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.
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
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.
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.
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.
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:)
Very nice food and atmosphere. The tea recommendations were stunning.
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.!!'
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 😁
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.
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.
Lovely teas and food in a calming atmosphere.
Fillings in sandwiches too thin. Quiche too small. Scone was amazing for sure!! But this was way overpriced - bread even dried out. Very disappointing.
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!
If only the parking was easier but the tea feast was very good.
Loved our visit for tea and yummy sandwiched and scones with off course clotted cream.
Terrific service and wonderful high tea!
Hostess was very nice.
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.
Great service, lovely setting and although I am not vegetarian delightfully tasty food.
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
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.
Nice place, fresh food and a relaxing atmosphere.
It is a lovely place, with great food. The portions for the price are a bit small.
Really enjoyed our time and our meal. We will be back!! Thank you!
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.
This tea experience was just okay, it will not wow you. Overall not worth it for the price.
Absolutely lovely place for afternoon tea. Great price for the quality of food and service.