Information for the seasonal afternoon tea at Shikitei Cafe in Saitama City.
The 2024 Valentine’s Afternoon tea is a special collaboration with Hermann teddy, a teddy bear brand loved all over the world. Please note: the teddy bear in the photo is not included with the afternoon tea set!
Seasonal Afternoon Tea
Shikitei Cafe is a cafe restaurant located in a wedding venue Omiya Rikyu which since 2023 is more commonly known as Art Grace. Shikitei cafe is open to the public, but the rest of the venue is only for wedding guests. They have a fixed menu on the restaurant end of things, but each season they offer a themed afternoon tea. They are very popular, so it is advised to book as early as possible. (I have no affiliation to Shikitei / Omiya Rikyu / Art Grace, just disseminating information).
They have various seasonal offerings, but I only feature the Summer, Halloween, Winter and the Valentine’s / Spring Afternoon Tea. Their Halloween High Tea remains the most famous and popular (on this blog). However, Art Grace was featured on ZIP! (Nihon TV) last summer and the restaurant has been busier than ever since! And this special collaboration with Hermann Teddy is bound to grab even more attention.
Valentine’s / Spring Afternoon tea
The 2024 Valentines (Spring) Afternoon Tea at Cafe Shikitei is a teddy bear theme, with mouthwatering treats galore. As always, their Valentines / Spring afternoon tea is rich in strawberries, as fresh strawberries in their prime at this time of year in Japan.
The three tiered stand has a Hermann teddy house-shaped roll cake, strawberry verrine, an orange-scented chocolate tart topped with a chocolate cookie in the shape of a bear’s face. There is also a chocolate eclair with a small bear on it and bear’s hand cookie. As if that wasn’t enough, there is strawberry mousse and strawberry chocolate and, of course, delicious scones. You can choose either plain or tea flavored scones and they come with clotted cream and strawberry jam. There are also three savory treats, with French potato fries served with a luxurious truffle dip. In addition, the afternoon tea is accompanied with all you can drink (in 90 minutes) coffee or tea. This season they have a choice of 15 types of tea.
All images on this post are from the official press release via the official website.
Past event: Art Grace Christmas Festival
For one day only, on Sunday December 10th, Art Grace will open their beautiful premises to the general public, for free. Moreover, they will have events, gifts and special experiences. For example, there are various workshops which cost as little as 100 yen. They will also be giving out free gifts to the first 50 people to complete a stamp rally. Another 25 people will get to release lanterns. In addition, they will be lighting up the Cathedral, one of the largest in Japan. And even Santa Claus will be making an appearance. Official event page.
Valentine’s Afternoon Tea Information
Event: Strawberry Afternoon Tea collaboration with Hermann Teddy ストロベリー・アフタヌーンティー ～ハーマンテディのクラシックサロン～
Dates: from Friday January 5th to Monday March 18th 2024.
Times: 90 minute time slot in the early afternoon.
Cost: from 4,000 yen, before tax. Its cheaper on weekdays. Booking can be done on the official website.
Venue: Shikitei Cafe, Omiya Rikyu Wedding Venue, 1 Chome-816-7 Uetakecho, Kita Ward, Saitama, 331-0813. Scroll down for map and access – below the photo.
The restaurant is a nine minute walk from Toro Station on the JR Tohoku line. It takes 14 minute on foot from Kamonomiya Station on the New Urban Transit New Shuttle line. You can also get a shuttle bus from Omiya station west exit (behind Sonic City), on weekdays it says bound for Spa-Herbs on it.
There is parking available. It is located in front of the Kita Omiya Housing stage site.
2016. First republish 22.05.16. R20220928. Last republish November 14th 2023. Last update January 11th 2024.