Ariane Colenbrander, Editor-in-Chief from Vancouverscape:

When we decide to shut off the laptops and take a break, we aim for one of our favourite tea shops. There’s certainly no shortage of tea spots around Vancouver and as I’ve recently learned, Canadians drink close to 10 billion cups per year! Here’s our list of fun, unique places to cozy up with a book or laptop, scone or sweet, and sip a cuppa.

Urban Tea Merchant

For tea connoisseurs and discoverers alike, in the heart of downtown Vancouver. A colourful, fully-stocked TWG tea shop greets you at the entrance; the tea room is in back, offering high tea, light meals and a great selection of macarons.

Address: 1070 West Georgia Street, West End

Phone: 604-692-0071

Hours: Monday - Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Thursday - Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Neverland Tea Salon

Sweet and atmospheric plus some great desserts (including gluten-free options).

Address: 3066 West Broadway, Kitsilano

Phone: 604-428-3066

Hours: Wednesday - Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Shaktea

Main Street’s cozy shop for great tea, baked goods and atmosphere. Go for the yummy scone trio with Devonshire cream and fruit preserves!

Address: 3702 Main Street, Riley Park

Phone: 604-873-5151

Hours: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Bayswater Tea

A small tea shop in front with a great loose-leaf selection and knowledgeable staff.

Address: 2966 West Broadway, Kitsilano

Phone: 604-733-5767

Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm, Friday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm, Saturday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Finch’s Tea and Coffee House

Step into a sweet little spot with cute tables; amazing cookies too.

Address: 353 West Pender Street, Downtown

Phone: 604-899-4040

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Secret Garden Tea Company

Kerrisdale’s spot for an afternoon cuppa or light meal. Try their fantastic mini scones!

Address: 5559 West Boulevard, Kerrisdale

Phone: 604-261-3070

Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm and Sunday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Written by Ariane Colenbrander, Editor-in-Chief, Vancouverscape