Alice’s Tea Cup
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there” – Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)
An appropriate quote for a appropriate adventure. I never really know where my blog will lead me, trying to hinder on the romaticism of spontaneity. My brother and I decided on Mexican for a Sunday meal at Selena Rosa Mexicana, a delightful treat located on the Upper East side, but it was our idea after that made the day a sweet treat. Gylan had mentioned Alice’s tea cup before and since we were in the neighborhood, a brief nine blocks away, the only response could be “Why Not?”
No wait necessary, the small restaurant has limited seating, but an endless imagination. The walls are covered in murals, paintings and font reflective of the 1865 novel turned film. The 81st street location is one of three Alice’s Tea Cups and although the menu includes tea and scones for everyone’s delight, there is also a variety of sandwiches to fill one’s appetite.
We chose a lighter selection of a small pot of Cholestea, green tea with cinnamon, lemon and ginseng and two mixed berry scones.
Alice’s Tea Cup is quite charming and tea by definition makes an outing a tad bit classier. We tend to chose Sundays as our day for our adventures, because it is the closest thing we have to the Sunday dinners we committed ourselves to with homemade meals from our mother as children. And although we are missing the heart of the three amigos, a scone and some tea on a Sunday still makes for priceless moments on the day that New York City was made for. Until next time.