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Afternoon Tea in West Village: Bosie Tea Parlor & Patisserie Claude

Hello Spring!

In the words of Taylor Swift, “nice to meet you, where you been?” Now that it’s finally warming up, spring days with beautiful sun hats, nice walks in the park, and afternoon tea dates don’t feel that far away. So, to celebrate the upcoming spring blooms, here are two cozy afternoon tea places in New York City’s West Village. After all, where better to await spring than tea parlors and patisseries?

Bosie Tea Parlor


Cozy tea parlor right in West Village


Bosie doesn’t joke around when it comes to tea selection


A simple menu


Phenomenal house blend black tea


Three-tiered tea set with all the classic ingredients


Traditional scones with clotted cream and jam


Lavender macaron to cheer your day up–and to remind you spring is coming


Finger sandwiches–chicken curry, egg salad, and cheddar cheese+pickle


Delicious milk chocolate cake with crispy praline


Earl Grey Mille Crepes that are just perfect–I really could eat a tub of that earl grey creme

Bosie Tea Parlor has been a New York staple of mine for a while–it’s low-key, has an artsy vibe, and serves great finger sandwiches. The traditional afternoon tea set isn’t over the top, and comes with a wide range of fresh macarons you can choose from. The table’s favorite was the salted caramel macaron, but the lavender macaron was also really lovely. Plus, Bosie’s Earl Grey Mille Crepe is just delicious! If you like subtly sweet desserts, you’ll definitely enjoy the fluffy layers of earl grey creme. And since Bosie is first and foremost a tea parlor after all, remember to pair your desserts with a cup of perfectly brewed tea before settling in for a relaxing afternoon.

So next time you’re in New York, make your way to Bosie for some tea and sweets. It is definitely worth the small queue you’ll sometimes find on the weekends (if that’s the case, just go around the corner to Patisserie Claude and enjoy a slice of Paris while you wait).

Patisserie Claude


Find this tiny storefront, and you’ll truly find a slice of Paris!


Wonderfully fresh pastries–buttery, flakey and delicious


Not the best lighting, but here are the tarts and mille-feuille Patisserie Claude is so famous for!

Also located in West Village, Patisserie Claude boasts what other patisseries crave–the Parisian approval. Claude’s regulars swear that the patisserie’s pain au chocolate, fresh brioche, and flakey croissant are buttery wonders straight from the streets of France. So when Claude announced his retirement in 2009, many were worried the authenticity of this pastry shop would disappear with him. But it hasn’t! My recent visit back was filled with fresh croissants and phenomenal pear tarts. Oh, and the brioche? Still the best in the city.

I hope you’re ready to embrace Spring, because I know I am. Will you be waiting for spring in delicious patisseries and cafes?

eatprayjade x.

Bosie Tea Parlor
Address // 10 Morton St, New York, NY 10014
Tel // (212) 352-9900
Website // http://www.bosienyc.com

Patisserie Claude
Address // 187 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014
Tel // (212) 255-5911 


  1. Excellent choices for a lovely spring day! Bosie was one of my favorite places for tea when I lived in the West Village. Great spot to take out of towners for a quintessential “West Village” experience.

    • Hi Nikki thanks for reading! Bosie is a great “West Village” experience indeed. I hope you get to stop back there soon!

  2. I’m a huge fan of afternoon tea! I’ll keep these places in mind if I ever venture out to the East Coast.

    • Afternoon tea is just such a treat! Definitely come to the east coast soon–the weather is finally starting to get gorgeous here.

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