Cafe Review: Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party

So a few weeks ago, my friend and I decided while eating and drinking tea in the office, that we should find a tea house in Atlanta. While we had a nice list to choose from, we chose Dr. Bombays. Why "Underwater Tea Party" is a part of the name still alludes us.

For high tea, you must make reservations. The reservation window is between 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m and 24 hours in advance. In true Atlanta fashion, traffic was backed up on this particular Saturday and we almost missed our reservation. Well we did, the ladies were just kind enough to set the table back up for us. For their high tea service, you get to choose from an assortment of black, white, or herbal teas and nosh on sandwiches, cookies, and scones complete with in house made spreads.  Lemons, cream, and sugar are also served to accompany the tea. 

While sipping tea, we were surrounded by walls of used books. It is more like a bookstore that serves tea and pastries instead of a pastry shop that also sells books. Are you following me? After we noticed the walls filled with pictures of little Indian girls, which prompted my friend asked for the story behind them. All books in the shop, no matter the size, sell for just $1. All proceeds help send girls in Darjeerling, India to school for Dr. Bombay's The Learning Tea project. Tea, coffee, pastries, and books for a cause! To learn more about The Learning Tea, click here

The cafe is small. Vintage lampshades, umbrellas, and art hang from the ceilings and the walls. Some people popped in for tea with a side of wifi, while others took theirs to go. 

There is also seating outside for people watching.

1645 McLendon Ave NE
 Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 474-1402

Service: Excellent. The waitress was attentive, but did not hover. She was knowledgeable of  of all the teas.

Price: $$- High Tea for two cost about $45 including tip.

Would I Recommend to a Friend: Yes, especially if they appreciate a good cup of tea.



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