Nothing in the place matches perfectly and everything tastes delicious. Little kids love Alice’s, but big kids are just as delighted by the huge chocolatey fruit filled scones, the 100+ teas available daily, and the fact that you will not be rushed to your conclusions about your order or departure by the friendly, totally on-top-of-things waitstaff. I highly recommend getting there early on a Saturday of Sunday to experience the less crowded time slot and enjoy the pleasures of a Scones Benedict with chicken hash or the ambrosia that is Alice’s Bread Pudding (vanilla sauce, berries, notes of citrus, otherwise known as heaven).
If you get there at any other time, you non-morning people, do try the curry chicken sandwich. Scones are a must. They occasionally have fantastically odd cupcake flavors (like Earl grey infused cake with lavender vanilla frosting). I will not even try to recommend tea, because… to each her/his own, and bless you. Enjoy Alice’s for the feeling of the space, the getaway nature of the place, and the time that can be shared with sweet others over one after another gorgeous, delicious meals.
Alice’s Tea Cup Chapter I, 102 West 73 Street (212) 799-3006