Where: Midtown Miami, Florida Style: Romantic chic Tea Selection: 7 teas Teatimes: Daily, 12 to 3 pm Reservations: 24-hour notice Contact:Reserve Here and indicate “afternoon tea” in the reservation request Cost: $40 Royal Afternoon Tea; $35 Afternoon Tea Destination Tea Tips: Reserve your teatime well in advance, especially if you have an indoor or outdoor preference because this restaurant books solid.
Destination Tea Notes: Little Hen doesn’t hold back when it comes to dramatic, romantic design, giving this popular brunch spot a movie-set feel. Flowers are everywhere here, from colorful throw pillows everywhere to sumptuous fresh arrangements inside, and looks-like-the-real-thing outdoor vining wisteria and rose arch. Even friends just passing by stop to pose in the floral arch on the side patio because they know a ready Instagram scene when they see one. Little Hen is a lovely setting for afternoon tea, which we discover has a surprising, but not unwelcome, menu item included. Our teatime coincides with a busy lunch service that has Little Hen full inside and out, and we notice servers working hard, always kind and solicitous. With a couple of tweaks (read below), this would be an afternoon tea service we recommend.
Scones & Spreads, Savories and Sweets
Large blueberry and cinnamon scones are buttery and flaky with a unique crumb that we guess involves cornmeal. Very tasty, as are the waffles, which receive a thumbs-up from several in our group.