The Urban Teahouse is a teahouse in Naremburn that offers high tea platters, sandwiches, tea and coffee with some outdoor tables. Much of the cake and baked display is house made and it's a relaxing place to have a simple afternoon tea.
Every time that Sammie and I take the boys out on a play date it's on the North Shore as she doesn't drive so I leave her with the task of finding places. She came across The Urban Teahouse on her travels and I fell hook, line and sinker for the idea of afternoon tea. Sammie was able to reserve one of the two outdoor tables so we could make sure that we had somewhere to sit outside with the dogs. The Urban Teahouse is located on Willoughby Road right along the entrance to the freeway.
While there are salads, sandwiches and cafe fare available (and a whole separate vegan/vegetarian menu) once I had afternoon tea in my mind there was no stopping me. The High Tea Grazing Board for two is reasonably priced at $40 plus whichever teas you like which are just $5 each. You also get to choose the cakes that you want from their display and there is a choice of a filled ciabatta or cheese toastie.
Sparkling Iced Tea and Iced Milk Tea $5 each
Sammie and I both try one of their new teas, the Berry Bomb by Rabbit Hole Teas. She gets the sparkling iced version and I get the milk iced tea version because I love milky tea and it's rare to get a milky berry tea as they usually curdle with the addition of milk. The sparkling iced one is refreshing but I do love my berry milk iced tea as it has strawberry shake vibes although much less rich and sweet.
High Tea Grazing Platter for 2 $40
We start on the ciabatta filled with salami, tomato and mayonnaise which is toasted and cut in half. It's simple but delicious and I take small bites because the sandwiches are my favourite part of afternoon tea. I think if I were to offer a tip, it's to order an additional sandwich because I really wanted more.
We move onto the scones. These aren't served warm although I'm sure that they'd do that if you asked as they're really friendly. There is a choice of a fruit scone or plain so we go with one of each and split it. And they give us separate pots of berry jam and whipped cream. The scones are nice although at this stage I'm more interested in trying their home made cakes.
We chose two of their most popular cakes: there is a chocolate cheesecake with a baked cheesecake base and an unbaked frosting layer on top and it's nice and quite rich. My favourite cake however is the lemon cake that tastes a bit nutty with a thin layer of icing on top. It's gorgeously moist and citrusy. And there's even some blueberries on the platter for the two dogs!
So tell me Dear Reader, would you choose a regular lunch or afternoon tea? And would you choose a fruit or plain scone?
This meal was independently paid for.
The Urban Teahouse
292 Willoughby Road, Naremburn NSW 2065
Tuesday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am - 4pm
Phone +61 406 480 964