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Alice's Tea Cup

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$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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102 West 73rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
+1 212-799-3006
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on a recommendation after the Museum of Natural History; it was perfect. We had 4 adults and two kids and all were very happy. I'm vegan and had tons of options, the kids loved crepes and the other adults all had sandwiches or salads that were lovely.

Thank stephiewilson
Middlebury, Connecticut
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202 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Had brunch here on a Sunday before visiting the Natural History Museum. It's quaint, welcoming and full of ephemera and tchotchke. They'll even douse you in fairy dust if you so wish. The brunch menu is limited, but the food was pretty good. It will take you 45 minutes to go through the extensive tea list, but have no fear,... More 

Thank dr0823
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

I had my birthday breakfast here...Yummy! Alice's breakfast tea was so nice- and I'm picky about my tea! The service was outstanding... our server was sweet and very helpful with suggestions. Biscuits and scones top rated! I noticed that it was extra special for the young girls having tea with their moms. Totally kid friendly and charming! I went to... More 

Thank nu2tech
Norwalk, Connecticut
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

I visited with my 17yo and her friend and was looking forward to a special experience having tea in a cute setting. This is definitely not what I got! We arrived on a Sunday at 10:45 and were told the wait would be around 45min. No problem. We were seated approximately an hour and a half (!) later in a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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352 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite breakfast/brunch spot in NYC. I love scones and Alice's are the best I've found. They are served with wonderful jam and clotted cream. The omelets and chicken hash are terrific. The waitstaff is friendly and welcoming. They are very knowledgeable about the teas. The restaurant is very small, so go early to get seated without a... More 

Thank DuffyNC
Brooklyn, New York
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I found Alice's Tea cup after deciding I wanted to find a new cafe near my school campus. I was intrigued by the name and was pleasantly surprised when I walked in and discovered it was a proper Alice in Wonderland themed cafe! I've come back multiple times for their organic-loose-tea-leaf teas and giant ginger molasses cookies. They have a... More 

Thank The_Dutch_Nomad
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017

This was the perfect place to stop for afternoon tea and snacks with friends. It is a little expensive, but we weren't rushed and truly enjoyed the atmosphere, tea and snacks.

Thank Linda L
New York City, New York
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275 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017

I have been here more than a few times. I have never however, been here on a weekend. You can't make a reservation for a Saturday/Sunday unless you make it Mon-Frid and you can't make it the same day as you want to come. We had 6 people last minute and waited for an hour and a half. The hostess... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2017

Lovely little place for afternoon tea. Perfect if traveling with young ones. Great selection of tea. Comfortable, casual atmosphere. Prices about right for NY.

Thank Anniversarycouple86
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017

I had breakfast, I wasn t impressed with the quality (scones were a bit in spite of being in the morning, presumable they should have been freshly baked? Orange juice not very nice, dry potatoes). Prices are way to high and your better off at almost any other café in the neighbourhood.

Thank Scandinavian2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 West 73rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-799-3006

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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