Friday, June 10, 2016

Day #2 in New York City - Alice's Tea Cup

I had a list of tea places I wanted to visit while in NYC, and Alice's Tea Cup was on the list. There are three locations - Chapter I, II and III.  Chapter I was just two streets over from where we were staying.   They opened at 8:00 a.m., so Jerry and I walked over for breakfast just after they opened. Good thing, because by the time we left the place was packed.  It was a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning in NYC.

Alice's Tea Cup is referred to as New York City's most whimsical tea house, and the interior bears that out.

They have an extensive tea menu.  In addition to drinking tea inside the tea room, loose teas can be purchased at the front of the store to take home.

The two photos are just a sampling of their eight page tea menu.  They also offered flavored Black Teas, White Teas, Green Teas, Rooibos, Herbal and Tisane Teas.

~ Our table ~

We had 12:00 p.m. reservations for Afternoon Tea at the Plaza Hotel, so we didn't want to get too filled up.  We each ordered a poached egg [served in a teacup], a pumpkin scone, and a pot of English Breakfast tea.

A father and young daughter sat at an adjacent table, and told us they go there every Saturday morning for breakfast.  Alice's is a bit on the pricey side - our poached eggs, scones and tea totaled $44, but it was worth the experience of having tea there.  Regarding the father and daughter... the little girl hasn't even started school yet, but is a champion chess player!  She was amazing.

After we ate we went back to the guest house to get Steve and Sharon, and then walked through Central Park to the Plaza Hotel...  next post.


  1. Oh how wonderful Phyllis - what great fun! I hope you continue to have a delightful visit!

  2. Phyllis this is an amazing trip! I can't wait to hear about the Plaza for Afternoon Tea!

  3. So fortunate you got to Alice's Tea Cup! My sister and I visited one of the locations many years ago, and enjoyed the experience. This past February, we tried to get in for tea, but it was crowded and in addition, they had a private shower taking place. All I got was a photo of the outside. Disappointed! Enjoyed seeing your photos! Happy 50th Anniversary! What a grand celebration vacation!

  4. We enjoyed our Alice's Teacup experience a couple of years ago. Everything in New York is expensive, but it's part of the NYC experience.

  5. So happy for you! What a special tearoom!

  6. I'm loving these updates, Phyllis! Can't wait to hear about afternoon tea at the Plaza!

  7. So glad you got to visit this fun place, but I agree it is a bit pricey!


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