Where Can I have a good Cup of Tea in Kampala,Uganda?
Afternoon Tea within Kampala
In spite of the colonial British history of Uganda it is amazingly difficult to get a nice cuppa and a number of cakes (essentially scones with cream) on the other hand; I won’t be disheartened by earlier results and also have soldiered up with some success.
Listed here is a listing of places that which offer form of afternoon plus high tea or otherwise all the essential ingredients to help you to make your own DIY variation… regrettably the finger-cucumber sandwiches still elude me however I have not lost hope yet.
Rocks plus Roses
In case you are searching for the traditional British environment in which to have your tea with butter your scones then you will not find a lot better than Roses plus Rocks. enjoy Afternoon tea here which includes tea or coffee, cream, scones plus butter jam and this will simply cost 10,000 UGX and I may personally attest to the nice quality scones. They as well do a selection of other pastries plus deserts (about the 4,000 to 7,000 mark) in case you wish to supplement as well as a choice of main dish sandwiches (having real genuine chutney). The Coffees incorporate fresh ground cafetiere coffees, lattes as well as cappuccinos, and there are a variety of teas such as herbal teas, Ugandan as well as earl grey. Take into account – this is open only during the weekdays since during the weekends it is closed.
Hours: 9:30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
Phone: 0752 445 257
The Serena Hotel (Bambara Lounge)
Perhaps without doubt the swankiest hotel found in Kampala as a consequence the afternoon – high tea is perhaps the coolest and the most intricate of all such teas. Therefore it is as well the second priciest – going at 40,000 UGX (and then 45,000 UGX with a glass of sparkling wine) and it includes pastries plus a number of cakes as well as may be the most full variety of savories such as chicken pies, samosas and mini quiches, and many others. This high tea is available in the Bambara Residents’ Lounge found on the hotel’s first floor.
Hours: Afternoon tea is offered every day from 3pm to 6pm.
Phone: 0414 309 000
The Sheraton Hotel (Park-square Café)
Even though not any more on their menu, the staff at the Sheraton promise me that they still offer ‘high tea’ on request. it goes for about 31,500 UGX and consists of tea plus coffee as well as a variety of pastries (that you simply are permitted to select yourself) and will include danish pastries as well as donuts. The tea is served inside the Park-square Cafe which is the immediate cafe on your right as you get in.
Phone: 0414 420 000
The Lawns is an additional place which provides a ‘high tea’ package and another that includes the savory component. It has probably the most ‘fascinating’ meaning on the conventional afternoon tea notion and it includes coffee plus tea, accompanied with beef or a chicken sandwich with potato wedges plus vegetables, as well as a muffin plus biscuits. However this costs 14,000 UGX.
Hours: Afternoon tea is provided Monday to Saturday between 3pm to 6pm.
Phone: (041) 425 0337
It is really an example of a place where you’ll have to ‘do it all yourself’ so as to create this high tea experience. Fortunately, Soho has all of the ingredients; however hangs around the edge of greatness by not giving them all packaged together. In addition, They provide fruit scones for just 3,000 UGX as well as cakes for between 7,000 to 10,000 UGX. The Coffee is offered between 5,000 and 8,000 UGX while the teas are 5,000 and 8,000 UGX and will include pots of habesha spiced, black tea with herbal masala. They likewise have tasty smoked salmon sandwiches to supplement the full sweet-savoury medley at a cost of 19,000 UGX. For that reason, a luxurious afternoon tea with cake plus scones, smoked salmon sandwich with coffee or tea will cost you approximately 37,000 UGX.
Hours: 7am-midnight (Monday to Friday) and from 8.30am to 11pm Saturday and Sunday
This brand-new Thai restaurant plus tearoom offers occasional ‘high tea’ events within its snazzy tea bar. It is perhaps as well high-end like Serena because of its coolest and really all-inclusive afternoon teas within Kampala and goes for an expensive 55,000 UGX to enjoy the experience. With regards to the kinds of teas available, even so, they are second to no other with a selection of fruits, green as well as black teas, that are combined with cocktail snacks plus pastries, cakes, eggs and cress finger sandwiches as well as donuts.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm and then from 6pm to 10.30pm
Phone: 0712 744 883 / 0755 794 958