What was once a centuries-old British tradition has now become a favourite activity worldwide, and Bali is no exception.
Afternoon tea in Bali is all about nibbling on finger sandwiches and sweet treats over a cup of warm tea. More and more restaurants, cafes and hotels are serving up gorgeous and luxury afternoon tea spreads.
Many of the busiest afternoon tea spots are found in the hotspots like Seminyak, Canggu, Ubud and Uluwatu.
Let’s take a look at some of the top spots for afternoon tea in Bali for a little bit of pampering and enjoying a classic British pastime.
Best Afternoon Tea Spots In Bali
Get ready for some super cute and seriously tasty platters of sandwiches, cakes and cups of tea – perhaps even a prosecco if you fancy. These are some of the best spots for afternoon tea in Bali.
W Hotel in Seminyak mixes all the glamour and elegance you would associate with afternoon tea, right on the beachfront.
Setup in the W Lounge, snacks are served on a perfectly pink pyramid with hanging basket filled with sweet treats alongside tomato and goat’s cheese wraps, smoked salmon and custard bites, and chocolate and chilli pralines.
Iced or hot teas and coffees are included, or you can opt for fruity tea cocktails for a bit more of a kick.
W Bali’s T Party costs around IDR250.000, with optional add-ons costing a little bit extra. It’s a great spot if you are basing your stay in Seminyak.
Kuta Social Club’s take on afternoon tea is hard to beat.
With a high-end feel and sprawling views of the famous Kuta Beach, it’s the perfect setting for an afternoon tea in Bali.
As well as the scenic location, the menu is what really puts this spot on the map. From IDR300.000, you can tuck into treats like passionfruit and mango meringue pie and hazelnut praline choux craquelin, while savoury delights include the coronation chicken sandwich. Scones, of course, are also on the menu.
For an additional IDR150.000, you can swap the tea for cocktails like the club’s refreshing citrus-infused sour creation.
It’s a top hotel in Kuta for afternoon day and a memorable stay.
Afternoon tea isn’t reserved for the thriving hub of Seminyak. The Hyatt Regency in Sanur is a perfect spot for a luxe afternoon of sipping tea, nibbling delicious bites and hiding out from the island sun.
The hotel has multiple different restaurants where you can enjoy the afternoon treat, whether from the beachside or poolside.
Starting from IDR250.000 for two people, afternoon tea at the Hyatt isn’t going to eat up your holiday budget. If you want to level it up, you can select the sparking wine package for IDR450.000 per couple.
A treat for all the senses, you’ll be presented with succulent duck pancakes, crispy fishcakes, creamy mousses and tasty tartlets.
High tea at the Mulia Resort is about as luxe as it can get. There are a few different spots around the resort where you can tuck into the small bites with amazing views of the lavish resort and sprawling ocean front.
On my last visit here, I was surprised to see they have not one, but two menus to choose from – the Classic Menu and the Asian Menu.
The Classic menu features scrumptious clotted cream and jam scones, chickpea croquettes and tuna coronet. The Asian alternative, is filled with treats from the Far East, including pork dim sum, Mango Sago from Hong Kong and Lemper Ayam, an Indonesian chicken and rice speciality.
Starting at just IDR260.000 /person, you can enjoy a bit of luxe living without a crazy price tag.
Serving up an outstanding selection of teas from every corner of Asia, very few afternoon teas in Bali can rival Biku for its variety.
Biku has all the old-world charm and opulence of a traditional afternoon tea venue, though it is seamlessly blended it with Asian tea culture and Balinese decor.
Located in Seminyak, the vibe is a world away from the buzzing beach clubs and trendy hideouts the area is famous for.
With three different styles of afternoon tea, guests can pick from traditional, breakfast, or Asian high tea. The traditional afternoon tea is my personal favourite. It only starts from just IDR140.000, making it one of the more cost-friendly options in Bali. You’ll get to enjoy all the classic scones, finger sandwiches, and cakes on cute crockery and with an island flair.
Ideal for those staying in Ubud, Kayon Jungle Resort is an Insta-famous spot with outstanding villas and jungle views. In among the vast nature of the island, you can enjoy a spectacular afternoon tea.
In the jaw-dropping bamboo-style restaurant, dive into their afternoon tea package for just IDR150.000 per person.
It includes the likes of handpicked teas, seafood skewers, flavourful samosas, macaroons and coconut and rice-filled banana leaves. All while looking out over the magnificent natural surroundings.
Moving east, The Royal Purnama is a breathtaking hotel that lies just seconds from the sea in Gianyar.
You can choose from three afternoon tea menu packages at the Royal Purnama, starting at only IDR175.000 per person.
If you want to keep things simple, go for the classic option with amazing scones, cupcakes, strudel and spring rolls. The vegan menu will have you tucking into hummus and pepper crostini, falafel and mango and coconut ice cream. While the keto-friendly option includes stuffed mushrooms, keto brownies and tofu skin spring rolls. There’s something for everyone!
The Edge in Uluwatu is a renowned cliff-side resort, with an outstanding infinity pool that is unlike any other spot on the island.
Much like everything else at this spot to stay in Ulu, the afternoon tea is spectacular with all the dishes and teas for an authentic experience.
This afternoon tea in Bali is a bit more on the expensive side of things, costing IDR370.000 per person.
This is mainly as it’s one of the only places on the island where you can take your platter right into the pool with you on a floating basket, typical Bali style!
Your cake stand will be brimming with lots of yummy snacks like calamari, quiche, chicken skewers and tuna melts. And not to forget the sweet stuff, including eclairs, truffles and churros.
You’ll get to wash it all down with a warm cup of tea, coffee or a fresh coconut. Island living at its best!
Near the end of Jimbaran Beach lies the gorgeous Sundara, the Four Seasons’ seafront restaurant.
Sundara serves a divine afternoon tea where you can enjoy bite-sized treats complemented with traditional teas and aromatic coffees.
Starting from IDR650.000 for two people, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with strawberry and pistachio opéra, and mocha mousse before munching on their savoury snacks.
During my visit, my preferred choices at the Sundara were their smoked salmon and crushed avocado rice cracker, and the truffle mushroom and parmesan goujere – they were absolutely to die for.
Also included at Sundara’s afternoon tea are old-school classics like marble cake and madeleines.
Add a little bit of elegant living to your island getaway with a classic afternoon tea in Bali.
Each spot offers something a little different from the menu, to the view to the vibes, but you are guaranteed DELICIOUS bites. Sip tea, nibble on tasty sweet and savoury bites and enjoy a moment of British luxe life with your loved ones. In Seminyak all the way down to Uluwatu, there is a spot to tuck into a traditional high tea.
Featured image: Kuta Social Club