A Comprehensive Guide to Afternoon Tea In Ho Chi Minh City
Spending an afternoon with good books and a first-class afternoon tea of fine teas and pastries is among the best indulgences. Thankfully, Ho Chi Minh City nominates a fabulous range of afternoon tea spots from classic-luxe to informal tea-to-go ones. Check out some of the most elite places that fit every type of tea drinker.
Most creative afternoon teas: Park Hyatt, Sheraton Hotel
In a vast white and ivory-hued space lit up by crystal chandeliers and fitted with European-style furniture, Park Lounge in Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel is a swanky, sophisticated destination for an opulent afternoon tea. During weekdays, high tea sets showcase the best French and Vietnamese cuisine with a price of 1040000VND for two people. Exceptionally, afternoon tea buffets and hot beverages in a particular theme are introduced on the weekend (Saturday, Sunday) alluring many celebrities.
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Alternatively, afternoon tea at The Lounge in Sheraton Hotel looks as tempting as it tastes. The menu celebrates French sandwiches, hand-crafted pastries, chocolate mousse, macaron, and other desserts. The theme of afternoon tea changes after a few months and the signature high tea buffet is taken place every Wednesday.
- Park Hyatt Hotel: 2 Lam Son Square, District 1
- Sheraton Hotel: 88 Dong Khoi, District 1
Fit for upmarket guests: The Reverie Saigon Hotel, Sedona Suites
A formal rendezvous at Cafe Cardinal, The Reverie Saigon Hotel is escalated with an artful afternoon tea. A diverse menu selection comes from the European continent with favorites such as English scones, Austrian linzer torte, pastries, and strawberry jam. Moreover, the Cafe offers an astonishing view of the river that a few places can rival.
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Those who wish to enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea with the awe-inspiring view of the Saigon River from above yet at a cheaper price than The Reverie Saigon can tuck into Sedona Suites in Saigon Center. The menu starts from 388000 VND per set for two.
- The Reverie Saigon Hotel: 22-36 Nguyen Hue, District 1
- Sedona Suites: 67 Le Loi, Saigon Center Building, District 1
British afternoon tea - Villa Royale Antiques & Tea Room
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With an eye on tradition, Villa Royale Antiques & Tea Room is a one-of-a-kind, vintage-style venue that serves authentic British afternoon tea in District 2. A typical menu includes sandwiches, smoked salmon quiche, cakes, English freshly-baked scones, and a pot of tea. More interestingly, Villa Royale is like a small museum with a vast collection of Asian antiques and European pieces. A thing to remember is that guests have to book in advance and must have company.
Address: 3 Tran Ngoc Dien, District 2
The classic: InterContinental Saigon Residences Hotel, Caravelle Saigon Hotel
While not as enticing as the above-mentioned places, afternoon tea in InterContinental Saigon Residences Hotel is relatively affordable and comes with an abundance of dishes and classic drinks.
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In a similar price range, Cafe de l'Opera in Caravelle Saigon Hotel offers a menu in Vietnamese, Western, and Vegetarian style. Enjoy a cup of tea in a luxurious hotel would be not only a fashionable but also an enjoyable experience.
InterContinental Saigon Hotel: Nguyen Du-Hai Ba Trung Corner, District 1
Caravelle Saigon Hotel: 19-23 Lam Son Square, District 1
Casual teas & sweets
First-timers who're seeking a traditional tea experience can go to various spots as below:
- Miyama and Paul Bakery inside Takashimaya shopping center: 92-94 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 1
- Palais des Doucers: 87 Nguyen Trai, District 1
- RuNam D'or: 3 Cong Xa Paris, District 1
- Mason Marou specializing in chocolate: 167-169 Calmette, District 1
- Brodard 1948 Teahouse: 131-133 Dong Khoi, District 1
- Dreamers Desserts: 15 Han Thuyen, District 1
- TWG Tea: 65 Le Loi, District 1
- Gateau de Blanc: 90 Nguyen Hue, District 1/ 9 Road 4 Lang Bao Chi, District 2/ My Tu 3 Quarter, District 7
- Hurom Juice Cafe (best for fruit juices): 80 Ham Nghi, District 1
- The Monkey Gallery Dinning: 91 Mac Thi Buoi, District 1
Besides, afternoon teas are also available in some hotels such as Le Meridien, Mia Saigon, and Sofitel.
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