2138 W 40th Ave, Vancouver BC V6M 3W7
Who goes to a tea company and doesn’t order tea, you ask? Me, someone who would much rather sip a flute of bubbly. And I figured this was as perfect as any lunch spot for one.
We enjoyed our sparkling wine with a couple house-made sandwiches and sides of salads. Although the sandwiches were pretty basic, they tasted good and had absolutely no fluff to them (just think: mom packed your lunch).
I opted for chicken pesto on white and my dining companion went with turkey cranberry on whole wheat. A part of me thought back to the good ol’ Wonderbread days when gluten-intolerance and acute sugar-avoidance wasn’t much of a thing.
Given that this was a high-tea shop, I couldn’t leave without at least trying some of their baked goods, especially when I had already forgone the tea (whoops). They were delicate and subtle in flavour – nothing overly sweet or processed tasting. It would have been perfect with some tea but my 200ml of Henkell was just fine.
It’s a cute place with an airy, modern garden-party vibe but I’ve been to better tea houses with a nicer selection of lunch options and desserts.
- Chicken Pesto on White $16
- Roasted Turkey & Cranberry Relish on Whole Wheat $16
- Dessert Trio: Hazelnut Linzer Cookie, Lemon Tart (Vegan), Lavender Earl Grey Brownie (Vegan) $7 per person
Beats: Garden (Say It Like Dat) – SZA