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These Are the Best Tea Rooms in Atlanta, GA

Birthdays, holidays or just wanting to get dressed up and spend the afternoon with the girls are all perfectly perfect reasons for attending high tea. Atlanta has all kinds of options when it comes to tea rooms from small, eclectic places to the fancy, high class spots. Before booking your next high tea reservations, be sure to check out this article first! 


tea, sandwiches and scones from dr. Bombays underwater tea party
Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party | Photo credit:

1. Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party 

1645 McLendon Ave NE

This Candler Park gem is the perfect spot to add to your list of tea rooms to try in Atlanta. The small, eclectic spot is only open on the weekends and so you’ll want to be sure to make a reservation beforehand. The scones and pastries here are delicious and the prices are very reasonable! Try The Caroline Tea option which includes a pot of tea, a scone, quiche, two finger sandwiches, two freshly baked cookies and two brownie bites for $20! You’ll want to spend all afternoon in the cozy tea room noshing and spending time with your friends or family. 


sandwiches and scones from st regis afternoon tea
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2. Afternoon Tea at The St. Regis 

88 West Paces Ferry Road 

Afternoon tea is a beloved tradition that is hosted at the well known hotel in Buckhead, The St. Regis. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, guests can enjoy the beautiful tea room at Astor Court. The tea selection ranges from black to green and of course the classics with options like Organic Chamomile Flowers and Cherry Blossom. And while you come for the tea, you’ll stay for the bites. As far as sweets go, the blueberry scone and chocolate caramel truffle are delicious. For savory, you can never go wrong with the chicken salad or smoked salmon sandwiches! 


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3. Swan Coach House 

3130 Slaton Drive NW

The Swan Coach House has been an Atlanta staple for decades. This classy tea house is the perfect spot to spend a birthday, catch up with the girls or even host an event. Along with the beloved tea classics like pimento cheese and chicken salad sandwiches, they also have a full lunch menu. Start off with their shrimp cake sliders or the Coach House ham biscuits. They’ve also got plenty of soup, sandwich and salad options to choose from. You are sure to love everything about this quaint spot. 


sandwiches and scones from the ginger room in Alpharetta
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4. The Ginger Room 

61 Roswell Street, Alpharetta, GA

Afternoon tea at this beautiful Alpharetta spot is always a good idea. With over 50 different options of tea, you’re sure to love at least a few! Book your afternoon tea reservation that includes a lovely assortment of finger sandwiches from smoked salmon and dill, egg salad, smoked pimento cheese and more. And as for the sweets, you can expect options like fresh baked scones, mini ginger donuts, macaroons and more. You’ll feel like royalty when you come for tea at The Ginger Room. 


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Mary Mac's exterior

5. Mary Mac’s Tea Room

224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE

Although Mary Mac’s isn’t your traditional tea room, it felt wrong not adding it to this guide. Mary Mac’s has been serving the people of Atlanta for over 75 years and if you haven’t dined here, you’ve at least heard of it. They’ve been serving up the same delicious southern classics since they opened their doors and don’t plan on that changing any time soon. The story is that back in the 40’s women couldn’t just start up restaurants, so they would use the term “tea room” instead. Mary Mac’s was once one of 16 tea rooms, and now is the only original still standing. From Brunswick stew and fried green tomatoes to chicken and dumplings and slow cooked beef pot roast, they’ve had plenty of time to perfect their southern menu classics. 

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