I'm a self-proclaimed kid at heart, so naturally, I gravitate toward anything having to do with fairy tales. During my first year living in New York I discovered Alice's Tea Cup, a tea parlor (with three locations in the city) with Alice in Wonderland theme decor.
In my opinion, it's a great alternative to Serendipity, which is often flooded with tourists and usually has a two-hour wait before being seated. Alternatively, unless you head to Alice's Tea Cup during brunch time on the weekends, more often than not, you can snag a table and release your inner child.
The menu includes an extensive selection of teas and various scones and sandwiches. If you opt for "The Nibble" you are served tea, a scone of your choice and a sandwich. It's not necessarily the best place to go if you are starving but it is perfect for afterwork get togethers or a cool place to take family and friends when they visit.