If you are looking for a unique experience during your visit to Mystic, Ct, Alice in the Village needs to be on your to-do list. This cozy tea and tasty treat restaurant is a must-visit.
What to expect at Alice in the Village
Allow yourself to be transported through the looking glass at Alice in the Village, a whimsical tea store and café, adding a touch of magic to Olde Mistick Village retail center in historic Mystic, Connecticut.
Packed with a kid-friendly ambiance, the fully decorated restaurant experience features the iconic doorknob from the 1951 Disney animated film Alice in Wonderland.
Fall down the rabbit hole with the whole family or for an afternoon high tea; either way, you will love visiting Alice in the Village.
When you first walk inside
When you walk inside, you’ll find an enchanting tea house divided into three sections: Eat Me!/Drink Me! to-go orders, an Alice-themed store, and the tea room.
The store has a good assortment of Harney and Sons teas, in addition to Alice in Wonderland collectibles and other unique gifts and commemorative items.
Hanging playing cards, flying books, and escaped illustrations from the fairytale feature adorn the brilliant green walls and sage green ceilings.
The life-size lower half of Alice hanging from the ceiling is the most breathtaking décor element—any youngster who loves Alice in Wonderland would enjoy a visit to Alice and the Village if only to view the décor.
Alice in Wonderland-themed décor continues into the sectioned-off tearoom. The tearoom features murals, fun chandeliers, playing card placemats, teapot décor, and a hat stand stocked with hats in a rainbow of colors— you’ll swear the Mad Hatter himself had just been by for a visit.
The Mad Tea-Party of the Hatter, the March Hare, and the Cheshire Cat may readily be imagined here by any visitor. Rounding off your experience, Alice in the Village prepares a wonderful pairing for their assorted teas.
Alice in the Village provides classic British afternoon tea and high tea by prior reservation only, with three different themed menus offered at the moment: The Wonderland Experience, the Anyone Can Cook Experience, and the Wizard of Oz.
The menu: food and teas at Alice in the Village
Menu options offer a variety of small dishes such as cucumber sandwiches, warm scones, themes deserts based on the storybook characters, charcuterie plates, and teas ranging in flavor from peach to mint and most everything in between for you to choose from!
Tea is presented in colorful pots, and the treats are tiered with savory items, scones, and delicate sweets on the top level, as would be customary at any of the Hatter’s tea parties.
As you work your way up from the bottom, don’t be fooled – the sandwiches are unexpectedly large, making this a fantastic lunch option; you won’t want to eat anything before you arrive!
Save room for dessert because Alice in the Village makes a wonderful scone in-house; from chocolate chip and cinnamon to berry-filled goodness, the whipped butter and strawberry jam pair perfectly.
Options on options are at your disposal, and the delicate desserts will leave you nearly bursting at the seams. Wrap up some of those sweet treats to go to enjoy after your delicious lunch!
Alice in the Village is guaranteed to be your new favorite stop whenever you’re in the Mystic area. What little one wouldn’t enjoy an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea full of exquisite sweets that transport you to another place entirely?
This is our top unique choice for a children’s birthday party or a lovely family outing.
Address and hours
27 Coogan Blvd #26A, Mystic, CT 06355
Open Monday-Friday 11 AM- 6 PM
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