Fly away to Neverland! The most whimsical afternoon tea in Vancouver

“All you need is faith and trust, and a little bit of pixie dust!”… Except you don’t need pixie dust to find this particular Neverland! Inspired by Parisian salons from the 18th century, Neverland Tea Salon is the brainchild of owners Teri and Renee. Treat yo’self and don’t miss this themed tea house when you’re in Vancouver.

Living up to its name, Neverland is the most whimsical tea house in town. We had high expectations after hearing about our friends’ experiences and surely enough, it didn’t disappoint! Even Peter Pan himself would approve.

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Neverland Tea Salon – high tea in Vancouver

AMBIANCE & SPACE

Much like Sir J. M. Barrie’s Neverland, the decor here is as nonsensical as it gets- in a good way, of course.

There’s something spellbinding about this tea house, from the vintage furniture to the quirky chandeliers, to the teacups hanging from the ceiling. Perhaps the magic is cast by pretty scribbles on the walls; quotes from the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up. You’ll notice that no two chairs or teacups are alike. Nothing matches and yet somehow, everything works!

Whether you’re riding solo or with your crew, there are tables for parties of all sizes. I can’t think of a venue more fun in Vancouver to celebrate a special occasion. I wish I had known about Neverland Tea Salon when I had my bridal shower!

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FOOD – NEVERLAND GRANDE HIGH TEA

We each ordered the Neverland Grande High Tea: 5 savoury and 5 sweet courses. All their delicious finger sandwiches and pastries are made in-house. I gotta say, the quality of afternoon tea at Neverland Tea Salon is definitely one of the best in Vancouver.

The savoury sandwiches are tasty with a novel twist, like the egg salad combo with Thai red curry and mango chutney. AS really enjoyed the truffled croissant-wich; it was flavourful and flaky without being greasy. I loved their scones with house-made strawberry jam… so much so I ate AS’s share too.

There was so much food we had to pack a few pieces to go. Can’t eat too much in one sitting? Try the Demi-Tea option. Vegetarian and gluten-/dairy-free menus are also available if you have dietary restrictions. 

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TEA SELECTION

The Neverland Grande High Tea menu comes with never-ending pots of teas. The teas are bottomless, which means you can try as many as you like from over 60 teas! You can also purchase packs of loose leaf tea to enjoy at home.

We sampled 4 different teas: Almond Joy, Pixie Dust, Peter’s Promise, and our personal favourite- Take Me to Neverland. Each had a distinct flavour without being overwhelming. The teas are steeped at the main counter so let your server know about your preferences in advance.

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Neverland Tea Salon

LOCATION

Situated in Kitsilano, Neverland Tea Salon is easily accessible by public transit (buses 009, 014, B-99). Those with a car can find plenty of metered parking on the streets. If you don’t mind walking a few blocks there’s free parking on West 10th.

Address: 3066 West Broadway, Vancouver

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday-Friday: 11AM-6PM, Saturday: 9AM-7PM, Sunday: 9AM-6PM

Reservations are highly recommended, especially if you want to be seated in the comfy pink couches! To see their full menus and for more information, visit their official website, Facebook, and Instagram pages.

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Disclaimer: We received complimentary tasting at Neverland Tea Salon. However, these honest opinions are our own and we would never recommend something if we didn’t love it ourselves! 

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38 Comments

  1. April 4, 2017 / 5:44 am

    Love this place. Did you guys reach early over there. The place looks totally deserted and beautiful. 🙂 I wont mind having this place all to myself.

    • April 4, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      Yup! We got there right before it opened because it gets super busy later in the day 🙂

  2. April 4, 2017 / 8:47 am

    Aw this is so cute and your photography is brilliant! I would absolutely love to visit here if I was in Vancouver!!

  3. April 5, 2017 / 3:36 am

    This place is super cute and has so much character! I also think its a great place for a bridal shower! And I am super happy to hear that they have diary free and vegetarian options! yey 🙂

    • April 5, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      Yes!! They have a vegetarian menu and a separate diary/gluten-free menu! Treats for everybody 🙂

  4. April 5, 2017 / 3:44 am

    When I think of Neverland I think of Michael Jackson or Peter Pan. It must be interesting reading the quotes on the wall as you are enjoying afternoon tea, The sandwiches and cakes looked delicious but the most important food for me would be the scones and the fact they are served with their own strawberry jam must make them unique, I’m intrigued to how they taste!

  5. April 5, 2017 / 4:29 am

    Wow! This seems like my kinda place. The interiors are nice and being a tea lover I would love to visit it. Your pictures are stunning.

  6. April 5, 2017 / 8:48 am

    What a charming, sweet experience! This afternoon tea needs to come to England! We have a few themed teas here but we are missing out on Neverland! I do always prefer a bottomless tea session too!

  7. April 5, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    This place looks beyond adorable! It’s so quirky and cute- right out of a storybook. The egg salad sandwich with thai curry and mango chutney has my mouth watering. The bottomless tea is such a cool touch too! Will have to try this out. 🙂

  8. April 5, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    What a cool place! Kitsilano is one of my favorite parts of Vancouver. And it’s nice to see the tea culture growing in YVR vs just being in Victoria.

  9. April 5, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    I love a whimsical place! What a grand time to spend having weekend teas here. I love that they have this as a concept rather than stuffy high teas in hotels. And the bottomless teas and their adorable tea names – love!

  10. April 6, 2017 / 12:42 am

    I absolutely adore tea houses, and go out of my way to experience tea everywhere I go – I’m British so drink tea like it’s going out of fashion. This place looks adorable. The set up here is beautiful and I love the theme of Neverland! I’ll have to give it a try when I’m in Vancouver.

  11. April 6, 2017 / 5:04 am

    This place looks whimsical! The sandwiches and pastries look very delicious and delicate. I like that nothing matches but they all look coordinated. I would not mind spending a whole day here with my friends and loved ones.

  12. April 6, 2017 / 6:28 am

    Oh my goodness how gorgeous is this! I absolutely love high tea and a themed one is even better especially when it’s this pretty. The food looks so delicious as well, maybe you can convince them to open a branch in Cape Town! 😉

  13. April 6, 2017 / 11:50 am

    That’s a pretty cute tea house. Perfect place to stay during a warm summer afternoon. The dainty tea sets and the classic furniture really works up the tea house’s theme and atmosphere.

  14. April 6, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    I love a proper afternoon tea and this one looks incredible! Might have to add this to my list for when I visit Vancouver!

  15. April 6, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    The tea shop looks pretty quirky, like its namesake. I love doing high tea. It was one of the highlights of the time I lived in the UK. If I’m ever in Vancouver, will be sure to check out this place.

  16. April 6, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Looks like the PERFECT place for a bridal shower! Such a shame you hadn’t heard of it beforehand. I’ve never been for afternoon tea, which is totally bizarre seeing as I’m British and it’s our “thing”, but this looks like the most amazing place. And the selection of cakes and other bites look divine!

  17. April 7, 2017 / 3:46 am

    As I was reading this, I said to myself…”something I would love to do if only” and then I read gluten free and dairy free options. It’s been ages since I’ve been to Vancouver and unfortunately never made it to Kitsilano (well maybe just the beach) and if I go back, this place is a must.

  18. April 7, 2017 / 4:34 am

    Wow, this looks like a very cozy place. Your photos makes me drool, those pastries looks heaven! And a bottom-less tea?! I wish I could try all of those 60 uniquely named tea.

  19. April 7, 2017 / 7:43 am

    I love the decor of this place. It’s so magical. I would imagine that you would feel like you’re really in Neverland or some other magical place when you’re there. The food looks delicious too.

  20. April 7, 2017 / 10:59 am

    You’re right! Its indeed the most whimsical tea house! Its so Victorian crossed to fairy tale with a hint of Bohemian! Its awesome that they also serve vegetarian and gluten free food. Being a veggie, it does turn out difficult at times!

  21. April 7, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    The decor reminds me of a patisserie I went to in Austin, TX. It definitely has an interesting vibe and inviting decor. I think I would probably get lost in the food and forget that they offer tea to be honest. To try and decide between 60 different teas seems exhausting to me haha. Finding these hidden gems is always great.

  22. April 8, 2017 / 2:18 am

    This place is super cute! I love high tea places so I would love to check this out if I have time when I go to Vancouver this summer!

  23. April 8, 2017 / 4:19 am

    Neverland sounds like really cute place I would want to take my daughter to. She’s 18 now but it’s not to late for one more tea party (in the theme of never growing up). I love how every chair doesn’t match. That takes a lot of anti coordination. I was also amused by the sign – welcome to Neverland, please wait to be seated. I understand its perfunctory nature but I couldn’t help but smile thinking about what Peter Pan would do if confronted by this sign in Neverland of all places. Great post Ivy and it’s now on my must see list when I make it back to Vancouver.

  24. April 8, 2017 / 7:27 am

    I love the theme and the decor is so whimsical. It looks like a lovely place to have high tea. And those cakes look divine!

  25. steph
    April 8, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    This place looks so posh!! I didn’t realize you could do this in Van, how cool. Will have to keep this in the back of my head for my next visit 🙂

  26. Sonia
    April 8, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    This reminds me of MadHatters tea party! The pastries look so delicious. I love sampling teas in a salon..: the flavours and fragrances are awesome!

  27. April 8, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    It is such a cute little place! The sandwiches look heavenly. As a tea lover, I’d probably drink as many different types of tea as I can!

  28. April 9, 2017 / 10:23 am

    It’s so cute inside!! I’ve been to Vancouver several times but never had high tea (actually never had high tea anywhere) but may need to check out Neverland. That Thai red curry sounds so good too. I just visitors Thailand a few weeks ago and am missing Thai curry already! Thanks for sharing about this gem!

  29. April 9, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    The ambiance and selections look superd! Making me craving for aftenoon tea now…

  30. Cassandra
    April 9, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I’ve always wanted to do a “tea party” with my girlfriends! Forget brunch, and bottomless mimosas (although I do love a good bloody mary), this could be perfect for a day out and dolled up!

  31. April 9, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    I love this place, the concept and the decor! I am also a fan of Peter Pan so the name is perfect. I would definitely go there if I had the opportunity. I hear Vancouver is a wonderful place too.

  32. April 10, 2017 / 4:33 am

    It looks homely and the perfect hangout place with bffs 😊. I like the hanging cups and the synchrony of the different furniture…unique!

  33. April 10, 2017 / 5:39 am

    This is so cute!!! I’ll have to remember this next time I’m in Vancouver!

  34. April 10, 2017 / 11:30 am

    Whoa, I’ve never seen such a white tea house in my life. But then again I just realize I might be spoiled from growing up in Boulder Colorado where they have a tea house which was built in Tajikistan, deconstructed and then rebuilt in the town. What the? The foods look pretty tasty over at Neverland too. I’ll be sure to visit sometime!

  35. April 12, 2017 / 4:05 am

    Thai red curry and mango chutney egg salad sandwich sounds amazing!!!!! I’m totally not an afternoon tea type of gal but this has honestly been on my bucket list for the longest time just because of how cute their decor is. Definitely gonna make reservations with my girlfriends. Thanks for sharing!

  36. April 12, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    A must for every Peter Pan fans and is definitely taking note of this cute place. Thanks

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