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.
Thank you for the wonderful experience! Lorrie
This was our first time to Venus Sophia. We are thankful they were able to accommodate all 20 of us and we were not rushed. We had a great time and everything was amazing. Thank you!!
The atmosphere was quaint and totally in keeping with the 'high tea' experience. The wait staff were attentive without being intrusive allowing us to take our time. one of the best value for the money tea venues I've been at
Thank you for accommodating our group of 8. We enjoyed our tea, and our time together. The only suggestion that I would have is that you consider providing cushions for the wooden chairs.
I booked afternoon tea for my Mom's 94th birthday. She was treated like a queen! Everything was absolutely lovely, from the three tiered gluten free plate of sandwiches and sweets, to the candle in her special piece of chocolate torte. The china table setting was elegant, the atmosphere was cozy, and the service outstanding. Thank you Venus Sophia! From a grateful Maritimer.
I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere along with my tea and goodies.
Even before I booked, Sally at Venus Sophia was fantastic at answering my questions promptly and helping me set up a large group visit. The afternoon tea service itself was everything I hoped for.
Such a nice little tea room. Service was on point. Sandwiches and goodies were delicious. Will be returning!
Venus Sophia is a great place for friends and family to enjoy an amazing afternoon tea experience. Such a convenient location and super cute interior. 10/10 would recommend!! Had such a delightful time celebrating one of my close friend's birthday. She had never been and she adored it. ❤
Exceeded my expectations. Great little place for a variety of teas and food. Highly recommend.
Great afternoon tea with my mum and grandma. We weren’t rushed what so ever and spent a lovely 2hrs on a Sunday afternoon. Even after paying we changed our minds and decided to stay a little longer to enjoy the atmosphere and had another pot of tea! Highly recommend, the food was delicious especially the scones and quiche!
Appreciated being allowed to share a cream tea.
Super elegant atmosphere and top quality, delicious food. A bit on the pricier side, but a visit to Venus Sophia is a treat!
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.