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Afternoon Tea in Calgary area.

josephml1 Jul 4, 2008 07:17 PM

I am looking for an original English afternoon tea in Calgary area... Looking for one with Canapes, desserts, scones with clotted cream and of course a good tea.
It could be from a small place with good afternoon tea.
Please if you can include price range and what they offer.

Thank you all.

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    GaryR Jul 11, 2008 02:40 PM

    Here in Okotoks, there is a great little place called The Tea & Time Emporium. They boast over 100 types/flavors of tea and have a really nice high tea service beginning at 2 pm daily. We've gone earlier in the day, however, and if they aren't too busy they are very accommodating in allowing you to have high tea for lunch too. It includes your tea of choice, a tray of finger sandwiches (your choice of fillings), absolutely wonderful scones topped with raspberries and whipped cream, and an assortment of desserts, our favorite being the petite lemon tarts with the lightest, airiest crust we've ever tried. I can't tell you exactly, but I believe the bill comes out to be approximately $15-16 per person when we order high tea for 2 or 3. We've been there four or five times now, and have never been disappointed. Good luck in your search.

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      josephml1 Jul 12, 2008 10:35 PM

      Hello GaryR, Do you remember the address I try to find it online with no luck.

      Thanks in advance.

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        sharonanne Jul 13, 2008 08:04 AM

        66 North Railway street, Okotoks

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          GaryR Jul 13, 2008 08:59 AM

          That's the address, as Sharonanne says, but you may be having difficulty because that one street in Okotoks has three different names as it progresses through town. When you come down the hill into Okotoks, the set of lights at the bottom is Elizabeth. Turn east there, and just go straight on down. Elizabeth becomes McRae and then North Railway. You'll see Tea & Time on the left hand side some little ways down.

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            josephml1 Jul 14, 2008 12:01 PM

            Thank You Sharonanne and GaryR, I have a Map on my hand right now and taking notes...

            Thank you for the information is veru useful

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        foodyrama Jul 9, 2008 10:56 PM

        I believe Conversations Tea Room in Willow Park Village has an afternoon tea. I had been there for lunch last year (I had the quiche...tasty) but never tried their high tea. It is quite a small place with lots of knick knaks all around. They have quite a large selection of tea as well. As I recall the quiche was about $15 and they don't have a huge menu. Maybe give them a call for more info. My friend and I also shopped around at the other stores which you can make an afternoon of.

        If you want a nice place to go for lunch which is quaint and has tea and scones, try The Saskatoon Farms. It is just south of the city in Dewinton. They also have a small menu but when we went it was packed (waited about an hour to get in so go early). They have delicious saskatoon berry white chocolate scones and butter tarts. They also have a cool gift shop you can walk around in! Hope this helps.

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        1. re: foodyrama
          josephml1 Jul 11, 2008 08:38 AM

          Yes, the information you provide is very helpful.. I will love to try the Berry white chocolate scones in Saskatoon Farms... :)

          Thank you for your help.

        2. josephml1 Jul 8, 2008 06:06 PM

          Please keep your opinions comming. :)

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            sharonanne Jul 8, 2008 06:34 PM

            The Oolong Tea House in Kensington is small and has good tea but I can't speak for their baked goods.

            I don't think you are getting a lot of answers because I don't think there are many places with a proper afternoon tea. The only place I've seen clotted cream in Calgary is in the supermarket.

            I like the scones at Good Earth (several locations) and so you might look at coffee shops if you are in search of a cup of tea with good baked goods.

            1. re: sharonanne
              josephml1 Jul 9, 2008 09:44 AM

              Ohh, I see, I apreciate all the information, I will consider the Oolong Tea House and also thank you for recomendation of the Scones at good Earth.
              Thans Again :)

          2. josephml1 Jul 6, 2008 06:20 PM

            Thank you for great choices, also if you know a little tea house with scone that will be very appreciated.

            Thanks Again.

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              cancowboy Jul 5, 2008 06:06 AM

              Loughheed House - high tea is on their website but you should check if they are still offering it.

              Banff Springs Hotel - Banff counts as Calgary area doesn't it?

              1. sarah galvin Jul 4, 2008 10:52 PM

                Possibly the Palliser Hotel.

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