Alice's Tea Cup Chapter III, 220 East 81st St., New York, NY 10028, 212-734-4TEA www.alicesteacup.com
This "chapter" of Alice's Tea Cup is only a few blocks from our apart- ment and I've always wanted to check it out. I am definitely a tea and scones kind of woman. Unfortunately, Brian is not a tea and scones kind of man. That plus the fact that the place always looked a little "delicate" for him to fold his 6'4" frame into. :)
But when my blogger friend, Sofie, The German Foodie, told me she was coming to visit New York, I had my perfect scone opportunity. She, her 16 year old son, and I met there on a lovely spring afternoon and got to to see what all the scone fuss was about. The place is quite small and a bit warm and stuffy. The service was friendly but relaxed. They have food on the menu but, hey, we can get sandwiches anywhere. We came here for tea and scones!
The scones are, in fact, absolutely delicious and taste like what proper scones should taste like! I was particularly enamored of the apricot with lemon glaze but all of them were terrific. The tea was good, the pots adorable and the whole experience very civilized.
|Me (left) with Sofie (right)|