20 Special Spots with Kid-Friendly Afternoon Tea Times

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Striving towards raising a culturally and emotionally aware child means being open to a variety of experiences, and afternoon tea is a great place to start. And besides, few things are more exciting than dressing our littles up and shuffling them out of the door for an outing they are sure to remember.

These fun events are also a great way to boost your normal tea parties, enjoy a special celebration or holiday with the family, and can serve as an educational tool. Before your next tea outing, be sure to read and bookmark this article.

Below, I’ll spill all the “tea” on where to get your next cup!

All Chocolate Kitchen

33 South Third Street
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-2280

Afternoon tea is served Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00pm – 4:00pm for all ages. Afternoon tea is by reservation only. There is no online reservation system; call to make your reservations. The cost is $30/guest.

American Girl Place

Water Tower Place
835 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(877) 247-5223

Teatime at American Girl Cafe is available on Saturdays and Sundays. Teatime requires online reservations and a $50 deposit.

Balmoral Restaurant

40W099 IL-64
St. Charles, IL 60175
(331) 901-5224

Afternoon Tea is available from 2:00 pm – 4:00pm Mondays through Thursdays. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Call after 2:00 pm to make reservations. Guest aged 12 and over $57.50, $37.50 for children 11 and under.

Calla Lily Tea Room

83 S. LaSalle Street
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 892-8100

Calla Lily Tea Room is open Mondays through Fridays 11:00am – 3:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Afternoon, High, and Princess Tea requires an online reservation at least 24 hours in advance. Afternoon tea costs $24.95/adult, and princess tea costs $16.95/child (age 10 and under).

Deer Path Inn

255 E. Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2280

Afternoon Tea at the English Room is available for seatings at 2:00pm and 2:30pm every Wednesday through Saturday by reservation only. Call the Deer Path Inn to make reservations. Afternoon tea pricing starts at $55/adult and $30/child.

Deer Path Inn also offers Tea Time At Home, with which is available Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00pm – 4:00pm by online preorder.

The Drake Hotel

140 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-2200

Palm Court at The Drake Hotel in Chicago is available for afternoon tea by reservation. You can make an online reservation or call. Reservations are for 90 minutes. Valet parking is available for 3 hours for $20, however, your ticket must be validated by your server. The dress code is smart casual, gloves are optional. Prices average $69/adult and $35/child.

Drury Lane

100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(630) 530-0111

Tea is offered every Saturday at 1:00pm at Lucille Restaurant in Drury Lane Theater. Reservations are required and can be made online. Afternoon tea is $50/guest, plus tax and a 20% service fee.

High Tea with Gerri

144 Old McHenry Road
Long Grove, IL 60047
(847) 948-1724

Tea is served Mondays, and Wednesdays through Fridays, from 11:00am – 3:00pm, as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am – 4:00pm. Online reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Prices start at $60/adult, and $35/child ages 5 and under. The dress code is dressy, smart casual, and yes, High Tea with Gerri still has Victorian hats for both adults and children alike to choose from and wear.

High Tea with Geri also has a takeaway tea option! Reservations can be made online; same-day reservations are not accommodated.

The Langham Hotel

330 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 923-7710

The Langham Hotel’s Afternoon Tea is held at Pavilion on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00pm – 6:00pm. Reservations must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance, and can be made online, by phone or by email. Menus and themes are subject to change so be sure to check the website.

The Little Traveler

404 S. Third Street
Geneva, IL 60611
(630) 232-4200

The Little Traveler serves a three-course English Tea Tuesdays through Sundays from 11:30am – 2:30pm. Afternoon Tea starts at $13.95/guest and is by reservation only. Reservations must be made by email. In the email securing your reservation be sure to include the date, time, and number of guests.

LondonHouse Chicago

85 E Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 357-1200

The LondonHouse Chicago holds various themed Afternoon Tea outings in the Bridges Lobby Bar, which is located on the second floor. Currently, they’re offering a St. Patrick’s Day-themed tea through the end of March. Afternoon Tea is served daily from 12:00pm – 3:00pm and requires an online reservation as well as a $45 deposit. Tea prices start at $85/adult and $45/child.

The Peninsula Hotel

108 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-2888

Peninsula’s Afternoon Tea is served in The Lobby Fridays through Sundays at 2:30pm and 4:30pm and costs $135/adult (including a glass of champagne) and $55/child ages 5-12. Pre-paid reservations required.

Pinecone Cottage Tea House

1029 Burlington Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-9130

The Pinecone Cottage Tea House is open Wednesdays through Sundays. Weekday afternoon tea is held Wednesdays through Fridays from 11:00am – 5:00 pm, with the last seating taking place at 3:45pm. Call the Tea House to make a weekday afternoon tea reservation. The Pinecone Cottage Tea House also offers weekdays Petite Tea Treats. Those are served indoors pending availability.

Weekend Afternoon tea is hosted on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Online reservations need to be made to partake on the weekends. You can get Petite Tea treats during the weekend as well; however, they are carry-out only.

The Catering menus change monthly to incorporate seasonally available ingredients; check the website for more information regarding the menu.

Russian Tea Time

77 East Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 360-0000

Afternoon tea is served daily from 11:00am – 7:30 pm. Reservations are only needed for parties of 6 or more. Prices start at $35.95/guest.

Serenitea Cafe

1046 Pleasant Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 660-9670

Open from 10:30am – 4:30pm, Thursdays–Sundays. $33/adult and $23/child. At the time of this article, they are only serving 24 guests, so be sure to call or email to make your reservation ASAP. Afternoon tea to-go and catered tea parties are still available.

Soho House

113-125 N. Green Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 521-8000

Afternoon Tea is offered on Fridays and Saturdays from 2:00pm – 4:30pm. The dress code is business casual and pricing starts at $55/guest. Online reservations are needed.

Suzette’s Creperie

211 West Front Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 462-0898

Suzette’s Creperie offers three or four-course English or French tea options, as well as Countess Tea and Grand Dame Tea. Tea is offered Tuesday through Saturday at 2:00 pm or on Sundays at 1:00pm. Reservations are needed a minimum of 24 hours in advance, by phone or online. Pricing starts at $40/guest.

Vanille Patisserie Lincoln Park

2108 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 868-4574

Beginning in April 2023, Vanille Patisserie Lincoln Park will accept online reservations for afternoon tea. Parties of 2 will be hosted in their cafe, while parties of 4-10 will be hosted in the private dining room. Afternoon Tea starts at $75/guest. Vanilla Patisserie Lincoln Park also offers an At-Home Afternoon Tea Party which starts at $185. If you’re interested in this particular location, be sure to check their website in April to secure reservations.

The Bakester

13 1/2 West Davis Street
Arlington Heights 60005
(224) 310-9192

Their prince and princess high tea is $30 per person for children 7 years old and younger.

Pekoe & Bean

17028 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 263-0098

Afternoon tea is $39 per person.

If you’ve been to tea at any of these spots, please tell us all about your experience in the comments! You can also check out our indoor activities for kids page to get more ideas for making memories together.

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