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Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery

) #100 of 917 Restaurants in Victoria $$ - $$$ International, , Healthy
540 Fisgard Street | Chinatown, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R4, Canada
+1 250-590-3953
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (9 reviews)
“sandwiches” (21 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
All hours
CUISINES
International, Contemporary, Healthy, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
540 Fisgard Street | Chinatown, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R4, Canada
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1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area and looking for something to do. I searched afternoon tea and this place popped up. After a quick look at their website we called and made a reservation. They were able to accommodate us right away so down we went....More

Thank mizdot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable signature afternoon tea on a Sunday at Venus Sophia. I liked this eatery. It was bright and the décor was simple and casual and I felt like I was in someone's home. We had a scone, 3 kinds of little...More

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The decor is shabby chic, (which means cheap.) None of the dishes mstch. They try to spin this as cute, but it really means they are buying their cups and saucers from the nearby Value Village. The chairs and tables also don't match so the...More

Thank Kai S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely spot in the heart of Chinatown. Thoroughly enjoyed the tea and sweet sampler. First 'tea' experience with our kids - it was fun for all of us. We loved the tea so much we bought tins to bring home. Yum!More

Thank amyaurora
Sallie A, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful! Thank you very much for your visit, I'm happy you have a beautiful memory with your loved ones and that you took some Venus Sophia signature loose tea to remember us by. Please visit us again when your travels bring you back to...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Whenever we come to Canada we make it point to visit Venus Sophia both for the exquisite meals (mainly the cakes) and for its lovely romantic atmosphere. The service is very friendly and prices are reasonable. I wish we had such a tea-room in Switzerland!

Thank eveloxx
Sallie A, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your happy review. You never know, we may very well open up shop in Switzerland.... one day! Please come visit us again soon. Warmest wishes from Canada,

Reviewed 6 July 2017

My daughter and I love visiting Venus Sophia Tea Room everytime! The food is fabulous, and we love that we get a perfect cup of tea each time! - the décor is so welcoming and staff is top notch I would highly recommend making this...More

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Thank Laura M
Sallie A, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Laura, Thank you so much for your review. It warms my heart every time to know of the support we have from the local community. It means so much to us that you love our service, products and atmosphere, especially that you feel it's...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

Having afternoon tea here is just the best. You feel like you just stepped into the romantic era. The interior design, the cute cups and the attention to detail.. It all makes you feel like you are an aristocrat for the afternoon. The best thing...More

Thank Rick v
Sallie A, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Rick, Thank you so much for your warm and kind review. I loved reading your description of how you felt like "stepping into the romantic era".. and that you "feel like you are an aristocrat for the afternoon" at Venus Sophia. We definitely believe...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

I have been to the Venus Sophia Tea Room and Vegetarian Eatey on many occasions. The service is always great and the hostess is very pleasant. I find that their fee for High Tea is very reasonable and that their food has always been great....More

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Thank dryan01
Sallie A, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much of your positive review and recommendation. We work hard to offer a competitively priced, high quality and authentic afternoon tea service in the city - I'm delighted you mention you find the fee reasonable. Our team is dedicated and genuinely attentive,and...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food! Even if you are not vegetarian (I'm not). Beautiful little place with one of the best food in town. You should definitely try! They have options from the fancy high tea (without the fancy high tea price) to a casual quick bite. You...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is such a nice place to enjoy some quality food and a very relaxing and peaceful environment. I only wish they had the lasagna available, as advertised on their web page. apparently they don't serve it anymore... :((((More

Thank Jose V
Sallie A, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Hello Jose, thanks so much for your five star review, it's so lovely to read your warm words and we are delighted you enjoy Venus Sophia! I'm sorry the lasagna was not on the menu at the time of your visit as anticipated, and further...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
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
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Fisgard Street | 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
  • E-mail
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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