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High tea and happy hour are on the menu at this delightful modern restaurant in downtown Vancouver

Palate Kitchen is inviting tea and brunch lovers to try out their weekend High Tea and weekday happy hour brunch selections.
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Palate Kitchen’s High Tea selections. Photo: Palate Kitchen.

Pinkies up, because tea time has arrived on the menu!

Tea lovers are cordially invited to join High Tea at Palate Kitchen — the contemporary cafe and restaurant by the local favourite Pallet Coffee Roasters — on West Hastings.

During seatings at 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. on weekends this fall, you and up to five guests can come experience afternoon high tea at Palate. Or, you can also enjoy Palate Kitchen’s regular brunch and lunch menus instead of or in addition to high tea.

High tea guests can choose from the wide selection of delicious biscuits, savoury sandwiches, and decadent sweets on the afternoon high tea menu — all of which are perfectly paired with Pallet’s specialty coffee or teas. 

Some of the delightful treats on the high tea menu include:

  • British scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

  • Sweet selections such as macarons, chocolate tarts, mini carrot cakes, and tiramisu verrine.

  • Savoury selections such as club sandwiches, mini beef burgers, vol-au-vent mushroom truffles, gravlax salmon canapes, and croque-monsieur.


Palate Kitchen’s High Tea. Photo: Palate Kitchen.

Tea options vary from the nutty and sweet Darjeeling Okayti Estate to the fruity and sweet Eastern Beauty Oolong. You can also travel the world through your taste buds by sipping on the Kenya Nandi Hills Black Tea and the China Mao Jian Green Tea. Then, try the Mint Bergamot blend to refresh your palate.

To add some more spark to your high tea, try the sparkling wine or champagne selections by the glass, Palate's signature grapefruit, blueberry, and mint mimosa, or the signature peach, earl grey, and rose water mimosa, and the classic caesar or Van Gogh espresso martini cocktails. 

Table reservations are highly recommended as high tea seatings are limited. You can reserve your table for an upcoming weekend high tea time at palatekitchen.com.


Fruit bowl from Palate Kitchen’s Happy Hour Brunch menu. Photo: Palate Kitchen.

For those looking for a new brunch spot to feast at, Palate has got this covered too!

During the weekdays, diners can take advantage of Palate Kitchen’s Happy Hour brunch menu, which is available on Wednesdays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with prices below $12.

Brunch menu items include:

  • Two eggs (any style) on sourdough toast with half a baked tomato — and half an avocado if you so choose. 

  • Vegan Taktouka Skillet with scrambled eggs, grilled peppers, and fresh tomato sauce topped with arugula and virgin olive oil.

  • Palate Breakfast with two eggs (any style),  bacon, sausage, sourdough toast, roasted potatoes, half a baked tomato, and baked beans. 

  • Eggs Benedict with two poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce, kale, and a choice of bacon, mushrooms, or BBQ pulled pork on a semolina biscuit. 

  • Cinnamon French Toast topped with a mascarpone praline with seasonal berries, ginger crumb, meringue, caramel sauce, and poppy seeds.

You can top it all off with a classic mimosa for a classic brunch serving. 

Bon appetit!

For more info, visit palatekitchen.com and follow Palate Kitchen on Instagram.