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.
Delicious scones and the tea was lovely. We’ve tried several high teas in Victoria and Vancouver and this was our favourite by far. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, very cute couch and nice atmosphere. Two thumbs up!
Nice atmosphere, food was delicious.
The atmosphere, service, and tea itself was lovely. However, the sandwiches were super disappointing. They were all served on the same strong-tasting rye bread and basically were something mixed with copious amounts of cream cheese (olives, mushrooms, cucumber). The desserts also very heavily featured cream cheese. We don’t mind cream cheese, but it was just way too much. Some variety in the sandwiches (especially with some fresh veggies and maybe a different type of cheese?) would be fantastic.
A great experience!
Lovely atmosphere and lovely food. Perfect Sunday activity with a friend.
We have had Afternoon Tea in Victoria many times, this experience was at the top. The tea was great and the food was excellent. The shop is clean and bright with plenty of space between tables. Will recommend to family and friends.
Food was not as memorable as the last time I was here, which was about a year ago. Last time, I had access to Wi-Fi. This time, it "was broken."
Great food. Did not really notice that it was only vegetarian, so did not feel like we were missing out in any way. Teas and dessert were phenomenal.
We expected to sit at bigger tables as opposed to being broken up into groups of 4. However it all worked out in the end.
The staff a at Venus Sofia were fantastic! The atmosphere is delightful with a touch of French provincial decor. We truly enjoyed our tea and treats! Highly recommend!
Excellent but a bit expensive.
The tea is fantastic. The sandwiches with the afternoon tea weren't our favorite, but the sweets were wonderful. The service was the best of our experience. Our server was lovely, knowledgeable, kind and had perfect timing.
service and food was great, we had a fantastic experience.
Definetely a wonderful experience :-) Everything was so tasty. Royal experience.
Elegant tearoom perfect for first timers!
Enjoyed afternoon here while visiting Victoria recently. Was provided with great service and the tea and menu items were all delicious! Would absolutely recommend this place.
Lovely atmosphere and service. The “Devon-style” cream is a very poor substitute for the real thing. Don’t know what it was but wrong consistency and flavour.
We really enjoyed our Afternoon Tea at Venus Sophia. The atmosphere was casual, relaxed and unhurried. The staff was attentive without being intrusive. We had a lovely time and look forward to our return. Thank you!
Very considerate service, fantastic food, and expertly made tea. Atmosphere was very calm and quiet, perfect for a leisurely afternoon tea.
Great service and food. Mentioned my reservation to the staff at the front and they already had my table ready to go. My family was a bit hesitant at first since it was expensive in their mind for tea and some treats but once the signature afternoon tea sets came around, they saw the value in the quality of the food and tea. Service was fantastic and everyone enjoyed the atomsphere. Thank you so much for showing my family a get time in Victoria! Made some happy memories.
We loved our afternoon tea at the Venus Sophia Tea Room. The food was plentiful, more than we expected for an afternoon tea and the very tasty. We actually took some home because we couldn't finish it all!
I enjoyed my visit very much. Have been looking forward to your tea service when planning my trip to Victoria. Lovely!
We enjoyed the variety of savory and sweet items and price was better than the Empress Tea Room.
Everything about our experience as wonderful. A lovely high tea without a stuffy uptight atmosphere. And the gluten free tea was a success!
We had afternoon tea and thoroughly enjoyed it, from the 3 tiers of delicious treats to the tea itself, of which there was a huge selection.