When Athens ladies want to have a leisurely lunch with friends, one place that is generally considered is Sweetest Things Tea Room. The atmosphere is cozy, and the pace is unhurried. As a matter of fact, don’t go if you’re in a hurry. There are only 2 or 3 people doing the cooking, taking the orders, serving the plates, and pouring the tea. They don’t appear to want to expand into a large conglomerate. They just want to serve delicious food in an intimate environment.
The owners of Sweetest Things EXCEL with their desserts. As a matter of fact, there is an extensive list of pies, cookies and cakes that can be pre-ordered, picked up, and then served to your very own guests.
I had the champagne chicken — as close as I’ll ever come to actual champagne. Ha! Imagine Southern cooking like your grandmother used to do, and you’ll have it about right. They are only open for lunch Monday through Friday.
P.S. Sweetest Things has recently relocated to the square in Athens. It is now in a spacious building that was formerly Pablo’s on Market, a bookstore, two doors down from Village Pizza. They are still serving WONDERFUL food. Go, and give them a try.