We are a specialty gourmet tea house and cafe. We use the freshest ingredients in everything we prepare. We support local farmers by purchasing their products for our baking needs. We have an extremely friendly environment which includes a courtyard with tranquil surroundings. We offer free Wi-Fi and free samples!
Tate Street Coffee grinds and brews only the noblest of beans, the fair-trade coffees of Larry's Beans, and serves up classic coffeehouse fare including sandwiches, baked treats, and specialty beverages. If you opt for the $5 deal, pop in any time and grab a steamy mug of fresh-brewed bean juice ($1.35) with a bagel and cream cheese ($2), one of the day's selected muffin flavors ($2), or a glass of locally brewed beer ($2.95). The 334, Tate Street's popular ciabatta sandwich piled with turkey, ham, pepper jack, and baby spinach with a sweet Vidalia onion spread, is served with salsa and chips ($4.95).
The Fruit Bar’s elixir wizards craft healthy fruit smoothies and gourmet coffee drinks from real fruit and fair-trade, organic coffee beans. The Fruity Affair smoothie nurtures parched palates with a blend of pineapple juice, peaches, bananas, and mango ($4–$5), whereas Sunsplash puckers tongues in a citrusy mélange of orange juice, banana, honey, and orange sherbet ($4.40–$5.25). Delicately spiced sips of a chai tea latte ($3.35–$4) go down easy amid the glow of warm custard walls and bright artwork, nearly conforming to the proverb, “Tea is best enjoyed while sitting in a tub of custard.” Meanwhile, effervescent refreshments such as an italian soda ($1.95–$2.45) can be paired with a selection of pastries or poured in the gas tank of a homesick Vespa.
Spring Garden Bakery and CoffeeHouse's menu has freshly baked delights to satisfy an entire family's sweet teeth (a cherry pie costs $10.95) and single-serve treats to brighten any individual's lonesome morning crawlmute (a classically-folded apple turnover costs $2.10). Coffeehouse traditionalists relish scones, which are served in seven varieties including blueberry and cinnamon pecan ($2.10), paired with a hot-off-the bean latte ($2.55–$3.99) or a cup of Counter Culture Coffee ($1.55–$1.86). To complete its breakfast bonanza, Spring Garden also bakes up a variety of jumbo cookies, bars, and brownies every single diurnal rotation ($0.99 for a five-inch cookie, $1.87 for jumbo cookies, bars and brownies). Vegans can feel the animal-friendly love with the vegan muffin ($1.79), made with unrefined sugar instead of the stolen dreams of bees, and a bottle of Minute Maid juice, squeezed from tender, juicy baby plants ($1.55).
At The Secret Tea Room, 30-year restaurant veteran John L. Magee and his family of chefs, bakers, and waiters serve gourmet lunch fare and elegant Queen’s teas. On tabletops, pots of Jasmine Fanning green teas, peppermint herbal teas, or any selection of their 24 varieties of fresh look leaf teas imported from around the world rest beside bone china and three-tiered trays of sandwiches and English-style scones. The café’s specialty Crab Cake YaYa, served with fried green tomatoes, napa-cabbage-green-apple-bacon slaw, and housemade rémoulade sauce, headlines a menu of salads and sandwiches. In addition to its parties and luncheons for adults, The Secret Tea Room hosts tea parties for 4- to 8-year-olds, featuring kid-size servings and teacups that transform into robots.