Tea Leaf Reading

$19.50

Tea leaf reading
with a pot of tea

Tea Leaf Reading times:
10:30am to 1:30pm
Friday to Sunday

Lindsay Reads on Thursday

Trudy reads on Saturday

Alexis reads on Friday & Sunday

Tea Leaf Readings

We recommend you to book your tea leaf readings and dining reservations to secure a table by asking our staff or phoning 07 3393 1101.

Gypsies practised tea leaf readings after tea arrived in Europe early in the 17th Century. Eventually over time, the practice spread all over the world.

After World War II, it became so popular that women exploring their intuitive side, regularly read tea leaves with each other and for their families. It was fun, and surprisingly accurate.

It was not long before these small fortune telling tea rooms became a trend, like the old Rendezvous Tea Room that was located upstairs in the Brisbane Arcade. Many more started up, like The Rainbow Room, The Mystic Inn, The Gemini Tea Room, The Tropical Inn and The Boston Teahouse just to name a few.

In those days it was illegal to do fortune telling as the laws classified it as a form of witchcraft. The only way for these rooms to survive was to have signs saying:

“We are here as mere entertainers and do not profess to tell fortunes.”

These tea rooms were always tucked away like hidden gems and you had to rely on word of mouth to find them. They were always busy little hideouts and you would have to take a number and wait your turn, and yes! Police raids were common.

Thank goodness the laws were changed in the late 1990’s. However, many of these Tea Rooms are long gone, mostly due to high city rents and changing times.

You can now revisit yesteryear and find a new “Rendezvous Tea Room” in the heart of Woolloongabba, where you can enjoy a Devonshire tea and get your teacup read by one of our readers.