8. Podunk Tearoom
Address: 231 E. 5th St, New York, NY 10003
Times: “Every day, all day!” Monday-Saturday, 11:00am-9:00pm; Sunday, 12:00pm-8:00pm
Menu: The family-owned business bakes everything fresh, usually to order, so the scones are hot, the tea pies are steaming, and the cream is very cold served with tart jams.
Reservations: Accepted (212-677-7722), Walk-ins Welcome
Experience: We talked to the owner of Podunk and she explained its concept to us saying, “The idea is that whether a person wants a pot of tea for their quiet time or a full on afternoon tea, Podunk is that small space of peace in a big noisy city.”
Website: Podunk Tearoom