La-Tea-Da's

★★★☆☆
  • 1942 E 7TH St

    Charlotte, NC 28204

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  • 704-372-9599

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I have always heard that La-Tea-Da's had amazing food, so when it was time for my fiance and I to choose a caterer, we automatically assumed that we would end up going with them. After my inital phone call, they were pretty quick to get us

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★★★★★

I have always heard that La-Tea-Da's had amazing food, so when it was time for my fiance and I to choose a caterer, we automatically assumed that we would end up going with them. After my inital phone call, they were pretty quick to get us

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The service received from the owner Janet would make anyones skin crawl. If you dont have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend on your event then she will make you feel the worst you have ever felt. She is rude, condescending,

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★★★★★

The service received from the owner Janet would make anyones skin crawl. If you dont have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend on your event then she will make you feel the worst you have ever felt. She is rude, condescending,

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What a shame. I was considering having my daughters baby shower here but from the reviews...I will go elsewhere.

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★★★★★

What a shame. I was considering having my daughters baby shower here but from the reviews...I will go elsewhere.

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Horrible, horrible!! referred to me by roof w a view and I don't know why! Janet and Chris made me wait and then had the nerve to ask my budget and dream in the same question and then she laughed at me. When I told her I was shopping something classic and occasions she continuted to bash them both. The owner has no class and made me feel stupid. I'd chose the other caterers over her on a heart beat at least they were nice to me and my mom and step dad. She made us feel stupid and she is a church caterer. Totally disguisted by them.

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★☆☆☆☆

Horrible, horrible!! referred to me by roof w a view and I don't know why! Janet and Chris made me wait and then had the nerve to ask my budget and dream in the same question and then she laughed at me. When I told her I was shopping something classic and occasions she continuted to bash them both. The owner has no class and made me feel stupid. I'd chose the other caterers over her on a heart beat at least they were nice to me and my mom and step dad. She made us feel stupid and she is a church caterer. Totally disguisted by them.

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Ooh-La-Las formerly La-Tea-Das.
I have been there a few times with friends recently and each time was very impressed. "A Victorian feel. Fresh food. Great service. The cook even came out to greet us and see if everything was to our liking. The food was so fresh that I had to let her know. The perfect place to go with friends for tea, sandwiches, quiche, scones, fruit salad etc..." I loved it so much I returned with my little girl whom they treated like royalty filling her tea pot with lemonade and gave her dress up clothes to wear for her tea time with mommy. What a great experience and wonderful new owners.

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★★★★★

Ooh-La-Las formerly La-Tea-Das.
I have been there a few times with friends recently and each time was very impressed. "A Victorian feel. Fresh food. Great service. The cook even came out to greet us and see if everything was to our liking. The food was so fresh that I had to let her know. The perfect place to go with friends for tea, sandwiches, quiche, scones, fruit salad etc..." I loved it so much I returned with my little girl whom they treated like royalty filling her tea pot with lemonade and gave her dress up clothes to wear for her tea time with mommy. What a great experience and wonderful new owners.

Pros: great service, prices and fresh food. Oh yea, Great Tea too

Cons: wish it was closer to my home

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I took my friend from out of town for high tea on a Friday, with a reservation (you have to make one, choose tea or high tea ahead of time, and confirm with a credit card). The food was OK-good: butterscotch scone with lemon curd, cucumber sandwich (odd taste), chicken salad on mini croissant, 3 hot puffs - crab cake, chicken cordon bleu & one other (these were good), very spicy pimento cheese in crispy phyllo cup, generous fruit plate, slice of cake (so so) and a plate of mini desserts - 2 cream puffs (yuck), strawberry (bitter), lemon something (very tart), chocolate pecan thing (awful) - we didn't eat the dessert, but I left full so can't complain. One small teapot no refill, $18 per person.

The location was so-so (love the old house, no ambiance in the room where we were - with the bathroom and across from the waitress station at the foot of the stairs). There were several large groups there at the time so we were in a side room with another pair of ladies having lunch We had no choice of food, no idea what course or food was coming until the end (the waitress did finally speak and say there were 2 dessert courses), and they served EVERY COURSE except the dessert on the same plate. Ew! Since the waitress barely talked to us I was glad they didn't add the 18% gratuity automatically like they threaten on their web site. Tea was only available in bags. This might be OK for large groups, I can see that's their focus (front room and 2nd floor & served different food), but I wouldn't bother otherwise. Although the pair who came for lunch (stuck right next to the bathroom and in a corner) and my friend seemed happy enough (at least we got a window), I prefer a menu, loose tea, great atmosphere, and service and there was none of that.

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★★☆☆☆

I took my friend from out of town for high tea on a Friday, with a reservation (you have to make one, choose tea or high tea ahead of time, and confirm with a credit card). The food was OK-good: butterscotch scone with lemon curd, cucumber sandwich (odd taste), chicken salad on mini croissant, 3 hot puffs - crab cake, chicken cordon bleu & one other (these were good), very spicy pimento cheese in crispy phyllo cup, generous fruit plate, slice of cake (so so) and a plate of mini desserts - 2 cream puffs (yuck), strawberry (bitter), lemon something (very tart), chocolate pecan thing (awful) - we didn't eat the dessert, but I left full so can't complain. One small teapot no refill, $18 per person.

The location was so-so (love the old house, no ambiance in the room where we were - with the bathroom and across from the waitress station at the foot of the stairs). There were several large groups there at the time so we were in a side room with another pair of ladies having lunch We had no choice of food, no idea what course or food was coming until the end (the waitress did finally speak and say there were 2 dessert courses), and they served EVERY COURSE except the dessert on the same plate. Ew! Since the waitress barely talked to us I was glad they didn't add the 18% gratuity automatically like they threaten on their web site. Tea was only available in bags. This might be OK for large groups, I can see that's their focus (front room and 2nd floor & served different food), but I wouldn't bother otherwise. Although the pair who came for lunch (stuck right next to the bathroom and in a corner) and my friend seemed happy enough (at least we got a window), I prefer a menu, loose tea, great atmosphere, and service and there was none of that.

Pros: food, tea party experience

Cons: parking, service, preset menu, food, generic tea bag flavors

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I have been a client of La-tea-da's for many years, use them at least 8 times a year for large corporate events and weekly for smaller events, and they have alway done an exceptional job. In the past year they have moved their catering business to 115 W. 7th Street, and focus on lunch and tea parties at their Elizabeth location on 7th Street. There focus is on catering and providing excellent service. They recently installed a new computer system which will help them fine tune their internal and external information. I thoroughly enjoy working with Janet, Chrys and their staff, and never think twice about who I am going to call for events ranging from breakfasts and luncheons to corporate socials or sit down dinners. The food is always wonderful, as well as the unique presentation and attention to detail.

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★★★★★

I have been a client of La-tea-da's for many years, use them at least 8 times a year for large corporate events and weekly for smaller events, and they have alway done an exceptional job. In the past year they have moved their catering business to 115 W. 7th Street, and focus on lunch and tea parties at their Elizabeth location on 7th Street. There focus is on catering and providing excellent service. They recently installed a new computer system which will help them fine tune their internal and external information. I thoroughly enjoy working with Janet, Chrys and their staff, and never think twice about who I am going to call for events ranging from breakfasts and luncheons to corporate socials or sit down dinners. The food is always wonderful, as well as the unique presentation and attention to detail.

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I am planning my wedding. I went and met with the owner about them being my caterer. When I was a bit early she expressed to her assistant that I would only be in her way so I needed to sit outside the office. The first question she asked was "what do you picture your wedding like" and I said a fun party. The answer I got was "well then get a wedding planner". I then thought that she was there to get as much money as she could. The meeting was very rushed with people coming in and out the whole time talking about other events. She packed up a quick meal for me which I will say was very good. However the food is not worth working with the auttitude and bad communication. She had great ideas and I wanted to use her, but I didn't know how when no phone calls where returned. And all I got where emails with empty promises. If you have twenty grand or so to drop I know that she will give you service but it will still come with the price of bad service. I would go without food at my wedding before I let her have my buisness.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am planning my wedding. I went and met with the owner about them being my caterer. When I was a bit early she expressed to her assistant that I would only be in her way so I needed to sit outside the office. The first question she asked was "what do you picture your wedding like" and I said a fun party. The answer I got was "well then get a wedding planner". I then thought that she was there to get as much money as she could. The meeting was very rushed with people coming in and out the whole time talking about other events. She packed up a quick meal for me which I will say was very good. However the food is not worth working with the auttitude and bad communication. She had great ideas and I wanted to use her, but I didn't know how when no phone calls where returned. And all I got where emails with empty promises. If you have twenty grand or so to drop I know that she will give you service but it will still come with the price of bad service. I would go without food at my wedding before I let her have my buisness.

Pros: she packed me a small sample?

Cons: creative but scatter minded owner, no customer service skills, bad location for meetings(hard to find)

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No returned calls. Promised a proposal on several occasions and never heard anything back. Seems that they will get back to you if you're budget doesn't have a limit. My fiancee' booked a bridal luncheon with them but changed her mind when they would not get back to us on catering the wedding. When she called to cancel & explained why, because of their lack of response & concern, they didn't seem to care one bit & she was told "things happen where they don't work out".

Whatever that means, I guess they don't need the business so I wouldn't encourage anyone to give it to them. There are plenty of other caterers in Charlotte that respect your business & get back to you in a timely manner. Call them instead!

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★☆☆☆☆

No returned calls. Promised a proposal on several occasions and never heard anything back. Seems that they will get back to you if you're budget doesn't have a limit. My fiancee' booked a bridal luncheon with them but changed her mind when they would not get back to us on catering the wedding. When she called to cancel & explained why, because of their lack of response & concern, they didn't seem to care one bit & she was told "things happen where they don't work out".

Whatever that means, I guess they don't need the business so I wouldn't encourage anyone to give it to them. There are plenty of other caterers in Charlotte that respect your business & get back to you in a timely manner. Call them instead!

Pros: None from my experience

Cons: Lack of communication

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I have been to LaTeaDas in the past for a baby shower, and had a fantastic time. When I decided to host one for a friend LaTeaDas was my first choice. I had a great first conversation, and was given the details of how the process worked. Everything from that point forward was unpleasant. I was promised emails which I had to call several times over a couple weeks to receive. When trying to finalize, I waited 2 weeks for a contract to be emailed. On my second non-returned call, I got someone on the phone. When I expressed my concern over the service, I was told I would have a great event, but there was nothing they could to do improve my service, and if I was unhappy, I could take my business elsewhere. Which I promptly did, and in 2 days had a confirmed, fully booked event at Providence Cafe.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to LaTeaDas in the past for a baby shower, and had a fantastic time. When I decided to host one for a friend LaTeaDas was my first choice. I had a great first conversation, and was given the details of how the process worked. Everything from that point forward was unpleasant. I was promised emails which I had to call several times over a couple weeks to receive. When trying to finalize, I waited 2 weeks for a contract to be emailed. On my second non-returned call, I got someone on the phone. When I expressed my concern over the service, I was told I would have a great event, but there was nothing they could to do improve my service, and if I was unhappy, I could take my business elsewhere. Which I promptly did, and in 2 days had a confirmed, fully booked event at Providence Cafe.

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Hoping to set up a tea with some girlfriends, I just called La-Tea-Da's to get the hours of operation. A very curt woman quickly informed me that if I wanted to know the hours of operation, there were "signs on the building" and then she promptly hung up on me.

So, let me get this straight--I'm supposed to DRIVE to this place and peer at a sign to get information that is in her head??

This exchange hardly evoked the peace, calm and tranquility that I was looking for in afternoon tea.

Rather than drive across town to get such rudimentary information, I decided to take my tea (and my money) elsewhere and spend my time writing this review.

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★☆☆☆☆

Hoping to set up a tea with some girlfriends, I just called La-Tea-Da's to get the hours of operation. A very curt woman quickly informed me that if I wanted to know the hours of operation, there were "signs on the building" and then she promptly hung up on me.

So, let me get this straight--I'm supposed to DRIVE to this place and peer at a sign to get information that is in her head??

This exchange hardly evoked the peace, calm and tranquility that I was looking for in afternoon tea.

Rather than drive across town to get such rudimentary information, I decided to take my tea (and my money) elsewhere and spend my time writing this review.

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Owner is a super nice person. Very funny and will make you laugh. Takes very good care of customers and food is great.

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★★★★★

Owner is a super nice person. Very funny and will make you laugh. Takes very good care of customers and food is great.

Pros: Prices great and so is food

Cons: none

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The atmosphere as a whole is nice but the owner is quite the contrary. I have spoken with her a few times over the years by telephone and not once has she seemed very nice. What a shame. Can't recommend.

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★★★☆☆

The atmosphere as a whole is nice but the owner is quite the contrary. I have spoken with her a few times over the years by telephone and not once has she seemed very nice. What a shame. Can't recommend.

Pros: nice location

Cons: bad customer relation

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This unassuming place serves very good food. The porch is wonderful on nice evenings, the service friendly and the prices very fair. Even the wine list is well chosen. My only complaint is that when I sent back a very, very bad glass of wine (it was severely oxidized), the owner claimed, that's just how that wine smells/tastes. Well, perhaps her sense of smell is not what it used to be (a stench of vinegar is what I remember), but it's not good form to argue with customers. Luckily, the replacement wine was very good.

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★★★★☆

This unassuming place serves very good food. The porch is wonderful on nice evenings, the service friendly and the prices very fair. Even the wine list is well chosen. My only complaint is that when I sent back a very, very bad glass of wine (it was severely oxidized), the owner claimed, that's just how that wine smells/tastes. Well, perhaps her sense of smell is not what it used to be (a stench of vinegar is what I remember), but it's not good form to argue with customers. Luckily, the replacement wine was very good.

Pros: Food, Porch, Prices

 

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