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Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery

540 Fisgard St | Chinatown, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R4, Canada
+1 250-590-3953
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiche” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (27 reviews)
“cake” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, Contemporary, Healthy, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
540 Fisgard St | Chinatown, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A trip to Victoria is never complete without a visit to Venus Sophia! Great food (& tea). Very nice atmosphere.

Thank Ralph O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place to be quaint and wry cute! Unfortunately we arrived an hour from closing so the lunch was not an option. But we all enjoyed our tea selections and really enjoyed the scones and lemon cheesecake! Fun experience for our short time...More

Thank lbmastiff
ManagerVenusSophia, General Manager at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive feedback and we hope you visit us again should your travels bring you back to beautiful Victoria!

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Went for lunch and had the tea sandwich/salad lunch plate. For $18 it was underwhelming sadly. Tea sandwiches were 4 different kind of cream cheese on bread, there was a small salad and the best part was a tiny piece of kale quiche that was...More

Thank GretchyT
ManagerVenusSophia, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Hi Gretchy, Thank you for your review and we’re happy you found the tearoom cute and nice for a tea party! We are sorry to hear you were not fully satisfied with your lunch, though. The Signature Lunch is designed for those craving the dainty...More

Reviewed June 14, 2018

Our first visit to Venus was ok. We had English cream tea which consisted of two scones with jam and cream, plus tea or coffee. I am not a tea drinker but thought I would be ok there with the coffee, but unfortunately you do...More

Thank mousecatcher2016
ManagerVenusSophia, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we’re sorry you were disappointed your preferred choice wasn’t available. While we make lovely espresso based beverages with Vancouver’s organic 49th Parallel coffee; unfortunately there is very low to no demand for decaf. We want...More

Reviewed June 4, 2018

I have been to Venus Sophia many times since it first opened up in Victoria. First ever visit, I had a brunch dish, wasn't that impressed. But I often give places 2nd or even third chance. I went back when they started afternoon tea services...More

Thank Aggie C
ManagerVenusSophia, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am disappointed to read you were not completely satisfied with your experience, as we strive to create a unique and wonderful tea time for all of our guests. We also strive to offer you...More

Reviewed May 29, 2018

We loved the royal wedding theme cake and cucumber sandwiches!!! The tea shop was so cute and nice, the staff who helped us were amazing.

Thank Courtney D
ManagerVenusSophia, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Thank you so much Courtney, this special Royal Afternoon Tea set was a joy for us to create and share with all our guests. Very happy you enjoyed your experience thoroughly, please come back soon!

Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

The Venus Sophia was excellent and has an inviting atmosphere, good food and great staff. It could use some vegan friendly pastries, but otherwise it high quality but at a fair value.

Thank Joel B
ManagerVenusSophia, Manager at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thank you Joel for your warm feedback! Delighted you enjoyed your tea time and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Every time my mother comes and visit we do High tea. This time we went to Venus Sophia. What a beautiful shop, great decorations and great vibe. The tea, food and service were wonderful. One of my favorite for sure. We will be going back....More

Thank clau0888
Sallie A, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and 5 star review. We're looking forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed April 29, 2018

I am a solo traveler and ordered the savory for one. I found the variety of finger sandwiches well balanced in flavor and ingredients. I ordered the rooibos tea with lavender and rose. Lovely. This tea house was recommended by the hotel staff for it's...More

Thank Barbara J
Sallie A, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Hi Barbara, Thank you for taking the time to review your afternoon tea experience. The Savoury & Scone Tea is very popular, a lovely well balanced tea time treat to enjoy anytime of the day. Very happy you found great value and quality, and that...More

Reviewed April 10, 2018

We'd heard the afternoon tea was excellent and so stopped in to see for ourselves. We had the smaller afternoon tea ($22.00) which was more than enough for us. A few small delicious tea sandwiches, and 5 or 6 small samples of lovely deserts. A...More

Thank ClaireEdmonton
Sallie A, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Dear Claire, Thank you for your positive review. Very happy you visited based on recommendation and that you found our variety of afternoon tea sets excellent. The last afternoon tea seating is at 4 pm when our kitchen closes, desserts and tea/coffee are served between...More

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We offer a large variety of fruit & naturally flavoured teas, cocoa and cold soda or apple juice. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Fisgard St | Chinatown, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-590-3953
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Description
Venus Sophia is a casual chic tea room and vegetarian restaurant located at the heart of Victoria's historic Chinatown. It is a popular destination for people looking to nourish their body, heart and soul with our uniquely styled afternoon tea sets, warm service and unparalleled ambience. We highly recommend bringing your loved ones to join you ..... or a good book to get lost in. At Venus Sophia we strive to give you the freshest and most wholesome ingredients, as local and organic as possible. We are dedicated to preparing everything from scratch with love and care, just for you. We are a creative, family run, locally operated restaurant since 2011. Globe & Mail's choice tearoom for the Royal Tour 2016. Top rated by Conde Naste Traveller & USA Travel Today. Winner of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence 2017, 2016 & 2015. #teatimeinstyle
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