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Best places for afternoon tea in Atlanta [pick the one that fits your personality]

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If you love tea and have some friends who do as well, you really need to check out these amazing tea spots in Atlanta. Pick out a spot and enjoy a fun and festive afternoon with your gals! Check out my picks for a spot of tea based on your personality and interests!

St. Regis / Astor Court, Buckhead, Atlanta (Highfalutin high tea)

Head to the St. Regis for a leisurely afternoon of tea and tasty treats. Choose from teas like the Mad Hatter black tea or pear infused green tea. Each guest is given their own tea pot that contains about three cups worth of tea. The tired tray features both sweet and savory dishes.

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Add a glass of champagne to your tea service at the St. Regis

Afternoon tea reservations are available Friday through Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and reservations are highly recommended.

Cost of this Atlanta afternoon tea is $40 per person. Add $10 for a glass of bubbly to go with your tea.

Read my full article on afternoon tea at the St. Regis in Atlanta.

 

Bistro VG in Roswell, Atlanta (Girls just want to have fun)

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So many goodies to choose from, you’ll definitely need a to go box at this afternoon tea.

Okay, this is by far my absolute. favorite place to have tea in Atlanta! Sure, it is a little bit outside the city, but it is so worth it. I already LOVE Bistro VG for their sexy date night atmosphere and amazing dinner. If you are planning date night, definitely put Bistro VG on your list, friends. But you have to visit for high tea.

So, here’s the setup. At 12:30 one Saturday each month, Bistro VG has a fabulous themed tea event. They change up the menu to go with it too. I attended the Galentine’s tea, but upcoming tea themes include a Greek themed one (the owners have Greek heritage), which sounds amazing. And don’t worry if you don’t have a hat. I didn’t and was just going to attend this afternoon tea sans one, but much to my surprise, when you walk in, the bar area is decked out with an assortment of fun hats (or fabricators if you want to get technical) to choose from! I think me and my friend, Susie, picked out some great ones, what about you?

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When you attend afternoon tea at Bistro VG, they have an assortment of hats to choose from!

Afternoon tea reservations are available at 12:30 (dates vary)

Cost of this Atlanta afternoon tea is $40 per person. Add $10 for a glass of bubbly to go with your tea. Hell yeah!

Zen Tea in Chamblee, Atlanta (Channel your inner yogi)

If you liked Yoga before it was hot and enjoy meditation along with a calming atmosphere, Zen Tea is a good option for afternoon tea in Atlanta. The teas occur just once a week on Saturdays at 4pm. The cool thing is that each week they focus on a different type of tea. You’ll get to taste 5 or 6 different varieties, much like a wine tasting, except it isn’t paired with food.

 

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Afternoon tea reservations are available at 4 pm.

Cost of this Atlanta afternoon tea is $20 per person.

When I visited parking was pretty scarce. I don’t know what they do when they are totally packed! So get to this Atlanta tea house early to make sure you get a decent parking spot!

Dr. Bombay’s Underwater tea party in Candler Park, Atlanta – (Tea with a cause)

With a name like Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party, you kinda know you are going to have a good time, right? This small kitschy spot is tucked away in Candler Park. There’s the pretty umbrella room and brick walls with tons  They serve a strictly vegetarian only menu.  Cost is $17.50 per person. Reservations must be booked in advance.

Afternoon tea reservations are available: 

Tuesday – Friday 4:00pm Exclusively
Saturday – Sunday 11:00am, 2:00pm, and 5:00pm

Cost of this Atlanta afternoon tea is $17.50 per person.

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Umbrellas hang on the ceiling at Dr. Bombay’s in Atlanta

Dr. Bombays

Samosa at Dr. Bombay’sOnce a month they have fundraisers at the tea house in Atlanta. For $20 per person, we were treated to wine (nothing fancy – the Two Buck Chuck variety) and appetizer and vegetarian entree. Makeshift tables are pulled together to accommodate the filled to capacity (about 40 people) room. While wine was readily available, most seemed to prefer the iced Darjeeling tea to wash down the savoy, spicy food. Chana Masala and Aloo Gobi were served for dinner. Dr. Bombay’s sells packs of tea and other items to raise funds for their charity work. The dinners take place the last Monday of each month.

So, which one of these magnificent spots will you choose for afternoon tea? It is truly a different experience at each spot, so why not try them all and pick your favorite?

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!