Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery

540 Fisgard Street, Victoria, Canada, V8W 1R4
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Experience afternoon tea in a beautifully designed, chic space with warm, boutique-style service. Our casually elegant take on afternoon tea will make you want tea time to be a part of your regular rituals. Come with us on a journey to celebrate the absolute best of European tea room and cafe culture. They say Venus Sophia has that irrisistable je ne sais quoi and really, really delicious food.

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery

Venus Sophia is a modern tea room in Victoria's historic Chinatown. A hidden gem that will surprise and charm you with its beautiful decor, warm ambience and delicious, local forward house made food. Venus Sophia is where the locals go for an authentic Afternoon and High Tea experience in Victoria. Our Afternoon Tea has everyone talking, from Conde Nast Traveller to Forbes Travel and a recommendation from the Globe & Mail 2017 Royal Tour coverage. Proud winners of the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for three consecutive years since 2015.

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

While it wasn't cheap, the service was great. The food was quite tasty and there was a good amount. We liked the decor and atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

I have been to many high tea places around Victoria. This is my favourite because of the wonderful selection of food, choice of teas and quiet, beautiful environment. I look forward to going back and trying the lunch menu. Only disappointment was there was 2 teas on the menu that weren't available. Hopefully those will be there next time I go.

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

I took my mom here for her birthday and she loved it! We went at just after noon on a Friday, and enjoyed the Signature Afternoon Tea set. I had the Cream Earl Grey which was delicious, and the tray of sandwiches and treats was a perfect mix of flavours. The quantity was even enough for us to take home some of the desserts for later. The atmosphere was so cute and cozy, and the service was super friendly. I believe the pricing was well worth the experience and compares well against other tea places in town. Would definitely recommend:)

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Very nice food and atmosphere. The tea recommendations were stunning.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

You can't help but feel relaxed and yet motivated for your tea service when stepping into Venus Sophia.It is delightful. The food exceeds expectations! Tiered plate gets delivered to table: 'Oh my goodness that looks amazing!' First bite of tea item: Amazing doesn't fully describe it. . . .'This is the best.!!'

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

We absolutely LOVE your Royal High Tea! The blend of flavours is beyond perfect. Everything is fresh and tasty. And our server was absolutely wonderful. The only downside was there was no Blue Saphire Earl Grey tea available for post tea sale. Guess we’ll have to come back soon 😁

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

We had a wonderful experience last summer and returned expecting the same. We were extremely disappointed by our experience yesterday. Our server barely spoke to us and did not take the time to go over the menu. When we ordered it took nearly 20mins for our tea to arrive and I did not receive the tea I had ordered. My cake was bland and dry and the entire time we were seated we were never checked in on. Eventually my mother in-law got up to find us some water and brought it back to the table. These are all expected things at a regular cafe but we expected a lot more considering the price tag attached. We won’t be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

The atmosphere in the dining room was lovely, very relaxed, with tables far enough apart to make conversation comfortable. The server was very professional and did a wonderful job and managed to cater to my dietary restrictions. The tea was wonderful. I was a tad underwhelmed with the food but that was partly because of my restrictions.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

Lovely teas and food in a calming atmosphere.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Fillings in sandwiches too thin. Quiche too small. Scone was amazing for sure!! But this was way overpriced - bread even dried out. Very disappointing.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

I visited Venus Sophia Tea Room for high tea a few years ago with my daughter and this fall, brought my daughter in law there for tea. It was just as lovely as I had remembered and we enjoyed our experience there very much. Tasty food and delicious teas. I'd recommend this tea room to anyone who desires a delightful English high tea experience!

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 September 2019

If only the parking was easier but the tea feast was very good.

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Loved our visit for tea and yummy sandwiched and scones with off course clotted cream.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Terrific service and wonderful high tea!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 September 2019

Hostess was very nice.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

One of the best tea experiences I have had in a while. The zuchini quiche was so delicious. The teas were great too. Amazing selection of vegetarian options for tea lovers.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Great service, lovely setting and although I am not vegetarian delightfully tasty food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Compared to other teas I’ve had in Victoria area the food was mediocre and over priced. The setting excelled but knowledge of tradition tea practices lacking

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

What a lovely time we had at the smart and crisply decorated Venus Sophia tea room! My tweens really enjoyed it as well. The tea room was especially accommodating of gluten free sensitivities - my GF daughter was in GF pastry fantasyland! Delightful service and great value.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

Nice place, fresh food and a relaxing atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

It is a lovely place, with great food. The portions for the price are a bit small.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 August 2019

Really enjoyed our time and our meal. We will be back!! Thank you!

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 August 2019

This was a wonderful tearoom, and I only wish they would open one just like it in Seattle! Having a strictly vegetarian tearoom is a great idea for many people like me. The food tasted great, and the tea was fabulous! I wish it could have been a little cheaper, but it's pretty reasonable compared to the other fancy tea rooms in the hotels in Victoria. Also its location in the middle of Chinatown makes it a fun place to walk to and explore the area.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 August 2019

This tea experience was just okay, it will not wow you. Overall not worth it for the price.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Absolutely lovely place for afternoon tea. Great price for the quality of food and service.

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