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Dec 6, 2009 06:28 AM

Cozy, Cute Place for Cup of Tea Tonight Near Union Square??

Anyone has any recommendations other than Starbucks. Thanks.

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  1. How about Cha An, 230 E. 9th St. (betw. 2nd and 3rd Aves.) Definitely cozy, Asian-style tea service, also Asian food items if you want.

    It's been years since I've been there, but glad to see they are still there, since a number of tea places have closed.

    1. grey dog's, 71 irving place

      1. Ended up going to 71 Irving - Thanks.

        1. try 'the adore, 13th st btwn university and 5th should fit the bill. french cafe run by japanese owners so has some fusion. bakery, baguettes and tea (its the adore with an accent on the e in the, i.e. the french word for tea). cozier feel on the second floor.

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          1. re: thievery

            i actually saw a post about this place on another thread and the OP was saying about how they had all these rigid, bizarre rules and I wasn't sure if I was up for that last night. Has that been your experience?

            1. re: RussianGirl

              the only 'rule' i know of is that they don't let you mix and match and make your own menu items... you order things as specified on the menu. having lived in france for a bit, i'm used to that so doesn't feel that weird to me anymore... but def not the have it your way custom of america. if that works for you, seemed friendly, quiet and cozy enough to fit the bill. at any rate, easy enough to pop in and check the menu to see if it works.