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The Calico Cat Tea House is Nanaimo's premier tea house. Originally built in 1910, this character home has an exquisite charm all of its own; you'll even find the original stained glass windows and fireplace. You are invited by the proprietor, Heather Frank, to come and enjoy warm hospitality, exquisite homemade food and even have your tea leaves read by one of our professional tea leaf readers! And, if you're really lucky, you might even get a glimpse of our friendly ghost!
Tea Leaf Readings
One aspect of the Calico Cat Tea House that keeps our loyal customers coming back time and time again are our insightful, world-class Tea Leaf Readers. Choose a 10, 20 or 30 minute reading with one of our experienced readers and then enjoy a delicious meal to cap off the visit. Our Tea Leaf Readings are very popular, so we do recommend you phone ahead and make reservations! We also offer Dinner Parties, please phone for details.
A Bite to Eat
What would a Tea House be without wonderful food? We aim to impress and our wonderful kitchen staff and team of servers is proof of that. Whether you're enjoying one of our hearty Afternoon Tea for Two, a delicious scone (a perennial favourite!) or any other selection from our menu, full of soups, salads, sandwiches, crepes and more, you're sure to leave satisfied. Choose from over a dozen different types of tea while you enjoy your meal and Tea Leaf Reading and afterwards why not top everything off with a home-cooked desert from our always popular desert menu!
"Absolutely fantastic! We go there every time we visit ... [Vancouver] island!"
"There was plenty of food and the ambience of the room was wonderful. ... I highly recommend this tearoom."
- Crazed Collector (Vol. 2, Issue 3)