Dr. Bombays Underwater Tea Party:
Teas, Coffee, Fresh-baked Goodies, Ice Cream, Paninis & More
Note: One certificate per visit. Dine in only.
It’s All in a Name.
Know how something can be incredibly obvious and yet you miss it? That’s what happened when Katrell Christie started sharing about Dr. Bombay’s shop in Candler Park. Most folks walk into the place, order, ice cream or tea and a sandwich, peruse the books that line the walls or settle in with a laptop for a little social emailing. Rarely do they grasp all that goes on in this place. There are hints. It’s full name is “Dr. Bombays Underwater Tea Party” after all.
The tiny shop’s decor is both plucky and charming. It’s furnished like a vintage 1940′s tea house, with music mirroring the times. They offer organic coffees, more than 65 teas, 9 ice cream flavors, plus home-made (as in nothing pre-made) cupcakes, pies, sandwiches, soups, paninis, and baked goods ordered to specification. They even accommodate wheat-free, gluten free, vegan, and flourless requests.
But there’s more.
Firstly, this neighborhood treasure offers High Tea daily from 3:30-4:30PM served on china including: 2 Sandwiches, 2 Scones, mini-cupcakes, the day’s desert special, a pot of very special Darjeeling Tea (more on that in a bit), honey, cubed sugar, lemon. Until Valentine’s Day, High Tea will blush with color, splashed with raspberries, cherries, and bright red heart-shaped cookies.
In addition to delicious food, inviting decor and unique offerings, Katrell has a history of making good causes accessible to everyone. Each of the thousands of books in store are donated by customers and sold for $.50 each. All proceeds go to Noah’s Ark, a local nonprofit for animal rehabilitation and children’s care homes.
Her latest cause “The Learning Tea” is making small miracles happen for an orphanage in India. Katrell journeyed to the country this summer and was so moved by all that she experienced, she has started an incredibly touching not-for-profit. The company imports, packages and sells carefully-selected, pesticide-free darjeeling teas from Indian estates. 100% of the proceeds go towards funding college education for three girls from lowest caste system in India living in the orphanage. Additional monies raised are used to purchase shoes, backpacks, and other school supplies. Katrell intends this to grow and provide more similar opportunities for many years to come.
Tea for Three (Scholarships), Anyone? Go, Katrell, Go!