5 Places You Can Enjoy Afternoon Tea on Oʻahu

Make haste and reserve your place at one of these establishments.
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Photo: Courtesy of Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa, Waikīkī Beach

Dearest Readers, we have some news for you: We’ve found five scrumptious places you can visit to sip on delightful teas and dine on delectable scones, pastries and sandwiches—all while dishing on the latest season of Netflix’s popular show “Bridgerton.”

At a typical afternoon tea service, one can find a selection of finger sandwiches—such as cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon or ham and mustard—scones with clotted cream and jam, and desserts, like cakes and pastries. (It differs from high tea, which has more substantial entrées.)

Now, let’s make haste. Here are five places to enjoy afternoon tea on Oʻahu that even Lady Whistledown would approve of.

Veranda at Moana Surfrider

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Photo: Courtesy of Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa, Waikīkī Beach

Bring your friends, family or fellow book club members to the Veranda at the Moana Surfrider to sip and swap stories over a Victorian-inspired afternoon tea. There’s tea sets fit for royalty, from the Moana Classic Tea ($55)—which has finger sandwiches, sweet offerings, scones and tropical sorbet—to the First Lady Tea ($75) that has a glass of sparkling rosé, berries and yogurt and a souvenir fan, in addition to what the classic one has to offer; and so much more.

Tea service is held on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., with reservations made on Open Table. The Moana Surfrider also puts on special-tea events, such as a themed “Tea Time Desserts” Moana Masters cooking class on Saturday, April 9. For ticket and pricing information, see here.

Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa, Waikīkī Beach, 2365 Kalākaua Ave., Waikīkī

MW Restaurant

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Photo: Courtesy of MW Restaurant

The restaurant’s afternoon tea offerings are back after a long hiatus. The seasonal menu highlights sweet and savory small bites. Afternoon tea will take place once a month; find out when by checking MW Restaurant’s Instagram and signing up for its email list.

MW Restaurant, 888 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 201, Honolulu

The Veranda at The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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Photo: Courtesy of The Kāhala Hotel & Resort

Enjoy a classic—and classy—afternoon tea at The Kāhala Hotel & Resort. The menu features savory sandwiches, such as Hawaiʻi smoked fish baguette and deviled egg sandwich, radishes and caviar on rye bread, and sweet treats, including scones, chocolate éclair and green tea mille crepe. The exclusive tea selection is extensive—with an array of white, green, black and herbal teas—and made of high-quality, organic ingredients.

The tea service, priced at $65 per person (plus service charge and tax), has been so popular that an additional day was added on. Patrons can now enjoy afternoon tea on Fridays and Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reservations are made on Open Table.

The Kāhala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kāhala Ave., Honolulu

Tea at 1024

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Photo: Courtesy of Tea at 1024

Since 1999, Tea at 1024 has been serving fresh cups of tea in Honolulu. Tea at 1024 caters to many —there’s menus for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free and keto-friendly—and provides catering, private parties and after-hour events. The to-go option allows you to bring a slice of the afternoon tea experience to your home. Right now, the business is open on the weekends. Tea at 1024 also has a new experience: boho-style afternoon tea that includes a tent rental. Visit the website for more details on how to book.

Tea at 1024, 1024 Nuʻuanu Ave., Honolulu

Orchids at Halekūlani

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Photo: Courtesy of the Halekūlani

Located in the recently renovated, iconic Halekūlani hotel, Orchids is its elegant restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with an ocean view. While its time-honored tradition of afternoon tea service was put on pause, it has plans to start again later this year. Stay tuned!

Halekūlani, 2199 Kālia Road, Waikīkī

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