Canada Day 150 Afternoon Tea

This year is a big one for Canada because it is their 150th anniversary. And although the celebration is acknowledged for the entire year, the specific Canada Day is on July 1st. This is also the day for the biggest celebration.

Unfortunately, this past July 1st was a downpour, so we didn’t partake in the festivities outside. With the biggest celebrations in the capital city, Ottawa, we skipped it. Instead, we ventured out to Montreal, where it happened to be the city’s 375th anniversary as well.

Avoiding the disappointing weather, we enjoyed the day with afternoon tea at Le Parloir, a cute dainty, Victorian inspired cafe owned by a French lady. The tearoom is known for their wide selection of teas, and although not a vegan place, they are popular for their vegan three-tiered stand of goodness.

Le Parloir, located in Mont-Royal neighborhood.

Window-side

Tea selection. We went for Rooibos Chai.

Timer for brewing the tea. Options for a 3 to 5-minute brew.

When our stand came out, all eyes were at our table. The vegan stand is definitely more attractive and appealing than other stands.

The finger-food and treats were delicious and quite filling because of the chia pudding. What stood out to us were the scone, “egg” sandwich, the mini almond caramel cupcake, and the mini tostada. But, everything was scrumptious!

This was a fun outing and feast. It also made for a relaxing day inside. We didn’t celebrate Canada Day like the norm, but I much preferred this for a rainy day.

For vegan afternoon tea, reservations must be made in advance to accommodate, but vegetarians and omnivores do not need advance notice. However, I still recommend making one because it can get busy.