Afternoon tea has become more than just a simple beverage; it has evolved into a sophisticated and luxurious lifestyle experience that transcends cultures and continents. In Ho Chi Minh City, this refined pastime has been elevated to new heights with an array of elegant and upscale establishments that cater to the most discerning tea drinkers.
Whether you prefer a traditional tearoom or a themed tea set, this vibrant city has the perfect spots for you. Indulge in the finer things in life by spending an afternoon savoring a lovely book and a cup of tea with pastries. From classic to contemporary, the city offers a plethora of options for you to indulge in a world of tea culture.
Here, we give you a list of some of the most upscale locations in the “Paris of the Orient” that offer unique and memorable tea experiences. Each of these establishments has its own highlights, ensuring every tea drinker can find their perfect spot. Discover the art of tea-making and enjoy these exquisite establishments’ serene ambiance and stunning décor.
This particular spot in District 2 is a social gathering place for those who love art and nature. Lavelle Library has a beautiful flower garden in front of the restaurant, which would leave anyone in awe the first time they pay a visit. Before entering, guests must take a small stroll around the garden. The restaurant was beautifully decorated with stunning paintings and sculptures from Vietnamese and international artists.
Lavelle not only boasts a modern French bistro dining concept, but also offers a delectable French afternoon tea set complete with mini canapés, elegantly arranged on a timeless three-tiered silver stand. Guests could indulge in hand-crafted sucré sweet delicacies paired with premium French Dammann Frères tea. Additional snacks and a kid’s menu are available in the afternoon tea time as well.
Afternoon tea is available from 2:30 pm to 5 pm on weekdays and from 3 pm to 5 pm on weekends. Prices start at 350,000 VND per person, plus applicable taxes and fees.
- Address: No. 12 Street 12, Thao Dien ward, District 2, Thu Duc
- Tel: +84 707 775 277
Café Cardinal is located on the 6th floor of the luxurious 5-star hotel, The Reverie Saigon. Its stunning atrium dining area is flooded with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. It boasts magnificent leather furnishings by renowned interior designer Visionnaire, combined with Italian marble and opulent, hand-laid mosaic art pieces.
In addition to serving all-day dining, the elegant venue also offers daily afternoon tea, with delicacies from all around the European continent, such as the crowd’s favorites like the Austrian Linzer torte, French éclairs, and English scones. They also serve special themed afternoon tea, showcasing delicacies made from premium imported Korean strawberries. These treats would go perfectly with top-notch Alfred Gratien Brut Classique Champagne and tea varieties.
Afternoon tea is available daily from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, starting at 588,000 VND per person, plus applicable taxes and fees.
- Address: 6th floor, The Reverie Saigon Hotel, District 1
- Tel: +84 28 3823 6688
Situated on the ground floor of the Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel, Park Lounge has earned a reputation as the best place for afternoon tea in Ho Chi Minh City. It is no surprise that its afternoon tea sets are often fully booked, as guests are welcomed into the “Living room” of the Park, where they can feel at ease and enjoy a peaceful setting with friends or alone. The lounge's bright color scheme of white and ivory is complemented by crystal chandeliers, creating a photogenic setting that is one of the most popular in town.
Not only do they have the usual afternoon tea set on weekdays, but Park Lounge also offers a unique weekend High Tea experience called “The Art of Afternoon Tea.” Explore the well-known artistic trends that helped form a century and whose contributions continue to this day as guests can go back in time. Be ready to completely discover the Fauvist creative movement and the works of the artists that contributed to its definition.
Afternoon tea is available daily from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, with prices starting at 650,000 VND per person, plus applicable taxes and fees.
Address: Lobby level, Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel, District 1
Tel: +84 28 3824 1234
Offering one of the best awe-inspiring views of the city skyline, enjoying afternoon tea on level 28 is a unique experience that everyone should try once in a while. Sedona, a company renowned for its welcoming Asian hospitality and cutting-edge luxury accommodations, introduces its newest location: Sedona Suites Ho Chi Minh City Grand Tower. This magnificent spot for an afternoon tea break with a spectacular view is located in the affluent District 1 of the city and is situated within the iconic Saigon Centre.
In addition to the usual sweet delicacies, the afternoon tea set also features savory treats with Asian influences, such as Vietnamese fresh spring roll with lobster, Grilled Wagyu beef wrapped in Lolot beef, and homemade banana cake. Sky28 also offers a premium package with sparkling wine to enhance the experience.
Daily afternoon tea is available from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Prices start from 294,000+++VND per person.
Address: Level 28, Sedona Suites Ho Chi Minh City, District 1
Tel: +84 28 3822 9888
The Thơm Lounge's signature area boasts large, towering windows that let in abundant sunshine, highlighting the angular details of the Mai House Saigon Hotel. Beyond being an ideal venue for social and professional occasions, the chic lounge is also perfect for a night out, with the lulling tones of the piano creating moments of seclusion. Honoring Vietnam's traditional tea culture with contemporary elegance, the lobby lounge offers a sincere welcome to every visitor, making it the perfect place to indulge in tea in Saigon.
At Thơm Lounge, guests can choose from 29 different kinds of tea that pay homage to Vietnam's rich cultural traditions and enduring wealth. From traditional Vietnamese and French teas with established health benefits to tea-inspired drinks and international coffee flights, there's something for everyone to explore.
Afternoon tea is available daily from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, with prices starting from 425,000+++VND/pax.
Address: Ground floor, Mai House Saigon Hotel, District 3
Tel: +84 28 7303 9000