I’ve been wanting to visit Alice’s Tea Cup for a while, so when I was in NYC recently for a last minute trip with the kids, I made sure that it was on our agenda. I wasn’t at all disappointed, and both of my children absolutely loved the experience.
Alice’s Tea Cup, which is themed after Alice in Wonderland, has three Manhattan locations. The one we visited, Chapter II, is located on the East Side, just a short walk from the Central Park Zoo. Although the restaurant was busy, our timing was perfect, as we only had to wait 5 minutes for a table for 3.
The whimsical decor of Alice’s Tea Cup is fun for kids – my children enjoyed seeing all of the different tea cups on the table. Although they didn’t want tea, they did ask to drink their water out of a tea cup. The menu offers snacks, afternoon tea (served all day), breakfast, and light lunch, as well as a children’s menu. Our server was friendly and helpful, especially when it came to my daughter’s tree nut allergy, and helped us navigate the menu. When my kids each wanted to try the same flavor scone, he recommended that I just start with one for them to share.
I chose to get the Nibble, a one-person tea service that includes a pot of tea, sandwich, scone, and cookies. Despite the name, it was quite a bit of food, and the server was happy to get me a to-go bag so I could bring the cookies home. Surprisingly, my kids were pretty full after their half-scone each, so they didn’t even order lunch.
It’s definitely a fun place for a mother/daughter lunch or snack. Younger kids will really enjoy being able to borrow fairy wings and getting pixie dusted with glitter (sadly, my 9 year old is just a bit too old for that). You can also pick up snacks to go at the counter, but eating there is really part of the experience.
To learn more about Alice’s Tea Cup, visit their website.
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