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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, 14 April 2019

Nice experience

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

We celebrated a friend from Ontario's 75th Birthday at Venus Sophia recently. Everything was lovely. The Food. The Scones!! The Tea. The Staff. The Location in Chinatown and The Ambiance. We will return. Thanks Venus Sophia!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

Had wonderful experience and time with my friend here!! food was great, setting was lovely, everything was great!! highly recommend!! Would definitely come back again!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

A truly enjoyable experience. The food was wonderful, the service was superb, and the atmosphere delightful. Thank you for a very memorable afternoon!

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

I come to Venus Sophia a few times per year for afternoon tea with friends. It's always a lovely indulgence, and the food and atmosphere are consistently great. I can't quite give 5 stars for service - although the waitstaff are always wonderful, it seems that there is usually only one person assigned to the entire dining room, and on more than one visit I've had to wait longer than I would like, or have had difficulty getting staff's attention, to get more water or cream for tea. Despite that, I would recommend Venus Sophia and would keep coming back - it's one of the best afternoon tea experiences in Victoria.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Great experience and a fabulous tea service. Would gladly do it again!

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Visited On Thursday, 28 March 2019

If this is your first time having tea then I would come here. It’s not touristy like some places that were adverstised. It’s quite, clean and pretty. I wanted to play dress up and wear a hat while sitting there. The service was great and they were accommodating with my child as well. Have him hot cocoa at a child tempture. If you get here and need some time to relax after flying or cruising come here to unwind. The food was not too much that you can still have room for lunch or dinner.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 March 2019

We enjoyed the tea and food but found it all immensely expensive! Won’t do it again😫

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

What a great experience :) was so fun

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Beautiful and calm setting with DELICIOUS tea and food. The Monk's blend was bar far my favorite (we tried 6 different ones). 5/5 would go back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The only negative comment is the attire of the server

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Absolutely amazing every time I have been. Staff are amazing and friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2019

we went for high tea and enjoyed our experience

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Bright, airy room, very helpful staff, wonderful combinations of sandwiches and sweets, amazing tea! Best scones that I have had in a long time. All food is made in house. The Egyptian date cake is delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

I’ve been a few times here and it’s one of my favourites! It’s a beautiful place. The food is delish, and the tea is incredible. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

Tea was delightful and delicious. We loved everything and will definitely be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

Loved the creme de la creme royal tea. Totally worth the upgrade, the food and service are top notch. Thank you Venus Sophia!

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

A charming and modern tea room, with absolutely exquisite sandwiches, incredible teas, and warm, welcoming, and refined service. A wonderful experience I hope to repeat the next time I'm in Victoria.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

We are from out of town and a trip to Victoria wouldn't be the same with high tea at Venus Sophia. We love it there and recommend it to everyone we meet, either going to Victoria or those who live there and have never been. It's not to be missed!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Sally and her crew are creative in their food presentations and the quality they thoughtfully put into each creation is a masterpiece. I highly recommend tea time at this special restaurant when in Victoria. My sisters and I enjoyed talking to Sally, will make it a point to return for more enjoyable times.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Lovely service

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Overall very nice!

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Always a wonderful place to stop and dine; you are always made to feel special.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

We had an incredibly lovely time at your tea room this weekend, and are already planning a second visit sometime soon! :)

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

The atmosphere, food and service were all lovely. The entire experience was a treat. Thank you!

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