Afternoon Tea at Mount Nelson

Cape Town’s Most Iconic Afternoon Tea

Make sure your trip to the Mother City is complete with the best afternoon tea Cape Town has to offer.

Our historic Afternoon Tea, which takes place within the Lounge at Mount Nelson, promises an indulgent feast. While you dine on sumptuous cakes, pastries and sandwiches stacked in tiers, live piano music sets the scene.

R550 per adult, R350 per child under 12
Wednesday to Sunday at 12pm or 3pm

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A woman in a gold suit holds a champagne glass at a high-tea table with a silver cake stand and plates of maracons and fruit.

Meet The Experts

A tea sommelier strains speciality leaves on a tray at the table of guests enjoying Mount Nelson's iconic afternoon tea.

Teas, Coffees and Tipples

Tea connoisseurs can choose from over 60 premium loose-leaf and flowering teas, as well as local infusions such as buchu, rooibos and honeybush. Can’t decide? Opt for our signature Mount Nelson Tea, a sublime blend of Darjeeling, Kenya, Assam, Keemun, Yunnan and Ceylon with a touch of pink rose petals, giving the tea a beautiful blush colour that complements the hotel’s iconic pink walls.

Coffee lovers are also superbly catered for. Our barista guarantees an impeccable brew from the finest single-origin beans that have been sustainably sourced from Ethiopia and Rwanda. Fancy something stronger? Don’t forget to ask about our menu offering premium whiskies, cognacs and liqueurs.

Classic menu | Vegan menu | Gluten-free menu

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Sandwiches, mushroom tartlets, bobotie sausage rolls and other savoury treats are served on a tiered stand at afternoon tea.

Delectable Savoury Treats

Sourced from local producers and farmers, the savoury specialities within our Afternoon Tea are world-renowned. In the seasonally-changing menu, feast upon mushroom tartlets, salmon on seed loaf, elevated bobotie sausage rolls, roast beef sandwiches and much more, all helmed under the careful expertise of Mount Nelson’s Executive Chef, George Jardine.

Classic menu | Vegan menu | Gluten-free menu

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