The other day, my friend and I were planning to go high tea at the Shangrila Hotel but it was all fully booked so our next option was Patisserie Fur Elise. We were lucky enough that a table was cancelled last minute so we were able to get a table during that time slot. We were shocked how these high tea places get booked up so fast, so I highly recommend booking in advance before going. We parked our cars at the Pacific Centre Mall and skytrained down to Yaletown. From the Yaletown Skytrain station it took us around 8-10 mins to walk to Patisserie Fur Elise. It was a gorgeous day, so walking was not an issue. BUT after high teaing, we’ve noticed skytraining to Yaletown was actually not necessary and it would probably be faster if you walk from PC to here.
When we arrived, we thought the exterior was extremely cute. There were 4 of these “houses” in a row, none of them were used for residential purposes. All of them were commercial spaces and I thought it was just the cutest place for high tea.
When you first step in, on the right hand side is where you can buy their pastries/macarons for take out. They had such a cute display, I just wanted to buy everything there. On the left hand side were the stairs that led up to the second floor, which is where the high tea actually took place. They don’t have much table, hence booking in advance is highly recommended.
These were the cutest pillows EVER! 🙂
Their furniture and their interior decor was very fancy and elegant. We dressed really casual and we felt kinda out of place because the tables around us were surrounded with woman dressed super nice. There is no dress code at this high tea, so you can just where whatever you are comfortable in. If you like to dress up for the occasion, that is fine too.
There is only one afternoon tea selection, so the only thing you can “choose” is just your tea selection. I got the Honey Scented Tea and my friend got the Magic Desert.
When our tea arrived, she also placed a tiny hour glass. Once it has fully finished, it indicates your tea is ready to pour. Our tea cups and teapots were extremely adorable and it was SO pretty.
Honey Scented Tea- From Taiwan
Magic Desert Tea
First food item that arrived were these freshly baked veggie quiches. Inside they have mushrooms, potatoes and cheese. Everything about this was delicious and I loved it.
Next we got this blueberry panna cotta. This was my favorite dessert out of everything.
Everything tasted amazing and this was definitely very filling. Some people think high tea is just for the experience and you probably won’t get full from the quantity but think again! I was actually having doubts that I may be hungry after high tea, but I was completely wrong. Everything tasted amazing and you actually get really full from this because majority is bread.
It was just $30.00 per person and it is definitely worth coming for a try!
Overall Rating: 3.5/5