The Secret Garden has cute, old English decor and shortbread cookies in shapes of hearts and stars. I’m very happy Josh loves having high tea, despite its over-the-top femme attire. Don’t get this place and its crowd wrong though: last time Josh and I went on a date, we saw two jovial construction worker men enjoying themselves behind a group of older women.
My favorite tea is the Secret Garden’s Secret. Do you know what the secret ingredient is? It is a black tea with vanilla and something special. Jasmine Dragon Tears is divine – it is picked in the first three weeks of spring.
The food is also fantastic. It is different depending on when you go and if you are a meat eater or not. The expectations can be the same: little sandwiches, rolls, scones, sweet cakes. My favorite is their jam surprisingly. I always finish the jam up along with the creme on my scones.
Another place I like as well is Faubourg in Kerrisdale. I used to visit it after work just as it opened in the past. My go to drink has always been a Marco Polo Tea to go. Below is a dog cake from Faubourg.