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Tea & Sympathy

Map & Directions 108 Greenwhich Ave.
New York, NY 10011
  • Takeout, Delivery


Village Voice's Description

As third-wave coffee shops continue to pop up all over the place, it's obvious there's not much demand for quality tea shops. Tea & Sympathy, in the heart of the West Village, isn’t necessarily looking to change that, but they do offer legitimate British-style tea (including their own blends or a few choice British brands.) Moreover, the joint offers traditional British food, too. Bangers and mash are a highlight, as is the Yorkshire pudding. Go to lunch, though, to get the Afternoon Tea for One, which includes finger sandwiches, tons of scones with cream and jam, cakes, and a big pot of hot tea. Isn't this how royalty stereotypically enjoy themselves? --Shane Barnes

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  • Gloriana35
    Gloriana35 wrote a review for Tea & Sympathy
    on 03/03/09

    The title of this post captures it all. Genuine British food, exceedingly well prepared, is available in this cosy spot. Prices are rather high, but it is a perfect spot for a treat. The very presentation of the tea (fresh brewed, of course) in unmatched china, with genuine treacle tart on the side if one wishes, is a great pleasure. Varied meat, chicken, and lamb pies are... More >>

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  • AskMen on 12/03/10

    Tea & Sympathy is a great little café in nearby Greenwich Village specializing in traditional British favorites such as bangers & mash and afternoon tea.

  • Food Network on 08/15/11

    Robert Irvine recommends the Victoria Sandwich Cake for a true British treat at Tea & Sympathy in New York, NY, on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate.Find more tips at Food Network Local.

  • naveen on 02/28/09

    can this turn into my small tea place on the west side (i haven't found a replacement since wild lily closed at the end of 2006!)

  • New York Habitat on 11/29/11

    For those afternoons when you want to live like they do on the other side of the pond, come here for some tasty tea and a scone with clotted cream.

  • Modelinia on 08/25/10

    Danica Solomon adores this one-of-a-kind teahouse. They create their own unique blends of tried and true favorites like English Breakfast, Earl Grey, and Rosie Lee teas.

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