Rangoon Tea House
Rangoon Tea House is proud to have been named one of the world’s best 11 Tea Houses by CNN.
It is a celebration of the city’s cultural history and culinary diversity. From wealthy Jewish merchants from Iraq, migrants from Bombay or Fujian Chinese that arrived in the early 1900s, Yangon (Rangoon) has been home to multiple cultures, languages and customs from around the globe.
The building was designed by Sayar U Mra Thaung, renowned architect and artist, with his architecture firm Studio Pyinkadoe. Twenty tonnes of recycled teak and over 10,000 recycled bricks were used during the building process. The carpenters were all from Rakhine state and used only traditional methods of carpentry to erect the structure. All of the windows and doors were handmade.
The bar, which is the longest in Yangon, was formerly used in a German members club in the early 1900s then in a textiles store in Bago until 2017. You can still find the brass fabric ruler behind the coffee machine.
Not one new piece of new furniture was bought for the opening. All the furniture are a part of Ko Htet Myet Oo, the founder’s collection.
Every Tuesday and Friday, 6-9PM, the Rangoon Tea House turns its dining room into a live jazz lounge with performances from some of the leading jazz bands in Myanmar.
Address: No. 36, Inya Myaing, Street Shwe Taung Kyar St, 11201 Yangon