You don’t need to visit Downton Abbey to indulge your tastebuds with a deliciously decadent high tea fit for royalty. With a rich history behind its walls, having a cup of tea is certainly worthwhile.

Today, the grandeur of Cafe Valetta’s beautiful historic surroundings in Toowoomba provides a luxurious yet tranquil setting to enjoy an exquisite range of gourmet delights over high tea.

Served on an elegant three-tiered silver stand, the traditional high tea at Cafe Valetta features a mouthwatering selection of dainty finger sandwiches, scrumptious sweet and savoury treats, and freshly baked scones accompanied by a selection of superb leaf teas served in the finest English china.

More than 100 years ago, Valetta was built by local architect Harry Marks. Charles Skinner took an interest in the house and location for its beautiful weather and therefore, bought it as a place to escape the humidity of the Tweed Coast. After use as one of Toowoomba’s popular guest houses in the 1920s and 30s, Valetta was acquired by the Douglas family in 1972. From there it was converted into a boutique store for antiques for many years. Then in 2003, it finally became a landmark in Toowoomba as Cafe Valetta.

Cafe Valetta can host group bookings for private cocktail functions or high tea parties and weddings for up to 100 guests. Providing a perfect setting, this historic venue features stunning original pressed metal ceilings, stained glass windows and beautiful gardens with a vine covered pergola overlooking Queens Park. Welcoming all styles of high tea functions including: group bookings, hen’s parties, baby showers, birthday parties and high tea weddings; it will provide a memorable experience for you and your guests. Visitors are invited to escape to Cafe Valetta just as Charles Skinner did in 1912.

Bookings are essential for high teas with a minimum of four people required, so make sure to call Cafe Valetta to make a reservation on (07) 4632 0332.