Mittie’s Tea Room in Alpharetta, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta) is named after nearby former resident, Martha Stewart “Mittie” Bulloch Roosevelt, father of President Theodore Roosevelt and grandmother to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. She was also said to have been the inspiration for fictional character Scarlett O’Hara. I was very happy to hosted to experience it!
Mittie’s Tea Room is not just for afternoon dainty gatherings, though — just like Mittie herself — they fulfill that just fine and unlike other tea rooms, you don’t need reservations weeks before. I was there for brunch!
The menu is eclectic, with Canadian sausage pie, New Orleans Toast and creations all in between. They source produce from the local farmers market and use hormone-free chicken. That chicken is used in an old Roosevelt chicken salad recipe incorporating dried cherries.
Like any fine Southern establishment, there’s a house-made iced tea. They also have a house lemonade, great all times of day — lemonade is mixed with orange juice and passionfruit.
The town of Alpharetta itself has some of the spunky nature displayed by Mittie: just like New Orleans, you can walk around with a 16 oz. cup of your favorite adult beverage!