Sirius is a warm, labyrinthine teahouse full of cozy spots where lone drinkers or couples can hide from immediate attention. Past the first room, which has some more traditional tables and chairs, you find a no-shoes-allowed area with pilllows and various nooks and crannies, some high up just below the ceiling, others so low you can only get in on all fours. (Yes, the red crawlspace on the left of the photo is one such space. The hole in the wall to its right leads to another one, but don’t crawl through, you can go around!)
The interior is certainly a unique sight, but far from the only draw. Sirius has 75 types of tea: exciting flavours of black, green, mate, rooibos, fruity – and even an “I can’t choose!” mystery tea. The wide selection is rounded out by coffees, sandwiches, snacks and the option to rent a hookah.
It’s a friendly place with a wonderful vibe, and certainly worth checking out even if you’re not a particularly huge tea fan. Note that the entrance is very unobtrusive, a door leading to the basement level with a small metal sign to its left – you need a sharp eye to spot it!
Closed in August.