Ivy Tea House
23 Holcomb Bridge Road • Norcross, Georgia 30071
470-424-4715 • ivyteahouse.com
Open since early 2019, the Ivy Tea House, residing in a converted historic cottage, brings a modern interpretation to the beloved tradition of teatime. With backgrounds in the food and hospitality industry, mother-and-daughter team Maureen Adams and Nicole Outler, respectively, bring experience and care to afternoon tea for those venturing through the Norcross, Georgia, area. The restaurant, which began as an idea from a group of women wishing to share their passions, has evolved from its infancy to showcase a unique menu for guests with various palates. Nicole’s different, eclectic scone flavors and unique sweets are a staple for frequent patrons. The savories featured at Ivy Tea House come from chef Tammy Johnson, a Georgia native who incorporates culinary aspects from her two-decade stint in California to classic, yet inventive, creations.
According to co-owners Nicole and Maureen, the Ivy Tea House prides itself on ensuring each guest’s experience will be enjoyable from first sip to last bite, whether diners are looking for a quiet respite from everyday life or are celebrating a momentous occasion. Those who visit the Ivy Tea House can enjoy their classic afternoon tea, appropriately named the Ivy Tea, for $30 per person. For guests looking for a more customized tea experience, Ivy Tea House offers a variety of High Tea services: the Southern Tea, which features items like tomato pie, butter-pecan scones with jam, lemon curd, and ivy cream, and banana pudding parfaits; the Brunch “Tea, which offers fare such as mini egg souffles, mini cinnamon rolls, and golden raisin scones; the Spa Tea, which is gluten-free and refined sugar–free with treats like green glass noodle salad with soy vinaigrette, yogurt granola parfaits with chia pudding, and vegan chocolate-pecan brownies; and the seasonal tea, which changes throughout the year. Each High Tea menu, which costs $38 per person, includes the diner’s choice from the restaurant’s 15 tea options. For those with gluten sensitivities, gluten-free tea towers are available upon request for an extra $5 per person.
In addition to the variety of culinary offerings, Ivy Tea House has an in-house crafted tea selection. Part of the team includes Aranthza Fenimore, a tea sommelier in training, who has a passion and knowledge of the beverage that she uses to create small-batch blends and original tea flavors. One of the restaurant’s most popular blends is the Luscious London, which is a blend of Earl Grey Crème, English Breakfast, rose petals, and lavender buds.
Afternoon tea or lunch at the Ivy Tea House is available Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. High tea is available by reservation only.