Afternoon Tea

I LOVE Alice’s Tea Cup! It’s a little tea shop with a whimsical Alice in Wonderland theme, and they have three locations: E. 64th St, E 81st St, and W. 73rd St. I’d only gone to the 64th St. location but recently my sister and I stopped in for afternoon tea at the UWS location. It was fab! They have a tea menu that’s about 20 pages long with every variety you can imagine, and the food is surprisingly good. It’s perfect for a girly afternoon of tea and scones in a unique atmosphere. Girls of ALL ages will love this place, from little kids to older folks and everywhere in between-anyone will be charmed (even guys, but you’ll have to drag them against their will most likely). Even without all the lovely and cute decor floating around, I would eat here just for the moist scones and flavorful tea!

Love the sweet little entrance! And it was so pretty when they turned on the little fairy lights wrapped around the railing.
So many different types of tea! It’s a tea lovers heaven.
All sorts of fun gifts-teapots, travel mugs, cookbooks. And tiaras of course.
Lots of pretty baked goods.
I love the little things they put on top of the teapot to hold the cover in place. No idea what it’s called, but mine was a cat! And my sister had a cute little butterfly.
Buttermilk scones with clotted cream and jam. Um, yum. I wish I were English so this would be a daily meal for me.
Mason jars for water cups! So charming.
Pretty vintage looking teacups. I had the almond flavored black tea and even though I’m a total coffee fanatic, I loved it.  
A quote from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland written on the wall.
Alice mural on the wall.
Love these doors.

Places like this are part of the reason I love NYC so much! It’s the perfect place to stop in for a little pick me up during a day of shopping, or to just sit and relax with a book and get a great little snack. Highly recommend!

All photos by me and my sis (mostly my sis:)


  1. nookie says: December 19, 2011

    aww, I would love to sip a cup of tea there;)

  2. Ivana says: December 19, 2011

    My oh my, this looks so wonderful! I´d love to go there immediately! Fantastic 🙂

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes 🙂
    Macarons and Pearls

  3. Fash Boulevard says: December 19, 2011

    omg. so charming. love it. thanks for sharing, love. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. love to hear what u think of my latest post. xo

  4. Gild and Grace says: December 19, 2011

    How cute is this?! I just love afternoon tea. Thanks so much for stopping past G&G 🙂

    Abbey x

  5. sampenner says: December 19, 2011

    what a beautiful shop~ I will most def have to check it out the next time I visit NYC. I just love your blog!



  6. whitney - see shop eat do says: December 19, 2011

    How cute! It reminds me of Serendipity! Have you had the frozen hot chocolate there btw?

  7. ashley nicole catherine says: December 19, 2011

    ahh what a cute shop!! great find! xo

  8. Jackie {York Avenue} says: December 19, 2011

    Whitney, Yup, Alice's Tea Cup is a LOT like Serendipity! I love both places, and yes I am obsessed with the frozen hot chocolate. Love it.

  9. Megan says: December 19, 2011

    How stinking cute is this?! I love tea… this looks so cute! 🙂

  10. Elle Sees says: December 19, 2011

    I honestly never drank hot tea until i through Europe and australia

  11. Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] says: December 19, 2011

    What a wonderful place! I'll put it on my NYC list!

  12. Laura says: December 19, 2011

    Gorgeous photos, you have a beautiful blog!

    Laura xo

  13. cassandra says: December 19, 2011

    i have always wanted to go here! it is definitely on my list for next time i visit NYC. thanks for the post.

  14. Tiffany says: December 20, 2011

    oooh what a cute shop! I love tea 😀

  15. Jen of MadeByGirl says: December 20, 2011

    so cute! thats what i love about NYC- sad we dont have places like that in this boring town (LV).

  16. CessOviedo says: December 20, 2011

    What a lovely cozy place! I'd love to visit!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  17. Kassi says: December 20, 2011

    What an adorable place! I love Alice and Wonderland. Cool atmosphere and the scones look yummy!

  18. Alexa says: December 20, 2011

    Oh my gosh. I want to go now. That is the cutest idea!

  19. Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! says: December 20, 2011

    Oh my gosh – this is the place of my dreams! Now, I just need to move to NYC 🙂

  20. Lisa Marie says: December 20, 2011

    Alice in Wonderland is my absolute favorite. Putting this place on my must do when in NYC. I can't wait!!

  21. Jackie {York Avenue} says: December 20, 2011

    Jen-just another reason you need to move back here 🙂

    Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! I appreciate them all so so much 🙂

  22. Christina says: December 23, 2011

    so cute! i've always wanted to go here

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