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“Awesome spot with divine food and warm hosts” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tea under the Trees

Tea under the Trees
Ranked #1 of 8 Coffee & Tea in Paarl
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Berlin, Germany
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Awesome spot with divine food and warm hosts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you come along Paarl you must stop there for a tea, a home-made lemonade, a salad, a piece of cake and enjoy the surrounding. There are some tables under the trees to choose from. It's a children-friendly place and has a tiny fleemarket kind of shop enclosed.
Wonderful location to rest a little and enjoy life.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Mina-Vianne
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Paarl, South Africa
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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Idyllic and out of this world!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

Tea under the trees knows how to "get it right"!! The setting is like a movie set. The service is is just so well done for a tea garden. Attentive, but relaxed. Friendly but not too much.
The mix between the "high tea" feeling and being child friendly is perfectly struck. I have never had such wonderful carrot cake in my entire life and have had lots in many many places in 40 years!!!
Very well priced for the quality and quantity.
Even if you walk in 15 minutes before closing, no one will rush you - you will still have the same quality Tea under the trees service.
There is a little shop with odds and ends where you might just fine a little treasure for your home or for a loved one. Do not miss this Paarl gem!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Paljas1976
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Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful outdoor experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Amazing lawns, great setting, friendly service. Excellent Tea and Cake. Excellent experience with small children.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Ingrid B
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Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of my favourite places in Paarl!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

Tea Under the Trees is such a beautiful, tranquil venue with the most amazing garden. A lot of love, care and thought has been invested into every detail of this place, with friendly and helpful staff that always make you feel welcome. This is one of my favourite places to escape to for coffee and cake with a friend. I can definitely recommend it.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Marti-Mari K
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Cape Town, South Africa
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Service doesn't live up to the venue”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

The garden setting and historical homestead is exquisite. Sadly the service and simple food doesn't quite meet the same level. We had made a prior booking. On arrival, instead of being shown to our table the person who received us pointed towards the garden and kept referring to beyond the "green table". When I kept asking for clarity because I didn't know where the green table was she just kept pointing in a general direction, but made no effort to show us or arrange for one of the waitresses to show us to our table.

We then waited to be attended to, but eventually had to go and ask for service. Service was overall very slow. Although the food was not bad it wasn't overly impressive. The apple tart was very thin and sorely lacking in apple. Also a little over-browned on top.

With just a little improvement to the quality of the food and quicker service, this venue would be phenomenal.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank mamagos
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