I've made the statement that is is hard to get a good meal in Black Mountain.
I'm sticking by that, and if Dobra Tea Room moves into more of a meal, it might be possible this could be the place to change my mind.
Dobra is basically a tea house, with some light fare, treats and a lot of tea, and seasonal drinks.
The drinks and treats are way above average,
the wifi is good,
and the service is variable.
Could be what I consider poor service others consider laid back.
I have had several delightful tea times with friends at Dobra, sometime with very good attentive service and sometimes not.
This most recent afternoon, Dobra was basically empty and myself and two friends sat at our table for a good 10 minutes before our server appeared with the book and the bell.
She said ring when you are ready and disappeared.
Orderding here has a learning curve!
Other servers have asked if we had been there before and offered some instruction.
I don't think you should need instruction to order.
The "menu' is a thick book with everything you never knew you wanted to know about tea, which is fine, and a short menu sheet might be nice for those of use who prefer to remain in ignorance until after we have our tea.
When you are ready to order, you ring the bell.
I was excited to find French Broad Chocolate Lounge Drinking Chocolate on the menu, with a variety of "milks" available: cow, soy and sunflower.
The best chocolate in my own home town and no waiting in line!
I asked the server what sweets were available and she said they had everything on the menu, and the first choice I asked for, she said, oh we're out of that.
I ordered my chocolate with sunflower milk, and she said, oh, we are out of that.
So, I got up and went to look at the bar where the sweets are displayed( would be helpful if the server suggested this) and picked out a
Pistachio Rose Cookie
a seriously wise choice!
All the baked goods are gluten free- some do have butter.
We ordered two chocolates and a cider(see above) and I was a bit concerned that she didn't know which was the cow and which was the soy.
It was delicious and I was very glad to see it came in a decent sized cups.
I enjoy the tea here, and not the tiny cups.
When I called to find out the name of the cookie, I was reminded that they have Poetry on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 6-8 pm
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