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Tea Time in Paradise: Where to Enjoy Afternoon Tea in Palm Beach

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Palm Beach is a destination synonymous with opulence, sunny shores, and timeless elegance. So don your Lilly Pulitzer dress and enjoy afternoon tea in paradise. Let us whisk you away to four delightful spots in Palm Beach where you can savor the art of afternoon tea; from the storied halls of the Flagler Museum to the contemporary charm of Proper Grit.

4 Destinations for Afternoon Tea in Palm Beach and West Palm Beach

1. Flagler Museum Railcar 91 Tea Room – A Glimpse Into History

Located in Whitehall, the historic home of Henry Flagler, the Flagler Museum offers a unique afternoon tea experience that combines history and elegance.

The museum’s Railcar 91 Tea Room provides a stunning backdrop for your tea time, offering picturesque waterfront views of the downtown West Palm Beach skyline. You’ll have the chance to enjoy your tea alongside Henry Flagler’s historic railcar, Each table is elegantly set with the exquisite Whitehall Collection™ china. adding an extra layer of historical charm to your experience.

The prix-fixe menu includes a delectable selection of savory sandwiches, traditional scones, and an array of tempting sweets. To accompany your meal, the Flagler Museum offers its own Whitehall Special Blend Tea™ along with our favorite Palm Beach Pink lemonade.

Served Tuesday thru Sunday, late November thru March
$66 per person (includes museum admission)
Reservations required

2. Cafe Boulud in The Brazilian Court Hotel – A Hidden Gem

Tucked away in a Mediterranean-style boutique hotel, Cafe Boulud is a hidden gem for afternoon tea.

Their intimate and peaceful setting provides a serene backdrop for your tea experience with a menu that includes a variety of gourmet teas, as well as delectable finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and mouthwatering pastries. The mango panna cotta served in a replica Faberge egg was pure decadence along with the lemon tart that was almost too pretty to eat, almost. Feeling fancy, add bubbles! Whether you’re a guest at the hotel or simply looking for a charming spot to enjoy tea, Cafe Boulud at The Brazilian Court Hotel offers a delightful escape.

Served daily
$65 per person
Reservations required

3. Serenity Garden Tea House – Afternoon Tea in a 1919 Cottage

The Serenity Garden Tea House is a must for those wishing to experience the classic West Palm Beach lifestyle of a bygone era. Set in a beautifully decorated 1919 historic cottage, the Serenity Garden Tea House features wood floors and a fireplace that perfectly complement tables set with teacups of fine china, linen napkins, fresh flowers, and teapots snuggled in their tea cozies.

As you enjoy your tiered tray of tea sandiches, scones and pastries; expect to meet the owner, Audrey with her charming Irish accent.

Served Tuesday thru Sunday
$26 per person
Reservations required

4. Proper Grit at The Ben Hotel – A Contemporary Twist on Afternoon Tea

For a modern twist on afternoon tea, Proper Grit is the perfect choice. Located just across the bridge in West Palm Beach, Proper Grit’s menu is a delightful blend of classic tea elements with a contemporary flair.

Menu highlights include tea sandwich offerings like ham, brie and apple or prosciutto and fig. On the sweet side, indulge in a chocolate dulce de leche tart and more.

For those seeking an extra indulgence, you can make it an “improper” tea by adding your choice of tea-infused craft cocktails, taking your tea experience to a whole new level.

Served daily
$45 per person
Reservations required
These four destinations offer a diverse range of experiences, from historical charm to contemporary elegance, ensuring that your afternoon tea in Palm Beach will be a truly memorable occasion.