TikTok's Favorite NYC Spot For Affordable Afternoon Tea

Similar to the delectable accouterments of high tea, afternoon tea is an indulgent affair steeped in English tradition, featuring cups and saucers full of the warm beverage alongside tiers of rich cakes, dainty sandwiches, fluffy scones, and fruity jams, all served on the finest of china. But, for those eager to savor this scrumptious feast, the good news is that you don't have to make the trek across the pond. An enjoyable afternoon of tea can be found right in the heart of New York City — and the best part is the experience is available for an incredibly modest price.

The mid-afternoon delight is available for a limited time at AnnTremet Cake, a Manhattan-based company famed for its extraordinary specialty baked goods. The cake boutique's low tea service is already making rounds on social media, with someone captioning a post on Instagram, "This is such a beautiful and delicious experience for a great price," while a TikToker called it, "The best-priced afternoon tea is at my favorite petite bakery in the West Village." And with an expansive array of sweet and savory treats available for only $39 per person, it's not hard to see why it's a fan-favorite.

The lovely spread at AnnTremet's afternoon tea service

AnnTremet Cake's afternoon tea menu features all the trappings of the traditional England affair, including appetizing bites of proper mini-sandwiches with a variety of meats and cheeses, as well as a French savory dish known as cake salé. AnnTremet's version offers an enticing blend of zucchini, bacon, sundried tomatoes, and mushrooms.


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Of course, the posh afternoon wouldn't be complete without a pot of piping hot tea. AnnTremet's collection includes black tea with rose buds as well as herbal varieties like comforting chamomile, peach fruit, and strawberry kiwi, among others. And for a bite of something on the sugary side, options include a luscious blueberry lemon scone — a delightfully fruity take on a basic scone recipe — plus, seasonally-flavored macarons, mousse cups, mini mousse cakes, and an array of chunky cookies, from the likes of a flavorful lemon lavender butter cookie to walnut cookies, a simple yet equally tasty classic dessert.

The other sweet treats from the bakery

Founded in 2018, AnnTremet Cake — whose name comes from the French word "entremet," the type of mirror glaze cake the bakery is known for producing — is famed for its viral bunny cheesecake, which looks almost too cute to eat, as seen in this Instagram post.

In addition to shiny mousse cakes, the dessert shop also makes customizable buttercream and fresh cream cakes for any occasion. Not to mention, a colorful array of cheesecakes, tarts, and pies in flavors like burnt basque, key lime, and hazelnut chocolate. The bakery even offers a vegan option: the rich and creamy chocolate raspberry cake, which is low in sugar and features two layers of egg- and dairy-free chocolate cake, buttercream filling, and a fresh handmade jam.

For those interested in partaking in AnnTremet Cake's glorious afternoon tea, the service is available from Tuesdays to Sundays with advance reservations, which can be made online at OpenTable.