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.
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.
So amazing! Our server was informative and helpful, the food was scrumptious, and the tea menu was expansive and had a brew for everyone. The tea room is very well decorated and unique compared to many of the tea rooms in Victoria. It was quiet, intimate, and I would highly recommend it!
We are high tea "officianados" and came to Venus Sophia for the first time. We loved the decor and atmosphere. Our server was delightful and the food was a marvelous surprise of creative flavour combos. We can't wait to return and try other menu options. It was a lovely "time apart".
We greatly enjoyed our experience at the Venus Sophia. The food and tea were delicious! We will definitely come again the next time we are in Victoria!
Venus Sophia has become one of my favourite spots downtown. It’s cozy atmosphere makes you feel right at home while you enjoy a beautiful cup of tea and tasty treats with someone special. I work in the spa industry and when ever I have a client asking about something to do down town this place is always my first suggestion! Just lovely!
Incredibly friendly staff and quick service. I only got the dessert pastries this time around but I would definitely come back to try some of the savory stuff.
When visiting Victoria six years ago a waitress in a restaurant recommended Venus Sophia to us. We loved it and have used it as the standard by which we judge other tea shops we visit. We are not vegetarians but find the food to be delicious and beautifully presented. We made it a point to return for afternoon tea while back in Victoria this week and were not disappointed. The young lady who served us was very attentive and pleasant. I also had to stock up on Cream Earl Grey because yours is the best.
A favourite spot to go for tea with friends and out-of-town guests. I brought my children here for the first time yesterday and we all had a lovely afternoon. The tea and the food were delicious.
The afternoon tea service was really nice, and a great thing to do while visiting Victoria. It would be great if there were a fully vegan option. I really appreciate the effort to accommodate my request, but some of the baked goods still had "a touch of dairy" or "very minimal dairy" in them. Not (yet) being a strict vegan, I was able to enjoy a few bites of these options, but for a strict vegan or someone with a dairy allergy, this won't do. Otherwise, it was a fantastic experience and I would do it again.
Loved our mother/daughter tea outing yesterday. Service and food was simply perfect! We will be back.
I have gluten and other food sensitivities and they were sble to provide me with options that were suitable and delicious!
We had a lovely time and will be back again!
We had an amazing experience at Venus Sophia! Our server Ally was wonderful, happy and pleasant but not over the top. Everything we had was delicious and I really appreciate the gluten free option as it is often hard to find accommodation to this degree for something like High Tea. The restaurant is super cute and the décor is cozy. We would definitely return and recommend to anyone.
Went in expecting something super fancy and out of my league but our server was AMAZING everything we ordered was so good and the bill wasn't bad at all!!
Venus Sophia provided us with a wonderful tea service and a peaceful shelter from torrential rain. They thoughtfully accommodated my food allergy, even providing an extra scone to make up for the treats that I couldn't eat. I especially loved their chai tea.Thanks for a wonderful visit!
I enjoyed it lovely and quite and no pressure to leave , relaxing and good food