Afternoon Tea Bird Cages

Afternoon Tea in Bird Cages – My Cup of Tea Dessert

When my bestie from university and I have quality time we always meet halfway between Whitby and Toronto – which is generally Markham area. We usually end up at Pacific mall, and I struggle to find new places to explore. I Googled afternoon tea places and stumbled upon an afternoon tea in bird cages at My Cup of Tea Dessert 

Birdcages place setting for afternoon tea

When we arrive we have the place entirely to ourselves! The decor is modern, grey, slick and gives a calming feeling. My friend brought her toddler and they were surprisingly prepared to entertain children – having toys and activities to lend out.

Loose Leaf teas in jars

They bring a wooden tray of over 20 teas to choose from; as always I choose Earl Grey. I’ve never seen glass warmers for teapots that have candles inside – an ingenious way to keep things warm! The intricate metal Turkish-style cups remind me of my visit to Istanbul.

My Cup of Tea Dessert

Afternoon Tea in Bird Cages!

The meal comes displayed in beautiful birdcage trays – it is such a unique and special way to serve it. I’ve never seen a meal displayed this way and I admit this is why I visited. Although the facility isn’t nut-free I am able to eat the majority of the meal without issue – they modify some items for me. As long as I can eat scones I’m happy – they have plain and one made with Earl Grey tea. Anything made with Earl Grey has me hooked. For dessert there was a chocolate shoe (which I couldn’t eat) a flower which I think was red bean (not my thing) and a mango mouse with an icing flower – this I liked.

Afternoon Tea outfit and birdcage display

I wore a stretchy floral pink dress from Zara which is comfortable and you can eat in it! See how I wore it a bit fancier here.

Have you found any fun places to go eat in Markham? Please share them!

Note: All allergy sufferers know before you eat you must always ask about ingredients. Please take my reviews as information only; never forget to ask your server about ingredients before you eat. Happy nut-free snacking!

AGO afternoon tea

AGO Afternoon Tea

Kusama Narcissus Garden

I bought an Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) membership in the hopes of getting into the Kusama infinity mirrors exhibit, which didn’t grant my wish. However, while going through the benefits I discovered they do afternoon tea. A proper tea at an art gallery; well that just sounds like the best and classiest thing ever!

For my outfit I wore these orange/red cropped lace pants. They were such a good sale item. They are a statement piece, the colour is bold – but wait you haven’t heard the best part – they have an elastic waist! Which means you can actually eat your afternoon tea. A plain white shirt with scalloped sleeves and my Egyptian inspired necklace completed the look. I also wore a Kate Spade bracelet which I got from a BUNZ trade and a blue stretchy bracelet I made. Since the pants are a show piece you don’t need much else.

AGO afternoon tea

Handmade Necklace Red, Yellow, Orange - Etsy

The traffic to get there was insane for some reason, it took double it should have to get there. I was so stressed in the car! But we were still able to enjoy the tea being 30 minutes late. I thought it was supposed to be Kusama-inspired but it didn’t seem to be. When I go for tea I always judge how pretty the teacups are and these passed my test. They served mini avocado toast and a chicken katsu bite which were yummy and different than a typical tea menu. There was also an infused (with matcha I think) hard boiled egg as well. And of course scones and clotted cream!

Kusama Narcissus Garden

After we walked around really quickly and saw a couple paintings and the one free Kusama exhibit . I think that is the most I’ll get to see of the mirror exhibit sadly.

Shirt: Shein
Pants: J.Crew
Necklace: made by me
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Purse: purchased in Hong King but I think it is Italian
Blazer: Club Monaco (from ages ago)
Pocket Square: Tommy Hilfigher