If you're like me and have only just recently ended the six-month streak of wearing strictly sweatpants, the idea of getting all dolled up and welcoming back your inner princess (or prince and everything in between) is definitely needed. And there's no better place to do so than at a high tea spot in Montreal.
One of the best parts about fall is cuddling with a nice cup of tea.
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But after the year we've all had, I think it's time we made it some high tea. Plus, you'll get to feel a little fancy and extra, which is always welcome.
Many places will offer you a range of teas from across the globes and a selection of beautiful treats and pastries. And they'll be served in a way that'll truly make you feel like royalty.
It's also a great way to sit and sip and watch the day pass you by with your fellow teatime friends.
Also, a great way to spill the tea... a.k.a. to dish and chat.
So come on, friends. Get those pinkies up!
Palm Court, Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Address: 1228, rue Sherbrooke O., Montreal, QC
The Ritz-Carlton is the perfect place to feel a little glam. The high tea service has long been popular with Montrealers and now, it's moved into the grand ballroom to allow for more distance, but we don't mind a little extra decadence.
Address: 2496, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC
You'd expect a British restaurant to have amazing high tea and Burgundy Lion definitely does.
Plus, the restaurant makes you feel like you're sipping tea in a garden, which is exactly where I think the Queen likes it best.
Address: 4354, ave. Christophe-Colomb, Montreal, QC
Le Parloir is a tea house in the city that is the perfect spot whenever you're in need of a little sophistication in your life.
But don't think it's super stuck-up. Le Parloir is super cozy and intimate and offers more of a homey level of glam that'll make you want to go again and again.
Bar à Beurre,
Address: 348, rue Notre-Dame E., Montreal, QC
Just because high tea is a typically British thing, doesn't mean that other countries and cultures don't have amazing and delicious additions.
Bar à Beurre is known for its Italian butter cookies, but also has bread, cakes and macarons for you to try.
La Brume Dans Mes Lunettes
Address: 378, rue Saint-Zotique E., Montreal, QC
You may or may not have known of La Brume Dans Mes Lunettes before now, but you definitely should.
It's incredibly chill and welcoming and the perfect spot for a spot of tea. Plus, you can make it as fancy or as down-to-earth as you want.