Gorgeous Spaces Guide

A modern girls guide to discovering all things tea and cake in beautiful spaces around New Zealand

Here you will discover, visit and fall in love with the destination tea rooms, cakery’s and High Tea hot spots favoured by the High Tea Honeys all over New Zealand.

Tea and Cake in Auckland

Bluebells Cakery 361 New North Road, Kingsland and 161a Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough

Good for a relaxed cup of tea or coffee and a delicious cupcake or slice and High Tea.


Chapter Book & Tea Shop 442 Mt Eden Road

We love it because a cuppa and a good read is a one way ticket to a moment of pure happiness.



Little & Friday 43D Eversleigh Rd, Belmont and 11 McColl St, Newmarket

Good for a relaxed cup of tea or coffee and a selection of cakes and treats to die for.


Mint Cakery 92D Marua Road, Ellerslie

Perfect for treating yourself and a girlfriend to a sweet treat for morning tea any day of the week.


The Lobby Lounge at Cordis Hotel
83 Symonds St, Grafton

Perfect for a decadent special occasion High Tea under a spectacular chandelier.


Tea and Cake in Wellington


Artisan Bolton Hotel, 12 Bolton St

Perfect for enjoying an elegant afternoon out with the ladies for High Tea


Cake Society Press Hall, 80 Willis St

Great for a mid-city lunch time pick me up or a fun girls tea and cake date!



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Grace Patisserie 6/100 Tory Street, Te Aro

The High Tea Honeys have rave reviews about Grace Patisserie.  They go as far to say it’s the best patisserie in Wellington currently. Not only is it a beautiful space but the tea selection goes beyond the usual and the food is superb. A must visit.


Hippopotamus at QT 90 Cable St

Perfect for special occasion High Tea with a French influence and impeccable service. We highly recommend the champagne option.


Lashings 1/31 Dixon St

We love it because loaded brownie in central city, need we say more? We absolutely love that they run a mug library – all in the name of sustainability. Can I get a hell yeah?!


The Lobby Lounge at Intercontinental 2 Grey St

Perfect for a celebration or very special occasion High Tea. The Lobby Lounge serves the decadent TWG range, we recommend “vanilla bourbon” tea.


Logan Brown 192 Cuba Street

We love it because it’s been a while since we last visited and some of the High Tea Honeys still rave about how spectacular the High Tea was!



Sweet Bakery & Cakery 268 Cuba St and 3/149 Karori Rd, Karori

We love it because the cabinet is filled to the brim with cupcakes, layer cakes, brownie sandwiches and slices. The space is beautiful and they serve Harney & Sons tea. We recommend a caramel popcorn cupcake each and a pot of Paris tea for two.


Qilin Tea House 8/64 Dixon St

We love it because it’s the only self-proclaimed tea house in Wellington and has a beautiful selection of house blended teas matched to their extensive brunch menu.


Tea and Cake in Lower Hutt

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Gorgeous 133 Jackson Street, Petone

Gorgeous Cafe, a beautiful partner to Goodness Boutiques, serving up fabulous food and fashion on Jackson St, Petone.



Miss Fortune’s 105 Hutt Park Rd, Gracefield, Lower Hutt

We love it because we love her sister company Seashore Cabaret! Miss Fortune’s is a fun retro space with great coffee and an outstanding menu.


Revive 2 Lochy St, Petone, Lower Hutt

We love it because at Revive you can trust it will be a perfect cup of coffee and the tea is served just as well. The caramel espresso oat slice is equally divine!


Sweet Vanilla Kitchen 49 Pretoria St, Lower Hutt

Perfect for a well made coffee, cheery service and an eye-watering selection of stunning cakes, biscuits and slices to try including GF and vegan options. The brunch menu is also second-to-none.



Tea and Cake in Paraparaumu

Greenmantle Estate 214 State Highway 1, Otaihanga

We love it because high tea on the pool terrace under the white silk-lined marquee is just as luxurious as it sounds.


Tea and Cake in Napier

Port’O’Call Shop 2, Nelson Quay, Ahuriri

We love it because fresh flowers adorn a perfect Devonshire Tea with a fluffy scone and a darling range of beautiful teas served in gorgeous china.


Tea and Cake in New Plymouth


Emmalou Macaron & Coffee House 69 Devon St E

Perfect for a delicate macaron in all sorts of exotic, delectable flavours – with, of course, a cuppa on the side.