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Where to Sip Fancy Tea in DFW

Put your pinkies up at these spots for a spot of tea.

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Whether you’re looking to start a new tradition, searching for a perfect space to host a baby or bridal shower, or just want an extra special afternoon treat, odds are there’s a spot in DFW for old fashioned, modern or fancy tea service that will suit your taste.

Some are located in fancy hotels, others are inside French bistros, restaurants, bakeries or chocolate shops. Some feature simple sandwiches, exclusive teas or obsessed-over details. All offer up a unique experience steeped in tradition, and worth savoring.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Heirloom Haul

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6765 Winning Dr Suite 830
Frisco, TX 75034
(972) 704-3918
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Heirloom Haul inside Flea Style at The Star is designed to be a modern version of the cafes found inside classic antique malls. The spot’s unique tea parties are a stylish (of course) and classic way to treat your guests. For $45, adult tea service includes a two-hour private studio or outdoor patio rental, tea sandwiches, deviled eggs, fresh fruit, dessert, a choice of hot or cold tea, vintage place settings, lite table decor, and dedicated servers. For $30, parties for those 12 and under will be served finger sandwiches, desserts, drinks, a custom coloring activity, and more. Book online.

Tea service at Heirloom Haul
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2. Edith's French Bistro

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5864 TX-121
Plano, TX 75024
(972) 584-9001
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At Edith’s French Bistro in Plano and Allen, a private tea room awaits guests who are interested in celebrating special occasions with a spot of tea and three tiers of tiny treats. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance.

3. Lavendou Bistro Provincial

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19009 Preston Rd #200
Dallas, TX 75252
(972) 248-1911
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The “French High Tea” at Lavendou is available every day but Sunday and Mondays when the bistro is closed. Secure a reservation that includes finger sandwiches, mini pastries, English Breakfast tea breads, scones, cream, butter, jam, and of course, tea, for $22.95. Upgrade to fancy Oolong or Darjeeling for about four dollars more.

4. Dragon Boba

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1060 W Frankford Rd #200
Carrollton, TX 75007
(972) 395-3766
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In Carrollton, Dragon Boba offers a Sunday High Tea Service for two, which includes two drinks of choice such as lattes, boba teas, or pots of tea, with macarons, mochi donuts, and slices of Insta-worthy rainbow crepe cakes. The experience is $49 for two and can be reserved online

High Tea at Dragon Boba
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5. Chocolate Angel Cafe & Tea Room

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635 W Campbell Rd #310
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 234-8099
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Home to many a tea party, baby shower and bridal brunch, Chocolate Angel Cafe & Tea Room in Richardson or Plano offers assorted scones, tea sandwiches, petit quiches, tartlets and pastries, plus a curated selection of loose-leaf teas paired with each course. The afternoon tea is $23.99 per person, with reservations required. Email chocolateangelrichardson@gmail.com or chocolate angel.highstreet@gmail.com, or call 972-234-8099 or 972-904-9597, for Richardson or Plano, respectively, to reserve.

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6. Bangkok at Beltline

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100 S Central Expy #108
Richardson, TX 75080
(469) 930-9755
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Every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the team at Bangkok at Beltline in Richardson serves a Thai version of high tea, complete with spins on finger sandwiches, specially-flavored sweet treats (Thai tea and green tea-flavored macarons often make appearances), and creations you won’t find anywhere else in town. Priced at $35 per person, reservations are required for this unique tea experience.

Thai Tea at Bangkok at Beltline
Bangkok at Beltline

7. Restaurant DeGolyer

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8525 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 515-6610
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Weekdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. until April 15, tea will be served inside the historic DeGolyer House at the Dallas Arboretum for spring. Guests can expect teas served with three courses: soup, sandwiches and classic teatime treats surrounded by the Dallas Arboretum’s beautiful spring blooms. Prices begin at $55 per person (kids 13 and older only) inclusive of tax, gratuity, parking and admission to the Arboretum. Add champagne for $10 more. Reservations are required.

Holiday Tea inside the DeGolyer House
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8. Chocolate Secrets

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3926 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 252-9801
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At this chocolate-obsessed cafe in Oak Lawn, a $85 traditional tea is served with milk, lemon, scones, confiture, and fresh croissants along with macarons, tea sandwiches and chocolates, of course. Children are invited to join for $35 each. Reserve online, call 214-252-9801 or email manager@mychocolatesecrets.com.

Tea at Chocolate Secrets
Chocolate Secrets

9. Hotel Crescent Court

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400 Crescent Ct
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 871-3200
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Fans of the Netflix series Bridgerton will want to lean in close for this one. Hotel Crescent Court is hosting a themed ‘Spill the Tea’, inspired by the show on March 26 and 27, April 2 and 3, and added dates on April 9 and 10 with seatings at noon and 1:00 p.m.

Tickets to the affair are $100 plus fees and include a special welcome cocktail, two tea selections plus tea sandwiches, scones, and pastries served with house-made strawberry preserves and clotted cream. Upgrade to bottomless champagne for $135 per seat. Reservations must be made in advance on Eventbrite.

Bridgerton Tea at The Hotel Crescent Court
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10. The Taschen Library

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1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 748-1300
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For a punchy, yet elegant and very chic tea service, head to the Joule hotel’s Taschen Library. Inside a jewel box of a room outfitted with communal tables seating fewer than 20 guests total, you can sip tea and champagne surrounded by art, color and culture. Every savory and sweet bite is expertly paired with teas from fruity to spicy, described in detail by the team at the Joule prior to each of three courses. Tea at Taschen is $115 per person, inclusive of taxes, gratuity and valet (and includes a book to take home). Reserve at least 48 hours in advance.

Tea at Taschen
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11. The French Room

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1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 651-3615
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One of the most famous tea services in Dallas, The French Room continues to reinvent itself and its tea offerings. Happening Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., this $65 fancy tea service features multiple courses including tea sandwiches and classic tea pastries, multiple cups of tea curated by the Adolphus’ Tea Sommelier, and, of course, glasses of champagne or non-alcoholic cider. Children’s tea available for $30 each. Upcoming events include a special Easter tea, and note that there are always options to add fancy caviar upgrades. Reserve online.

Tea Service at The French Room
The Adolphus Hotel

12. Potpourri Boulangerie

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317 N Zang Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-9941
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Afternoon tea at this Oak Cliff gem is an intimate affair. For $55 per person and 24 hours advance notice, guests can enjoy their choice of teas plus three courses including a three-course tasting menu, followed by a tea tower stacked with a spring leek tart, tea sandwiches and pâtisserie. Reservations are to be made by phone, and the full menu is available online.

1. Heirloom Haul

6765 Winning Dr Suite 830, Frisco, TX 75034
Tea service at Heirloom Haul
Jenn Shertzer for Heirloom Haul

Heirloom Haul inside Flea Style at The Star is designed to be a modern version of the cafes found inside classic antique malls. The spot’s unique tea parties are a stylish (of course) and classic way to treat your guests. For $45, adult tea service includes a two-hour private studio or outdoor patio rental, tea sandwiches, deviled eggs, fresh fruit, dessert, a choice of hot or cold tea, vintage place settings, lite table decor, and dedicated servers. For $30, parties for those 12 and under will be served finger sandwiches, desserts, drinks, a custom coloring activity, and more. Book online.

6765 Winning Dr Suite 830
Frisco, TX 75034

2. Edith's French Bistro

5864 TX-121, Plano, TX 75024

At Edith’s French Bistro in Plano and Allen, a private tea room awaits guests who are interested in celebrating special occasions with a spot of tea and three tiers of tiny treats. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance.

5864 TX-121
Plano, TX 75024

3. Lavendou Bistro Provincial

19009 Preston Rd #200, Dallas, TX 75252

The “French High Tea” at Lavendou is available every day but Sunday and Mondays when the bistro is closed. Secure a reservation that includes finger sandwiches, mini pastries, English Breakfast tea breads, scones, cream, butter, jam, and of course, tea, for $22.95. Upgrade to fancy Oolong or Darjeeling for about four dollars more.

19009 Preston Rd #200
Dallas, TX 75252

4. Dragon Boba

1060 W Frankford Rd #200, Carrollton, TX 75007
High Tea at Dragon Boba
Photo courtesy of Dragon Boba

In Carrollton, Dragon Boba offers a Sunday High Tea Service for two, which includes two drinks of choice such as lattes, boba teas, or pots of tea, with macarons, mochi donuts, and slices of Insta-worthy rainbow crepe cakes. The experience is $49 for two and can be reserved online

1060 W Frankford Rd #200
Carrollton, TX 75007

5. Chocolate Angel Cafe & Tea Room

635 W Campbell Rd #310, Richardson, TX 75080

Home to many a tea party, baby shower and bridal brunch, Chocolate Angel Cafe & Tea Room in Richardson or Plano offers assorted scones, tea sandwiches, petit quiches, tartlets and pastries, plus a curated selection of loose-leaf teas paired with each course. The afternoon tea is $23.99 per person, with reservations required. Email chocolateangelrichardson@gmail.com or chocolate angel.highstreet@gmail.com, or call 972-234-8099 or 972-904-9597, for Richardson or Plano, respectively, to reserve.

635 W Campbell Rd #310
Richardson, TX 75080

6. Bangkok at Beltline

100 S Central Expy #108, Richardson, TX 75080
Thai Tea at Bangkok at Beltline
Bangkok at Beltline

Every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the team at Bangkok at Beltline in Richardson serves a Thai version of high tea, complete with spins on finger sandwiches, specially-flavored sweet treats (Thai tea and green tea-flavored macarons often make appearances), and creations you won’t find anywhere else in town. Priced at $35 per person, reservations are required for this unique tea experience.

100 S Central Expy #108
Richardson, TX 75080

7. Restaurant DeGolyer

8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Holiday Tea inside the DeGolyer House
Courtesy of Restaurant DeGolyer

Weekdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. until April 15, tea will be served inside the historic DeGolyer House at the Dallas Arboretum for spring. Guests can expect teas served with three courses: soup, sandwiches and classic teatime treats surrounded by the Dallas Arboretum’s beautiful spring blooms. Prices begin at $55 per person (kids 13 and older only) inclusive of tax, gratuity, parking and admission to the Arboretum. Add champagne for $10 more. Reservations are required.

8525 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218

8. Chocolate Secrets

3926 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
Tea at Chocolate Secrets
Chocolate Secrets

At this chocolate-obsessed cafe in Oak Lawn, a $85 traditional tea is served with milk, lemon, scones, confiture, and fresh croissants along with macarons, tea sandwiches and chocolates, of course. Children are invited to join for $35 each. Reserve online, call 214-252-9801 or email manager@mychocolatesecrets.com.

3926 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

9. Hotel Crescent Court

400 Crescent Ct, Dallas, TX 75201
Bridgerton Tea at The Hotel Crescent Court
Courtesy of The Crescent

Fans of the Netflix series Bridgerton will want to lean in close for this one. Hotel Crescent Court is hosting a themed ‘Spill the Tea’, inspired by the show on March 26 and 27, April 2 and 3, and added dates on April 9 and 10 with seatings at noon and 1:00 p.m.

Tickets to the affair are $100 plus fees and include a special welcome cocktail, two tea selections plus tea sandwiches, scones, and pastries served with house-made strawberry preserves and clotted cream. Upgrade to bottomless champagne for $135 per seat. Reservations must be made in advance on Eventbrite.

400 Crescent Ct
Dallas, TX 75201

10. The Taschen Library

1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
Tea at Taschen
The Joule Hotel

For a punchy, yet elegant and very chic tea service, head to the Joule hotel’s Taschen Library. Inside a jewel box of a room outfitted with communal tables seating fewer than 20 guests total, you can sip tea and champagne surrounded by art, color and culture. Every savory and sweet bite is expertly paired with teas from fruity to spicy, described in detail by the team at the Joule prior to each of three courses. Tea at Taschen is $115 per person, inclusive of taxes, gratuity and valet (and includes a book to take home). Reserve at least 48 hours in advance.

1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201

11. The French Room

1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202
Tea Service at The French Room
The Adolphus Hotel

One of the most famous tea services in Dallas, The French Room continues to reinvent itself and its tea offerings. Happening Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., this $65 fancy tea service features multiple courses including tea sandwiches and classic tea pastries, multiple cups of tea curated by the Adolphus’ Tea Sommelier, and, of course, glasses of champagne or non-alcoholic cider. Children’s tea available for $30 each. Upcoming events include a special Easter tea, and note that there are always options to add fancy caviar upgrades. Reserve online.

1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202

12. Potpourri Boulangerie

317 N Zang Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208

Afternoon tea at this Oak Cliff gem is an intimate affair. For $55 per person and 24 hours advance notice, guests can enjoy their choice of teas plus three courses including a three-course tasting menu, followed by a tea tower stacked with a spring leek tart, tea sandwiches and pâtisserie. Reservations are to be made by phone, and the full menu is available online.

317 N Zang Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208

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