Destination Tea: Just Add Honey Tea Cafe

Where:  Historic Sweet Auburn District, Downtown Atlanta, GA
Style:  Market Cafe
Tea Selection:  40+ loose leaf teas
Teatimes:  Monday-Saturday 8-5; Sunday 12-5
Reservations:  24-hour notice
Contact:  404-314-6261
Cost:  $24.50 Afternoon Tea
Destination Tea Tips:  Park in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market lot and bring in your ticket for validation. Use the main entrance and find the cafe directly on your left. Just Add Honey Exterior

Destination Tea Notes:  Hostess Brandi Shelton has brought afternoon tea to the Sweet Auburn Curb Market; most fitting for an establishment that opened in 1924, when American tearooms were coming into their own. At her Just Add Honey Tea Cafe, you enjoy afternoon tea metro-Atlanta style, in a cafe nestled within the bustling activity of a city market. After perusing the shelves of teas to choose your favorite, you’ll pull up a barstool to enjoy tea at the counter of this open-air shop. Brandi personally visits her growers and blends her own teas using natural ingredients for flavoring, and her knowledgable server was happy to guide our tea selection. If any in your party has difficulty hearing, consider reserving a private party after hours, when table and chairs are set up inside or on the patio. While you may also reserve a tea tasting here, we recommend going for the afternoon tea repast, which is made by local caterer Lovable Foods. It is a creative, made-from-scratch delight!

Colorful cafe counter
Colorful cafe
One of three countertop seating areas
One of three counter seating areas

Tea Service

Creative teas with creative names
Perusing the tea shelves for our favorites
We were very happy with our choices: green caramel and raspberry lychee.
We were very happy with our choices: green caramel and raspberry lychee. Each guest chooses one tea and may request a second steep.

Scones and Spreads, Savories and Sweets

First course is a mixed green salad with heirloom tomatoes, pistachios, apple sticks, fennel fronds and vinaigrette.
First course is a mixed green salad with heirloom tomatoes, pistachios, apple sticks, fennel fronds and vinaigrette.
Come hungry! Sandwiches include cucumber with herbed cream cheese, pimiento with pear, and chicken salad with capers on pretzel rolls.
Come hungry! Sandwiches include cucumber with herbed cream cheese, pimiento with pear, and chicken salad with capers on pretzel rolls.
Large blueberry scones are accompanied by lemon curd and strawberry preserves. Dessert includes fabulous lemon bars and multi-flavored macarons.
Large blueberry scones are accompanied by lemon curd and strawberry preserves. Dessert includes fabulous lemon bars and multi-flavored macarons.
Loose leaf teas, gifts and tea accessories for sale
Loose leaf teas, gifts and tea accessories for sale
Immediately on your left, pop in for a tea before you go to market.
Perfectly situated by the market entrance so you can pop in for a tea before you go to market. Large afternoon tea parties are hosted at long tables on the covered patio.
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