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!
The People's Perk is aptly named; the cozy coffee shop not only brings people together in a comfortable, cozy atmosphere, it also showcases the local art that makes Greensboro such a vibrant community. Visitors can enjoy the rich aroma of unique artisan coffees as they survey paintings and crafts by area artists and The People's Perk co-owners Nancy and Karen themselves. But just as Greensboro isn't all about coffee and art, neither is this cafe; it also serves local donuts and gluten-free baked goods.
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).
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.