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Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party

1645 Mclendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, United States of America, 30307
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Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party is a tea & coffee shop located in Candler Park. The shop is also the home of The Learning Tea. WE SERVE HIGH TEA TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY BEGINNING AT 3:00 AND SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BEGINNING AT 12:00.


For large parties of 8 or more, email us at [email protected]

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  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party

Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party is a tea & coffee shop located in Candler Park. The shop is also the home of The Learning Tea. WE SERVE HIGH TEA TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY BEGINNING AT 3:00 AND SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BEGINNING AT 12:00.

For large parties of 8 or more, email us at [email protected]

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Visited On Sunday, 10 January 2016

Wow service was really terrible. Stood at the front counter forever as servers passed by and saw us but never acknowledged us or told us they'd be right with us. Ended up ringing the bell several times before having someone greet us. Our particular server was sweet, but soooo spacey and inattentive to our table. Had to go find her at the front counter every time we needed anything.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 January 2016

Excellent service. Very polite staff. Delicious tea and finger food. (Quite filling, essentially a meal) Cozy yet lively atmosphere and laid back environment. Warm and inviting. Quite a number of hidden gems in the bookshelf including some VHS tapes. An excellent place for a casual date, group project, rendez-vous, or hang out.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 January 2016

We had a wonderful time for my Aunt's Birthday. I will be coming back for sure!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 January 2016

This was for a baby sprinkle for 9 ladies that I hosted for a friend of mine. The table was set up perfectly with lovely mismatched linen napkins and vintage china. The tea was delicious and the atmosphere was fantastic. The only very small, tiny thing that I would have changed is that it took a while for the food to be served and we had two hungry pregnant ladies that were starving, but when it was brought out it was delicious! I would definitely host an event here again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 January 2016

It was the perfect atmosphere.. Service was wonderful... Will definitely go again!

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 January 2016

Great service. Would prefer a different option for an egg salad sandwich but otherwise it's amazing and totally worth it. My mother was so happy to come to tea!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 January 2016

I come often and it's always a pleasant and enjoyable experience. I have introduced a good number of people and they also enjoyed themselves. Beatriz Golden-Hayes

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Dr. Bombays is a fantastic experience! Great service and excellent food. They did not rush us out after we finished eating, which is awesome for high tea!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 November 2015

Cute place, great service! It is tight in terms of space, but very nice and enjoyable. Also, the teas and food are delicious!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2015

My friends and I went on a Saturday afternoon and had high tea service. We were all very happy with the service, the quality and variety of teas, and the great tasting food! The ONLY complaint I have is that because we were a big party, we had to pay the total before our actual date. A little inconvenient, but did not really diminish the positive experience. I will definitely recommend this place to friends!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 December 2015

Had a really great time at Dr. Bombay's. Really enjoyed the refreshing pot of tea and accompaniments. I found it to be a very warm and relaxing atmosphere nestled in between the books and the fans and lanterns. Definitely will be back to destress

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Visited On Saturday, 26 December 2015

It was the day after Christmas and very busy. There was only one wait staff for the whole place and she was really stretched thin. Our seating was very crowded and it would have been nice to have an area just for tea parties. We had a guy with a laptop practically on top of our table. The food was average. Nothing outstanding. Not sure I would go back for high tea experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2015

I came with my daughter and her grandmother for tea service. The tea was fine, the food was really great, but the service was terrible. Our waitress said like 10 words and left. She didn't explain anything and we didn't even see a menu. As first time customers, I had no idea what we were even going to be served. No one checked on us for water or extra items. Nothing. Then, 20% gratuity was included in the total and the waitress didn't explain this to me at all. I was tallying a tip when I realized it was already included. She was standing there watching me add a tip and said nothing. I'm not a typical complainer and can tolerate pretty bad service before I get annoyed, but this was ridiculous.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Experience was not worth $90 for 4 people. $50, maybe. I can't believe I had to tip 20% when the service was not great.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2015

I am an influencer and blogger. I chose Dr. Bombay's because a few of my blogger girls referred this place to me. Least to say, I was very disappointed in my experience. I wanted to have an intimate tea with some of the ladies I've met while in Atlanta so I chose this venue as our meeting spot. Below is my feedback. 1. Table - Where we were seated was not only dark but it was tight. Being 6 months pregnant, this poses a problem when it comes to comfort and enjoyment. It was so dark we couldn't get good pictures at all. 2. Service - not sure if this was the young ladies first time but she seemed very slow and timid. When asking to get a refresh of hot water on our tea, it was such a chore. 3. Tea - the tea was cold, period 4. Food - the food was actually pretty decent. All in all, though the venue is cute, I probably will not return to do any large events.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2015

The High Tea was lovely if a little overpriced, considering it is a prix fixe menu. The quiche had been overdone, so it was basically dry scrambled eggs on crust. But the other baked goods were perfect and the tea selection and quality were amazing and no one can beat your atmosphere. I would 100% come back, just not for High Tea.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2015

The staff doesn't seem all that interested in being there.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2015

We waited 20 minutes to be seated for our reservation which was frustrating. Also, the bathroom was completely out of toilet paper and paper towels. I have been here once before and the service was spectacular. I guess it just depends on the day.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2015

I took my mom in for her birthday and she enjoyed it! The space is beautiful, eclectic, comfortable. My mom loved knowing she was supporting a business that does good things. We had high tea at 3pm on a Sunday and were delighted by the arrangement of mismatched linens and dishware. With that said, the service was a little strange. The folks working that day were not particularly warm or inviting, which was kind of a contrast against the quirkiness and familiarity of the tea house itself - the dusty decor, used books for charity, communal tables... Weirdly, even though we had a good time...after all was said and done I didn't feel the High Tea for two was a $48 experience. When I walked in I wasn't sure who to approach about our reservation and where to be seated, and we waited 10 minutes at the counter before we could ask someone where we were supposed to be seated. And long after we were finished, I had to approach the counter again to get our check. The sandwiches were egg salad and pimento on white bread, and the quiche's texture was as if it had been frozen and reheated. I feel like we paid a premium price (and an automatic 20% gratuity) for your run of the mill coffee shop service. The other thing that was kind of disappointing is that I wrote in the reservation notes it was my mom's birthday, and nobody mentioned it or seemed to do anything to make it particularly special (at least not that I noticed). :( The space is lovely, the tea was good. Would have loved if it was an endless pot, for the price. I really love the comfort of here, but in the future I'd save a special occasion/high tea for a joint where they take better care of you. However, I will probably be back for casual coffee/tea with my fiance.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2015

We had high tea after my daughters college graduation. We had a wonderful time sitting outside in this unseasonably nice weather. Our server was so nice and attended to our needs but also left us to enjoy ourselves and take our time. The tea was so flavorful and the food was tasty and just enough. We will always have fond memories of this special occasion and look forward to stopping in for tea again soon when we are in the neighborhood.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2015

My best friend and I had a blast at our tea party! The service was a little slow, but it didn't bother us. Will be coming back soon!! Thank you

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2015

We had a reservation for high tea for five people. One person could not attend due to illness and I let the server know as soon as we arrived. Our table was not ready, we waited almost ten minutes before the table was set. Even though we had a reservation and did not order anything extra, it was well over 30 minutes before the food came and it was mediocre. The quiche was not edible. Despite that the food clearly was not already prepared, we were charged for 5 people. I could understand that, if the staff had actually been on top of things and been prepared for our arrival, but given how obvious it was that they were not, I do not think we should have been charged $28 apiece for slow, poor service and food that was not made on site. Although our little group intends to have tea again, it will not be your tea shop.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2015

My friends and I wanted to share an afternoon tea with all their daughters. We looked at the typical places we would go, the Ritz, etc. and discovered that everyone was only doing holiday teas or were booked up. We happened upon Dr. Bombay's on the web and were intrigued. The 10 of us had tea there on Dec. 13th and were so happy to discover this hidden gem! It was perfect as the girls all love to read so so were happy perusing the book shelves and the tea and goodies were all scrumptious! Our server Rachel was wonderful and took excellent care of us. We will definitely come again!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2015

We were disappointed when we arrived as our reserved table had been given to another party that arrived early. That was a big disappointment. However, the food and tea were wonderful. Rachel is one of the best and sweetest servers I have ever encountered! She more than made up for our hurt feelings over our table being given away. We will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2015

Awesome

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