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6 Cafes for Pampering Afternoon Tea Sessions With Your Girlfriends

June 19, 2020
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Use afternoon tea sessions as an excuse to hang out with your girls and get all dressed up! With great food and an amazing location, these cafes offering afternoon tea are the perfect place to get together to catch up after what seems like donkey years. Enjoy their fancy English tea time setting! From a selection of beverages and gorgeously plated light bites, you might even forget you’re still in Singapore.

For your next afternoon tea appointment with your favourite girls, be sure to check out any of these 6 cafes that are best known for their delicious spread and fantastic ambience! Who knows, their astounding interior may make a momentous background for some much-needed photo taking!

Note: This list is strictly not in order.

Afternoon Tea at Hotel Cafes

1. The Grand Lobby

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Raffles Afternoon Tea at The Grand Lobby is ideal for chic celebrations or a small catch up session with your girls! Be surrounded by what was once the hot spot for festivity whilst you sip on your tea amidst a state-of-the-art interior. Only at the iconic Raffles Hotel will you be able to indulge in a luxurious afternoon tea setting that can make you feel like royalty.

The majestic floor-to-ceiling Victorian pillars with soft daylight streaming through the skylight will make for an incredible sight. Amongst this classy setting, be sure to savour their finger sandwiches, homemade scones, cakes and seasonal delicacies with a curated collection of exquisite teas and champagnes to end the afternoon on a joyous note.

Pricing starts from S$78 per adult.

Website: https://www.raffles.com/singapore/dining/the-grand-lobby/
Contact: +65 6412 1816
Location: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 1pm-5pm

2. One-Ninety Bar

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Four Seasons Hotel Singapore’s One-Ninety Bar offers an afternoon tea menu that features an array of premium teas, coffees, savoury sweets and more! Known as the go-to bar for patrons who wish to indulge in spending their afternoon stylishly, this bar is where you would want to bring your friends to for drinks or high tea. Out on the Terraza, you can enjoy your afternoon tea set in a comforting and well-rounded nice ambience – perfect for sharing any juicy stories that have unfolded since the last catch-up!

Despite being an upscale place, the cosiness of the bar is what gets them returning customers. Not only is it an awesome place to chill at and wind down with your girls, be prepared to find yourself swooning over their pastries that are both scrumptious and gorgeously plated.

Pricing starts from S$46 per adult.

Website: https://www.fourseasons.com/singapore/dining/bar/one-ninety_bar/
Contact: +65 6831 7671
Location: 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646
Opening Hours: Sat-Sun 2pm-5pm | Closed from Monday to Friday

3. L’Espresso

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Earning a reputation as the place for elegant teatime pursuits, L’Espresso at the Goodwood Park Hotel is one of the top choices for English afternoon tea in Singapore. A cosy cafe accompanied with a breezy poolside terrace area, you will have a choice of dining indoors or outdoors with a pool view.

Enjoy a buffet spread lined with a dazzling assortment of dainty sandwiches, salads, savouries, pastries, desserts and of course, traditional English scones. Not forgetting, you can decide between ending your high tea on a sweet note with two servings of premium coffee, TWG tea or a glass of Taittinger Brut Reserve NV champagne!

Pricing starts from S$45 per adult.

Website: https://www.goodwoodparkhotel.com/dining/l-espresso
Contact: +65 6730 1743
Location: 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 2pm-5.30pm

Exclusive Afternoon Tea Cafes

4. Atlas Bar

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Boasting top-notch atmosphere with decor that will keep your eyes wide in awe, Atlas Bar is surrounded by beautiful art decors that are tastefully arranged to create a harmony. Here, they offer all-day dining with notable pastries that go really well with their exclusive selection of teas.

After making reservations, you will be given the option to settle for either Atlas Selection or Prestige Selection. It should be noted that both sets are hand-made to order and serve. Not to forget, make sure to be dressed up to the nines as you wouldn’t want to be turned away! P.S. Not only do dress codes apply, but reservations can only be made by phone, e-mail or in-person with a 48-hour notice.

Pricing starts from S$56 per adult.

Website: http://www.atlasbar.sg/
Contact: +65 6396 4466
Location: 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square, Singapore 188778
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 3pm-5pm

5. Baker’s Brew

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Enjoy a delightful afternoon of chit-chatting with your girlfriends over at the classy Baker’s Brew! Situated on the fifth floor of Paragon, this lovely cafe is brightly lit with gold accents to its interior. While you’re here, make sure to spoil yourself with their famous afternoon tea package, the Uniquely Singapore High Tea Set. Pair the two beverages of your choice with savoury delights and sweet treats such as Chendol Cake, Laksa Crab Croissant, Satay Chicken Tart, inspired by well-loved Singaporean dishes!

With teas and desserts that blend well together and attentive staff to assist your needs, your afternoon tea dining experience at Baker’s Brew will be nothing but memorable.

Pricing starts from S$58 for two pax.

Website: https://www.bakersbrew.com/
Contact: +65 6909 0669
Location: 290 Orchard Road, Paragon, #05-46, Singapore 238859

6. L’éclair Pâtisserie Cafe

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If you’re a self-declared number one fan of éclairs, you will be ecstatic to know that L’éclair Pâtisserie is Singapore’s first éclair speciality store and cafe! Generously filled and delicately garnished with the utmost precision and patience, each and every éclair promises you a real taste of Paris! Committed to only using the finest and freshest ingredients, their pastry chefs are devoted to perfecting every bite. Each of these goods is handcrafted daily, so fresh pastries are always available at L’éclair Pâtisserie.

Their remarkable Degustation High Tea Set consists of scrumptious delicacies that are accompanied by reinvented and unexpected éclair flavours! Other than just éclairs, their afternoon tea set also includes the likes of pie, Briochette, Crostini, Gougéres, puff and Vol Au Vent with a beverage per person.

Pricing starts from S$55 for two adults.

Website: https://leclair.com.sg/
Contact: +65 6635 7909
Location: 190 Clemenceau Avenue, Singapore Shopping Centre, #01-28, Singapore 239924
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-6pm

 

Catching up over afternoon teas and sweet treats are indeed one of the best ways you could spend time with your best friends. So if you and your friends have never experienced afternoon tea together before, now would be a good time to start planning! With the above list, all you need to do is pick out a cafe, make a booking and indulge in the tasty tea and dainty spread of cakes and pastries. So slip-on your best dress and favourite pair of heels before heading out to meet your girls!

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