NOTE: This article was previously posted in 2015 and revised on January 12, 2017. Some content in this article may allude to events on or surrounding the date of the initial post.
I always give tearoom cafés a side-eye because my experience tells me that either the tea or the food will be lacking. One sunny day in NYC I decided to test my luck by sipping tea and taking my lunch in a little street tearoom café called TEANY. The tea was just how I like it and the food gave me enough energy to keep up the pace of the big city all day long. Allow me to share my experience!
I had put the tearoom café in my GPS and decided to take a scenic walk towards my reward of tea and lunch. When I finally reach TEANY I almost missed it! The door was hidden in steps and I had gotten distracted by the pretty bikes outside the tearoom. I loved the New York charm of the little place and the outdoor patio.
The noise of the street was quickly avoided when I stepped inside. There wasn’t anyone in the tearoom because it wasn’t quite lunch time I guess. I took a booth seat so I could truly relax as I had been walking...like...alot! (I am Texan, we drive everywhere…) TEANY was small (like everything in NYC) but well organized and clean.
New York is…quite a city (lol). Very different from the charm of the West and the influence of southern hospitality that exists in Texas.
I was surprised at how the owner was speaking to the waitress that served me. He was arguing about her not cleaning up or serving, even though she was very quick about serving me. He fired her aloud while I was there! She just simply grabbed her stuff and walked out. I thought it was so peculiar that when I went to pay I asked him what did she do. He told me that she was lazy and asked me if I wanted a job. Needless to say…I politely declined.