La petite cuillere is a little tea house located in East Vancouver’s mount pleasant.
I want to really like this place. It's beautiful. There are teapots and cups in fancy cabinets. There's a rounded room with floor to ceiling windows with beautiful drapery. The tables are laid with beautiful tablecloths and the whole restaurant just screams "fancy traditional high tea". I think they keep it as light as the British originally did. You can order a small high tea with some sandwiches, sweets, and a pot of tea, or a bigger tea with more food. I think the tea is really great. There is a good selection of caffeinated and decaffeinated and they taste good with or without milk and sugar. And unlike many high tea places, they offer cream and milk. However, the food really lets them down. I would come here for high tea atleast once a month if they improved the food. The cucumber sandwich (I think) was very skimpy. I actually had a piece that had literally a slither of cucumber. I think several sandwiches are quite skimpy. I understand you should keep high tea light, but the ratio of meat/vegetables to grain should be balanced. Several of the desserts are too rich. Also, the scones came cold and weren't very good anyway, not fluffy. However, their devonshire cream, or whatever cream they use with the scones is really good. I've never had such good devonshire cream. Nonethless, the decorative tiered trays were beautiful to look at. It was a very relaxing and pleasant experience with superb attentive and pleasant service. Their hours are really good too; open til 8pm most days. For now, I'll just go there to sip tea and relax.