There's something so regal and proper about having tea in the afternoon. Wearing a straight skirt and silk shirt, a wonderfully pressed napkin at your thigh, sitting upright and laughing without making a sound and a perfectly polished pinkie high in the air as the tea cup is pressed to your glossy lips.
The concept is based on Japanese Meido Kissa, "a cafe where the service staff dress as elegant maids. The purpose of the maid cafes and their service is to make customers feel as though they are at home and to encourage them to relax."
Its bright and airy, modern and crazy chic and the food is amazing... we were so drunk off of the cute concept and great tea we almost spent our savings on the amazing modern sculptures. (and we don't mean MOCA modern... more of MOMA modern...super rad...suuuper Japanese-y almost skate culture...)
Now if you could get arrested for excitement just from walking into a space like The Patisserie at The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel (the long name is worth it), we would be doing 20 years in the big house.
Pale pink subway tiles married against white Cararra marble, with miles of apothecary jars filled with candy and pastries, and gorgeous cake platters overflowing with fantastical pastries... our dream of all dreams come true. We could live here...forever!
Now this is more proper than Royal-T, but just as rad and chic. High Tea is served from 3-5pm for $25 pp. and much like the place itself, the food and petite fours served are anything but "normal". No tea sandwiches or mini perfectly fondanted cakes here... instead you can have dill creme fraiche and salmon roe cones or beet and goat cheese macaroons followed by chocolate pop rocks (AMAZING) and perfect cookies.
UUGGHH we are taking the day or week off and just going to go to both of these everyday!
and tea cups...