High tea with the ladies is always a wonderful idea but if you’re looking for something different, we suggest ditching that cup of herbal tea for a classic G&T, wine, or any other boozy beverage of your choice. While there are many spots offering high tea in Cape Town these boozy high teas and cake pairings are nothing short of unique!

Gin-Inspired High Tea At The Taj

the taj gin tea

Enjoy a wonderfully extensive menu of craft gins served in the luxury lounge in the hotel’s exquisitely designed lobby. Take your pick of a delicious array of sweet and savoury snacks, along with a cup of tea or coffee, to pair with your drink and you’re good to go!

The Taj’s gin-inspired high tea costs R300 per person. Contact 021 819 2000 for more information and bookings. 

Cupcake and Wine Pairing at Delheim

delheim cupcake and wine

With quirky cupcake flavours like pumpkin and vanilla infused with star anise, cinnamon and nutmeg, this is an experience you don’t want to miss! Paired with Delheim’s own rosé, Chenin Blanc, Pinotage and Gewürztraminer wines, this is the perfect setting to relax and unwind while indulging.

Delheim’s cupcake and wine pairing costs just R100 per person and is available seven days a week between 10:00 and 16:30. Bookings are essential.

Tea Royale at Table Bay Hotel

table bay hotel tea royale

Tea at the Table Bay Hotel is served in the cosy, elegant lounge area with a large variety of buffet-style tea snacks to choose from. Served with a glass of Method Cap Classique, the first course is a sandwich tray inspired by Cape Malay flavours, followed by a second course of two kinds of scones, and then you can hit the buffet table for an exquisite dessert of cakes and pastries.

Tea Royale at Table Bay Hotel costs R340 per person and is served seven days a week between 14:00 to 15:30, and 16:00 to 17:30. More more information contact 021 406 5988.

The KWV Wine Emporium

kwv wine emporium pairings

This gorgeous venue in Paarl offers guests a variety of options to choose from when it comes to pairings. Choose between the likes of brandy and chocolate (R60 per person); biltong, nuts and wine (R60 per person); sparkling wine and nougat (R60 per person); wine and artisan pies (R80 per person); and sweet wine/liqueur and cake (R60 per person). There is also the option of a tea and chocolate pairing for the non-boozy members of your group.

The KWV pairings are available from Monday to Saturday between 09:00 and 16:00, and Sunday between 11:00 and 16:00. 

MCC Afternoon Tea at The Taj

the taj mcc high tea

Guests are served a selection of 6 traditional afternoon tea savouries followed by 8 decadently sweet treats at The Taj’s MCC Afternoon Tea. Sip on a glass of Method Cap Classique and your choice of coffee or Ronnefeldt tea, and relax in the hotel’s ornately decorated lounge.

MCC Afternoon Tea at The Taj costs R300 per person.

Cheesecake and Wine Pairing at Eikendal

eikendal cheesecake and wine pairing

Everybody loves cheesecake. Everybody loves wine. At Eikendal in a stunningly serene setting, you can enjoy both at the same time! Sample the estate’s incredible selection of wines while munching on mouth-watering, freshly baked cheesecakes. Also be sure to look out for pizza and wine pairings, and kids pairings and cookie decorating!

Visit Eikendal’s website for more information about pairings.

Cocktails and Cupcakes at La Belle Bistro

la belle bistro cocktails and cupcakes

Situated in a 17th-century building at the Alphen Boutique Hotel in Constantia, La Belle Bistro & bakery offers a delightful cocktail and cupcake pairing special every Saturday afternoon. Guests can enjoy combinations of lemon meringue cupcakes served with a mojito, chocolate sundae cupcakes served with an espresso martini, and orange blossom cupcakes served with a peach Bellini. Find a spot of shade under the oak trees or pick a table inside the beautiful building to enjoy your afternoon indulgence.

The cocktail and cupcake special is available at La Belle Constantia every Saturday between 15:00 and 18:00 and prices range from R80 to R110 per person.

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