Where: Hoschton, Georgia Style: Vintage tearoom Tea Selection: 2 to 6 loose leaf teas Teatimes: Wednesday to Saturday, 11-2 Reservations: Reservations required for parties of 5 or more, otherwise, walk-ins welcome Contact: 770-630-2612 Cost: $15.95 Afternoon Tea Destination Tea Tips: Revisit this tearoom to sample all the different seating areas: in the main dining room, through the arches, at the raised corner table and on the patio. Saturday afternoon tea reservations often book solid, but on a weekday, we’re fans of the walk-in opportunity to enjoy afternoon tea.
Destination Tea Notes: Put Fergusson’s on your bucket list if you are anywhere in the vicinity because this is a worthy destination tea trip to make. Why? (1) Michelle, Jim and daughter Olivia Fergusson have created a generous afternoon tea menu that includes soup or salad, which is (2) very fairly priced, and (3) their service is friendly and accommodating. Then there’s the historic setting. Step through the door and you’ve stepped back in time one hundred years. Ragtime background music properly sets the scene inside this early 1910s building, where we note men joining their wives for afternoon tea, possibly because this tearoom balances feminine lace and china with masculine dark tones, soft lighting, brick walls and arches. Whether you take your fella or go with the girls, the important thing is that you get to experience the deliciousness of Fergusson’s!