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Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery

540 Fisgard Street | Chinatown, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R4, Canada
+1 250-590-3953
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
International, Contemporary, Healthy, 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A group of us went for high tea and quite enjoyed ourselves. There is a great selection of teas from which we could choose and our tea was piping hot when it arrived. Then there was a tower of sandwiches and sweets to share. The...More

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 4 days ago

I met my girlfriend at Venus Sophia for a delicious lunch and tea. Love this place! The setting is warm, lovely and inviting. We had such a nice time chatting and sipping our yummy tea in pretty, vintage floral teacups while dining on a delicious...More

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Thank helga727
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent veggie food, with lots of flavour, elegantly presented in really relaxing surroundings. The tea house does a proper high tea spread, on tower plates, with a variety of sandwiches, scones, and sweet snacks.

Thank Chris R
Sallie A, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Chris, delighted you enjoyed your visit and looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Regards, Sallie A.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this little gem in Chinatown of all places. The food was delicious and plentiful. Tea was divine. I've been to the Empress Hotel for High Tea and Venus Sophia was just as good for a fraction of the price.

Thank cderoy
Sallie A, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your five star review, delighted you enjoyed everything!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stumbled upon Venus Sophia as I was looking for high tea options in Victoria- I wanted something less touristy and ideally less expensive than the Empress. I went for afternoon tea with my mother and my aunt and we all loved it. The space...More

Thank aderoy
Sallie A, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, I'm happy your family enjoyed a very special tea time at Venus Sophia. Our delicious treats and savories change by the season and rotate frequently; always homemade and fresh. I hope you can visit us again soon to try...More

Reviewed September 17, 2017

Came in for afternoon tea with family from out of town who wanted a tea experience without paying $80 at the Empress. I'd been here once before and thought it was quite good. Had another nice experience here with the family. Food was delicious, tea...More

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

Thank you kindly Erin for your positive feedback. I'm happy you enjoy our atmosphere, food and warm service for your tea time retreats with your loved ones. Please do hurry back here soon! Warm regards,

Reviewed September 14, 2017

The variety and quality of food was excellent. However, for a Signature Afternoon Tea we expected a more formal atmosphere. The restaurant space is not separated from the take out counter which is the lion's share of the business and the "atmosphere" is non-existent. The...More

Thank jennyandcolinb2017
Sallie A, Owner at Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, I'm very happy that you recommend our superior quality tea, eats and treats; all made with the utmost love and care by our hard working team. I'm sorry you felt the atmosphere was lacking on your visit. Our tearoom is...More

Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here to warm up on an overcast day. We had a delicious salad and soup of the day. The energy is peaceful. The atmosphere is cozy and well lit. The staff was friendly, and the flavors are amazing. Highly...More

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

Thank you Shellie, Venus Sophia is the perfect stop to warm up with tea and nourishing, hearty food. I'm very happy you enjoyed your visit, please come back soon!

Reviewed September 4, 2017

We were in Chinatown and wanted cups of tea and coffee. We were recommended to go to Venus, which was in the area. If you want a formal English experience, with tea and coffee served in pretty cups, and have some pastries, this is a...More

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

Thank you Joyce for taking the time to write and for recommending Venus Sophia. We are a tearoom with bestselling Afternoon Tea and pastries and a more formal tea service experience as you kindly highlighted. However, everyone is also more than welcome to enjoy tea...More

Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Granted Victoria's Chinatown could be better called China Lane... so it wasn't surprising Venus Sophia had no semblance to Chinatown either but it was cute enough to draw my attention and have me order afternoon tea. Having gotten off a cruise ship we didn't order...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your positive impressions and am happy you had a chance to visit even though you were crunched for time. Happy travels!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $28
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
Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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
  • Neighborhood: 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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