I did a little research on the venues offering afternoon tea around town and was turned off by the $25 + prices per person.
I’ve been promising myself I would visit the charming cafe I’ve passed time and time again in Historic Marietta Square on the way to the Marietta Pizza Place.
I’m glad that I finally did!
When you walk into Vineyard, there’s a gift shop with a wonderful collection of items to purchase. Tea is also sold by the ounce. Although the shop treasures are intriguing, we were there for one thing and one thing only – their menu item “Tea Party on the Spot”. It’s an order of fresh fruit, scones with honey cream, cookies, muffins and an individual tea press. There’s an option to make your tea party a full tea (which I did) and that added sandwich and soup to the meal.
- The Honey Cream was sweet and smooth – the perfect accompaniment to the scones and preserves.
- The sandwiches were also a delight. Chicken salad is not something I am normally a fan of but the Vineyard Cafe’s Creamy Chicken Salad with cranberries and almonds, served on a warm, buttery croissant was definitely noteworthy. The other sandwich was a classic harvest sandwich with sliced turkey breast, bacon, cheddar, mixed greens, and a house Dijon spread on Raisin Walnut Bread – delish.
- The atmosphere at the Vineyard Cafe was casual and relaxed. The tables were decorated with cute salt-n-pepper shakers – and it appeared as if no two tables had the same set – too cute!
It was a pleasant afternoon and we will definitely be back. Next time, I plan to try one of their cafe specialty items – “Sweet Potato” salad.1 W. Park Square, NE, Marietta, GA 30060