If you’re looking for the perfect spot for afternoon tea in Bali , or high tea in Bali as some would call it, then look no further.
Tea in a pot, scones with cream and jam, finger sandwiches and dainty cakes. Yes, the English tradition has spread far and wide! One the island of the gods, with its slower pace of life, seems to be an appropriate place to continue the ritual. Afternoon tea in Bali , followed quickly by sunset cocktails — doesn’t sound too bad if you ask us!
Biku Bali (Seminyak)
Biku provides the cosiest atmosphere you can find for afternoon tea in Bali. This venue blends together the unique combination of a tea lounge, restaurant, antiques and book store.
A celebrated dining venue in Seminyak, the High Tea at Biku is a favourite of the restaurant’s patrons, with a menu that includes delectable varieties of finger sandwiches, scones with jam and fresh whipped cream, and a selection of sweet treats. Biku takes on a life of its own in a historic 150-year-old Teak Joglo from East Java. The joglo was once an antiques store but has been converted into a restaurant and is now Biku.
Jalan Raya Petitenget 888
+62 851 00570888
Azul Beach Club (Legian)
With its gorgeous beachfront porch overlooking the expansive, legendary Legian Beach, Azul Beach Club is the area’s premier lifestyle destination. This three-storey, bamboo tree house exudes the tropical life, where sunshine and poolside living come together with amazing food and Tiki cocktails!
But what does a beach club know about afternoon tea? Oh – they know. Azul has put their own twist on the usual afternoon tea in Bali with their ‘Tipsy Tea experience. Yes, that’s exactly what it sounds like.
Imagine a high tea, but tipsy! Azul Beach Club has gone a little mad and decided to mix exotic teas with classic liquor.
This unique afternoon tea comes in two packages, one of which includes a choice of classic tea and a scrumptious selection of homemade and authentically Victorian sweet & savoury delicacies. The other option also includes the same appetizing sweet and savoury light bites, but with an intoxicating spirit-laced tea selection to give your afternoon a sweet punch. Take one of their booths and enjoys the beachfront views! Includes complimentary access to pool too. Available 3pm – 6pm.
Azul Beach Club
Jl. Padma, No. 2, Legian
+62 361 765 759
W Bali Seminyak
Inspired by the colours and magic of Alice in Wonderland, specifically the wildly wonderful tea party of the Mad Hatter, W Bali Seminyak presents their ‘A Mad T-Party’.
Taking place at the stunning W Lounge, which enjoys views out to the cascading terraced pool and the beach beyond, from 2.30pm-5pm you can indulge on the resort’s own twist of the afternoon ritual. Enjoy a creatively quirk offering of colourful treats, be their ‘Hey Sweety’ with green tea cheese cakes, strawberry and chocolate tarts and more; or take the ‘Savor Me’ option with a selection of shrimp salad, smoked salmon, millefuille, wild mushroom and more. Enjoy these with freshly brewed coffees, a variety of teas – or spice it up with their bespoke cocktails or French champagne. With swaying palms and crashing waves as your vista, this is an ultimate afternoon tea in Bali ! “See you down the rabbit hole.”
W Bali Seminyak
Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak
+62 361 3000106
St. Regis Bali Resort (Nusa Dua)
Afternoon tea in Bali doesn’t get more exquisite than at The St. Regis Bali Resort. Taking the legacy of the afternoon tea tradition at the St. Regis New York, The King Cole Bar in the Bali property presents its own spin, with an elaborate spread enjoyed in the very plush bar setting.
The spread includes both hot and cold delicacies, including premier bites such as a river lobster pie and house-made smoked salmon. The resort’s award-winning pastry team also presents Valrhona chocolates, homemade pralines and ice cream, with afternoon tea classics of scones to complement with chantily cream and finger sandwiches. The resort’s own tea master will complete the afternoon tea experience while you bask in the relaxing ambience of the classic piano playing in the background. Available from 3pm to 5.30pm.
St. Regis Bali Resort
ITDC Lot S6, Nusa Dua
+62 361 8478111
Hotel Tugu Bali (Canggu)
A visit to the Hotel Tugu Bali is to experience age-old Indonesia. Adorned with artefacts of the past, wooden carvings, statues and art throughout the property, this destination is an ode to Indonesian heritage and culture. With that, their afternoon tea experience presents the best of Indonesian flavours.
Tugu’s Sunset High Tea is set up in the lobby verandah. Between 4.30pm to 6pm, you can taste the flavours of Indonesia’s loved ‘market snacks’, or ‘Jajan Pasar’. These are local delicacies which capture the hearts of the Indonesian people, a taste of home, a taste of childhood. Enjoyed surrounded by this wholly Indonesian decor, the mood is set! The dessert selection changes daily, complemented with varieties of tea leaves and Indonesian coffees, such as Balinese Coffee, Toraja Coffee, and Tugu’s own Kawisari Coffee from its Blitar plantation. If you’re after a local take of afternoon tea in Bali , this is where to go!