High Tea at The Cape Grace

For my birthday last year my precious friend, Marisja, treated me to the treat of all treats – High Tea at The Cape Grace. I prepared for the occasion by having a very light breakfast and then setting my alarm to arrive at the hotel arrive bang on time – we had to maximize our cake eating and tea drinking time! ūüôā

We had the most wonderful time together… soaking up the atmosphere – ¬†beautiful proteas everywhere, the fire cracking in the corner, the piano music playing in the background and then, of course, the ¬†decadent spread waiting for us on the buffet table – just perfect!

The Cape Grace’s High Tea starts with a tiered stand of tartlets, finger sandwiches and savoury scones, and to drink you choose from a whole array of ¬†loose teas.¬†The choice of teas were amazing ¬†but the only downer was that some of them were at an additional fee. It would be great if they were all included especially when you are paying so much anyway. It doesn’t detract from the experience in any way as there are still lovely choices included in the price.

After your plated food is cleared away, you are welcome to help yourself to items from the buffet table at your own leisure and order anything more to drink.

We made our first round of choices ¬†and then sat and chatted before returning to sample a few more items. The cakes were all very decadent but so delicious.¬†It was a wonderful afternoon and one which we have pinky promised to return to Cape Town and repeat in 50 years when we are old and grey! ‚̧



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