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Alice's Tea Cup

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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102 West 73rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
+1 212-799-3006
08:00 - 20:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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255 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank katrinangel2
Stamford, Connecticut
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I planned a trip to Alice's Tea Cup for my daughter who loves tea. We planned for breakfast but ended up having brunch instead. There is a wait.... a long wait if you do not have reservations. We waited about 40minutes. My son was already cranky by the time we were seated. Then we had to wait again for our... More 

Thank Ala C
Ontario, Canada
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went as a family for a lunch. All of us had an afternoon tea plate. The sandwiches were tasty, the soup was great and even the grilled cheese got good reviews from the youngest of our group. Scones were amazing, and the chocolate mousse was awesome. Each of the 4 teas were terrific. Rave reviews here! The addition of... More 

Thank fuzzyminx
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always stop here when visiting the Museum of Natural History in New York, and most of the time we're lucky enough to get seated! The lines can be quite long for this charming little tea shop, which has only 15-18 tables of various sizes, but I have never found the wait to be as long as estimated. The tea... More 

Thank Debra C
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a late breakfast at around 10 a.m. with a 10 year old boy who loves tea and a 7 year old girl who loves fancy. The hostess greeted us warmly and asked my daughter to make a "Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year's" wish and sprinkled her with soft glitter. She offered the same to my son, who... More 

Thank Dawn S
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Had afternoon tea here. Loved the atmosphere and food so much, that we went out of our way to have lunch at the Eastside location the next day. Incredible selection of cakes and sandwiches. You definitely get your monies worth!

Thank Chris P

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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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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 theatre 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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