Chicago has a vast number of places for those who enjoy a good cup of coffee. However, if you fancy a nice cup of tea when you’re on a break from sightseeing, the city has plenty of good spots to sample an afternoon tea.
The Drake Hotel
Taking tea in the Palm Court at The Drake Hotel is somewhat of a Chicago tradition. Visitors staying in the holiday apartments across the city can relax in the elegant surroundings, eat dainty sandwiches, and drink a variety of teas from china cups while a live harpist plays.
The Langham Chicago
Afternoon tea at The Langham is a very British affair. If it wasn’t for the setting by the Chicago River, you might even forget where you are. They pay particular attention to the finer details without going over the top; you’ll find Wedgwood china and delicious ingredients here.
Serenitea Tea Café
Afternoon tea in this tea room has a distinctly homely feel, which could make you want to stay all day. It has an extensive tea menu and bakes all the food to order, so reservations are essential. They don’t skimp on the portions, and you can also find gluten-free and vegan options.
Spencer’s Jolly Posh Foods
If you’re looking for a real British afternoon tea alongside a proper British accent, head to this Lakeview venue. It provides excellent value for money and you’ll feel so at home that you won’t want to leave. On your way out, you can also pick up some supplies in their British shop.