Unveiling Manila's Finest Afternoon Tea Experiences

Manila, the bustling capital city of the Philippines, is a treasure trove for afternoon tea enthusiasts seeking delightful and elegant experiences. 

The metro offers an array of enchanting venues that cater to the refined palate and provide a relaxing atmosphere away from the urban bustle. 

From grand hotels to charming tea houses, Manila boasts an impressive selection of afternoon tea places. Want to know where to spend your next free afternoon lounging around?

To help you get started, we’ve curated a list of intimate spots that are perfect for relaxation and conversation. These establishments showcase a diverse range of tea blends, from traditional favorites to new infusions, accompanied by delectable tiers of scones, finger sandwiches, and delicate pastries. Whether you prefer a traditional British affair or a fusion of local flavors, these afternoon tea places are sure to enchant.

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Oasis Garden Cafe, Solaire Resort

The Oasis Garden Cafe presents a serene haven that’s ideal for unwinding and indulging in the pleasures of an afternoon tea experience. 

Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere and breathtaking pieces of greenery that envelope the cafe. 

There’s a range of options for all kinds of preferences, including black tea, green tea, and herbal tea, each complementing a delectable assortment of savory treats like flavorful sandwiches, as well as delightful pastries such as freshly baked scones.

Oasis Garden Cafe, Solaire Resort
Photo via Facebook at Oasis Garden Cafe At Solaire 


TWG Tea is a popular brand known for its wide variety of teas, decadent macarons, and sumptuous crepes. You can find cozy TWG Tea kiosks at different locations in the city, namely Central Square in Bonifacio Global City and Alabang Town Center.

They also have comprehensive tea sets that let you sample a little bit of everything that the brand has to offer.

Photo via Facebook at TWG Tea Philippines

The Lobby at Peninsula Manila

Regarded as a notable tea destination, The Lobby exudes sophistication and style, adding a touch of grandeur to your afternoon tea affair. 

The exquisite surroundings and inviting atmosphere of the hotel will instantly get you into a relaxed state of mind. Pair this with the venue’s soothing tunes—which sometimes features live music—and you’ve got a perfectly classy afternoon with loved ones.

Indulge in The Lobby’s exceptional selection of tea blends that are meticulously crafted by The Peninsula’s resident tea masters. An array of delectable sandwiches, pastries, scones, and quiches are served alongside these exquisite brews, promising to captivate and please the taste buds.

The Lobby at Peninsula Manila
Photo via Instagram @peninsulamanila

Yawaragi, Hotel Okura

Indulge in afternoon tea with Yawaragi’s “A Symphony of Savory Delights and Sweet Temptations.” This special offer lets you immerse yourself in an elegant ambiance as you savor seasonal-inspired treats that are perfectly paired with a selection of exquisite teas, coffee, or champagne. 

Don’t miss the assortment of classic finger sandwiches, featuring smoked salmon, cucumber, York ham, egg and cress, and mature cheddar. 

Complete your experience with heavenly all-butter and raisin scones, accompanied by Devonshire clotted cream, rose petal preserves, and zesty lemon curd.

Yawaragi, Hotel Okura
Photo via Hotel Okura Manila’s official website

C Lounge, Conrad Manila

For those seeking a great view, the C Lounge at Conrad Manila offers tea served with a spectacular view of Manila Bay. 

Guests can enjoy a delightful combination of sweet and savory flavors with two enticing options. “The English Cruise” set embraces the traditions of the West, offering a delectable spread that includes the Classic Victoria sponge cake, tarts, éclairs, honey roast ham, Royal Clarence court-inspired egg, and Oak-smoked Scottish salmon. 

Meanwhile, the “Manila Sunset” spread pays homage to the richness of local ingredients, featuring sweet treats like Malagos chocolate brownie cakes, Bibingka latik, dried mango cheesecake, alongside savory dishes like mini beef caldareta pie or slow-cooked pulled pork in pandesal.

C Lounge, Conrad Manila
Photo via Instagram @conradmanila

Banner photo via Instagram @peninsulamanila.

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