Alice's Tea Cup is a quirky little tearoom in Manhattan. Originally on West 73rd Street, it has expanded to two other locations, East 64th Street and East 81st Street, and an online store. TeaTime discovered the original location shortly after it opened, and it has remained a favorite whenever either of us is in New York.
I recently met my childhood friend in Manhattan for a week-long theater binge, and of course we had lunch at Alice's one day, after viewing the Chinese Costume Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum.
My friend chose the Smoked Salmon sandwich, served open-faced with a light lemon-dill butter on pumpernickel.
I had already had an amazing bagel, lox and cream cheese from Artie's Deli on broadway, so I went with Alice’s BLT with cheese on toasted pumpernickel.
As you can see, the sandwiches are served with a generous salad, so unfortunately, we didn't have room for dessert.
After eating, we had a good time browsing the gift shop. There is a lot more in the shop than there is online, so if you're in New York, drop by even if you're not going to eat there. Angela adds: Check out the boozy tea offerings!!