I visited Après Midi on this wet Sunday afternoon, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Unlike Secret Garden or Adonia, I feel comfortable being there dressed down. The space is a bit minimal, but it’s warm and comfy-feeling. I love the rough wooden stools and tables.
I spent a significant time at the smelling station trying to figure out what tea to try. I too would love to know if they source out their tea or blend them in house. Their selection runs the range from black, green, white to rooibos, oolong, yerba maté. You can buy the loose leaf tea as well as drinking them in store.
I settled on the Candied Almond for my Cream Tea Service and bought some Masala Chai and Blood Orange Rooibos to bring home. The little scones are fresh baked when you order and come with a lemony cream, jam and honey. The service was very friendly and helpful.
I will definitely be returning here. It may even become a nice place to hang out when I don’t want to do work at home. I saw one patron there with her computer, and I would much rather work in a comfortable tea shop then in one of the many overcrowded coffee joints in Vancouver.