With locations on both the Upper East and West sides, little girls will love visiting Alice’s Tea Cup; an enchanting café which offers a themed Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea. They are even given fairy wings to wear and sprinkled with fairy dust, making this a truly magical experience. Babies are even catered for with a purée of the day offered.
If you can’t quite manage a full afternoon tea, they also have a delicious selection of sandwiches, salads and cakes available.
The Shake Shack started out as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park. Now with locations across the world, the Shake Shack is famous for their All-American cuisine – burgers, hot dogs and shakes! They are renowned for their frozen custards, which come in the form of icecreams, shakes and concretes, described as “dense frozen custard blended at high speed with homemade mix-ins”.
The Shake Shack‘s Central Park adjacent location makes it the perfect place to stop for a bite after a family walk through the park – they even sell doggy treats “Pooch-ini” and “Bag o’Bones” for our favourite four-legged friends!
Children will be enamoured by the captivating decor at Shun Lee West. From the alabaster white monkeys hanging above the bar to the glowing, red-eyed dragon suspended around the dining room, there are plenty of visual offerings to ignite a child’s imagination. The perfect spot for elegant and unconventional Chinese cuisine, Shun Lee West is a wonderful restaurant for family dining.
Serendipity 3 on the Upper East Side offers an extensive menu of everyone’s favourite comfort foods. Claiming to be New York’s first coffee house boutique, Serendipity 3 has been favoured by celebrities such as Andy Warhol and Beyoncé.
Their “Frrrozen Hot Chocolates” are a firm favourite, though their most deluxe offering comes in the form of the Guinness World Record breaking $1,000 “Golden Opulence Sundae”.
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