The author Laura Falin holding her cup of tea from one of the best tea houses in Denver, Colorado

15 Best Denver Tea Houses in 2023 (By a Local)

I’m sure you’ve heard the news, but there are some amazing Denver tea houses. Whether you’re into spots with grand architecture, savory mini sandwiches, or just an old-fashioned perfectly-steeped tea, there is a tea house in Denver for you.

Although I’m a die-hard coffee drinker, I love heading to Denver tea houses. There’s something about the ritual of making and drinking tea that soothes the soul. And in a chilly state like Colorado, it keeps you warm from head to toe while you’re out doing all the fun things in Denver.

I’m a Colorado local who’s here to guide you to some of the best tea rooms in Denver and the surrounding communities. Let’s dive in!

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15 Best Tea Houses in Denver (And Nearby)

The Brown Palace

THE tea experience in Colorado – everyone should go at least once

People inside The Brown Palace during Christmas season
I absolutely love the Brown Palace during the holidays

📍 Google Maps | ☕ Website | 📞 (303) 297-3111

Afternoon tea at The Brown Palace is not cheap, but it is top-notch. The beauty of the historic hotel, the exquisite sandwiches and pastries, the piano music, the great service, the delicious tea itself…it all combines to make you feel like one fancy person. 

Embrace it – get dressed up, head out with your friends, and practice saying dahling in your best bougie voice all afternoon. Because tea at the Brown Palace is so popular, you’ll want to make a reservation well in advance.

Capital Tea

Enjoy high tea on-site or pick up a drink to go

A cup of chai latte served in Capital Tea
My chai latte was simply delightful

📍 Google Maps | ☕ Website | 📞 (303) 777-2255

You can enjoy afternoon tea on-site at Capital Tea or order tea to bring home and enjoy. The on-site tea selection includes an assortment of tea sandwiches, mini scones, Devonshire cream, desserts, and unlimited pots of tea (the Earl Grey Lavender is on my list to try!) 

There are also vegetarian and gluten-free options for a small added fee. 

Lumber Baron Inn

An unexpected, stately home makes a great backdrop for tea

The Lumber Baron Inn from the outside
This lovely mansion is in the middle of a Denver CO neighborhood

📍 Google Maps | ☕ Website | 📞 (303) 477-8205

My husband and I stumbled upon the Lumber Baron Inn while walking in the neighborhood (and may have peeked in a window to witness the end of a wedding reception. I’ll never tell.) 

This mansion makes a great spot for afternoon tea, and they also offer a Magical Tea and Victorian Card Reading for a fun twist. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle

Tea in a Sedalia Scottish-inspired castle

📍 Google Maps | ☕ Website | 📞 (303) 688-5555

Visiting Cherokee Castle is on our list of things to do in Castle Rock (appropriately!). It was built in the early 1900s and made to resemble an ancient Scottish castle. 

Sign up for tea, with scones, clotted cream, jam, sandwiches, and pastries (and tea, of course). Afterward, you’ll be treated to a tour of the castle. 


A downtown Littleton shop with a tea for every occasion

The author's daughter reading a book beside a Christmas tree inside In-Tea
The front window seat is the perfect spot to curl up with a book

📍 Google Maps | ☕ Website | 📞 (720) 981-2512

I once walked into In-Tea and announced, “I’m sick and pregnant. What can you give me to make me feel better?” And through some kind of sorcery, they found me a tea that made me feel better. 

Along with tea, In-Tea has pastries and a tea cocktail bar later in the day. A visit here is one of the many great things to do in Littleton.

Elizabeth Hotel

High tea in Fort Collins

📍 Google Maps | ☕ Website | 📞 (970) 999-3494

The Elizabeth Hotel is one of the nicest places to stay in Fort Collins, and it offers afternoon tea at the Sunset Lounge. It includes tea in flavors like lemon lavender and Madame Grey, as well as scones, finger sandwiches, and desserts. 

You can add on a bar cocktail for an extra charge.  

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Tea in a beautiful, mosaic-filled tea room

View of people inside the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
The outside and inside of the teahouse is a marvel of color and intricate detail (photo: littlenySTOCK / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | ☕ Website | 📞 (303) 442-4993

Tea at the Dushanbe Tea House is one of the best things to do in Boulder. You can, of course, have tea here, but you can also order full meals at the restaurant all day long. 

Afternoon tea includes a variety of teas, pastries, tea sandwiches, and wine or cocktails for an extra charge. 

TeaLee’s Teahouse and Bookstore

A Five Points tea house and bookshop

📍 Google Maps | ☕ Website | 📞 (303) 593-2013

High tea in a bookstore is giving my Pride & Prejudice-loving heart some serious palpitations. You can make a reservation for high tea or for other special occasions, but you can also order tea, coffee, pastries, soups, and sandwiches at any time. 

They will also host guests for a youth tea party, which sounds like the perfect birthday party for a tween with an appreciation for fancy things.

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Babe’s Tea Room 

A casual, delicious tea space

Colorful flowers outside Babe’s Tea Room 
A fanciful spot for tea with the ladies (or gents!)

📍 Google Maps | ☕ Website | 📞 (303) 455-4832

You can order up tea and pastries on their own or opt for a reasonably-priced cream tea at Babe’s Tea Room. Babe’s also has heartier sandwiches and soup available, with gluten-free and vegan options. 

The holiday afternoon tea includes scones, sandwiches, and homemade lemon curd. 

English TeaLeaves

A Parker tea shop with more than 100 varieties

📍 Google Maps | ☕ Website | 📞 (720) 851-6099

English TeaLeaves has a variety of teas available to drink in the shop or on the go. They’ll also host an afternoon tea if you make a reservation ahead of time. You can also explore the other fun things to do in Parker while you’re in town.

Ku Cha House of Tea

Ku Cha has several Colorado locations including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins

View of the entrance to Ku Cha House of Tea in Denver
(photo: DanielJohn / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | ☕ Website | 📞 (303) 351-9215

The couple behind Ku Cha met in Beijing and moved to Boulder for school. The majority of the teas they sell come from China, but there are options from around the world. The tea shop mostly focuses on teas and accessories to enjoy at home, but you can buy brewed tea to enjoy as well. 

Lollicup Denver

Boba and other cold teas

📍 Google Maps | ☕ Website | 📞 (303) 504-6022

Boba tea is having a very delicious moment right now. If you’re looking for cold teas, this spot serves up milk tea in a variety of sweet flavors. Add in boba, poppers, pudding, and other treats for a drink that’s more dessert than anything else. 

The Carriage Shoppes Tea Room

Tea time in Elizabeth, in a former livery stable

View of tea cups from The Carriage Shoppes Tea Room
Pretty tea cups make everything feel fancy

📍 Google Maps | ☕ Website | 📞 (303) 646-4681

These pretty, sweet tea rooms are in downtown Elizabeth, in what was once a livery stable. Along with a pot of tea, you can order sandwiches, salads, soup, and other luncheon foods if you’d like to dine in. 

Afternoon tea is accompanied by an assortment of scones, cream, and other delicacies. The homey, inviting atmosphere will have you lingering long after the tea’s grown cold.

Old Barrel Tea Company

A women-owned tea shop in Golden

View of the entrance to the Old Barrel Tea Company
There are several Old Barrel locations in NM, AZ, and CO

📍 Google Maps | ☕ Website | 📞 (720) 328-5441

You can buy teas, tisanes, honey, spices, and essential oils at this Golden tea shop, but you won’t actually drink them on-site. When you’re craving the ultimate indulgence at home, however, the friendly staff here will hook you up.

The British Pantry and Tea Room

Authentic British tea time in Colorado Springs

📍 Google Maps | ☕ Website | 📞 (719) 309-4956

If you can’t make the trip across the pond, pop into this shop for a spot of tea instead. You’ll get traditional English finger foods and, of course, a perfect cup of tea. The tea room is only open on weekends, so plan accordingly. 

If you’re craving other British foods along with the ambiance, they have groceries and gifts as well. Also, you can spend the day exploring other fun things to do in Colorado Springs.


Hopefully, I’ve introduced you to some amazing Denver tea houses to try. The tea rooms here are perfect for casual lunches, bubbly brunches, or special occasions. If you’re looking for even more food ideas around town, be sure to check out our list of the best Denver restaurants to try.

Have fun in Denver’s tea rooms!

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