Discover the age-old tradition of afternoon tea. Sit back, relax, and sip tea as you indulge in lively conversation or simply get lost in your thoughts. These seven charming tea rooms in Pittsburgh, some of which serve traditional afternoon tea, will give you a glimpse into the past and a delicious pot of tea.
1. The Inn on Negley – 703 S Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Stop by the elegant Inn on Negley for High Tea. Choose from a wide selection of teas including vanilla creme, ginger peach, and hot cinnamon spice that you'll pair with such delectable dishes as deviled egg salad, BLT, and lemon herb chicken. Scones and pastries are also available. High tea is served Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
2. Dobra Tea – 1937 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Relax at the self-described "Bohemian-style tearoom" that promises a calming, multicultural experience for guests. The enchanting tea room features flavored teas, black teas, green teas, puer teas, and yellow teas. Pair your tea with halva, dried fruits, mixed nuts, lemon bread, or a hummus plate. Visit Dobra Tea Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
3. Arnold’s Tea – 502 E Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Enjoy a delicious spot of tea at Arnold's Tea, which also features Afternoon High Tea. High Tea, which must be reserved 24 hours in advance, offers such choices as creme (one pot of tea, scones, and jams) and fruit (a pot of tea, fruit, jams, and sandwiches.) Arnold's Tea serves a vast assortment of hot, cold, basic, and custom teas. Arnold's Tea welcomes guests Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4. The Johnston House – 7041 Crider Road, Mars, PA 16046
Sit down for a traditional afternoon tea at the Johnston House. The "Tea for One" includes a pot of tea, two tea sandwiches, a scone, three savories, and three treats. Afternoon tea, which requires a reservation, is held Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The store at Johnston House is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
5. Omni Williams Penn Hotel – 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Sink into a cozy seat at Palm Court at the Omni William Penn Hotel for a delightful afternoon tea, served from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday through Saturday. Peruse the tea menu that features such teas as Imperial English Breakfast, Flowery Earl Grey, and Cherry Blossom Green. Reservations for afternoon tea are encouraged.
6. Bantha Tea Bar – 5002 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Sit down for a leisurely chat and tea at the Bantha Tea Bar. The quaint, socially conscience tea room features a variety of black teas, green teas, and herbal teas. Pair your tea with a sandwich, soup, or a dessert, offered by such area eateries as Cocoa Bake Shop, Sport, and Sweet Little Eats. The Bantha Tea Bar is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
7. Bella’s House of Fine Teas & Gift Shop – 2822 S Park Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102
Treat yourself to an elegant afternoon tea at Bella's House of Fine Teas & Gift Shop. The enchanting tea room hosts afternoon tea Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are required. Choose from one of 90 delectable teas such as chai tea, English teas, black teas, green teas, and specialty teas.
Spend a lovely afternoon at one of these tea rooms in Pittsburgh. Or, if coffee’s more your style,
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