Brunch in Wonderland

Sunday, October 14th, 2007 | All Things, Eats

MB and LW were newly returned from their trip to Nuit Blanche à Paris, so we arranged to meet for crêpes at the original (“Chapter I”) location of Alice’s Tea Cup on West 73rd Street.  (There are two newer spin-offs on the Upper East Side.)  I’d been to Alice’s several times for afternoon/evening tea, but have never before ventured for brunch. We found this ultra-feminine Wonderland to be the perfect place to take a four-year old girl (and her somewhat older dining companions.)

Alice’s Tea Cup

Alice’s Tea Cup

The poached eggs in Alice’s version of Eggs Benedict are served up on a split scone (choice of buttermilk or ham and cheese) instead of the more traditional English muffin, and come with a generous side of potato-chicken hash.

Alice’s brunch

HM had “Alice’s Curious French Toast,” baked bread pudding style, infused with apricot brandy tea and topped with fruit coulis and crème anglaise. I have to admit that it looked pretty tasty, and I’m usually not one for sweet breakfasts. And of course, we each ordered our own personal pot of tea from the extensive tea menu. After such a meal, is it any wonder there was no room left for crêpes?

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