I am so tired that I can barely keep my eyes open long enough to write this post, but I wanted to share with everyone how our first day went. I will let the pictures do the talking. All I can say was it was wonderful. Our friends and family came by and the people in the neighborhood are the best. The deli owners from next door even sent us flowers. Our products looked great, Queenie and Sara had everything ready and I couldn’t have asked for better on our first day. Sure, we have a ton of logistics to still work out, but I’m happy.
Amai Tea & Bake House
171 3rd Avenue (between 16th and 17th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Subway: L to 3rd Avenue or 4/5/6/N/Q/R to Union Square
(212) 863-9630 phone
8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday
10 am to 5pm Sunday
The case where we display our cookies and brownies.
The tea cabinet. Everything is color coded by type of tea (black, green, white, etc.)
Amai cookie boxes and our favorite tea.
Plain croissants (made entirely from scratch, in house).
Coconut, chocolate fig cookies.
Vanilla Bean, Matcha and Earl Grey & Currant Scones (available with different flavored butters like matcha, lavender, honey and roasted pear).
Bittersweet chocolate chip cookies made with 99%, 70% and 54% chocolate and cocoa nibs.
Quince Botanical Brownies
Queenie and Kelli.
Andrew trying to wake himself up and get ready for his first shift as a barista.
Sara, the mastermind behind much of our display case.
Sara preparing the best sweet potato tarts ever.
Jen, our baking assistant, getting ready to dig into yogurt to prepare the parfaits. The yogurt comes from a local New York City greek store and is the best I’ve ever had.
Our very first customer.