection of coffee, the classy joint screams luxury. Sip on your choice of beverage while munching on delicious savouries. The vegetable calzone and the chicken feuillette are the most sought after dishes here. End the entire affair on a sweet note with their signature chocolate desserts.


Cafes

Taj Palace Hotel, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

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The Mad Teapot

This all-vegetarian café in the midst of the chaos that is Shahpur Jat is part of The Wishing Chair {a store selling cute little trinkets for your home} and features a modest but yummy menu. Choose from a range of flavoured teas or freshly brewed coffee, couple it with a small meal or a pasta and a cupcake, and you have yourself the perfect tea-time meal.

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Cafes

LG 35, DLF South Point Mall, Golf Course Road, Sector 53, Gurgaon

Sancha Tea Boutique

The Sancha brand, known for its gourmet teas, is managed by master tea-taster Sanjay Kapur, and offers over 35 varieties of tea including black teas, green teas, oolong and white. The cafe even has and entire section dedicated to tea accessories: Tea timers, infusers, cups and teapots. Dwell over these charming trinkets as you devour delicious snacks and wash them down with as many teas as you can try!

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Food Stores

Santushti Shopping Complex, Race Course Road, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

The Atrium

The high ceiling, greenery and the fountain bang in centre make the Atrium a pretty pleasant place to unwind at. The high tea here is an elaborate affair comprising a vast selection of teas and coffees, accompanied by a platter of freshly-baked cookies, tarts, cupcakes and macarons. Blue cheese sandwiches and canapés are the hits amongst savouries.


Fine Dining

The Imperial, Janpath, New Delhi

Rose Cafe

What better place to indulge in high tea than a cafe which woos with its floral Victorian decor? Rose Cafe offers a set menu for tea comprising sandwiches, chili cheese toasts, savoury tarts and a choice of desserts from scones, tarts and cakes. To wash it all down, you can choose the traditional tea, or opt for any other beverage of your choice, be it a milkshake, coffee or even a tall glass of refreshing lemonade.

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Cafes

2, Westend Marg, Said Ul Ajaib, Saket, New Delhi

T’Pot Cafe

T’Pot, as is evident from its name specialises in a wide variety of teas. From the desi masala kullar chai, to more exotic blends such as oolong, fruit tea and even a special chocolate tea, it is paradise for all those who enjoy a good hot cuppa on a tiring evening. Accompaniments include a selection of pastas, pizzas, wraps, sandwiches and continental favourites such as chicken stroganoff. They store a bunch of board games, so you can make an evening out of it as you pore over a game of Ludo and pour yourself cups and cups of chai.

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Cafes

C-5, Main Market, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi

4.2
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