• You’ve always considered yourself unofficial royalty. You were rocking regancycore looks before anyone on the internet knew what that meant, and when the Princess Diaries 3 was announced, you were the first person your friends and family texted.

    If this sounds like you, then it’s likely high tea is to you what brunch is to the Constantia Mom—a non-negotiable.

    The tiny treats, the perfumed decadence and of course the opportunity to wear your Sunday Best, what’s not to love?

    On another note, you should also check out the top things to do in Hogsback.

    Whether you’re looking for a new high tea spot to call your favourite, or are ready to dive into the teapot in another city, here are 5 must-try high tea spots around South Africa:

    Goddess Cafe

    If your love language is anything pink, Goddess Cafe was made for you.


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    Boasting a range of savoury and sweet treats, from frikkadeles to petite fours and even a vegetarian menu (veggie quiches anyone?) Goddess’s menu has a little something for everyone. Pair with a tea from their expansive tea collection as you soak in Barbie’s dream cafe. Russian Snowbud white tea, or how about Velvet Vanilla Rooibos?


    • Where: Shop 6, Waterkloof Corner Shopping Centre, Corner Main and, Crown St, Waterkloof, Pretoria
    • Or 44 1st Ave, Linden, Johannesburg
    • Or CNR John Vorster and, Karee St, Irene, Pretoria
    • Website: goddesscafe.co.za

    Belmond Mount Nelson

    Few do a high tea quite like the Belmond Mount Nelson in Gardens.

    Is it another ode to pink daydreams? Yes. Is it worth it? Ask the ever-buzzing booking list.


    • Where: 76 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town
    • Website: belmond.com

    Coco Safar

    A personal favourite, Coco Safar is your one-stop shop for anything and everything a selective sweet tooth could ever want.


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    You won’t be met with a simple sugary experience with Coco Safar’s treats either. Rather, prepare yourself for a palatable unboxing of tastes you’d never imagine to pair.

    Coco Safar’s high tea experience invites you to join them every weekend, with servings from both the Savoury Kitchen Chef and the Pastry Chef in its Pâtisserie Atelier.

    • Where: 395 Main Road (corner St-John’s Road), Sea Point, Cape Town or
    • Artem Centre, 277 Main Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa
    • Website: cocosafar.com

    Just Teddy

    Ted Zaki, who you might recall from the Great South African Bake Off launched Just Teddy and the high tea world has been grateful ever since.


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    Offering three tiers of goodness, the signature high tea offers you the best of all the treats you love, with a Middle Eastern twist.

    Look out for Just Teddy’s festive high tea, which promises even more delights for your tastebud including Santa religieuse and Yule Log.


    • Where: Shop LM4 – Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, Corner William Nicol Drive & Jan Smuts Ave, Hyde Park, Sandton
    • Website: justteddy.co.za

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    Written by Ashleigh Nefdt for  Woman&Home.

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