The Best Afternoon Teas in L.A.

Afternoon Tea is a special treat where you get to drink the premium tea from beautiful porcelain cups and munch on adorable miniature sandwiches and sweets that look almost too good to eat.

Today we’re bringing you the best local spots that offer excellent afternoon tea.

Rendezvous Court – Millennium Biltmore Hotel

One of the city’s most spectacular rooms with its elaborately carved and painted wood ceiling, travertine walls and a central tiered fountain.

Here you can drink afternoon tea on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-5pm. Afternoon Tea offers an assortment of delicious sandwiches, scones, and pastries, and of course, a pot of fine-blended custom tea.

Pricing for the Afternoon Tea is $65 per person for Traditional and $80 per person for Royal.

Phone: 213-624-1562

The Living Room – The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Enjoy famous Afternoon Tea served in The Living Room at noon, 2:30pm and 5pm. 2:30pm and 5pm seatings are accompanied by a classical harpist. Teas options include Earl Grey, English Breakfast and a selection of soothing green teas to exotic flavored and scented teas like the Tropical Peninsula – a blend of black assam flavored with accents of mango, pineapple and blue corn flowers. Pricing is $75 for Traditional Tea and $80 for Royal Tea. The Afternoon Menu also includes savory finger sandwiches and a selection of sweet, bite-sized pastries and scones.

For the ultimate experience, indulge in the Imperial Tea ($87) which includes tea selection, menu, caviar canapé, and a glass of Champagne, Deutz, The Peninsula Label, Brut MV, France and the delightful Peninsula Page Boy Cap Cake wrapped to take home (a small white sponge frosted with white chocolate, filled with passion fruit mousse, and detailed with a gold-braided fondant).

Phone: 310-975-2736


Author Andrew Morton describes Rose Tea Cottage as “a little slice of England nestled in Pasadena.”

Rose Tree Cottage recently gained reputation as the tea house where Meghan Markle prepared for her tea with Queen Elizabeth in October 2017.

The elegant Afternoon Tea is served on fine china from Tuesday through Sunday at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm. The menu includes Rose Tree Cottage loose leaf English Village Tea (a blend of Ceylon, Indian and Kenyan teas), finger sandwiches, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, freshly baked scones and desserts.

At the English Village Shop you can buy Private Label favorites like traditional English currant, sticky toffee pudding, shortbread, teas and preserves. The shop also stocks a wide range of fresh and packaged foods, sauces, condiments, Cadburys, confectionery and books.


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Phone: 626-793-3337

The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills

The lobby level London bar (inspired by English country house conservatories and orangeries) serves Afternoon Tea daily from 2-4pm. Priced at $48, tea service includes traditional tea sandwiches on house-made breads, warm currant & plain scones, sweets, and a curated list of specialty teas sourced by the London-based Rare Tea Company.

Phone: 310-854-1111

Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood – The Langham Huntington Pasadena, Los Angeles

The tradition of Afternoon Tea is a really important signature of Langham brand. Their first hotel opened on June 10, 1865 in London and it was the first luxury hotel in Europe to serve afternoon tea. They carry on this tradition by serving afternoon tea at every The Langham Hotel on a daily basis.

You can enjoy a bespoke version of the afternoon tradition – “The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood” – serving Wedgwood specialty teas in tailor-made “Langham Rose” Wedgwood teaware. With a premium tea, enjoy a selection of savory tea sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream and jam, fruit tarts, French macarons, mini-cakes, cookies and more.

*In response to current health and safety mandates, The Lobby Lounge is currently closed. They hope to reopen soon.*

Phone: 626-568-3900


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