Cake Shop & Restaurant
How it all started
Established in 2004 as a quaint tea and cake shop, High Tea has blossomed into a peaceful hideaway where individuals, friends and families alike can hit pause and take the time to slow-down and enjoy a wholesome breakfast, a scrumptious lunch or even a delightful afternoon tea or coffee.
Under the new ownership of the charming husband and wife duo, Lucio and Paula Da Silva, and the vital assistance of our valued chefs, baristas and waitrons, High Tea now offers a brand new menu complete with new additions overall.
Our baristas are trained to provide our patrons with the finest Camissa coffees or a pot of our uniquely flavoured and exotic teas based on your preference. And, nothing goes better with a good cuppa than an exquisite indulgence to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.
High Tea offers a variety of individual petite cakes in a range of flavours as well as a wide variety of pastries and confectioneries. Additionally, feel free to pop inside to view our shelves decorated with a medley of biscuits, rusks and a selection of jams and preserves including a diabetic-friendly option.
Escape from the overwhelming hurriedness of the outside world and join us in our idyllic garden courtyard on the border of Constantia, Wynberg and Plumstead for a slower-paced calmness and tranquility that only the experience of sitting under a canopy of trees with the sun rays peeping through and the lulling sound of numerous water fountains can give you.
Incredible food. Even better coffee and teas. Picture perfect atmosphere.
What more could you wish for?
Food & Sweet Treats
we all have to treat ourselves sometimes
Our mouth-watering Cheese Griller, Egg and Chips breakfast as well as our incomparable customer favourite, Louis’ Lasagne, are just a couple of the new breakfast and lunch dishes on offer.
Not to mention our latest sweet treat additions such as our splendid Pasteis de Nata, a Portuguese dessert to bring some of our heritage to you all.
High Tea’s individual petite cakes are also available in a range of flavours including Seriously Chocolate, Vanilla, Mocha, Red Velvet, Lemon, Carrot, Baked cheesecake, Chocolate Truffle, and our Gluten-free Chocolate Slice.
And if that was not enough, you can enjoy our Lemon Meringues, Dutch Apples, Apple Crumbles, Brownies, Cannolis, Milk Tarts or Florentines.
“It does not matter where you are from – or how you feel. There’s always peace in a strong cup of coffee”
– Gabriel Ba –
The High Teas
For the finer moments in life
High Tea is located in one of the most stunning garden courtyards in the city and is open as a venue for High Tea functions including special birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers and kitchen teas.
These functions are open to individuals and groups ranging up to 30 people, however, we do ask that bookings for larger groups (more than 10 people) are made at least ONE week in advance.
High Teas require a 50% deposit to be paid upfront to secure your booking and this will be non-refundable upon cancellation. We also ask that, should you wish to cancel or postpone your High Tea, please provide us with at least 48 hours notice and remember that, in the case of a postponement, it will only be subject to availability on your new date.
At High Tea we offer four exclusive High Tea Packages suitable for any event.
Bookings for any of our High Tea Packages are to be made strictly by emailing us at [email protected].