a fashionable way to entertain
… for special occasions, celebrations or just a wonderful little treat.
high tea with a difference
Why our afternoon tea is sought after in Knysna
Exquisitely laid tables either indoors or outside in the beautiful garden, with fresh flowers and impeccable table service
Sumptuous sweet and savoury treats handmade by Sandy and her team to suit your specific preferences, dietary requirements or budget
Welcome glass of chilled MCC, followed by unlimited hand-selected teas from all over world and unlimited speciality coffees from our coffee bar
How it all began…
Sandy and I recently experienced a Mount Nelson Afternoon Tea in Cape Town and we fell in love with the old-world charm of the bygone era.
We learned that in 1840, it was Duchess Anna Russell, who first requested a tray of tea, bread, butter and cakes to be sent to her room at 4pm as dinner was served so late. She started inviting friends to enjoy it with her and by 1880, this was a fashionable way to entertain.
We have drawn from our experience and have crafted an Oak Leaf Afternoon Tea offering which can be booked for special occasions, celebrations or just a wonderful little treat.
What to expect
Weather permitting, your table will be set inside near a fireplace or outside in the beautiful garden, under umbrellas. The table will be laid with linen tablecloths and napkins and set with fresh flowers.
The delectable selection of sweet and savoury treats will be served on tiered cake platters and will consist of 6 sweet treats, 6 savoury treats and a basket of freshly baked butter scones with jam & whipped cream.
High Tea can be booked for any day Tuesday – Sunday between 11am – 3pm. Please note that we will require at least 2 days notice in order to prepare.
We can also tailor-make your afternoon tea to suit special dietary requirements or budget.
Price: R395 per head
Please contact us for any further enquiries or to book:
- Leeanne 082 061 3166
- Oak Leaf Café Reservations 066 141 5204 | email@example.com
Delectable selection of treats
Examples of sweet treats:
- Mini carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
- Mini milk tart dusted with cinnamon & sugar
- Mini fresh fruit & whipped cream pavlova
- Mini chocolate roulade filled with cream & caramel
- Mini pasteis de nata
- Chocolate peanut date ball
Examples of savoury treats:
- Mini quiche
- Mini salmon & cream cheese bruschetta
- Mini rainbow roll
- 3 tea sandwiches: cucumber / pastrami & Dijon mustard / cheddar, tomato & pesto