We’re big fans of high tea. With all the sweet nibbles, scones and teeny tarts, it’s perfection. (TBH the tea might be a bit of an afterthought for us. We’re there for the treats.) These are our favourite Fourways spots for catching up with friends and taking our mums out for a cuppa.

Old school rules
The Tea Room at Crabtree & Evelyn at the Design Quarter has an eclectic mix of floral decor and antique furniture. They bake all their goodies on site and will serve you a tiered cake stand full of little tarts, scones and bakes, or a good old slice of something sweet, like this Victoria sponge. Take your pick of teas, from Earl Grey to green mango and bergamot. Mmm.

Sweet smorgasboard
One of the best things about Fournos at Fourways Crossing is the variety of tea-time treats. Everything is freshly made, from the crunchies to the croissants. And these little petit fours. Don’t tell, but we might have popped four of them in our mouth one right after the other. (That’s what the ‘four’ means, right?) Fournos makes amazing cappuccinos, but if you want to stick with the high-tea theme, go for a Red Cappuccino.

Tropical treats
Just stepping into Carmella’s on the Square at Cedar Square is calming, thanks to the gorgeous palm wallpaper to the warm, welcoming scent of deliciousness coming from the kitchen. They have a variety of baked treats every day, but you have got to try the high tea classic: scones with jam and cream.

Tart it up
For the most amazing range of pastry and the cutest cupcakes, Tart Patisserie at Leaping Frog is for you. We were tempted by the mini chocolate bundt cakes and also the passion fruit tartlets, but when we saw these succulent cupcakes, we could not resist! Tart Patisserie will also make cakes and cupcakes to order, so the next time you’re having a unicorn themed party, you know where to go.


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