I am not a huge fan of Alice's Tea Cup on W 72nd St right off of Columbus. Yes, they offer a wide variety of well-brewed teas and the salads are crisp dressed with tanginess . Yes, the concept and decor are adorable. For some reason, I still do not like eating here. Or, more specifically, I still do not like paying to eat here. Unless I am supping with a group of 12 year-old girls, I prefer to go elsewhere. It is probably because I think I can replicate most of their dishes at a fraction of the cost, even if my productions do not taste quite so good.
I will say that Alice's sells an impressive number of scones. While I do make delectable scones, I am craving bread products. That is why I bought two before a Trader Joe's excursion a few days ago.
|a currant scone (right) and |
a berry scone with white chocolate
Their scone selection varies day to day, which I have to respect. Moreover, each scone comes with a little container of cream and jam for smearing purposes. So, for $3.50 a piece, I will belly up to Alice's counter and shamelessly plaster each crumb with raspberry preserves and homemade clotted cream.