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Tafu

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Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel
569 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022 40.756921 -73.971989
at 51st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
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  • Cuisine: Coffeehouse, Dessert / Ice Cream Shop
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Official Website

tafuny.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 9am-8pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.; 6 at 51st St.

Prices

$3.50-$8

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Great Desserts
  • Take-Out
  • Tea Time

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

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This venue is closed.

Had enough muddy muck at certain coffeehouse chains? Try this soothing tea retreat, backed by a 150 year-old Osaka tea purveyor. Literature explaining the differences between the six brews offered helps one break away from the bean and learn about the leaf. The low-caffeine “Golden Leaf” is good for the tummy, for example; the sweet “Shiny Slim” comes packed with vitamins; and the smooth “Kyoto Emperor” maccha particularly earns its title when served hot and frothy. Whether iced, hot, or latte-style, all complement mellow tea-themed sweets like fudgy, slightly bitter chocolates; moist financier cakes; buttery, earthen-flavored cookies; and the popular daifuku, mushy rice-flour dough stuffed with tea-flavored cream. Loose tea, tea sets, and gift boxes are also for sale, and anything is available to go. Better yet, take a seat on one of the cushy leather stools along the minimally appointed bar and revel in the relaxing vibe, absent of laptop toting hordes and noisy barista sound effects.

Easier Access

Though the address is on Lexington Avenue, direct access from the street (not through the hotel) is around the corner on 51st St.

Recommended Dishes

Kyoto Emperor hot maccha, $2.50; financier, $4; cheesecake, $4.50; daifuku, $4.

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