Saint’s Alps Teahouse should..uh..stick to tea

April 8, 2009

I don’t do this a lot, but I’m actually going to recommend that you don’t come here for the food — maybe for the cold drinks though. The Hong Kong original Saint’s Alp Teahouse in Brooklyn is a funky abode, with red walls and Chinese art hanging on different ends. I stopped by here after seeing Ida Maria and Glasvegas perform nearby (amazing!) on a coldish night a couple weeks ago.

I was super excited to sample their slushes, and ordered a quick bite to go with it — only I could barely finish a bite. And I think that’s about as far as I got with their $3 chicken dumpling and $4 chicken skewers.

I did enjoy my mixed-berry slush, though my friend ordered an arctic mint one that even as a mint-lover, I thought tasted more like toothpaste.

I did like the ambiance enough to give it another shot in the summer…I read that their their bubble tea ($3.15) is actually amazing and it looks like it’d be a fun place to hang out during sunny times. I figure since it does have ‘teahouse’ in the name it’s probably specializing in their drinks anyway — and they do have a long list of them with unique flavors, like taro root, coconut, and grapefruit. But yeah, one of the few times I actually left the rest of my food untouched.

So I’m thinkin': Even though I loved the ambiance, I’m definitely not going back for the food, and will stop by again for the drinks — only if I’m in the area.

Anyone been there and have better recommendations on the menu?


Restaurant Info:
Saint’s Alp Teahouse
164 Bedford Ave.
btw 7th and 8th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

5 thoughts on “Saint’s Alps Teahouse should..uh..stick to tea

  1. thesleepingpolicemen

    I think you’re a little harsh on the artic mint tea slushee, but you’re right, the food is subpar.

  2. shyema

    i know i know, this whole post is harsh..but that was my initial reaction! Then again, I did want to get that drink at first. I thought wild berries was better still…def want to try more though like I said!

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