One of my latest food adventures is due to The Red Pocket which had a coupon I bought a month ago- $38 for Deluxe High Tea + Chocolate Fondue for Two at Capstone Richmond. The coupon included
- Afternoon High Tea Set
- Chocolate Pot
- Fruit Dish
- Assorted Pastry Dish
- Ice-cream Truffles
- 4 Toppings for ice-cream
- 2 drinks
There are two locations, and the coupon was only valid for Capstone Tea and Fondue in Richmond. It is located on Capstan Way, so commuters may have a harder time arriving there, but there’s lots of parking space for drivers!
Reservations had to be made, and luckily we weren’t in trouble for being 20 minutes late. All we had to do when we arrived was order the drinks, as everything else was already pre-pared. My friend ordered a matcha frappe, and I ordered a Fresh Fruit Sparkling Tea- Blueberry Fruit Tea.
I was extremely thirsty, and this drink quenched it! It was so refreshing, and it wasn’t sweet. The sparkling bit was delicious and the various fruits mixed in made this a very, necessary drink for my thirsty self.
Then the edibles came!
The pastries on the left are banana bred, sponge cake (fairly dense and yummy,) and matcha cookies. Then for fruit we got bananas, pineapples, green apples, grapes, and strawberries. They all tasted fresh (I skipped on the banana cake and pineapple though, not my favourite foods) and tasted better dipped in chocolate!
My favourite part are the ice cream truffles. We only got 6 to share- the flavours were coconut, mango, and raspberry (I think.) The coconut ice cream was a dream!
Along with fondue, my friend and I each got a high tea set – a three tier tray of savouries and sweets.
There were two flavours of sandwiches, ham and cucumber salad. I preferred the cucumber salad one better, the ham one tasted a bit too ordinary. The rest were mini croissants that weren’t too outstanding, although they were cute. The tiny chocolate croissant was delicious though.
I do wish there was a bit more variety- doesn’t high tea need scones? They could’ve taken a croissant/danish or two away.
This little mini green sweet was delicious because it tasted like a fererro rocher- hazelnut and chocolate is the best combination ever!
If you have been following my blog, you know I love my macarons. I was surprised to find that Capstone had fairly decent macarons, albeit the taste was a bit artificial. However I liked the soft, chewy texture and it was decent sized as well. The coffee macaron was divine!
I prefer the ice cream fondue over the high tea set for sure. Their ice cream truffles never fail to disappoint me. If you’re interested in trying the afternoon tea set, it is $14.95 + includes a drink!
Overall, I enjoyed my meal at Capstone. There was a lot of food, and I couldn’t finish it all. They do not have boxes for carry out, but the server kindly gave me plastic cups (for to-go drinks) to put my extra croissants away. Additionally, the service was great! Perhaps there weren’t a lot of people when we went on a Thursday night, but the two people were working there were very attentive and came to ask if we were enjoying everything. It was also nice and quiet so my friend and I enjoyed our meal in peace.
Capstone Tea & Fondue in Richmond is great for friendship bonding and chatting over ice cream and a pot of chocolate. Your sweet tooth will definitely be satisfied here!
Highly recommend stuffing yourselves with chocolate coated ice cream truffles.