I recently attended a baby shower for one of my best friends; I have never been to a high tea before and although I expected just that - tea, I was surprised at the variety as well as the daintiness of it all.
Hidden away between the vineyards of Aldinga sits The Cupcake Boutique.
Unsure where I was going and hoping for the best, I headed along South Road until I saw the sign to Little Road. As I drove a short distance down the road I saw a beautiful little pale blue and white house surrounded by vineyards and a very English garden and knew without a doubt, I was in the right place.
Parking alongside the building, present in hand (apologies to my friend for the card - I'm pretty sure writing on the inside of the gift bag could become a 'thing' though), I found the tea room. With French doors opening out onto the small English courtyard, walls painted with pink and white stripes and tea pots and white tablecloths galore, I knew it would be a good afternoon.
The host, is very friendly, polite, but unobtrusive. She came in, brought stands laden with the cutest little sandwiches, mini croissants, mini quiches, lemon tarts, hummingbird cupcakes, jelly slices - just to name a few, and then left us to socialise and enjoy the afternoon.
After giving time for everyone to sample the food, we were then offered beverages. Not a tea drinker? Don't worry, an array of coffees are also available including a delicious looking caramel latte (I am a tea drinker so therefore couldn't resist the nice tea pots - but the coffee did look good).
The Cupcake Boutique is open the first two weekends of the month and offers a variety of sweet treats including cupcakes, Devonshire tea and of course, high tea.
Why not take time out of your busy life, whether that be with family, work, sitting on the lounge for too long watching reruns of your favourite TV show, and take the opportunity to feel more sophisticated and a little bit girly.
I should add, to any men reading this, despite my use of the word 'girly', there is nothing wrong with exploring your more feminine side for one afternoon. And... well... since I know this won't win all of you, think of it this way - with all the tiny food and little cups, you could pretend to be a giant for the day!
Hi, I'm a guy & I like high tea (its all about the food....)
The Rising Sun Inn at Kensington do a very good one over summer & its a fantastic venue. I'm wanting to try My Friend Louis, Apothecary, American Candy Store, BoHo bar (first Sat of the month 2-4pm), and the Stamford Grand at Glenelg. I have tried Just Tickled Pink at Unley but wouldn't recommend it; its overpriced & the quality isn't that good.