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14 Affordable High Tea Sessions At $35++ Or Less So You Can Lead The Tai Tai Life

2nd May 2023

Best affordable high tea in Singapore

While our sunny island is home to many drool-worthy high tea spots, I find most of the prices bo hua given that we are being served morsels of food. Hence, this affordable high tea in Singapore list is for people like me who wish to step tai tai, but do not want to spend like one. Priced under $35++ per person, you definitely get value-for-money to go with those atas vibes.

1. Wildseed Cafe

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Tucked away in Seletar Aerospace Park, Wildseed Cafe offers a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Make yourself at home in this charming colonial house, and pamper yourself with their Afternoon Tea Set ($58++ for two).

Start off with some Almond and Lavender Financiers, continue with their Mocha Tartlets before refreshing your palate with bites of their Crab Salad Croissant. End off your meal sipping a coffee, to go along with their sweet Macarons to complete your afternoon tea session!

Website | Full list of outlets
Wildseed Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery

2. Violet Oon

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Violet Oon is one of Singapore’s pre-eminent authorities in Peranakan food, so expect to find legit Nyonya kueh in their Singapore High Tea Set ($59++ for two). There are 13 different bites in the platter, including their signature Kuay Pie Tee, so you can definitely stretch your dollar.

Special mention goes to their Kueh Ko Sui. Sink your teeth into this soft and chewy steamed cake, made with pandan and coconut-infused rice and tapioca flour. For those who prefer savoury flavours, their Chilli Crab Tartlet with Quail Egg will wow you with its spicy kick.

Website | Full list of locations
Violet Oon is not a halal-certified eatery

3. Sol & Ora

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Escape to Sentosa for high tea at Sol & Ora, an idyllic, infinity poolside restaurant set on the seventh floor of The Outpost Hotel. High tea here, in spite of the posh location, is priced at $35++ a person. You’ll get panoramic views of the beach as you indulge in treats including Lavender Financier and Quiche Mushroom with Truffle Caviar, Hazelnut and Praline Cake, Dark Chocolate Tiramisu and more.

Address: 10 Artillery Avenue, Sentosa Island, Level 7, The Outpost Hotel, Singapore 099951
High tea hours: Thurs-Sun 3pm to 4:30pm
Tel: 8879 8765
Sol & Ora is not a halal-certified eatery

4. TWG Tea

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TWG Tea is synonymous with atas tea blends, so it’s no surprise that their tea time set menus are just as classy and luxurious. If you’re a tai tai on a budget, their 1837 ($20++) tea set is best suited for you. Pair a cup of tea with your choice of two muffins or scones, served with TWG tea jelly and whipped cream. 

For those who prefer a more extensive selection, their Chic ($35++) set for two is a better alternative. This comes with an assortment of sandwiches, sweets, and tea, plus their signature scones or muffins. 

Website | Full list of outlets
TWG Tea is not a halal-certified eatery

5. Brunches Cafe

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Exploring Brunches Cafe is akin to a treasure hunt. From the rotary dial phone to the gramophone, you’ll stumble upon a litany of old-school gems at this vintage cafe. The jewel in the crown is this refurbished Mini Cooper, converted into a seating booth; every spot is simply too IG-worthy to pass. However, this spot is highly coveted, so be sure to call in advance to chope it!

Once you’re settled in, lean on the leather sofa and tuck into the Brunches High Tea Set ($44.90++ for two). There are only 10 of these sets available each day, housed in an intricate birdcage. This set offers a selection of sweet and savoury treats, including mini burgers, tarts, and cakes, plus a pot of tea. End your afternoon with their Cooling & Inner Strength ($7.50++) tea and enjoy the reinvigorating notes of red dates and dried longan.

Address: 96 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218381
High tea hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 10pm
Tel: 8685 8488
Brunches Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery

6. Ohayo Mamasan

Sweet Time Tea Party

If you’re looking for affordable high tea in town, check out Ohayo Mamasan at 313 Somerset for their tea party sets that serve two each! Served from 2:30pm to 6pm daily, you get to choose between Sweet Time Tea Party and Mixed Messages Tea Party, both of which are priced at $38++ and come with a pot of tea. 

An extra $20++ gets you two glasses of Passion Mimosa, an alcoholic tipple of passionfruit juice and prosecco, while a $65++ set is served with a carafe of Daiginjo House Sake. Expect a selection of sweet and savoury bites in your high tea set here; we were impressed with their kani salad shells and beef sliders.

Check out our Ohayo Mamasan review!

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #01-29, 313 Somerset, Singapore 238895
High tea hours: Daily 2:30pm to 6pm
Tel: 8875 2777
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7. JUMBO Seafood

JUMBO Seafood doesn’t only serve crabs and seafood, but have a very affordable Afternoon Tea Set (from $34.90++) as well that’s exclusive to their ION Orchard outlet. Feast on their signature Baked JUMBO Chilli Crab Puffs or Baked Salted Egg Lava Mochi Pastry while looking out into the skyline view of Orchard Road. End off your meal with sweet treats like Mini Chilled Mango Sago Pomelo

Read our JUMBO Afternoon Tea review.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #04-09, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Afternoon tea hours: Daily 2pm to 5:30pm
Tel: 6737 3435
JUMBO Seafood is not a halal-certified eatery

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8. Arteastiq

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Right at the heart of Orchard Road rests Arteastiq, with their National Treasure Afternoon Tea Set ($58++ for two). Other than being a boutique teahouse, they are also an art studio that allows you to paint while sipping on coffee. Enjoy local bites such as Kueh Pie Tee and Satay Chicken, as well as sweets including Rainbow Kueh Lapis as you unleash your inner Picasso.

Address: 333A Orchard Road, #04-14/15, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238867
High tea hours: Sun-Mon 1pm to 5pm
Tel: 6235 8370
Arteastiq is not a halal-certified eatery

9. L’Eclair Patisserie Cafe

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Fans of French eclairs rejoice, there’s something for you at L’Eclair Patisserie. Their Degustation High Tea Set ($65) is carefully prepared by chefs who have been trained at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Savour their Mini Savoury Scones and Parmesan Onion Crostini, then finish off with their signature 6 Assorted Mini Eclairs. This set requires reservations to be made in advance. You can book here.

Address: 190 Clemenceau Avenue, #01-28, Singapore Shopping Centre, Singapore 239924
High tea hours: Daily 12pm to 1.30pm, 2pm to 3.30pm, 4pm to 5.30pm
Tel: 6635 7909
L’Eclair Patisserie is not a halal-certified eatery

10. Sol & Luna

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The sister restaurant to Sol & Ora is Sol & Luna, located in the tranquil Sky Garden at CapitaSpring, AKA right smack in CBD. 17 floors up from the bustle of the city, you’ll be surprised to find that the High Tea Menu here will set you back just $28++ a person!

Expect a selection of delectable treats here that’ll satisfy both sweet and savoury cravings: Gougeres, Mushroom Duxelles Vol Au Vent, Chestnut Mandarin Mont Blanc, Ispahan Tart, and more.

Address: 88 Market Street, #17-01, CapitaSpring, Singapore 048948
High tea hours: Daily 2:30pm to 5pm
Tel: 8031 4316
Sol & Luna is not a halal-certified eatery

11. EagleWings Loft

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For affordable high tea that doesn’t require travelling to town or faraway parts of Singapore, check out EagleWings Loft, located just at King Albert Park MRT Station—perfect for when you’re done walking the Rail Corridor. Their daily high tea sets start from just $12++ a person for the Taster Set For One, which comes with your choice of four sweet or savoury classics, including macarons, Ispahan Shooters, Ham & Cheese Scones and more.

Then, there are premium sets such as Duo on Deck ($45++ for two), where you’ll be treated to the entire selection of classics, plus two servings of a premium snack and two coffees or teas.

Address: 9 King Albert Park, #01-33/34/56/57 KAP Residences Mall, Singapore 598332
High tea hours: Daily 2pm to 5pm
Tel: 6264 7787
EagleWings Loft is not a halal-certified eatery

12. The Hainan Story

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Enjoy the Hainanese High Tea set at The Hainan Story Introduction, AKA their Hillion Mall outlet. The locally inspired afternoon tea is affordably priced at $34.10 for two, which works out to just $17.05 per person! Each three-tiered high tea set comes with Hainanese teatime favourites including assorted cakes and cookies, as well as satay with a house special pineapple sauce.

If you’re heading to the Hotel Boss outlet, you can enjoy the same set, priced at $37.90, around the clock!

Addess: 17 Petir Road, #01-15/16, Hillion Mall, Singapore 678278
High tea hours: Daily 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Tel: 6291 1969
The Hainan Story is not a halal-certified eatery

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13. Simplicite

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Treat yourself to a Parisian Afternoon Tea Set ($49++ for two) at Simplicite, previously known as Fresh Fruits Lab, and live out your best Emily in Paris dreams right here in Singapore. The chic cafe, located in Kembangan, serves a modern European menu, so you can look forward to macarons, Classic Opera Cake, Tarte au Chocolat and more.

Balance the sugar out with Truffle Cold Angel Hair and Smoked Salmon Canape too, with your choice of tea or coffee to end the high tea sesh.

Address: 351 Changi Road, Lorong Marzuki, Singapore 419818
High tea hours: Tue-Sun 2pm to 6pm
Tel: 6677 6741
Simplicite is not a halal-certified eatery

14. The Coastal Settlement

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Head to The Coastal Settlement for afternoon tea that’s priced at $19++ per person. You’ll have to bring at least one other person with you, however, because there’s a minimum order of two for this afternoon tea set. Each diner gets a free flow of coffee or tea, as well as local delights such as beef rendang, siew mai, and prawn crackers, alongside assorted cakes and pastries.

Other than the afternoon tea set, The Coastal Settlement also has a selection of snacks, pizzas, and desserts that are available during the high tea hours of 3:30pm to 5:30pm daily. Get Spam Fries ($16++), or Portobello Fries ($16++): deep-fried panko-coated mushrooms dusted with parmesan and served with truffle mayo.

Address: 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529
High tea hours: Daily 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Tel: 6475 0200
The Coastal Settlement is not a halal-certified eatery

Where to have affordable high tea in Singapore

With these affordable high tea places, you no longer have to fret over where to hang out at with your girlfriends. For more affordable places to dine, check out our list of cheap dim sum in Singapore, as well as halal buffets in Singapore starting from just $7.90.

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This article was originally written on 21 June 2019.
Featured image adapted from @solandluna.sg, @solandora.sg, @violetoonsingapore

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