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Affordable High Tea Spots To Treat Yourself At In Singapore

Fancy afternoon tea session doesn't always come with a hefty bill.

There’s no better feeling than sipping a piping hot cup of tea. Often accompanied by a group of friends and tiers of sweet treats, high tea sessions are always the best if you’re looking to unwind and relax during the weekends. However, these decadent delights are often pricey as the meal doesn’t exactly justify the bill. Here, we have compiled a list of 10 affordable tea spots in our little red dot where you can sinfully indulge in without bursting your budget bubble. Who’s in for a treat this Sunday?

D'good Cafe
Take a trip around London town (metaphorically) at D’good Café, where it boasts an impressive London Tube station interior and an English Garden outdoor setting. Apart from its uncanny decor, we dare say that their three tiered Enchanted Forest high tea set is the main highlight available in their menu. Priced at $42 for two, indulge yourself in their decadent savouries, which includes fresh lobster in citron macaron and egg mimosa with pancetta, as well as delightful sweets, like their pineapple butter cake and tofu cheesecake with mixed berries, and two cups of coffee or a pot of tea that you can choose from the 100 options that are available.    Price: $42 for two, $21 per pax.   d’Good Cafe is at #B1-56,Takashimaya S.C., Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872, tel:6694 1411. High tea set is available from 2:30pm to 5:30pm daily. Image: Instagram (@dgoodcafe) Marmalade Pantry
Marmalade Pantry doesn’t need much of an introduction for their sweet-loving cupcakes — and you’re able to enjoy the taste of this sugary dessert with their High Tea set. Priced at $38 for two, their hearty afternoon treat includes 2 pots of teas (you’re given the option of either black, green, fruity or white teas), a selection of egg & cress, beef & horseradish and green land shrimp finger sandwiches, buttermilk scones with candied orange & cranberry, strawberry preserve, clotted cream, and of course, two of their highly coveted cupcakes of choice.    Price: $38 for two, $19 per pax.   Marmalade Pantry is at various locations. High tea set is available from 3pm to 6pm daily. Photo: Instagram (@themarmaladepantry) TWG
TWG is the place where baroque art lovers meets tea connoisseurs. This Versailles styled fine dining restaurant may seem a little over the budget for many, but we beg to differ. Despite their intimidating extensive tea menu that exudes luxury, you’re actually able to enjoy a hearty afternoon tea session just below $20. With their 1837 tea time menu priced at $19 per pax, you’ll get to enjoy one of the fanciest afternoon tea session with your girlfriends while you savour tasty delights (either two freshly baked muffins, or scones, or a patisserie from their trolley) and sip on some tea (either hot or cold). Always remember to stick your pinkies out while you pick up your teacups.   Price: $19 per pax.   TWG is at various locations. High tea set is available from 2pm to 6pm daily. Photo: Instagram (@twgteaofficial) Brunches Cafe
From the rustic wooden furniture and metal grills, to their vintage themed ornaments and antique car display (which btw, is converted to a seating area), Brunches Cafe is the perfect place for old souls to indulge in a teatime tete-a-tete. Take a trip down memory lane with your posse while you savour their High Tea set, which will cost $32 for two. Served in a decadent three tiered bird cage, their tasty set includes sliders, mini tarts, a range of assorted cakes and a pot of tea from six of their house blends — such as their berry-infused “Beauty” tea and oolong with chamomile “Slow Down & Relax” tea.   Price: $32 for two, $16 per pax.   Brunches Cafe is at 96 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218381, tel: . High tea set is available from 11am to 10pm on weekdays, 10am to 10pm on weekends, closed on Tuesdays. Tea sets are limited to 10 sets daily. Photo: Instagram (@b3lle.ame) Tiffany Cafe & Restaurant
If you live by the Millennial motto “You Only Live Once”, you’d definitely have to visit Tiffany Café & Restaurant for a hearty afternoon. Why? Their Weekend High Tea set is buffet style, which means you can eat your hearts out. At $19.90 (for one), chow down large quantities on food, which includes a wide selection of local and international treats like dim sum, chocolate pastries, traditional kuehs and sushis, with no regret. Don’t stop until you drop.   Price: $19.90 per pax.   Tiffany Cafe & Restaurant is at Furama City Centre, 60 Eu Tong Sen St, Singapore 059804, tel: 6531 5366. High tea set is available from 3pm to 5:30pm on weekends only. Photo: Instagram (@furamacitycentre) Arteastiq
Can’t decide between sweet or savoury snacks for a quick afternoon bite? Head over to Arteastiq for a cheery treat, since its tea set is bursting with the mix of different flavours. Their Signature Teasery tea set will cost you $48 for two, which is accompanied with two specialty teas of your choice (we’d recommend the Chocolate Truffle tea for the brave, or the Osmanthus Oolong tea to refresh your palette) and an assortment of sweet and savoury treats, like chocolate cone with banana custard and foie gras terrine on toast with yuzu marmalade and crushed pistachios. Why choose between sugary and salty refreshments when you can have both?   Price: $48 for two, $24 per pax.   Arteastiq is at #04-14/15, Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238867, tel: 6235 8370 and #03-70/72, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839, tel:6336 0951. High tea set is available from 1:30pm to 5:30pm on weekdays and 2:30pm to 5:30pm on weekends. Photo: Instagram (@arteastiq) Wildseed Cafe
You wouldn’t expect to find a quaint and Instagram worthy cafe to be sitting inside a refurbished colonial house. Located at Seletar Aerospace Drive, not only is Wildseed Cafe’s dried floral interior easy on the eye (and your ‘Grams), their Afternoon Tea Set is definitely worth the try. Price at $40 for two, the delectable set includes two sweet treats — which you can choose from either their citronella passionfruit cheesecake, kaffir lime chocolate heaven, avocado keylime tart or spiced pineapple coconut cake — a chicken pinche petit sandwich and two cups of coffee or tea. Fancy something more luxe? Splurge $20 extra to trade up your coffee/tea for two glasses of bubbly Prosecco.   Price: $40 for two, $20 per pax.   Wildseed Cafe is at Level 1, 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Drive Singapore 798387, tel: 9643 9116. High tea set is available from 2pm to 5pm daily. Photo: Instagram (@wildseedsg) Lime Patisserie
A great teatime sesh is like a well-deserved escape. And there’s no better way to do so than to munch down delicious (and affordable) treats at a relaxing boutique hotel. Housed in ParkRoyal hotel on Pickering, Lime Patisserie’s latest, refreshed version of the Tiers of Joy afternoon tea set is a must-try. Priced at $52, their Tiers of Joy includes unlimited servings of specialty coffee and TWG tea, plus a high tea set — which comprises of pastries and savouries like passionfruit meringue tart and snow crab with green apple open-faced sandwich, specially crafted by Lime’s pastry chef Candy Lu. We’d bet that Lime’s decadent noontime snack will leave you tears of joy.   Price: S$52 for two, $26 per pax.   Lime Patisserie is at ParkRoyal on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289, tel: 6809 8888. High tea set is available from 3pm to 6pm daily. Photo: Instagram (@waisannn) Fosters
Fosters may be a steakhouse known for their beef patties and all things meat related. But, did you know that they serve decadent sweet treats as well? We’d bet you didn’t. Priced at $11.50, their Devonshire cream tea set comes with freshly baked scones that will be topped with butter, strawberry preserve and fresh cream, tea cakes and finger sandwiches. Choose to complete your hearty snack with either a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a pot of tea. Move over, succulent beef steak, because the pastries are here to fill our tummies.   Price: $11.50 per pax.   Fosters is at 277 Holland Ave, Singapore 278994, tel: 6466 8939.High tea set is available from 3pm to 5pm on weekdays and 3pm to 5:30pm on weekends. Photo: Instagram (@treecastles) L'eclair by Sarah Michelle
We’re pretty sure that many may have heard (and even tasted) the stellar eclairs from L’eclair by Sarah Michelle. And if you’re looking to chow down their éclairs and other neater treats to satisfy your sweet tooth, their newly introduced tea set will definitely not disappoint. Called L’experience, this cheery delightful noontime snack will cost you $45 (for two) for four mini madeleines, four chouquettes, two financiers and two scones, as well as three regular eclairs and two beverages of your choice. You can thank us later.   Price: $45 for two, $22.50 per pax.   L’eclair by Sarah Michelle is at #01-28, Singapore Shopping Centre, 190 Clemenceau Avenue, Singapore 239924, tel: 6635 7909. High tea set is available from 10:30am to 4:30pm daily. Photo: Instagram (@leclairpatisserie)