Misfits High Tea: An Innercity Weekend Spoil with Bubbles + Cocktails

Misfits High Tea: An Innercity Weekend Spoil with Bubbles + Cocktails

A high tea that’ll put the sparkle in your weekend.

City weekends just got a welcome splash of luxury at Misfits by Ideas Cartel. The buzzy restaurant-come-social club has added high teas to its agenda. But if you’re expecting sedate, tea-sipping afternoons of polite conversation, think again. At Misfits, bubbly and cocktails, live piano music and a chilled, fun vibe are the order of the day at this pet-friendly urban playground in Green Point.

Where it’s at

Ideas Cartel Misfits High Tea Interior

A relaxed work and social hangout during the week, Misfits is all about downtime at the weekends. On sunny days, the leafy courtyard is ideal, but when the mercury drops, the Chesterfield sofas, leather booths, velvet chairs and eclectic décor provide a choice of comfortable nooks for chilled rendez-vous.

Add a background ripple of chilled piano music (courtesy of Fay Lamour and others) and you have the perfect mood for decadent high teas that celebrate the weekend in style.

Sweet and savoury indulgence

Ideas Cartel Misfits High Tea Food

Tiered cake stands loaded with sweet and savoury treats are the centrepiece of the table. Start with butternut and Brie frittatas, traditional cucumber-and-cream-cheese sandwiches, and smoked salmon with avo. Then satisfy those sweet cravings with decadent carrot cupcakes, double-chocolate brownies, chocolate cupcakes, and fresh scones with Cheddar, strawberry jam and cultured cream.

What to sip

Ideas Cartel Misfits High Tea Cake

There’s nothing to stop you from having tea with your nibbles –  it is, after all, high tea – and Misfits offers a selection of loose-leaf black and rooibos blends from local merchants, Enmasse. But to really relax in style, Misfits has laid on two alcoholic options – Le Lude Cap Classique in Brut or Brut Rosé for a celebratory note, or a sophisticated Inverroche Donna Rosa Cocktail if gin is your thing.

Make a day of it

Ideas Cartel Misfits High Tea Decor

Not ready to go home yet? Then try your hand at one of the many social-club activities: practise your swing at the indoor golf simulator, knock up a game of table tennis, or challenge each other to a friendly game of poker (losers buy the winners drinks). Or book for the three-hour Inverroche Gin Academy workshop and learn how to distil your own.

Ideas Cartel Misfits High Tea Bar

Alternatively, sit back and keep the cocktails coming, maybe sharing a thin-crust pizza or some sushi once tea-time turns to dinner.

Good to know High teas should be booked in advance to give the pastry chefs a chance to bake up a storm, and require a 50% deposit.
R295: High Tea with Enmasse Tea
R385: High Tea with Le Lude Brut MCC –
R425: High Tea with an Inverroche Gin Donna Rosa Cocktail
Times Saturday + Sunday, 10am – 3pm
Contact 021 180 3098, misfits@ideascartel.com
Where to find it 74 Prestwich Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town
Book through DinePlan

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