156 E 64th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002140.765209 -73.965784
Neighborhoods: Lenox Hill, Midtown, Upper East Side
Best little teahouse in New York! – Best scones and cupcakes I've ever had! The sandwiches were divine. They hosted a marvelous teaparty for my wedding shower with excellent service that made me feel very special. Highly recommend.
Great for brunch or a girls get-together. – My friends and I went to Alice's Tea Cup for brunch as part of a bachelorette day. We unfortunately were very late for our reservation and they had to give the table away. However the staff was very accomodating, they said theyd have a table in an hour, took my cell # and called me when they had a table ready which was about 50 minutes later. It was totally our fault we were late and they were not rude or annoyed at all. The tea was great, the food, the cocktails, everything was adorable. They had a rather large menu for such a little place. I tried my friends cocktail which was yummy too. Definitely a great place to meet friends and chat.
THESE PEOPLE ARE GETTING CHEAP! – Ok, I have been going to this place for a about a year now for tea and scones to go...
The tea is really good so I get a different one every time I pass by. In that time I have noticed that the small tea cup has gotten SMALLER and the scones have SHRUNK! Before I could buy my tea and scone ($4.50) with my debit card but now there's a $10 minimum to use your debit/credit card. And I really don't appreciate how you gotta sugar your own tea with those damn packets like its a Starbucks.
I never had a sit-down lunch so I don't know how that service is; but let me tell ya most likely will end up being frustrated if you get something to go. NOT GOING TO PASS BY AGAIN!
Great Bakery – I frequently like going to this place because their scones are absolutely wonderful, I really enjoy trying out the new ones on each visit. Usually I opt for breakfast and its usually peaceful there during the morning hours. The tea is fantastic as are the rest of the pastries, especially the cakes! The one issue I have is that the waiters though immensely friendly and courteous are sometimes absent minded -- whether serving two people or a party of ten. The service can run a bit slow or sometimes minor things that were ordered never arrive (but it was not charged on the bill). Any person attempting to throw a party there should definitely check the website about fees or speak to the manager who is usually willing to go over every aspect of it.
Adorable atmosphere, great food – A little hard to get the staff's attention, but one of my new favorite spots. Great for out of towners!
Over-Priced Stale "French Toast" – My Mom and I were unfamiliar with the area and stumbled upon "Alice's Tea Cup II" on the East side. I ordered the stuffed French toast, which I was told was now done "bread pudding style." It sounded good, so I ordered it. Came in a teeny, tiny round bowl and was basically chunks of STALE, tasteless, day-old (at least) bread! It was some ridiculous price and wasn't enough to fill a cavity!!! Very disappointing! My Mom ordered a pumpkin scone, which was delicious, but came about 10 minutes before my sad excuse for french toast was served! Also, bus boys/men who apparently didn't speak English plopped our food down in front of us like we were bothering them! Maybe the west side is better.
Must try the PUMPKIN SCONES!! – Labor day brunch @ Alice's Tea Cup was fantastic! We made reservations for a group of 10, and was seated upstairs near the windows. Since we were such a large party, I was concern with seating, but it was not a problem. The upstairs was spacious enough that we all sat comfortably and did not have to cramp together. Also, I love the whimsical decor, and how cute the hostess and waitress all look. Food! My friend and I shared the Alice's Morning Afternoon Tea! A traditional 3-tiered stand, with a nutella banana crepe, 3 Scones, and potato-chicken hash. The scones are pretty big, I would recommend sharing it. Definitely order a Pumpkin Scone, so delicious! Also we ordered the Indian Chai tea, which tasted like milk tea, it was really good. Service was pretty good, we didn't have to wait and was seated right away. Overall, it was a really good brunch! My out of town visitors loved it!!! Alice's Tea Cup- Chapter II is a Brunch winner!!
Great tea! – We ate here Friday night (10-11pm). It was emptying out so we easily got a table for 4. We ordered 3 different pots of tea- one green tea, one rose tea, and one silver needle white tea. They were all very well brewed and tasty. We also ordered 3 different desserts - the banana cake with nutella frosting, the chocolate cake with buttercream frosting, and the chocolate cupcake. All were good, not exceptional, although the banana cake won out for originality! I have to say the great thing about this place is the service. I don't know what people are talking about when they say the staff here is rude. They were extremely nice to us and sent us home with free pastries at the end. Our waiter was also very funny and kept us cracking up each time he stopped by our table. I can see why so many people come here for baby and bridal showers.
Perfect for a Baby Shower – We just hosted a baby shower for my sister at Alice's Tea Cup. What a wonderful location. The staff was fantastic, the food was terrific and the room was great (a little snug for 27). The atmosphere is whimsical. Our waitress and all the staff were very attentive. They squeezed around our guests and the plethora of gifts without complaint. The Mad Hatter tea service with scones and tea sandwiches was delicious. Desserts also come with the service, but I was so full I didn't have any. We added on mimosas - very good, but pricey - it is NY. We received so many compliments on the shower, most on our location. Many of the New Yorkers said they would be going back. Next time we visit NY I would love to go back as well. I give Alice's high praise for making the day perfect!!
Pumkin Scones! – Alice's Tea Cup is one of my favorite places on the Upper East Side. You haven't really had a scone until you've tasted the pumpkin ones made here! Such a cute place to go with friends for brunch. My only complaint is that there are waits on the weekend. I guess people just can't get enough of those scones!
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