a fashionable way to entertain

Afternoon Tea

… for special occasions, celebrations or just a wonderful little treat.

high tea with a difference

Why our afternoon tea is sought after in Knysna

Exquisite setting

Exquisitely laid tables either indoors or outside in the beautiful garden, with fresh flowers and impeccable table service

Sumptuous treats

Sumptuous sweet and savoury treats handmade by Sandy and her team to suit your specific preferences, dietary requirements or budget

Hand-selected teas

Welcome glass of chilled MCC, followed by unlimited hand-selected teas from all over world and unlimited speciality coffees from our coffee bar

old-world charm

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.

Leeanne & Sandy having afternoon tea at Mount Nelson
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the setting

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.

Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of Brut Classique MCC and can then order unlimited speciality teas and coffees.


Reservation details

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 | info@oakleafknysna.co.za
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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
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Speciality loose-leaf TEA MENU

Rooibos Teas

Orange & Spices Rooibos
Rooibos flavoured with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, vanilla and orange.

Blood Orange Honeybush
Honeybush flavoured with blood orange essence and orange pieces presents a less sweet and citrus edge of a honeybush base. Rich, brilliant and brightly coloured.

Black Teas

Lady Grey
Gentle bergamot flavours with a touch of Turkish rose. The aroma of citrus bergamot resonates with rose to further extend the creaminess of this black tea.

Rose Congou
This black tea belongs to the classic, scented Chinese teas. The black tea leaves and rose petals are layered during production to infuse the tea with the floral scent. It can be enjoyed with milk, if desired

coffee beans
Oolong Tea

Peach Jasmine Oolong
When sweet blooming jasmine is paired with peach, tea connection is rapidly raised to a whole different level. Resonance of fruity and floral notes is aimed to extend the sentimental experience. This angelic tea releases memories reflecting fluffy clouds and blossoming petals

Green Tea

Apple Organic Green Tea
Chinese green sencha tea flavoured with apple pieces

Herbal Tea

Herbal Immensely Beautiful
Herbal infusion with peppermint, spearmint, chamomile, berry leaves, lemongrass, lemon verbena, lavender, orange blossoms and roses. An absolutely charming refreshing tea that is lovely for the afternoon.

Fruit Tea

A fruit infusion with hibiscus, apple, rosehip, lemongrass and lemon.

Teas in tea bags

Five Roses
Freshpak Rooibos
Dilmah English Breakfast
Dilmah Earl Grey

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Oak Leaf Knysna Restaurant - High / Afternoon Tea
Oak Leaf Knysna Restaurant - High / Afternoon Tea
Oak Leaf Knysna Restaurant - High / Afternoon Tea

Ready to book your afternoon tea?

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