Afternoon Tea in Cardiff
A cup of tea restores normality

Cardiff doesn’t do afternoon tea by halves. Seriously, the warm scones, moist cakes, and hearty tea are the perfect solution to a quiet Saturday, place to take mum when she visits, or as a birthday treat (loads of these places offer gift cards). All of these places are perfect for a slice of cake and a cuppa and offer plenty of other yummy grub if, weirdly, someone isn’t a fan of tea and cake. Enjoy!

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20 Harrowby Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5GA

Located in Cardiff Bay, this afternoon tea will offer you the cake selection you thought you could only dream of.

Cost: £18 per person

Perfect for: Lunch at the Bay, something to do on a Saturday, a birthday gift, somewhere to take your parents… just make sure you go!

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Pettigrew Tea Rooms

West Lodge, Bute Park & Arboretum, Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 1BJ

Your quissential afternoon tea spot, serving a generous helping of scones, cakes, sandwhiches and tea.

Cost: £15.95 per person

Perfect for: Before or after a wander around the castle or Bute Park as it’s located perfectly for each. It’s the perfect place for a Saturday stop off and definitely somewhere your mum would love. 

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Jasper’s Tea Room

6 - 8 High Street, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2DZ

Expect three tiers with a range of sandwhiches, scones (with generous cream and jam) plus sweat treats.

Cost: £12.95 per person

Perfect for: A gorgeous and mouth watering stop whilst exploring Llandaff. If you haven’t ventured this way already, the Cathedral offers a lovely alternative to Netfilx and Chill on the weekends.

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Waterloo Gardens Tea House

5 Waterloo Gardens, Penylan, Cardiff CF23 5AA

Expect a three tier cake stand with a selection of scones, sandwiches, cakes, chocolate truffles, and your own choice of tea.

Cost: £13.50 per person

Perfect for: A sunny day, as it’s located next to the pretty Waterloo Gardens.  If you’re going for the afternoon tea, be sure to book a day in advance. There’s also one in the city centre.

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Unit 6 The Globe Centre, Wellfield Road, Cardiff, CF24 3PJ

This afternoon tea comes with signature Chai Bites  (Pakora, Onion Bhaji, Samosa & Bombay Aloo) served with flavoured dips and chutneys.

Cost: £15 per person

Perfect for: Those living in Cathays who love trying different tastes and experiencing a different vibe. Because the food is freshly prepared and made to order, you are asked to book a day in advance.

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8-12 High Street Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BB

A tower of scones, cake, and sandwiches on cushy chairs in a cosy, retro setting in a famous Cardiff Arcade. We love Barkers.

Cost: £17.95 per person

Perfect for: A special occasion or if you’ve got family visiting. Barkers also offer gift cards for their afternoon tea, which is a lush idea for a friend or family member.

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