High Tea at Boise, East Village, NYC

So, I know this is a little late, given that I was in the States in September/October, but I liked it so much, I thought it would practically be criminal if I didn't broadcast this little gem on the blog!

The boy and I headed to Boise in the East Village as part of a belated wedding present from my oldest sister, who is located in New York. She wanted to take us out somewhere that we'd like, and given the range of choices, we picked Boise as they had the best times available - which resulted in us have the best time there!

We were shown to a neat little table, all set up for three. Once seated, we could take full stock of what the inside looked like. 

There was a display case stuffed with cakes, pastries and macaroons, all of which were most appetizing! 

What was more impressive, however (and yes, I can hear you say - more impressive than that case of yummies? What madness!), was the sheer number of gold jars they had containing all the different types of teas lining the walls.

Even though there was only one person manning the place, she did a marvellous job and without breaking a sweat! We were presented with our menus shortly after sitting down, and asked to pick a tea each.

Given my penchant for herbal teas during high tea, I couldn't go past Respite - a blend of chamomile and lavender - and it was delicious!

The teas were served in these little teapots - simple and minimalistic.

This little jug was a bit of a revelation! When I asked for honey, I was given this jug with a spring loaded lever that allowed me to pour as much honey as I wanted - cute and practical! Why aren't more places using them?

The food portions were actually ridiculous, as in, ridiculously HUGE! With our tea and glasses of champagne, we were served three types of savoury food, scones with cream and jam, cakes in different flavours (I really liked the green tea one), delicious macaroons (we had to pick two flavours each, and I picked a maple bacon one and it was gorgeous!) AND to top it off, we also had to pick a pastry!

I picked the eclair (it's a childhood favourite of mine), my sister got the Earl Grey cake, and I made Mr Prince get that giant macaroon pictured above.

While the decor was a little plain, the food was divine and plentiful, and the service was delightful. It's hard to fault Boise - it's just too good!

For more information on Boise, I'd highly recommend heading to their website.

Overall, I would rate this:



  1. Oh wowza!!! Soooo much food!!! Could you eat it all???
    xxx Kat @ Katness

    1. Actually, no! We had to put some in takeaway boxes!

  2. OMGosh, look at that raspberry macaroon... died and gone to heaven much? The food looks delicious!

    1. Tasted every bit as good as it looks in that picture!

  3. Seems like a nice place. All of the food looks delicious. ^__^ I haven't had afternoon tea in ages...

  4. Ah, how lovely! I've never had high tea (really want to, as there are some great options here in Toronto), but I have been to NYC several times and it's my all-time fave place to visit! Glad you had such a good experience :)



    1. You should go to one! Would love a recommendation for one in Toronto!

  5. Ahhh I want your glowy skin!

    The food looks amazing, what are the little white things on the scones? They look like marshmallows.

    1. You're sweet! Thank you! They are actually little bits of sugar.


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