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The Sweetest Things Tea Room

216 W Market St, Athens, AL 35611-2555
+1 256-232-5042
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
216 W Market St, Athens, AL 35611-2555
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is supposed to open at 11 so we arrived at that time and we work so we have an hour for lunch. At 11:10 the I called them and they said they would be opening about 15 late because they had a big...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were greeted and served promptly, our food was wonderful and while I hate to say anything negative, we are both vegetarians and our choices were pretty limited. The spinach quiche was loaded with spinach, the strawberry lemonade was tart and refreshing, the coconut cake...More

Thank Thombo648
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Wonderful if you're not in any hurry. Usually takes from an hour to two hours to get your food. Great for takeout and you order a day in advance.

Thank TomStair
Reviewed 16 May 2018

The atmosphere is very pleasant. The music is tasteful and the place is very clean and inviting. We had a wonderful unhurried lunch. The champagne chicken was delicious. Could not resist the coconut cake. Possibly the best coconut cake I have ever had. Will definitely...More

Thank Becky E
Reviewed 1 May 2018

On my recent visit to Athens I found the most charming tea room. After a walk around the historic district I wandered into this small and cozy tea room. The décor was precious and the tea wonderful. I never had a chance to sample the...More

Thank Sabine F
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I have never been disappointed with anything from the Sweetest Things. The chicken stew is wonderful and my husband had the brisket which he said was the tenderest he had ever eaten. Their cakes are wonderful. I especially like the coconut. The wait staff is...More

Thank allegro2003
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Went for the cornbread salad but because of the holidays they did not have it on the menu. The potato salad did not disappoint. Service is good and the staff is friendly. I will go back again

Thank juejue5050
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I had the Champagne Chicken with green beans and mac and cheese. It was delicious. And everyone is so friendly. Also, you must try the Chicken Crepes!!

Thank Janna S
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This was our first time having lunch at the The Sweetest Thing Tea Room. Just wonderful - wish we had come sooner, and will be back.. Beautifully restored store, transitional Victorian, along the courthouse square in old town Athens, AL. Very friendly, family run boutique...More

Thank Umfrid
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is one of my favorite places to eat. The service is not fast, but the food is well worth the wait. All the meats and vegetables are delicious. I especially like the champagne chicken and the cornbread salad. The cakes are fabulous! My favorite...More

Thank Sharon R
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Lunch, Brunch
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Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 W Market St, Athens, AL 35611-2555
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 256-232-5042
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