Whether you choose to celebrate high tea with your pinky haughtily extended or firmly wrapped around a glass of bubbly, The Tea Parlour has it in the bag – the teabag to be precise.
Mismatched and garage-sale chic, this place makes high tea accessible for those with even the tightest purse strings. While the bottle shop next door is convenient for BYO, you come here to experience the vast array of tea, including both the traditional (Devonshire) and the more adventurous (Wuyi Rock Oolong).
Meanwhile, the food menu delivers for every sweet tooth and experienced high-tea palette: fluffy scones, de-crusted cucumber sandwiches and Danishes look picture perfect on owner Amelia’s divinely clashing op-shop china.
It’s the perfect venue for a girly gossip, book club, hen’s night or just kicking back to read a good book – provided you can concentrate with the mounted stag staring down on you and the loitering stuffed peacock poised in a mating salute.
569 Elizabeth St, Redfern
0414 335 224
Open Thurs–Sun 12pm–8pm