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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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.

Where: S5, Epicuria Mall, Nehru Place

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place

Price: INR 800 for two {approx.}

Timings: 10am – 12am

Contact:  011 26285563

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elmas Tempest in a Teacup: Nooks for High Tea in Delhi

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.

Where: 31, 2nd floor Hauz Khas Village and 73 Meharchand Market

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas and JLN Stadium

Price: INR 690 for a 3-tier tray of eatables and a pot of tea

Timings: 11am – 1am

Contact:  011 26521020, 011 49050881

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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.

Where: Taj Palace Hotel, Sardar Patel Marg

Nearest Metro Station: Race Course

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 9am – 10pm

Contact:  011 66503890

Maison Des Desserts

Maison_des_desserts Tempest in a Teacup: Nooks for High Tea in Delhi

Home to the best pavlova in town,  Maison des Desserts is ideal for a high tea date. Their menu comprises waffles, pancakes, crepes, sandwiches and an array of teas, coffees and juices. The tiny café with its limited four or five tables, dressed in red and white tablecloths, provides an intimate setting, while their collection of home-made desserts are truly the icing on the cake!

Where: T 49 BS Hauz Khas Village

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Price: INR 800 for two {approx.}

Timings: 8.30am – 9.30pm

Contact:  +91 9560366914

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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.

Where: 86 A, Shahpur Jat; Lower Ground Floor ,South Point Mall, Sector 53

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas; MG Road

Price: INR 900 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 7.30pm

Contact:  011 46572121

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Sancha Tea Boutique

sancha Tempest in a Teacup: Nooks for High Tea in Delhi

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!

Where: 20 Santushti Complex Arcade, Chanakya Puri

Nearest Metro Station: Race Course

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact:  011 64590373, 011 23260373

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 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.

Where: The Imperial, Janpath

Nearest Metro Station: Janpath

Price: INR 2,500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 8am – 11.45pm

Contact:  011 41116634

Rose Cafe

rose_cafe Tempest in a Teacup: Nooks for High Tea in Delhi

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.

Where: 2, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket

Nearest Metro Station: Saket

Price: INR 800 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 9pm

Contact:  011 65991116, 011 29533186

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The dim sum haven is of course great for lunch and dinner, but why not for tea? Their extensive menu of teas including blue tea, flower teas, and Indian teas, goes perfectly with their collection of dim sums {take your pick from fillings including vegetable, chicken, prawn, duck}.

Where: 2nd floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj

Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur

Price: INR 2,000 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact:  011 49584400, +91 9222222800

Les Parisiennes – Le Café

Le_cafe Tempest in a Teacup: Nooks for High Tea in Delhi

A place to enjoy evenings full of great conversation, Le Cafe knows its quiches and tarts. A cuppa is a must here as you go along looking at the beautiful products in the store. Did we forget to mention that? This cafe is stashed away behind Les Parisiennes, the store. Get inside the tiny doorway and find yourself falling into a little Paris wonderland.

Where: 5 B, Dada Jungi House, Shahpur Jat

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Price: INR 800 for two {approx.}

Timings: 10am – 7pm

Contact:  011 26490203, +91 8826518943

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 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.

Where: 7, Shivalik Road, Malviya Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: Malviya Nagar

Price: INR 600 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Contact:  011 41420516

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