This mellow neighborhood café has more to offer than a Gossip Girl trivia connection and free Wi-Fi for its laptop-toting clientele. The organic loose-leaf teas and adorable afternoon tea service—a three-tiered spread of sandwiches, scones and pastries designed for two—is worth the trip alone.
47-02 Vernon Blvd
|Cross street:||at 47th Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 7am–7pm; Sat, Sun 9am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 7 to Vernon Blvd–Jackson Ave; G to 21st St|
|Price:||Average pot of tea: $3. Cash only|