1) TEA GARDEN
This is arguably one of the most tranquil zen-like places to have a cup of tea in Dublin. Go here for the menu of different speciality teas from around the world, the yummy tea biscuits and the hookahs.
Afternoon tea at the Merrion Hotel is one of those indulgent treats you tend to never forget. Go here for the silver service, Art tea (miniture sweet creations inspired by 19th& 20th century art), the refined Georgian drawing rooms with open fireplace.
The Atrium Lounge in the Westin Hotel is also wonderful spot for afternoon tea. Opt for traditional afternoon tea, champagne afternoon tea or experience a jing tea ritual under the 5 storey glass ceiling.
Bewleys on Grafton Street still retains most of its original features and grandure including stained glass windows, dark wooden furniture and tiled flooring. Come here to soak up the buzzy ambience and if your lucky grab a table with a view out over Grafton Street.
5) THE QUEEN OF TARTS
There are actually two versions of this café one Dame Street and one around the corner on Cow’s Lane. Go to the one on Cow’s lane on a Saturday and watch the lively designer market outside while sipping a steaming cup of hot tea and of course the compulsary slice of tart.