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The Secret Garden Tea Company

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British, Canadian
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2138 40th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 1W5, Canada
+1 604-261-3070
08:00 - 18:30
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Bellevue, Washington
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great lunches and wonderful full teas. The pastries are fantastic, so even if you don't order a full tea, do order dessert with your lunch. The staff has alway been friendly and helpful. We love the new location since it can seat far more customers than the old place. The owners did a great job on decorating the new space... More 

Thank Jean T
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely find! We walked in without reservations on Easter Monday. While it was busy, the service was friendly and accommodating (a senior with a walker, no problem!) and the food fresh and delicious. Highly recommend the Secret Garden Salad, the Secret Garden trio (1/2 Sandwich, salad and soup), and toasted scone. A number of groups were enjoying amazing... More 

Thank Kathryn T
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had our friend's baby shower at this place few days ago. It was my first time here and it will be my last time. Service was terrible. I arrived a bit later than rest of the party and was not able to order food or even get tea served because of my late arrival. I ended up trying some... More 

Thank Emmie45
North Vancouver, Canada
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175 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Visited the new location of the Secret Garden and loved the decor and the mini tea option was a great in between choice for lunch , not a tradional tea a scaled down version which came with a cup of soup. Just the right amount of food. Soup was delicious. Tiny bites that accompany it okay. the service was great... More 

Thank KitKat_1955
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I came here (not for the first time!) with two friends...the new location is lovely (clean, bright, fresh-looking, with elegant decor). It's nice and big so you don't feel like you're sitting on top of neighbouring diners. I had ordered a vegetarian high tea, so mine came on a separate tiered cake stand (thanks for this!). It was far more... More 

Thank TinyD101
Nanaimo, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A friend and I went for tea at The Secret Garden recently. I cannot eat wheat so I was delighted when the server said they have a gluten free tea service! (I never expect, but I often hope… ) Everything was delicious! A very pretty room ( I liked the other one too… Not sure why they moved), but as... More 

Thank Jacqueline K
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We had the most delightful time at this charming restaurant. The bakery is filled with the most yummy treats. The scones are enormous and so good served with cream and jam. I had the banana oatmeal and just loved it. We wanted to take a friend out for a treat and this darling restaurant was just the perfect place. Parking... More 

Thank Caroline Q
Vancouver, Canada
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We took our ten year old twin grand daughters for high tea! Their eyes popped at the tiny sandwiches and tray of delectable treats, their own precious tea cups with tea pots just for them, and being served like 'ladies'. One said, "Please tell me if we are doing 'this' right." Precious that a dear place exits that has the... More 

Thank Susan C
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We went for a special birthday to celebrate my mothers 95th in Dec it was our first time to the new location. Not to impressed by how very loud it was there couldn't have a nice visit like the old location was very cosy. It has lost its charm and feels like a regular restaurant. Service was pretty good as... More 

Thank metalmacy123
Vancouver, Canada
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574 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Moved three months ago to this new location that is larger and updated, brighter. But still has tasty treats and tea. Great spot for Kerrisdale lifestlye. Enjoyed the Maple/Apple Croissant for Breakfast. Coffee is excellent, from Caffe Umbria. Good luck and enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$29
British, Canadian
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2138 40th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 1W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kerrisdale
  • Neighbourhood: Kerrisdale
  • Phone Number: +1 604-261-3070

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Kerrisdale

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Kerrisdale is Vancouver's laid-back shopping district. In contrast to Robson Street, there is more on offer, at more competitive pricing and a slower pace. Called "The Village" colloquially, over 200 storefronts and one-off shops crowd its streets with products and services. It is set in a comparatively sleepy part of town, with tasteful homes and tree-lined walks. Many of its buildings are listed on the Heritage registry, making it a wonderful place to amble and take in the visual history. Moreover, Kerrisdale's healthy consumer culture is especially apt for those interested in culinary, specialty, or children's shops, boasting more of these than anywhere else, meaning that it's a busy spot for families and hobbyists on the weekends.
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