156 East 64th Street
New York, NY
This is a whimsical and delightful place to have brunch on a weekend. They are well-known for their delicious scones, but I had the crepe and it was quite good as well. They also have a great selection of teas which some may enjoy. If you’re a coffee-lover like me though, you might find their selection and taste a little wanting. Although, they do give you a GIANT cup of the mediocre coffee. hahaha.
Definitely call ahead for reservations, last time my wait was an hour! Although they do have a lovely system where they will call you to let you know your table is ready and the area is not too bad to roam around in. There are two stores just near it that sell puppies.
The Alice theme is carried out in their smaller bathrooms. They are clean with some effort at design, but just ever-so-slightly smelly the way that bathrooms are smelly. You know, that moist, moldy smell … ew. If you’re wearing a summer dress (which you are if you’re going here with girlfriends for brunch), it makes you worried you’ll dirty it.
And so, I give Alice’s Tea Cup, Chapter II and their bathroom offering two, summer-dress-fantasy-ruining sheets.
Central image courtesy of: Shannon Eileen