The entrance to the Tea House is tuck down a corridor off Georgi Benkovski, rather unassuming and easy to miss. The sign outside is simple and modest, which is apropos of the vibe inside!
I have been going to the Tea house for a few years now. I’ve went with girlfriends to catch up, or with couples to enjoy some evening jazz and drinks or like today, with my husband, just dropped in for an impromptu cup of green jasmine tea and a sandwich.
It was early afternoon and the place was cool, calm and collected. Some random people were scattered at various tables. Vibrant artwork adorned the distressed coral walls and a bit of sunshine streaked through the windows. The music that seeped out of the speakers was relaxing and tranquil. While I was absorbing the atmosphere I became sad that I didn’t frequent the Tea House more often.
The furniture is a mixture of old wooden chairs and broken-in couches and arm chairs the likes of your grandmother’s living room. Their is even a curio cabinet of sorts selling cool tins and other tea drinking paraphernalia.
Originally, I went to the Tea House to see if they had and matcha powder
, but they don’t carry it. But, they have a huge variety of teas, desserts, and their food menu is growing exponentially every time I visit. The food is tasty, healthy and many choices for those who follow an Ayurvedic lifestyle.
The Tea House also has an ever changing program of live music, which is not to be missed. I personally an a big fan of live music in an intimate setting, but call and reserve early to ensure you get the “grandma couch”, it is arguably the best spot in the place.
Become a fan of the Tea House on Facebook
, which posts updates of their music schedule and other tidbits, but this information is in bulgarian. English and other non-bulgarian speakers would do best to call them at 0887 051 080 or just stop by to find out the monthly happenings. They are located at 11 Georgi Benkovski Street (off Dondukov Blvd.)
ul. Georgi Benkovski 11
Sofia, Bulgaria 1000
tel: +359 (0) 887051080
Mon – Thu: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm