Best High Tea in Durham, NC: Top 11!

If you’re searching for a new tradition, the perfect venue for a afternoon treat, the Durham, NC area has a variety of tea services that cater to your taste. From posh hotels to charming French bistros, restaurants, bakeries, and chocolate shops, each establishment offers a distinct tea experience steeped in tradition and worth savoring.

With options ranging from classic sandwiches to exclusive teas and attention to detail, add one or more of these destinations to your must-try list and remember to enjoy your High Tea with proper etiquette, with your pinky finger up.

Check out our other local guide on high tea spots around the US.

Quickly Tea House

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The opening hours of Quickly Tea House are as follows: Closed on Monday; 12:00 – 9:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact Quickly Tea House directly using their phone number (984) 888-0137.

Consumer’s Review: The shop is adorable and friendly. The tiger milk tea was the best I have had and the fried tofu was delicious.

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Pioneers

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The opening hours of Pioneers are as follows: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday; Closed on Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact Pioneers directly using their phone number (984) 888-5058.

Consumer’s Review: The space is peaceful and bright. People are very kind. Excellent coffee and tea. I bought several artisan soaps that were very good. They support the artisans in their community.

Cocoa Cinnamon

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Iced tea, coffee, and chocolate are available at the coffeehouse.

The opening hours of Cocoa Cinnamon are as follows: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Saturday, Sunday;

Consumer’s Review: I really like this coffee spot. Excellent drinks and pastries are provided by the friendly staff. The speciality drinks are great and the outdoor seating is great.

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MILKLAB

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Milk bubble tea and organic rolled ice cream can be found at Milwaukee Lab.

The opening hours of MILKLAB are as follows: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Friday, Saturday; 12:00 – 6:00 PM on Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact MILKLAB directly using their phone number (984) 888-0262.

Consumer’s Review: The tea I had was amazing. The cups are very high quality and the boba were great. The staff were so nice and it was ready in less than an hour. It has been the best experience so far! 10/10 recommended.

Da Kine’s Kava

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Durham’s premiere source of stress-easing drink options is Da Kine’s Kava. Relax and live life to the fullest.

The opening hours of Da Kine’s Kava are as follows: Closed on Monday; 12:00 – 10:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact Da Kine’s Kava directly using their phone number (919) 864-8002.

Consumer’s Review: Kava Java is my favorite drink here. This place is warm and welcoming. I like bringing friends here to wind down after a long day. I like to learn more while here. They answered questions I didn’t know I had.

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Yamazushi Majin_An

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High-end Japanese serving kaiseki set menus in a refined setting graced with artisan pottery.

The opening hours of Yamazushi Majin_An are as follows: Closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday; 6:00 – 8:30 PM on Thursday, Friday;

Consumer’s Review: Just wonderful. I have been to several kaiseki restaurants in NYC and Tokyo, and this one compares favorably. The wagashi was very good. It is worth it to go for the sake pairs. Service is perfect. There is a wonderful NC treasure.

Liturgy Beverage Company

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We want to create a ritual with our guests in Durham. You can find the best coffee in Durham NC. Look no further. Go to the Durham Food Hall and say hello.

The opening hours of Liturgy Beverage Company are as follows: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact Liturgy Beverage Company directly using their phone number (910) 242-4274.

Consumer’s Review: The Durham food hall has a location there. The coffee tasted great. I got two oat milk based cappuccinos. There is a lot of seating in the food hall. I like the large table.

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Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Biergarten

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In an open, airy venue, a vibrant cafe serves seasonal German fare, baked goods and drinks.

The opening hours of Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Biergarten are as follows: Closed on Monday; 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Friday, Saturday; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Biergarten directly using their phone number (919) 401-2600.

Consumer’s Review: A good place to eat breakfast. I ordered salmon that was my favorite. I like the bakery here. The photos made me want to go back in the near future. It is very delicious. It’s a big, fresh and unforgettable flavor. I couldn’t find it in Cary or Raleigh.

Fairview Dining Room

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Upscale eatery with New American fare made with locally-sourced ingredients.

The opening hours of Fairview Dining Room are as follows: 6:30 AM – 9:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact Fairview Dining Room directly using their phone number (919) 493-6699.

Consumer’s Review: Absolutely wonderful! Salmon, filet mignon, salads, and pancakes. Over the course of a few days, we ordered room service a few times. It’s safe, easy, and tasty. The food was outstanding.

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The Refectory Cafe

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Breakfasts, brunches, and casual American food are available in a colorful, casual setting.

The opening hours of The Refectory Cafe are as follows: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Friday, Saturday; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact The Refectory Cafe directly using their phone number (919) 908-6798.

Consumer’s Review: The food was fresh and delicious. There is a lot of vegan and healthy dishes on the menu. Eggs Benedict, vegan Pancakes, andAvocado toast with bacon are all on the pictures. They have good coffee and tea. There are Milk options available.

Cloche Coffee

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The opening hours of Cloche Coffee are as follows: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday;

For more information and opening hours, contact Cloche Coffee directly using their phone number (919) 748-3333.

Consumer’s Review: A quiet, cozy coffee shop with a variety of natural plants vases inside the coffee, and a comfortable outdoor space with a lot of sitting areas.