Afternoon Tea Guide in Los Angeles

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Maybe I was influenced during my time abroad in England, but whichever the reason, I absolutely love afternoon tea time. Even with a great variety of tea selections that are available, I often find myself always ordering the classic English Breakfast, and I always save the salmon finger sandwiches for last because they’re my favorite. =) If you’re also a fan of afternoon tea and you live in the Los Angeles area, I have rounded up a mini LA afternoon tea guide for your convenience! {Needless to say, it was a ton of fun working on this post!}. You will find below a mix of traditional/non-traditional afternoon tea spots that also range in pricing. I hope you find this guide to be helpful!

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AMERICAN TEA ROOM {$25-$35} – 909 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles 90021

Taking a more modern, non-traditional approach to afternoon tea, expect full-sized sandwiches, petit fours, and scones laid out on a board as opposed to the traditional tiered tea sandwich stands. If you’re going with friends who aren’t really into afternoon tea, no worries, they also offer an a la carte menu! I went with their tea service and ordered their ‘Afternoon Tea’ selection while my husband ordered a sandwich with a side of coleslaw off their a la carte menu. Instead of fancy schmancy tea sets, expect a more modern vibe complete with a sleek living room set up.

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With three different tea room locations scattered across Los Angeles {Hollywood, Downtown LA, and Pasadena}, Chado is a great place to enjoy afternoon tea in a more relaxed setting without spending too much. I went with my sister to Chado at their downtown location and we each ordered our own afternoon tea menu, but if you rather share with another person {scones can be rather filling}, you can absolutely do that for an additional $3. Similar to the American Tea Room, you can also order sandwiches, salads, or soups off their a la carte menu.

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THE LANGHAM HOTEL {$42-$59} – 1401 S. Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena 91106

Personally my favorite afternoon tea spot, expect a more luxurious high tea service in their Lobby Lounge with beautiful views of their Horseshoe Garden. I brought my mom here for Mother’s Day and she loved it! Their prices vary depending which day you go for afternoon tea, so please be mindful of that. And try to get a window seat. =)  I recommend walking off some of the delicious scones and sandwiches by taking a stroll around their beautiful hotel grounds. Here’s a fun fact – The Langham, which first opened at their London location, was the very first luxury hotel in Europe that served afternoon tea!

Please note, it’s valet parking only there, but the hotel do offer a parking discounted rate of $5 for their Lobby Lounge patrons!

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Offered only on Saturdays and Sundays, you can enjoy afternoon tea at their very chic and trendy sitting room at Boxwood. I particularly love their dessert selection! The London West Hollywood is probably one of the more stylish hotels I’ve come across in LA. Sadly we didn’t see Gordon Ramsey there.

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Truly a fine and luxurious high tea service experience, you can enjoy afternoon tea while listening to lovely classical harp music {2:30 and 5:00 seatings only for the harpist}. All three of their afternoon tea selections come with a glass of bubbly or cider if you prefer something non-alcoholic. Before the tiered tea sandwiches and pastries are served, we get to enjoy a delicious goblet of strawberries and cream, which pairs very nicely with their sparkling wine or champagne.

Please note, you can valet park at the hotel or you can find metered street parking.

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6 comments

    1. Ooh did you end up having tea at the Peninsula BH Hotel?? Hope you had a fun time in LA!

      xoxo,
      Stephanie =)

    1. Thanks so much Camila! Every now and then, I try to be adventurous and deviate from my usual English Breakfast…but more often than not, I get disappointed, so I just stick to what I know best haha. Hope you’re having a great week!!

      xoxo,
      Stephanie =)

  1. I absolutely love afternoon tea too (probably because I am English), but can there be anything better than an afternoon pause to eat some of these delicious things? My favourite is the scones with cream and jam!
    I wish I had known about these places last time I was in LA – but I will definitely keep them for my next visit!
    Your photos are amazing – I am feeling so hungry right now!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

    1. Hi Julia! Thank you for your kind comments! I couldn’t agree with you more, it’s such a delicious and relaxing way to take a mid-day break! Hope you’re having a great week. =)

      xoxo,
      Stephanie

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