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Afternoon Tea in Toronto

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Hi, I'm going to be visiting Toronto for a few days this summer and want to have tea with some friends. I love a good scone and finger sandwiches but I'm a travelling college student and on a limited budget. Does anyone know of good tea rooms with prices in the $20-25 range?


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  1. Welcome to Toronto!

    For afternoon tea, most places that offer this treat are upscale hotels where this easily starts at $35 and up. Some are very good and some are quite poor (avoid Windsor Arms). That being said, there is a spot in Mid Toronto that fits your budget and it's also quite nice. The place is called DT bistro and they specialize in all things pastries. The scones are great here.


    1. Any chance you'll be in Niagara Falls? I recently had afternoon tea at the Queen Charlotte Tea Room and it was a steal compared to prices in Toronto (within the last year I've also been to afternoon tea at the Royal York and King Edward). Scones were fresh out of the oven and the owners were lovely.


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      1. How about Kitten and the Bear at Queen at Jameson. Any reviews I've read have all positive. They have a revolving list of their own house-made jam. No sandwiches, however, just scones, tea and jam. But its only $7!


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        1. re: barneyvernon

          Good thinking.

          If you just want the scone with cream and jam, The Scullery on Carlton east of Sherbourne does 'em for $5.50


          1. re: peasontoast

            As does Cake Town Cafe on Danforth just west of Woodbine. Excellent scones! http://caketowncafe.com/main/