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Yugen Tea Bar, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Yugen Tea Bar

4.8
4.8
36 Reviews
$40 and under
Dessert

Yugen Tea Bar is a contemporary tea venue sharing the beauty and wisdom of tea, pastry and tea-inspired cocktails. Located in Capitol Grand on one of the most iconic corners in Melbourne, at the cross of Chapel Street and Toorak Road, South Yarra.

Yugen Tea Bar offers loose-leaf teas, Tea Flight experiences and Afternoon Tea each selected by of tea experts. Sample exquisite infusions brewed using ceramic and glass teaware, sourced through collaborations with local and international makers. Pair that with a selection of pastries, bonbons, and biscuits, created by our world-class pastry team.

Tea After Dark offers unique experiences long after the sun goes down. Tea Inspired cocktails, fine sakes, savory bites and elegantly plated desserts, all in a relaxed yet exciting setting. Enjoy an experience where tea mixology, sake and patisserie are brought together in an interplay of flavour, texture and exploration.

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Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Dessert, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 8080 8080

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Nairn

  • Neighborhood

    South Yarra

  • Cross street

    Chapel Street and Toorak Road

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Yugen Tea Flight - Oolong Tasting

    A$61.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The Yugen Tea Flight offers a taste and insight into the story and journey of tea. Explore two different flavour profiles of tea, brewed, and introduced by our tea sommelier. Please allow 60 minutes for your chosen tea flight experience with both guests to enjoy the same tea tasting experience. Oolong is a semi-oxidize type of tea between green and black tea, with a while range of flavours profiles. This flight focuses on showcasing four different styles of oolong grown and produced in four renowned areas of China and Taiwan. Please note : Yugen Tea Flight - Oolong Tasting $61, payment not required or taken until conclusion of your experience.
  • Yugen Tea Bar Afternoon Tea - Senses

    A$105.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Yugen Tea Bar’s afternoon tea is inspired by the classic English Afternoon Tea, with some bold twists and turns. Let our tea sommeliers and pastry artists craft a Yugen moment for you to remember. We have a variety of options at different price points to assist you in planning the perfect experience. All afternoon tea experiences are a 90-minute sitting. Yugen Tea Bar Afternoon Tea - Senses Your afternoon tea experience will include a variety of sweet treats and savoury bites, one glass of your choice of sparkling wine and a serving of the tea of your choice or one that is selected for you by our sommelier.
  • Yugen Tea Bar Afternoon Tea - Journey

    A$119.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Yugen Tea Bar’s afternoon tea is inspired by the classic English Afternoon Tea, with some bold twists and turns. Let our tea sommeliers and pastry artists craft a Yugen moment for you to remember. We have a variety of options at different price points to assist you in planning the perfect experience. All afternoon tea experiences are a 90-minute sitting. Yugen Tea Bar Afternoon Tea - Journey Your afternoon tea experience will include a variety of sweet treats and savoury bites, one glass of your choice of champagne and a serving of the tea of your choice or one that is selected for you by our sommelier.

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What 36 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Melbourne

    Best Service

  • Inner City South

    Best Overall

  • Inner City South

    Best Service

  • Inner City South

    Best Ambiance

  • Inner City South

    Romantic

  • Inner City South

    Special Occasion

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  1. CB

    CaitlynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our booking was for a special event - tea and cheese pairing - which was absolutely outstanding and very well curated. However the service we received went above and beyond. One of the people due to attend became sick and couldn't go.Of course because it was at the very last minute and the cheese/tea preparation had already been done for him, the ticket was non-refundable. Instead of completely forfeiting the ticket cost, they offered to box up the tea and cheese for him to experience at home! He's absolutely thrilled since he was so disappointed to get sick with such bad timing and yugen didn't need to do that but it was such a thoughtful gesture that really stood out. Always fantastic service.

  2. M

    Melbcr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience, excellent service. Could not recommend enough. A must visit.

  3. L

    Lisa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was good, the tea and good paired well. Music could be a little quieter Highly recommend for people to visit

  4. n

    nimloth32

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The seating at the bar table is a bit tight. The pastry is very good

  5. A

    Alice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful space with wonderful service and lovely teas. The manager was fantastic and very knowledgeable and made our experience memorable. Will definitely come back.

  6. KR

    KarynR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great afternoon tea… gluten free food was fantastic. Staff were accommodating & friendly. Table was a little small for 5 people.

  7. AS

    AnnaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience. Didnt feel rushed. Everything was fabulous. Must try the vanilla slice. 😋

  8. MD

    MargaretD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely recommend this cafe, fantastic experience.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and atmosphere!

  10. KV

    KaterinaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So pretty loved it good food and great service !!

  11. CW

    CaiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It’s a small cosy place doesn’t matter where you sit Windows are good dinner tables not bad either

  12. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    The tea, service and ambience was fantastic however there were no savoury gluten free options and only one dessert gf option. If they provided more options I would definitely recommend Yugen tea bar to my friends.

  13. BM

    BelindaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the Yugen Tea Bar - wonderful Teas, delicious sweet and great service from staff that really know what they are talking about. Looking forward to my next visit.

  14. E

    Emeline

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an amazing experience. Staff was very attentive, beautiful space, teas and food. Will go back soon!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yugen has a large selection of very nice teas. Service and ambience is professional and personable

  16. C

    Celine

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yugen is the perfect place to have a relaxed time catching up with your friends over high quality teas and desserts. The tea sommeliers gave us very good recommendations that suit our tastes. We would definitely come back soon.

  17. RS

    RobertaS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing ambiance with great service. Everyone was so attentive

  18. t

    timacdonald

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An experience to remember. We had a fantastic time and the staff were amazing.

  19. t

    ttessss

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yugen Tea Bar was a beautiful experience. We enjoyed the 'Journey' afternoon tea and were delighted with every piece whether it be sweet or savoury. I would recommend the experience to anyone in or visiting Melbourne, not to be missed!

  20. T

    Thankyou

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Would be great if their were savoury options you could purchase separately

  21. JA

    JohnA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a standout sensory experience in Australia. Thibaut and the team are attentive, professional, friendly and curators of excellent tastes. It's already one of my favorite places to visit when entertaining.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great and they happy to cater to dietary requirements. Food and tea was amazing. Would definitely go back

  23. r

    rosem

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was immaculate, such a beautiful experience

  24. AJ

    AlexJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Everything was amazing about my experience there, except I could hear the staff very well with their masks on. It was a shame not to see those smiles. I'm not hard of hearing but I do communicate by reading people's lips.

  25. V

    Victoria

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great tea experience. Our tea sommelier was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.

  26. N

    Natasha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and good experience. We really enjoyed listening and learning from Keshan. Thank you!

  27. SJ

    SueJ

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was truly a beautiful experience, so quiet and calming and the food was amazing amd so was the wine . Highly recommend this place

  28. HK

    HyKim95

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always wanted to visit and finally went there for my birthday. Becca was amazing! She explained us the tea and desserts with recommendations which helped me to decide what I want. All the staffs are great and the vibe of the place is cool! I will definitely be back to try different tea and tea tasting as well.

  29. l

    leidoj

    Tokyo

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great range of tea and lovely setting to have a quiet catch up with friends

  30. M

    Mentonian

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Tea was amazing! Service was fantastic! Food was overly sweet.

  31. AS

    AngS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    With only a 45 minute time slot, it’s best to know what you want before going. As this was our first visit, most of our time (& they graciously allowed us another 10min) was taken up with an explanation of the menu booklet & then after our choice was made we were out of time to do the tea flights & spent more time choosing pots of tea. The manager graciously poured us a third type of tea because we were running out of time. The staff were very friendly & the sweet treats we had were visually beautiful & quite tasty.

  32. Y

    Yang

    Unspecified

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful atmosphere and very professional and friendly staff members. Amazing selection of teas around the world to match with their pastries, not to sweet and very delicious. Perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon with great teas and desserts.

  33. P

    Pavita

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Food and drink were overpriced, not worth the value for money.

  34. t

    therealchubsta

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    We waited 25-30 minutes for our tea and cakes which the tea arrived luke warm verging on cold. I respect the vision for the place however the service doesn't match the general atmosphere of the tea bar. Tea is a craft and I like how they are trying to showcase that however I feel that purely having well sourced teas means nothing if you're not taking into account all factors that make a good cup of tea, temperature being a big factor in my opinion. Service was way too slow, we arrived with a booking and still had to wait like 5-10 minutes for our table to be sorted, and then it took like another 10 minutes to get someones attention and then another 25 minutes to get our tea and cakes. The matcha latte was lukewarm and had no sweetness which I was confused about. The only good thing was the vanilla tart which was realllly good but other than that everything else was sub par.

  35. JD

    JoyD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exquisite patisserie in house, wonderful selection of teas, charming contemporary surroundings, attentive and knowledgeable service. I enjoyed my experience at Yugen Tea Bar very much indeed.

  36. CH

    CarlH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    very nice quality and variety of teas for a reasonable price. Good pairing with desserts.

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Yugen Tea Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

Yugen Tea Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Yugen Tea Bar

605 Chapel St South Yarra, AU-VIC 3141

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chapel Street and Toorak Road

  • Neighborhood

    South Yarra

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Dessert, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Nairn

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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