alice's tea cup


The wholesome lunch at Alice's Tea Cup (their 'Chapter III' location in the Upper East Side) is just as much of a draw as their extensive selection of teas. The Alice in Wonderland-themed restaurant is likely a hit amongst girls and children, but if you like vegan cuisine, they have a pretty good variety of dishes to choose from.

The broccoli soup that I ordered would be a perfect autumn meal. Puréed broccoli doesn't particularly look or sound appetizing, but you're going to have to trust me. I have scoured the intertubes for a recipe only to come up empty handed. If I'm lucky, it's in their cookbook (but probably not because it was the soup du jour... lament).

If the whimsical decor and soup offerings aren't enough to entice you, their scones are everything you could ever want from a scone - the strawberry flavored one, in particular.  The cream and fruit preserves were fresh and made the already perfect dessert even better.

To be honest, we don't really remember the tea. Like a lot of places that serve afternoon tea, they claim the water they use is double-filtered. Does anyone know the point of this? Does it make the tea taste better, or does it serve some other purpose?

Anyway, it's an adorable restaurant and if we're ever fortunate enough to go back to NYC, we'll be going back for a scone (or two).

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  1. Anonymous22.10.10

    I think its double filtered to remove the taste that some waters have (you know how some waters taste different depending on the restaurant).

    That will let you enjoy the taste of the tea instead.

  2. That looks like such a delightful place. I am obsessed with all types of tea's and visit tea houses/resturants all over. If I'm ever in NYC this is a must try! ;)

  3. Looks like a cool place. I like whatever you've done to the photos (not sure whether it's some kind of camera setting or something done in Photoshop afterwards) to make the colours look kind of muted and old-timey.

    Did they make Alex wear the bow tie because it's (somehow?) connected to the theme of the place, or did he just join the Nation of Islam and I'm out of the loop?

  4. LOVE this place. I haven't been in so long--I always forget about it when I'm back visiting! That photo of you drinking tea is adorable--love the backdrop.

  5. oh my... alice-obsessed me needs to visit this place one day! i love that photo of you and your teacup. your jacket is lovely and so is that wall behind you!

  6. Looks like a cute building...holding delicious goodies!! I'd go back too! :-)

  7. What a cute little restaurant. I haven't heard of it before but would love to go next time I'm in NY

  8. wow that broccoli soup is an intense shade of green. chock full of goodness im sure.

    ps. mina your hair is so shiny & pretty!

  9. I'm so excited you posted this!! My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to NYC in the spring and I have been writing down all the lovely places you visit. I ADORE alice in wonderland- this is definitely going on the list!

  10. I'm visiting NYC in May - must check this place out - looks so cute! :) xo