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The Café on Lumpkin, Athens, GA

The Café on Lumpkin

4.3
4.3
49 Reviews
$30 and under
Afternoon Tea
Join us for Afternoon Tea in Athens Georgia! Finger sandwiches, scones with house-made clotted cream & jam, tea desserts, tea (18 loose leaf teas to choose from), and bubbly, each component of our Afternoon Tea is made by hand, with rotating flavors through the seasons.

Available:
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 2pm - 5pm

-Please note that we only are taking reservations for afternoon tea, regular dine in is first come, first served-

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 8:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (706) 215-9240
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We cater! Afternoon Tea catered will make an event fun and delicious for your guests, and easy for you!<br /><br />Contact us at catering@thecafeonlumpkin.com to make an order.
  • Private party facilities
    Looking to celebrate someone special? Host an event at The Café On Lumpkin! Our dining rooms & patio are available for private events. Our 100+ year-old home is ideal for Bridal Showers, Birthdays, Baby Showers, Afternoon Tea Parties, & any celebration.Contact us at contact@thecafeonlumpkin.com to make a reservation.
  • Neighborhood
    Athens
  • Cross street
    Across from Earth Fare / Add Drug, between Fleet Feet &amp; Georgia United
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 49 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

49 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for the Low Tea service on a cold, rainy day. One of our party is gluten free, which I had failed to inform the Cafe. They produced a lovely GF tea option for her and we were all delighted with our food. It was tasty and beautifully presented. Service was minimal. The room was not noisy or cold. The online parking directions were accurate but still inadequate.

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  2. jimjam333

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The idea was great for high tea but the server completely ignored us and I had to get up from the table any time I needed something. The food and tea were great tasting but way over priced for the experience. The server was not very clear on how the portioning worked for the table before hand. The reservation website details also did not inform me of how much anything was in terms of cost or what it included. Only a vague description. The chicken salad was very dry in the sandwiches. Macarons were half sized (TINY!) rather than a full macaron. I had to get up to request water then again to request service and then again to get my own to go boxes. We were uncomfortably close to another couple having tea and ended up bumping into them. Overall it wasn’t a great experience and I wish I could have done something more special for my friend’s celebration.

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  3. Tina

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Customer service was awful, lady at the ordering counter was exceptionally rude. “Comments” you put during reservation are apparently your final order and you don’t get to choose what you want at the restaurant (this wasn’t mentioned anywhere during booking). They won’t call to confirm what you want but will assume everyone in your party wants the same thing. Scones were pretty good, finger sandwiches were very dry and desserts were subpar. Tea was steeped for a little too long making it quite a bit bitter.

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  4. DorothyC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely time. We had the place to ourself, Simple setting, nothing fancy. Food was good, nice variety, the scones were exceptional. A little pricey, for what you are getting but happy to have a local option of afternoon tea.

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  5. Pfmz

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All was delightful. There could be a little more of a tea decor present. Tea cups should always be white and not stained when presented. We enjoyed ourselves. Glad there is someplace to have a tea party.

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  6. AshlieE

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I love tea rooms and was so excited to try this. However, upon entering we were sat at a table and service was just not good. I do feel like it is such a scam to have people pay and tip before you get into the restaurant. We were sitting at a table and my cup was dirty, and that was replaced with no problem. When the tea was brought out to our table, I did ask for cream and did not get it. Eventually, I had to ask again and was brought some. The tea tray was brought out, and nothing on there was explained by the staff. The sandwiches tasted like they had been sitting most of the day, the tops of the bread were hard and stale. We got the Royal Tea and we didn't get our wine until almost the end of service. I just feel like for the price it wasn't worth it.

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  7. KiraG

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cafe on Lumpkin was a wonderful experience! I took my young girls for an afternoon tea and the food was delicious, the staff were friendly, and everything was perfect! I highly recommend it!

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  8. LarriW

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to the Cafe for Royal Tea. It was just as good as the Tea service we got in London when we went this summer. If you are looking for something different to do with family and friends, this was a terrific experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this venue!!! Perfect for a birthday party. We greatly appreciate the great food and great service. We will be back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved it. Will be back. Great place for a nice relaxing cup of tea.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Café on Lumpkin using the Order Online button. The Café on Lumpkin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (706) 215-9240.

The Café on Lumpkin is rated 4.3 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Café on Lumpkin

1700 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30606-4786

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Across from Earth Fare / Add Drug, between Fleet Feet &amp; Georgia United
  • Neighborhood
    Athens
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 8:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (706) 215-9240
  • Catering
    We cater! Afternoon Tea catered will make an event fun and delicious for your guests, and easy for you!<br /><br />Contact us at catering@thecafeonlumpkin.com to make an order.
  • Private party facilities
    Looking to celebrate someone special? Host an event at The Café On Lumpkin! Our dining rooms & patio are available for private events. Our 100+ year-old home is ideal for Bridal Showers, Birthdays, Baby Showers, Afternoon Tea Parties, & any celebration.Contact us at contact@thecafeonlumpkin.com to make a reservation.
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