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10 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
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!
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Welcome to Raffles Bali, a five-star, luxury beach resort that makes you really feel like you’re in your own piece of tropical paradise! The famous Raffles brand opened in Bali in 2020 and of course lives up to every bit of elegance that the Raffles brand is known for throughout the world.
Raffles Bali features a majestic natural environment that makes it seem like you are in the Royal Palace of Tirta Gangga. Featuring 32 luxurious villas, each with their own private pools overlooking the crystal clear waters of Jimbaran Bay.
This intimate resort has 2 restaurants (Rumari and Loloan Beach Bar and Grill), the iconic Writers Bar, and a series of dining experiences and a well-equipped spa and wellness centre. Can you imagine a better venue for your afternoon tea?
This indulgent afternoon tea is served inside the library, you can make yourself comfortable in chic armchairs whilst you select the afternoon tea set that inspires you most. We chose the Raffles Classic Tea Set accompanied by fine savory snacks such as the Sate Udang (grilled tiger prawn with chilli tomato sambal); Charcoal Tempe (green chilli coulis and kemangi); Heritage Pork Bao; Foie Gras Mousse (an exclusive blend of taste made of cashew crust, grilled caramelized pineapple and Kintamani citrus gel) and Tasmanian Smoked Salmon Rolls…. and that was just the savoury selection!
This afternoon tea also includes delicious sweets such as Chocolate Brownie, Mango Passion Meringue Tart, Cherry Tartlet, Kue Klepon, and Kue Lumpur (traditional Indonesian sweets with glutinous rice, coconut and palm sugar)…. and of course to top it off, no traditional tea tims is complete without scones. Delicious homemade scones that are just waiting to be enjoyed with the delicate Spiced Cinnamon Cream and the Strawberry Bedugul Jam.
Then comes the most important part: the TEA! 18 different varieties to choose from… the Queen would even find it hard to choose! The teas that struck us most were Pina Colada (a sweet fruit infusion with a hint of hibiscus), Miss Dammann (a green herbal tea made of ginger), Bali (a green tea fruity and floral as the values of the island that represents), Genmaicha (a green tea from Japan with a sweet aroma of roasted cereal)…but truly, there is a tea to suit all tastes in the Raffles Bali selection.
As you may have guessed, the chef and his skilled team use only the best local, seasonal produce. The teacups and the tea pots have been created just for Raffles Bali and of course add to the pleasure of the afternoon tea ritual.
Just an adjective to describe the experience: TEA- riffic! If you are serious about your afternoon tea experience, Raffles Bali will give you everything you expect and more during afternoon tea.
Raffles Classic IDR 700,000++ per couple
Raffles Legendary IDR 2,450,000++ per couple
Raffles Exquisit IDR 6,700,000++ per couple
Raffles Royal IDR 7,500,000++ per couple
WHEN: Monday to Sunday, 3PM – 5:30PM
WHERE: The Writers Bar (or in your private villa if you’re an internal guest.
This extremely stylish and modern hotel is located in the heart of Ubud with luxury rooms serviced with great care. Nestled in the rainforest, guests will have the opportunity to discover the beauty of unspoilt nature, and enjoy splendid views from the terraces.
The Westin Ubud is an elegant luxury hotel in a stunning panoramic location… there is no better place to regenerate and relax drinking a special afternoon tea here. The flavours that the hotel offers are authentic, genuine and familiar. You will come across a journey of flavours during this afternoon tea experience.
The traditional afternoon tea includes both sweet and savoury food, with local specialties such as Balinese cakes, mini sandwiches, fried bananas, the strong taste of Balinese coffee together with a wide range of teas.
Ready to immerse yourself in the jungle to experience a unique afternoon tea at The Westin Ubud?
IDR 250,000++ per couple
Monday to Sunday, 2PM – 5PM at the Lobby Lounge
FOR RESERVATIONS: Phone: +62 361 3018989
ADDRESS: Br. Kengetan, Jl. Raya Lod Tunduh Desa, Singakerta, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
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 burgers, crispy tempe, cakes, sweet breads with chocolate, sticky rice with chicken (locally known as Lemper), Indonesian coconut pancakes (called Dadar Gulung) which are made of rice flour and filled with grated coconut and palm sugar, Indonesian sweet (referred to as Kue Nona Manis) made with rice flour, coconut milk, white sugar with a creamy heart, and all this is accompanied by a selection of coffee, herbal teas and milk drinks.
The Padma Ubud is the perfect, peaceful location to enjoy a moment of relaxation… and an authentic afternoon tea as well!
IDR 150,000 nett per person
Monday to Sunday, 2:30PM – 4PM at The Puhu Restaurant
Kanyon 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?
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?
Vegan option IDR 100,000++ per person
Keto option IDR 120,000++ per person
Classic option IDR 150,000++ per person
Monday to Sunday at Standing Stones Restaurant
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!
IDR 200,000++ per couple
Monday to Sunday, 3PM – 5PM 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
Treat yourself to an elegant retreat at the luxurious Alila Seminyak where your every request is catered by the charming staff. Tradition and modernity harmonise in suites and private terraces created just for you to unwind in. Under the sun of Bali, you can enjoy the leisurely pace and the frenetic life of one of the most revered resorts on the island. Alila Seminyak shows that sustainable living can be colourful and diverse as you see in all the services and amenities it offers.
This explains why the afternoon tea experience at Alila Seminyak is dedicated to wellbeing. At Alila Seminyak tea times takes a full Island twist with traditional tea being replaced with Kombucha. Kombucha has been made famous in recent years, when health has become top of mind for many people. It is a source of probiotics and provides the same benefits of Green Tea. Kombucha can kill bacteria and assist in reducing heart disease risk and managing type 2 diabetes.
While being caressed by the ocean’s breeze, during the Alila Seminyak afternoon tea experience you’ll find a vast selection of sweet and savoury snacks in addition to the healthiest kinds of tea, coffee and freshly squeezed juice and juices. For those who want to spice it up… you can even order the Kombucha infused with alcohol – get healthy and a little tipsy!
Ready to experience an afternoon tea with a Kombucha twist?
IDR 350,000++ per couple with free flow of Kombucha and one set of canapés
IDR 550,000++ per couple with free flow of Kombucha, 4 glasses of Kombucha infused with alcohol and one set of canapés
Monday to Saturday, 3PM -7PM and Sundays, 4PM – 7PM (after the Seafood Brunch) at SeaSalt Beach Bar
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.
IDR 200,000++ per couple
Monday to Sunday, 2PM – 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 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 Bali (lounge and rooftop)
FOR RESERVATIONS: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE +62 361 4731 701
ADDRESS: Pantai Canggu, Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
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 flavour 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: email@example.com
PHONE: +62 361 8470700
ADDRESS: Jalan Pura Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu, Uluwatu, 80364, Indonesia
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 287,980++ per pax
Monday to Sunday, 3PM – 5PM at Soleil
FOR RESERVATIONS: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
After 15 years of visiting Bali as a tourist, Karlie moved her family to Bali 4 years ago. She loves helping others to enjoy Bali and founded Bali Buddies to encourage others to explore the island she now calls home.
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