I went to SCAD and enjoyed the Gryphon tea room because of its atmosphere and its unique food. The place is popular and can get quite crowded with group teas and bus groups. The service depends on the day but the food and the interior I think makes up for it! And SCAD students can pay for it on their ID cards!
I have been to Abigail's twice and they have both been excellant experiences. You definitely get the Victorian feel. The house is amazing and I love what they did with it! I had the Elegant tea and the variety of tea is amazing and always excellant! The staff is always warm, welcoming, and very knowledgeable. I think it's amazing how beautiful the food is for a great price! The presentation is beautiful and overall its just a fun and amazing experience at Abigail's! It think it's the best tea room I've been to!