Burnaby’s First Afternoon Tea Spot
I was so delighted that my HK Bestie flew in to visit me last week and I planned for her to join my Vancouver BFF and two close girlfriends for afternoon tea. Since we all live in different parts of Metro Vancouver, I wanted to find a location which would serve as a mid-point for everyone. The Metrotown area in Burnaby was a good choice since it was easily accessible by skytrain from Downtown while also offering plenty of parking spaces for those arriving by car. I knew just the place to go, a place that had been on my list for a very long time – Audrey Moment. (And yes, that is Audrey Moment and not Audrey‘s Moment”) It touts itself as Burnaby’s first afternoon tea spot.
A Doll House in a Strip Mall
From all the photos I’ve seen of Audrey Moment, I understood that the inside was like a sweet little doll house similar to Patisserie Fur Elise which is located downtown but in an actual heritage house. In contrast, Audrey Moment is situated in a strip mall just a few blocks down from the third largest mall in Canada – Metropolis at Metrotown. It’s outer appearance did catch me by surprise but the inside was sweet and cute like I had imagined. It’s just a bit more toned down from Fur Elise and a lot more than Avery Cakes. The server placed us in a small nook in the tea house which made gave us a feeling that we were truly alone. With that taken care of, we felt free to share secrets and giggle freely without disturbing the other patrons. And that we did. I don’t know about you, but I always feel that in any room, my girlfriends and I are always the ones laughing the loudest. Oh, good times!
Bird’s Cage Afternoon Tea Set
It was definitely a very memorable experience as I haven’t had all my best girlfriends together in one place since my wedding. The private spot we were given allowed us to indulge freely while the beautiful Rose Memories “Birdcage” afternoon tea set (requires 24hr. advance notice) gave us a reason to spam our friends on social media with beautiful #foodporn pictures of our gorgeous tea set.
I felt so blessed to have these wonderful friendships in my life and I’m happy we shared a special moment together in such a pretty and welcoming establishment. I would highly recommend it for those who live near… or far.
– Burnaby’s first afternoon tea spot.
– Insta-famous “Bird’s Cage” afternoon tea display.
– Serves KUSMI branded tea.
– Great price position and value.
– Pretty space without the pretension.
– Easy to find parking, close to skytrain. Good choice for those living in the suburbs.
Ambience: Cute and girly “doll house” theme with plenty of white molding and carved furniture. The main room sits approximately 20 people comfortably while the nook in the back can seat an additional 6-10 people. A nice unpretentious atmosphere for boisterous baby or wedding showers.
Scones: There was 1 small scone per tea set and it was served with clotted cream and raspberry already assembled on top.
Savoury: 6 mini savouries. The size of the items on the tea set are on the smaller side but not teeny-tiny. Both the savouries and sweets are equally good. In terms of value for the quality, quantity and size, it definitely meets its mark but doesn’t exceed it.
Sweets: 4 mini sweets. See above.
Tea: Rose Memories “Bird Cage” Tea set includes one pot of KUSMI branded tea. It’s worth noting since the shop went out of their way to provide extra value in their tea selection.
Tea Ware: Mismatched tea ware of all sorts. We had a cute modern polka dot tea pot and vintage-looking gilded teacups.
Service: There was only one server for the entire shop during a full house. He was very friendly but was unable to be fully attentive due to a big party celebrating a baby shower at the same time.
♥ Rose Memories “Bird Cage” Tea Set $34.95/person
(includes one pot of tea)
24 hours advance reservation is required.
5 savouries, 4 sweets, 1 scone & 1 pot of tea worth $7.95
Classical English Afternoon Tea Set $28.50/person
4 savouries, 2 scones, 4 mini desserts & 1 pot of tea worth $7.95
Delectable Savouries Tea Set $24.50/person
7 savouries & 1 pot of tea worth $7.95
Signature Sweet Tea $14.50/person
4 petite sweets & 1 pot of tea worth $7.95
Served on Mon-Sat from 3-5pm, Sunday at 12pm and 2pm
♥ Parking: Meter parking available around the area. Free parking spaces available inside the mall complex.
♥ Address: 120b-6540 Burlington Ave, Burnaby, BC