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Published December 18th 2016
Decadent sweets and savouries at Cafe At the Hyatt
Despite being an 'un-girly' girl who enjoys drinking beer from a plastic cup at the footy, even I cannot resist the sophistication and charm of an Australian high tea. The opportunity to dress up in a nice frock and sip champagne doesn't come around too often, but high tea offers all that and more.
After our first outing for high tea earlier this year, my sisters and mum and I have vowed to try as many different high teas in Perth as we can, and this week we headed to Café at the Hyatt with much anticipation.
The Café itself is simply stunning – with beautifully set tables, gorgeous bone china and dazzling decorations throughout the room, everything about this place speaks decadence and elegance. We were seated in front of a magnificent fountain sculpture while a man played the piano. Simply delightful!
The cups, saucers and glassware were just divine and were designed by Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert. The champagne flutes were some of the prettiest I've ever seen – pink, with butterflies engraved. Definitely no plastic cups filled with beer here!
The plates were filled with more sweets than savouries. With mini cakes, macaroons, scones with delicious jam and cream, miniature biscuits and tiny pavlovas to choose from, there was no denying this was a sugar fix and a half.
Perhaps the only let-down on the day was the service. Ok, so it wasn't bad by any means, but a second helping of tea would have gone down a treat, but alas, there was no such offer. Nor did we ask, so perhaps this was our own undoing. Perhaps we only have our first high tea experience to go on, where we were provided with two servings of tea each, without having to ask. Maybe asking was the key.
High tea is served every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm. The price is $60 per person, although we paid around half this price after finding a good deal online.
Overall, our high tea was enjoyable and we left after sampling just the right amount of savouries and sweets. Apart from the lack of tea, the whole experience was simply lovely, and no doubt a motivator for us to continue our high tea adventures before the footy season starts again and we return to our plastic cups of beer.