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EST 2011


Venus Sophia is a chic, modern Afternoon Tea Room located in the heart of historic Chinatown in Victoria BC. Since 2011 we gained International recognition from USA Travel, Conde Naste Traveller, Forbes Magazine and we were selected as the best tea room fit for the Royal Family by the Globe & Mail.

Venus Sophia is more than just a tearoom. It has become a gathering place for the local community and visitors alike to be welcomed and cared for.

We have created something magical in Victoria, a homely experience where you can enjoy finger sandwiches, fresh cakes, hot scones and array of organic teas. Here, Afternoon Tea is an informal affair of the highest standard. You will feel welcome to indulge in a tea time experinece whether you are celebrating a special day or if you just feel like stopping time for a little while. You deserve it.

The ambience inside is warm, elegant and regal. Come sink into a love seat in our cafe space to enjoy reading the latest magazines, huddle with a friend in a cozy corner to catch up over a healthy lunch, or gather with loved ones for the full high tea experience in our beautiful dining room – there is a place for every one and every mood.

Our food philosophy is a healthy one. We strive to give you the freshest and most wholesome ingredients, as local and organic as possible. We are dedicated to preparing everything from scratch with love and care, just for you. We welcome you to our family run, locally operated restaurant.




Reservations: (250) 590-3953


Press & Testimonials

An Oasis in the City

“This charming restaurant is the real deal for afternoon tea. The vegetarian sandwiches were delicious, well-filled and tasty. The scones were fresh and light, and the sweet items were beautiful and scrumptious. The service was attentive, almost to a fault. The decor is just right for a tea room and they clearly pay a lot of attention to detail here.” – Review from TripAdvisor

“Afternoon tea? The Royal Family could probably teach most North Americans how to make the perfect cuppa. But while Victoria is well-steeped in traditional tea-serving spots, there’s a delicious fully vegetarian approach at Chinatown’s elegant Venus Sophia tearoom. Don’t miss their amazing lavender vanilla scones” – The Globe & Mail

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