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Thé Adoré

17 E. 13th St., New York, NY 10003 40.735571 -73.994637
nr. University Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-243-8742 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $

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Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.; L at Sixth Ave.; F, M at 14th St.

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Tea Time


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


This venue is closed.

Thé Adoré, a Franco-Japanese tearoom, is a cozy, frenzy-free respite for lunch and pastries or sandwiches to go. The ground floor has just enough room for a display case and a few customers placing to-go orders. The pastries are baked on site each morning, with a restrained level of sweetness. There’s a rather literal interpretation of a pain au chocolat, for instance, with a bready exterior rather than the usual flaky, buttery puff. A dining room with table service, up a narrow staircase, is a country-cottage space, with exposed beams, ladderback wooden chairs, and sprigs of fresh flowers on each table. A large window overlooks the street. Sandwiches, salads, and soups are on offer; often the best part of the sandwiches is the yeasty, chewy bread, sliced fresh for each order. The tearoom’s Japanese creators have vivified the menu with global touches like a Hungarian sandwich of salami, cornichons, and melted Havarti; a croque Mexican with toasted ham, cheese, tomato, and jalapeño; and a tasty West Coast-style smoked turkey with alfalfa sprouts. France and Japan come to the fore on the list of nearly forty teas, with choices like Marco Polo, a richly floral blend from Mariage Frères; the Japanese classic Sencha; and Genmaicha, a green tea flavored with toasted rice.


During peak lunch hours, there’s a $5 per person minimum charge if you sit at a table. Also: Yuki, the café’s owner, maintains a strict policy of no substitutions on sandwiches and no honey, lemon, or milk for tea.

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