When was the last time that you just sat down and caught up with your best friend? If you’re planning a quiet afternoon of chika, these tea and pastry places might just be your best bets:

1. TWG Tea
TWG is famous for their classy afternoon tea offering highlighted by gold-plated tea sets, delicious scones and macarons, and of course, their signature teas. Take your pick of freshly-made brews from an array of different flavors, and appreciate the elegant atmosphere for as long as you like.

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Visit TWG Tea at Greenbelt 5 Mall, Resorts World Manila, Power Plant at Rockwell, Shangri-la Plaza, and Central Square at BGC.

2. Relish at Ponte
This quiet bistro in the Makati CBD not only serves a well-balanced international menu, but also offers afternoon tea for two from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. You’ll get an appetizer sampler, a dessert sampler, tea sandwiches, and the tea of your choice for less than P400.


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Visit Relish at Ponte at the ground floor of Ponte Salcedo Building along Valero Street in Makati.

3. Café 1771
Café 1771 looks unassuming on the outside, but inside is cozy, home-like space fashioned with comfy chairs and walls of books where you and your friend can spend hours sharing stories. Try out their premium La Maison du Thé teas paired with decadent pastries such as Rose Noire.

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Visit Café 1771 in El Pueblo, Ortigas Center, Pasig.

4. Connect Lounge at Marco Polo Ortigas
The Connect Lounge at Marco Polo ups the ante with their afternoon tea offering that allows you to enjoy a customized set of pastries and mini-sandwiches served on a three-tier stand. It’s a dainty and delicious buffet that will have you staying until sundown, and it’s only P788 for two persons.


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Visit Connect Lounge at The Marco Polo Ortigas along Meralco Avenue.

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