Our round-up of the 10 best afternoon tea experiences in Bali: enjoy your tea facing the ocean, in the quiet of the jungle or in the trendiest clubs on the island!
11 Places to Enjoy High Tea in Bali
Would you look at the time, it’s tea o’clock!!!
For some, when there’s tea, there is happiness….it’s the drink that soothes the soul and solves your problems. Bali has no shortage of fantastic Afternoon Tea experiences, so without further ado… let’s start with a little history on where the tradition of the afternoon tea comes from and why it has become so famous in Bali….
The Great Tradition of Afternoon Tea
The ritual of “Afternoon Tea” originated in Britain in the early 1840s and was used as a mini meal to slake your appetite which preceded the seated dinner at 8pm. Traditionally ‘Afternoon Tea’ is a meal composed of finger sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, mini sweet pastries, cakes and tea or coffee.
Unique Afternoon Tea in Bali
This English tea-ritual has become popular all over the world, and in Bali it has also been embraced and tweaked to suit a ritual on the Island paradise. Think large terraces overlooking the Indian Ocean, the evocative background of the Nusa Archipelago, luxury restaurants nestled in tropical jungles, trendy bars surrounded by the crowded beaches ~ The Island of Gods has the many places to enjoy an afternoon tea experience, in exceptional locations, featuring both international and local treats.
Read our list below of Bali’s Best Afternoon Tea experiences – we love them all for different reasons and they will definitely sweeten your day!
Sundara Bali, Jimbaran
While taking in the glorious view of Jimbaran Beach you can enjoy a little “Paris meets Bali” when you indulge in Afternoon Tea at Sundara Bali by Four Seasons. The Afternoon tea package for 2 allows for you to both enjoy 12 handcrafted bite-sized treats, which are almost too pretty to eat!
Afternoon tea includes both a savoury and sweet selection of bites. Froma smoked foie gras and lobster rolls, to strawberry opera & lime & passion fruit tart, this afternoon tea will delight your taste buds. Of course it is not afternoon tea without a large selection of specialty teas that you may choose to take hot or iced. You are choosing in Afternoon tea at a stunning Bali beach club though, you may choose to swap the tea for cocktails & champagne to match the sparkling view.
You won’t leave this Afternoon disappointed, or hungry, you may even want to extend your time here. Sundara Bali offers one of the best locations to take in the famous Jimbaran sunset. Your Afternoon tea can easily slip into an afternoon of fun in the beachfront pool and a delightful sunset experience too!
Afternoon Tea for two 650,000 Rp++
Available daily from 1pm – 5pm
FOR RESERVATIONS: Sundara Restaurant & Bar
Address: Sundara at Four Seasons Resort Bali, Jimbaran Bay
Kuta Social Club
Kuta Social Club is launching a new addition to their tantalising menu. Created by Executive Chef Ben Harrington, “Tipsy Tea” is ready to be served on Kuta’s best rooftop. Overlooking the view of Kuta Beach, this exclusive rooftop pool bar serves a seductive taste of sweet and savoury to feast your eyes and palate.
Tipsy Tea puts a delightful twist on the traditional afternoon tea culture. Here you can taste exotic drinks (think tea cocktails!) and endless options of mouth-watering light bites to accompany your whimsical tea time as you sit around the gem-blue infinity pool. or by the balcony overlooking Kuta beach.
From Hazelnut Praline Choux Craquelin and Passion Fruit & Mango Italian Meringue Pie with rich fillings, to the moist Peanut Butter & Chocolate Gateau, Kuta Social Club’s selections will surely satisfy your sweet tooth! Additionally, they have Buttermilk Fruit Scones served with homemade strawberry jam and cream for those who want to stick with the classics.
You can also enjoy a range of savoury selections including the tasty Korean-inspired Gochujang & Cheddar Cheese Pinwheel and Coronation Chicken Sandwich created in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.
All the sweet and savoury delicacies are inclusive of premium tea selections. You can also indulge in Tipsy Tea cocktails: Hillberries (infused spirits with strawberries) and Sourland (infused spirits with lime, lemon & orange).
Of course this entire experience is served in the funky Kuta Social Club style, so you can expect a little magic and a lot of fun too! This is the perfect place to immerse yourself in a fun and flavourful Tipsy Tea afternoon experience.
Afternoon Tea Package IDR 300,000++ per person
Available daily from 11am – 11pm
FOR RESERVATIONS: Kuta Social Club
ADDRESS: Jalan Pantai Kuta No 32, Kuta, Legian, Badung, Bali – 80361
Padma Resort Ubud
Padma Resort Ubud is an oasis of peace and tranquillity nestled in a lovely valley just outside of the Ubud township. It is an ideal escape away from the hustle and bustle, to truly feel like you are in the jungle of Bali ~ albeit with all of the luxury amenities of Padma Ubud. A stunning location, surrounded by greenery, the sounds of nature and authentic Balinese vibes.
In this afternoon tea experience, sweet and savoury tastes unite in a cosmogony of infinite flavours where you’ll taste mini sandwiches ranging from meat, vegan and gluten-free options, Jadah Tempe, cakes, tarts, and pastries, Indonesian purple sweet potato balls (locally known as Putri Mandi Ubi Ungu) which are made from steamed purple sweet potato drenched in sweet coconut milk sauce, Indonesia rainbow sweet cake or called as Sentiling which are made from grounded cassava meat coloured using natural dye from pandan leaves decorated with coconut shavings, and all this is accompanied by a selection of coffee, herbal teas and traditional drinks.
The Padma Ubud is the perfect, peaceful location to enjoy a moment of relaxation… and an authentic afternoon tea as well!
IDR 360,000++ per tier for 2 persons
IDR 1,500,000++ per couple with an hour of treatment at The Spa
Monday to Sunday, 12PM – 5PM at The Puhu Restaurant
FOR RESERVATIONS: email@example.com
ADDRESS: Padma Resort Ubud Banjar Carik, Desa, Puhu, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80572
The Kayon Jungle Resort
The Kanyon Jungle Resort is a luxury retreat in the heart of the tropical jungle of Ubud featuring suites and the private villas. This resort has a lush fauna and flora as it’s backdrop. The rooms, restaurants and bar, all in perfect harmony with the surrounding environment, which is preserved and protected as much as possible to ensure a natural experience, while enjoying the luxuries of the resort.
With a three infinity pool and a whirlpool, The Kanyon Jungle Resort is perfect for the next time you need a break and dip into paradise. Drink in the ambiance while enjoying an afternoon tea here.
Kanyon Jungle’s afternoon tea is served at their Kepitu Restaurant, every day from 2 PM to 5 PM, and is enriched by sweet and savoury snacks accompanied by coffee and tea.
Are you looking forward to enjoying one of Ubud’s most Instagrammable resorts while sampling all sorts of delicacies for every taste?
IDR 150,000++ per pax
Monday to Sunday, 2PM – 5PM at The Canyon Jetty Restaurant
FOR RESERVATIONS: The Kayon Jungle Resort
ADDRESS: Desa, Banjar, Bresela, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80572
Royal Purnama, Gianyar
This beautiful and romantic hotel is located on Bali’s stunning East Coast. You may mistake yourself for being at Stonehenge because of the presence of the impressive runestones that have made their Standing Stones restaurant so famous.
The ocean is also only a few steps away, so your afternoon tea experience will be set to the soundtrack of crashing waves. Take a seat at one of the tables in the heart of an English meadow or lie down on one of the sofas around the pool, and order the afternoon tea that takes your fancy!
Yes, that’s right, there are three different menus which you can choose from. The tasty vegan option includes spring rolls with sweet chili sauce, hummus and roasted pepper crostini, vegan tuna sambal matah, falafel with tahini sauce, chocolate mousse and black pudding with mango and coconut cream… made to perfection. If you prefer the classical version of afternoon tea instead, you’ll be treated to spring rolls with sweet chili sauce, scones with strawberry jam, tuna sambal matah, brownies, strudel and cupcakes with cream and strawberry… healthy + delicious!
For those wanting to both enjoy afternoon tea, but keep your carb intake in check (or if you need to avoid Gluten for dietary requirements), Royal Purnama also offers a Keto afternoon tea. The chef offers refined snacks according to a keto diet such as keto Danish rolls, keto cookie dough bites, flourless rolled chocolate cake, tofu skin spring rolls, stuffed mushrooms and mini frittata… these delicacies allow to enjoy the indulgence of afternoon tea, without feeling guilty for leaving your diet! To accompany your treats there is also a wide selection of coffees, milk drinks and teas.
All right, have you already booked your sofa/table for tomorrow afternoon?
IDR175,000++ per pax
Monday to Sunday at Standing Stones Restaurant
FOR RESERVATIONS: The Royal Purnama
ADDRESS: Jl. Pantai Purnama, Sukawati, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali
Sanctoo Suites & Villas, Gianyar
Sanctoo Suites & Villas is one of the most dazzling hotels in the district of Gianyar. It’s the perfect place for those who value peace and quiet without travelling too far from Bali’s South Coast. It’s situated in an idyllic spot with green surroundings, where you can rest and feel in touch with nature.
This hotel is located perfectly at the edge of Bali Zoo where guests enjoying afternoon tea, can also enjoy free access to the zoo.
Sanctoo Suites & Villas offers you a wide variety of suites and private villas with complete services and modern facilities with the latest technology. Here you can enjoy the perfect afternoon tea at the hotel restaurant or if you’re an in-house guest, you can choose to enjoy your afternoon tea in your private villa.
The menu includes minimal and refined small bites such as spring rolls, chicken wontons, chicken sandwiches or croissant sandwiches and desserts that range from the delicious chocolate brownie to the fresh fruit skewer. All accompanied by coffee (cappuccino, latte, long black or the strong Balinese coffee) and tea (black tea, ginger tea or lemon tea).
Sanctoo Suites & Villas is definitely the perfect location for a WILD afternoon tea!
Normal Package – IDR 50,000 per person
Including coffee/tea, with snacks (dumplings, cakes, or spring rolls)
Afternoon Tea Sangkar – IDR 123,000 ++ per sangkar (around 15 pieces of snacks)
IDR 250,000++ for in-house guest in private villa
Monday to Sunday, 2PM – 6PM at The Sanctoo Restaurant (or in your private villa if you are an internal guest)
FOR RESERVATIONS: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE: +62 361) 4711 222
ADDRESS: Raya 80582,Indonesia, Jl. Ulun Suwi 2, Singapadu, Kec. Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582
Azul Beach Club Bali
The first Tiki bar in Bali invites you to a high tea experience like no other. Prepare yourself to get a little mad with exotic liquors at Azul Beach Club Bali.
Situated in the heart of Legian, Azul Beach Club Bali flaunts an alluring beachfront bamboo tree house overlooking Bali’s most beautiful sunset scene. The club features an infinity pool with sun loungers and terraces – also perfect for a day visit.
Of course, there’s more to a picturesque view – the Tipsy Tea experience! Witness the sunset in a fun way as you enjoy unique tea mixtures prepared by Azul Beach Club Bali. Blending classic afternoon tea with twists, the club will offer you a flavorful and memorable tropical getaway.
Tipsy Tea comes in two packages. The first option includes a classic tea serving along with homemade Victorian sweet and savory delicacies. Meanwhile, there’s another option for those looking for a perfect mix of tea and the finest spirits to ignite the golden hour moment. Azul Beach Club Bali also serves an ala carte menu with access to the rooftop infinity pool.
Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the breezy air and breathtaking beach view with Tipsy Tea at Azul Beach Club Bali!
WEBSITE: Azul Beach Club Bali
PHONE: (0361) 765759
W Bali, Seminyak
W Bali is a true triumph of luxury and elegance. There is a reason this hotel is so well known in Bali, it’s sheer size and elegance right on Seminyak’s beachfront is more than reason to take a visit!
The sound of waves becomes the musical background of your delicious afternoon tea, which is served in the true, funky style that W Resorts are famous for all over the world.
Your “Sweet Pyramid” includes coffee macaroons, pieces of carrot cake, magnum chocolate (no words needed for this!), the first and only W chocolate Bon Bon (made to perfection!), Bedugul strawberry mousse, chocolate cake pops and Balinese flavoured mochi.
A delight for the eyes and palate, a triumph of flavors accompanied by the sound of the Indian Ocean… you can not ask for better!
Get sweet and funky and take a chance to experience one of Bali’s most famous resorts at afternoon tea.
Bubble Package IDR 250K
T Party Selection IDR 450K
Monday to Sunday, 2.30PM – 5PM at the W Lounge
FOR RESERVATIONS: email@example.com
PHONE: +62 361 3000106
ADDRESS: Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Hotel Tugu, Canggu
Hotel Tugu is an eclectic mixture of style and elegance and it’s like a window into the history of Bali. This 5-star hotel is an open air museum… and it is thanks to the owner’s passion for art and antiques that during his travels he was able to accumulate such a vast collection of Balinese artifacts.
The property is surrounded by a huge park made up of trees and plants that has the air of a fairy garden, which seems far from the bustle of Canggu, although in reality it is right in the middle of it. Floating water lilies and lotus… even Monet would be jealous of this location!
You can enjoy your Hotel Tugu afternoon tea experience in a number of different locations of the resort. You can sip it at the lounge restaurant, relax on the superb panoramic terrace looking over the ocean, choose a private bungalow within the resort – there many spots to choose from when it comes to indulging in afternoon tea here.
Tea time features a choice of six snacks such as Carrot cake, Vanilla Sus (Indonesian version of the French éclair, fried dough pastry with creamy filling), Semar Mendem (dough made by hand with flour and egg), Kue Lumpur, Tahu Brontak and Wingko Babat (traditional Indonesian pancake-like snack made from coconuts). All accompanied of course by tea (or coffee).
Enjoying afternoon tea in this landscape is simply beautiful and soothing!
IDR 120,000++ per person
Monday to Sunday, 4.30PM – 6PM at Ji Restaurant Rooftop & Bale Agung Lobby
FOR RESERVATIONS: Hotel Tugu, Canggu
PHONE +62 361 4731 701
ADDRESS: Pantai Canggu, Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
The Edge, Uluwatu
Considered one of the best beach clubs in the world, The Edge is a luxury resort located in Uluwatu. The stunning oceanfront infinity pool features a transparent floor from which you can see the cliff and the sea under you, has made this venue famous throughout the world. It’s tremendous popularity can be credited to its impeccable hospitality services, charming ambience and courteous staff serving the customers with utmost dedication.
There is no better place to have a high afternoon tea… and we mean high, this beach bar is literally the top of the world!
The menu features dishes such as tuna melt in mini croissants, beef bacon, spinach and mushroom quiche, king prawns, lemon mayonnaise in a brioche bread, vegetable samosa, and mini steamed chicken bun, chicken skewer and crispy calamari… all of these savoury snacks will give you a little taste of excitement before skipping right to the dessert.
Sweet treats in this afternoon tea include French mocha éclair and chocolate macaroon, the flavor of freshly picked strawberries in the strawberry tart that melt in your mouth from the first taste, a Spanish revised recipe for banana churros with salted caramel and the breathtaking coconut chocolate truffle… a little paradise of taste!
Take in all that Uluwatu has to offer, while enjoying afternoon tea looking right across the ocean.
IDR 370,000++ per pax
*High Tea needs to be ordered in advance at Oneeighty Bali
FOR RESERVATIONS: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE: +62 361 8470700
ADDRESS: Jalan Pura Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu, Uluwatu, 80364, Indonesia
Mulia Resort, Nusa Dua
The Mulia Resort is a huge five-star luxury resort located in the heart of Nusa Dua, a few minutes from the homonymous white sandy beach. It ranks as one of the world’s finest luxury hotels and it has a full service-spa, a variety of gourmet restaurants and casual eateries, tennis courts and a fitness centre, seven huge swimming pools and 526 guest rooms and suites, each with en suite facilities and a terrace. There are also two beautiful chapels where it’s possible to weddings.
Mulia’s Soleil Restaurant is the perfect place for afternoon tea, with a view of both the ocean and the Mulia’s famous beachfront pool, afternoon tea is a true tropical experience. There are two different menus available for afternoon tea – Classic Afternoon Tea and the Asian Afternoon Tea.
The classic menu includes a wide variety of trendy western specialties such as Porcini Mushroom Beignet with Mascarpone (incredible cheese that melts in your mouth like butter), Poached Egg with Avocado Mousse (really mouth-watering sweet-and-sour contrast), Chickpea croquette with Garlic Aioli, Smoked salmon and crème fraiche with dill on melba toast (tiny sandwiches, big dreams); Tuna Coronet with Cherry Tomato, Cantaloupe with San Daniele Ham and extraordinary desserts and cakes from the traditional scone to the creamy and chocolatey brownie.
The Asian menu includes local specialties such as Lemper Ayam (Indonesian savoury snack made of glutinous rice filled with shredded chicken), Tahu Telor (common appetiser from East Java made of diced white tofu fried in a batter of beaten egg), Taro Dumpling (variety of dim sum made of thinly ground pork)… not to mention the sweets! Kue Lapis (traditional Indonesian snack of steamed colourful layered soft rice flour pudding), Onde Onde (type of fried Chinese pastry made from glutinous rice flour and coated with sesame seeds on the outside), Mango Sago (contemporary Hong Kong dessert made of ripe mangoes, evaporated milk, coconut milk and small tapioca pearls)… we think that says it all!
Classic or Asian afternoon tea for you? Or why not try both like we did!
IDR 312,180++ per pax
Monday to Sunday, 3PM – 5.30PM at Cascade Lounge
FOR RESERVATIONS: Mulia Resort Bali
PHONE: +62 361 3017777
ADDRESS: Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Jl. Nusa Dua, Kawasan Sawangan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363
Peaceful retreats in the jungle, oasis of peace in the heart of the city, lounge bars overlooking the Indian Ocean… in this article we tried to mention the best places where you can take a traditional afternoon tea in extraordinary locations for every taste!
Now you just have to figure out where you would like to go….or just make your way through the list!
Well, guys, get this par-TEA started – enjoy xx
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