Where: Historic Norcross, Georgia Style: Cottage chic Tea Selection: 24 loose leaf teas Teatimes: Friday 12, 2 or 4, Saturday 12 or 2 Reservations: Pre-paid reservations with 4-day notice Contact: 470-424-4715 or Reserve Here Cost: $40 Spa Tea; $39 Seasonal Tea; $39 Southern Brunch Tea; $31 Ivy Tea; $30 Children’s Tea Destination Tea Tips: Plan return visits to sample all four scrumptious tea menus, but if you can only do one, we say it’s a toss-up between the Seasonal Tea and Southern Brunch Tea. And bring the gents! Wednesday to Friday, a lunch menu is served alongside afternoon tea, but you may find the Brunch Tea or Southern Tea filling enough to satiate the heartier appetites. “This was actually substantial,” testifies one serious eater for whom past afternoon teas had been too dainty (love you, Dad).
Destination Tea Notes: Introducing Destination Tea’s official “home” teahouse! Little did Nicole Outler know that she was granting our wish when she opened Ivy Tea House in historic Norcross in March 2019, but she’s earned our gratitude and adoration all the same. Since the closing of the Faded Rose in Chamblee, long have we awaited a tearoom in our neck of the woods that embodies all the things we love about afternoon tea: a beautiful space with creative touches; knowledgable and gracious service; reasonably-priced, fabulous, scratch-made goodies; and of course, quality teas. Get thyselves comfortable, because this review wins the Award for Most Pics. How else could we properly give you a virtual tour of Ivy Tea House’s abundant afternoon tea offerings?
Ivy Tea House is the perfect place for converting your friends and family into afternoon tea lovers. Firstly, hand-crafting delicious food is a talent pastry chef Nicole comes by honestly. Her parents are long-time caterers who formerly ran their popular Bleu House Cafe out of this location. Smartly, Nicole — who also designs wedding cakes for her Gingerspice Bakery — renovated the space, keeping her brother’s homemade focaccia on the menu, and invited family friend Tammy Johnson to join her in the kitchen, as the savory master. The two combine forces to concoct super scrumptious culinary imaginings for afternoon tea (which they imagine in double servings!). Importantly, tea is not an afterthought here, as it can sometimes be at venues with serious kitchen cred.
Over the course of our many visits since this teahouse opened, we’ve seen exciting developments, like the new outdoor seating on the covered patio. As this young team continues to expand their creative vision for Ivy Tea House, we’ll be on the lookout for updates to share with you. For now, feast your eyes on this.
Scones & Spreads, Savories and Sweets
Seasonal Summer Tea
Seasonal Fall Tea
Seasonal Winter Tea
Southern Brunch Tea
Southern Tea [now combined with Brunch Tea: The Southern Brunch Tea!]