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Neverland Tea Salon

Neverland Tea Salon Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoI happened to pass by this place and figured that my tea and high-tea loving friend would love to check this place out. We didn’t end up getting a high tea (you need reservations) and had a la carte instead.

Since we just dropped by, it was either sitting by the counter by the window, or outside on the patio (rather sidewalk).idearabbit_neverland_tea_salon1

idearabbit_neverland_tea_salon2 idearabbit_neverland_tea_salon6 idearabbit_neverland_tea_salon5 idearabbit_neverland_tea_salon4 idearabbit_neverland_tea_salon3The place was packed and busy. Nicely decorated with chandeliers and a Neverland theme. However, it felt pretty cramped. And as Sheepie always complains with North American architecture, the ceiling with the pipes and vents are all exposed – it’s just ugly.

We sat at a table outside. Unfortunately, the sidewalk is slightly slanted, so the table was slanted too. I was afraid I was going to drop and break something on the small table that was crammed with our plates and cups.


I had a pot of tea $3.50 which came in a regular tin pot. I had a Rooibos tea.

idearabbit_neverland_tea_salon7Finger Sandwich $14 with chef’s selection of three finger sandwiches from that day’s high tea menu, and a side of black kale salad. The kale was surprisingly soft and tasty. Very refreshing. The small sandwiches were a delight to eat. There was the chicken salad, egg salad and one more I don’t recall… but the entire dish was very light.

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La Cuisson Cafe

La Cuisson Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato Originally, I went to Beacoup Bakery after a friend had recommend it. But since all the seats were taken with a big lineup, we decided to go to Sweet Obsession instead. However, that place was also the same situation. In the end, we ended up in Kerrisdale area and came upon La Cuisson Cafe. It seemed like a regular cafe with some interesting decor, so I was a bit surprised to see what seemed to be the owner seat us to a table and offer High Tea along with the regular menu.

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Nice infographic explaining the different drinks!idearabbit-lacuisson4 idearabbit-lacuisson6 idearabbit-lacuisson12I wouldn’t expect High Tea from this place – the setting didn’t fit in for my image of a Victorian High Tea setting. However, the staff were very friendly and helpful in making our decisions on what to get. We both got the special offer of drink and cake combo.

idearabbit-lacuisson5idearabbit-lacuisson8I ordered the Tea Combo $11.95 since I wanted something caffeine free. I got the Creme Caramel tea with Caramel Pear Mousse Cake (yes, in the mood for some caramel stuff…lol) Regularly, the tea would be $6.95 with $5.95 cake = $12.90

idearabbit-lacuisson9 idearabbit-lacuisson11The glass tea pot sat on a glass coffee cafe candle warmer. Very nice! The tea was delicious! The tea cup was lovely. The cake was super soft and not sweet – just the kind of cake I like!! :) Apparently, the cakes are made by the owner’s wife without the use of chemical and quality ingredients.

idearabbit-lacuisson7Sheepie ordered the Latte and also Caramel Pear Mousse Cake combo $9.95. The latte came in a interesting cup with a coaster. Sheepie was super delighted about the place (as he has never been to a High Tea before). We didn’t have High Tea, but the experience is still a step-up from your average coffee shop, which he liked.

idearabbit-lacuisson10I don’t think I’d get the High Tea here, but the cake and tea are excellent. They do run pretty low on their cakes by the end of the day though.

Christmas Eve
I checked online to find a place for dessert on Christmas Eve, only to find that most places were closed. I phone La Cuisson and was happy to know that they were open till 6pm.

idearabbit-lacuisson13 idearabbit-lacuisson14I ordered the same combo as last time (tea with cake) and got a Chocolate Mousse for the cake. I’m not quite sure, but the bottom crunchy layer seemed a bit nutty, so I gave the bottom layer to Sheepie. If you are super allergic to nuts, best to ask which cakes could contain nuts!
Again, it was a nice and relaxing experience. It was not full again – but then again, it was Eve.

idearabbit_lacuisson20Cake the following Christmas Eve: matcha with red beans.


We returned this time with a group of 7 people. I had my usual combo of tea and cake $11.95. Once again, I got the Creme Caramel tea with Caramel Pudding this time. Their desserts are always different each time we come, so it’s quite interesting to try something new each time.

idearabbit_lacuisson22So cute!!!

idearabbit_lacuisson26idearabbit_lacuisson23As always, it delightful with the beautiful tea cups, and the candle-lit tea pots. The pudding was light, and not overly sweet. I could have had 3 more of them, lol.

idearabbit_lacuisson24 idearabbit_lacuisson25Good service, good tea and dessert with great atmosphere. Love coming back.

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La Petite Cuillere

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My friend loves tea and is also a fan of British culture, especially their Victorian decor and tea-drinking. She had gone to several Afternoon Tea places and had mentioned about La Petite Cuillere. I decided to take her there one weekend afternoon (please make reservation when going for Afternoon Tea)

As soon as I walked in, I was taken in by the interior decor and atmosphere. I have been to Secret Garden, but this place took you to another world. My friend told me that it was a family run business, and the owner loved tea sets and plants. So throughout the cafe, you could see many many different cups, some filled with soil and plants. Very cute.

idearabbit-lapetitecuillere1 idearabbit-lapetitecuillere2 idearabbit-lapetitecuillere3 idearabbit-lapetitecuillere4 idearabbit-lapetitecuillere5It’s always very nice when places offer different range of prices. There are 3 options at La Petite Cuillere

a petite cuillère Tea
$12.75 per person + $1.25 for a selection from La petite cuillère’s Finest La petite cuillère Tea
Two miniature sweets and one of our signature cupcakes. Served with your choice of tea fr om our premium loose leaf tea selection

The “Afternoon Tea”
$24.50 per person + $1.25 for a selection from La petite cuillère’s Finest The “Afternoon Tea”
Enjoy a full service of three miniature sweets, three finger sandwiches, two miniature scones, mini loaf, tea biscuit, fruit preserves, and Devonshire cream. Served on a traditional three tier stand with your choice of tea from our premium loose leaf tea selection.

The “High Tea”
$13.75 per person + $1.25 for a selection fr om La petite cuillère’s Finest The “High Tea”
A selection of two miniature sweets, two finger sandwiches, one miniature scone, fruit preserves, and Devonshire cream. Served on authentic English bone china with your choice of tea fr om our premium loose leaf tea selection.

We decided to do the High Tea.

The staff were amazingly friendly and helpful. It was my first time at La Petite Cuillere, and the young girl helped me decide on which tea to get, especially because there was a large selection of teas to choose from. I decided on a black tea; Darling Darjeeling which blended Ceylon with a hint of cherry and strawberry blossom. While my friend who was an expert on teas knew in getting the Dragonwell which has slightly toasted flavour from being fired by hand in woks.

idearabbit-lapetitecuillere6 idearabbit-lapetitecuillere7The delicate foods seem to change from time to time. When it was brought, the young man explained what each one was. Apricot scones just baked that day! The croissant with basil, spies and what we thought was cream cheese was very interesting mixture and contrast. Overall, the food was good. Perhaps not as good as others, but still very affordable and enjoyable. A great way to catch up with your gal friends!

The staff kept refilling our pots with hot water, so we never ever ran out of tea LOL. When I sipped some of my friend’s Dragonwell, it was quite bitter since the tea leaves were still sitting in the water. When the staff came by to refill our pots again, I asked if it was ok for green tea to be sitting in the water. He said it was ok since it was loose leaf. After he left, my friend told me that that is not the case. Black tea like mine wouldn’t become too bitter, but green tea did. Tea should be steeped at the right temperature and for only a specified time. Even Sheepie who comes from Germany knows this.
We took our time savouring each piece and enjoyed drinking out of nice tea cups for a change. A new gem found! :D

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