We went to Sympathy for the Kettle last night, to kill some time over tea. Really very cute inside, with lavender walls, flowers, and shelves full of teas, tea sets, and tea accessories. It’s a tiny place that reminded of of Sofi’s Crepes, where I used to work. A trillion teas on the menu. We ordered the White Needle tea (pot for 2) and a piece of red velvet cake. Both delicious and both pricey: the bill was $15. And we couldn’t finish the tea, though we sure did try, but after 3 cups each, we were too full of liquid (and I think there were about 3 cups still left in the pot). The cake was wonderful, with hints of mocha and a cream cheese dressing, but we couldn’t finish that either. Still… maybe nice for a girly date or something. Or in the winter.
Sympathy for the Kettle is at 109 St. Marks Place, New York, NY.