Tea and sympathy are not exactly easy to find in Miami. Even high tea has never really caught on. But if you want to have a little afternoon delight (not that kind, get your mind out of the gutter!) Check out these places for a little earl gray, jasmine or roobios.
1 Mandarin Oriental
Take in beautiful downtown skyline views while enjoying an elegant tea at the Mandarin Oriental. Their tower of treats is reminiscent of high tea in the old country and just as good.
500 Brickell Key Drive Miami, Florida 33131 (305) 913-8288
2 Cecconi's at Soho Beach House
The lobby is the perfect place for a spot of afternoon tea. And given Soho's English roots, they don't take it lightly. Rub shoulders with cool folk taking meetings and celebs granting interviews in the off hours between lunch and dinner.
4385 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140 (786) 507-7902
3 The Biltmore Afternoon Tea
The grandest hotel in Miami is the perfect place to act out your colonial tea fantasies. There are a number of great spots throughout the hotel to do this, but our bet is poolside next to the largest pool around.
1200 Anastasia Ave Coral Gables, FL 33134 (855) 311-6903
4 Special Tea Lounge and Café
This is a real tea house specializing in loose leaf tea for aficionados. If you are looking for tea and sympathy this might be the place.
10766 Coral Way Miami, FL 33165 (305) 554-8327
5 Madi's Tea Garden
If you're looking for a fluffy sweet place for a bit of tea and baked goods you'll have to head to south Miami to get this. Expect hand made quilts for tablecloths and maternal figures everywhere.
4009 SW 152nd Ave Miami, FL 33185 (786) 801-0668