Being a foreigner in Vancouver is not exactly uncommon. But, I will say that many foreigners here have been exposed to British traditions to some extent. Where I come from though, tea is usually something you drink when you feel cold or sick. So, it’s almost impossible to explain my delight of having afternoon tea at La Petite Cuillère for the first time, but I will do my best.
The environment is intimate and welcoming, almost as if you were in someone’s home. China is displayed throughout, one pattern more beautiful than the next. It is all very elegant and traditional, as I’ve learned afternoon tea should be. There’s a large selection of loose leaf teas, different options of tea service, and an all-day brunch menu. Our food was neatly served on a delicate 3 tier china plate, and was delicious. The scones are unlike any other, they are absolutely perfect.
Since then, afternoon tea became a ritual amongst my friends; every celebration is a good excuse to go back and indulge. I’d suggest making a reservation on weekends and during holidays, but if all fails, you can also have these goodies delivered to your door.