This is probably the most affordable place I’ve gone to for High Tea and I quite enjoyed my visit there today.
The finger sandwiches (cucumber, salmon and egg) were quite creamy, which I liked. The scone was deliciously flaky without being crumbly and the jam (raspberry, I believe) was smooth and flavorful without being too sweet. The top tier had two of the day’s dessert selection; a little lemon meringue tart which had the best pastry crust I’ve had in awhile and a slice of carrot cake with a delicious cream cheese icing.
The tea selection was varied without being overwhelming, and a small pot is included with the High Tea. I chose their Creamy Earl Grey (since I’m looking for a decent replacement for my Teaopia blend) but when – not if – I go back I’ll probably try the Market Spice or Maple Cream.
The parlor itself is eclectically decorated but welcoming with about a dozen tables. I don’t believe that reservations would be required if one were in the mood for a quick lunch. According to their website, they also do High Tea ‘To-Go’.