Destination Tea: Mittie’s Cafe on Main

Where:  Alpharetta, GA
Style:  Southern
Tea Selection:  2 dozen bagged teas
Teatimes:  Monday-Sunday 8-3; After hours for large private parties
Reservations:  48-hour notice; 7-day notice for large parties
Contact:  770-772-0850
Cost:  $23 – $20 High Tea; $16 Light Tea; $15 Breakfast Tea; $10 Children’s High Tea – peruse menus here
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Mittie's on Main Cafe Exterior

Destination Tea Notes:  Mittie’s is a local café that serves a variety of tea menus alongside its breakfast and lunch menus. In the Southern style, their homemade foods are rich and generously portioned. High Tea here differs slightly from a traditional afternoon tea in that the meal service follows the tempo of a luncheon and that the boxed tea selection is served DIY-style with a hot pot of water. While we were at tea, Mittie’s relaxed atmosphere set the stage for many groups of friends, co-workers and new moms with infants in tow to chat over lunch.

Our high tea table awaits us
Our high tea table awaits us

Tea Service

A selection of bagged teas is brought to the table with a pot of hot water.
A selection of bagged teas is brought to the table with a pot of hot water

Scones & Spreads, Savories and Sweets

For $3, you may add a soup to your High Tea. The lobster bisque is popular with guests.
For $3, you may add a soup to your High Tea. The lobster bisque is popular with guests.
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The afternoon tea menu is served in courses. After the soup follows the fresh fruit cup nestled into a generous helping of savories, including: Quiche du Jour, Cherry Bleu Chicken Phyllo, Cucumber Canapé, Carrot Tea Muffin (we enjoyed that it wasn’t overly sweet), Dave’s Pinwheel Slice and Ms. Emily’s Chicken Salad Croissant.
In keeping with the definition of "high tea," Mittie's offers an ample menu so filling you may have to save some for later!
In keeping with the definition of “high tea,” Mittie’s offers an ample menu so filling you may have to save some for later!
The scone is served with a sweet whipped cream, as well as your choice of two desserts from a platter of assorted macarons, mini cheesecakes and brownies.
The scone is served with a sweet whipped cream, as well as your choice of two desserts from a platter of assorted macarons, mini cheesecakes and brownies.
Scones, cookies and donuts for sale
Homemade scones, cookies and donuts for sale
A back patio offers a breezy atmosphere for tea
A back patio offers a breezy atmosphere for tea

 

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1 Comment

  1. My visit to Mittie’s was very enjoyable, yet not typical of the other ‘high tea’ encounters I have had. I would refer to Mittie’s lovingly as a “hybrid”, that combines the tea experience with the café luncheonette atmosphere. Our waitress was upbeat, engaged, prompt and willing to make recommendations at our request. The food was plentiful and tasty. The pacing was more like that of a lunch date than the two-plus hours generally spent in an establishment dedicated only to tea service. There were other guests at tables around us, who were ordering typical mid-day fare from the menu, likely on their lunch break from work. I commend Mitties’ for balancing the differing clienteles and being able to offer both options. The teas were bagged and do-it-yourself at the table, as you would in a restaurant; rather than the ‘leaf-tea, steeped by the hostess custom’ you find at the more traditional tea-houses. I can see why Mittie’s does it that way … it makes it possible to offer high-tea side by side with regular menu-driven ordering, while still keeping the timing for both relatively similar. If you are looking for an afternoon of trying on hats with your lady friends and suspending time for a few hours; there are establishments that are more suited to that than Mittie’s. But if you want to enjoy high-tea cuisine within your daily schedule, Mittie’s will meet that craving very nicely for you!

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