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“Wide variety of delicious tea & scones”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Alice's Tea Cup

Alice's Tea Cup
Ranked #46 of 582 Coffee & Tea in New York City
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wide variety of delicious tea & scones”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited this great little tea house three times during our short week-long visit to NYC. We enjoyed many of the wide variety of scones, with highlights including the Buttermilk, Blackberry & Coconut, and Smores. The Alice's signature tea blend was delicious, as was the Apple Cinnamon. We also tried the Red Velvet cupcakes which were the best we've ever had!

The staff were very friendly and prices reasonable.

My only criticism is that a couple of the tea pots we were served had chipped spouts, and on two occasions we had quite a long wait between receiving the scones and the tea - two items that should always be enjoyed together!

I've no doubt we'll be back when we return to NYC in the future.

Thank Peter_H_Sydney_Aust
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Zurich, Switzerland
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538 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“A little bit of fantasy with tea and cake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

I wend mid week for tea and a scone. It was not too busy but as I was leaving there were lots of people arriving for lunch. Friends had recommended Alice's Tea Cup and they weren't wrong. The choice if teas was almost too much so I actually stopped reading the menu and just asked for peppermint! There was even a choice of mint teas !
I had ham and cheese scone which was fresh and tasty. It was nicely baked with a slightly crunchy outside and nice fluffy inside. What more can you ask for.
The restaurant itself is obviously themed in Alice in Wonderland. The tea cups and chairs were must and match and there were quotes from the story painted on the walks. There is also a large room upstairs that was being used for a small children's tea party when I was there. Thus would be a cool place for tea and cakes if you are a little girl ! Service was also excellent, really nothing I could find wrong with Alice's Tea Cup.

Visited June 2014
Thank An_Expat_Wife
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Opelousas, Louisiana
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cozy spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

The Scones Benedict was delicious. We bought scones to go to enjoy later also. We didn't have hot tea, but we did enjoy the iced green tea and coffee.

Visited May 2014
Thank Suekidd9
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Cute Place For a Tea Snob”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

If you love tea and scones and love touring tea shops, you'll love this place. Sometimes it can be hard to get a table if you don't make a reservation, but if you go in between peak hours you should be fine. Love that they have mismatching tea cups and a huge variety of teas. The price of sandwiches is sort of high, but the cost of their high tea is about the same for most places in Manhattan. The chicken salad is amazing. Really a cute, clean and friendly, fun place to go!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Anabelle B
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Tucson, Arizona
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Alice's Teapot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Huge cups of really good coffee. Incredible yogurt and granola with berries. Great service. Charming place

Visited April 2014
Thank Terry E
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