Goooood morning!!! And happy, happy Monday y’all!! ☺️ We’re going to take a little break from the gift guides for a second, so that I can tell you about how YOU can have breakfast at Tiffany’s! 😱💎
So one morning I stumbled upon a photo of the most beautiful Tiffany blue cafe while scrolling through Instagram and it was then that I knew I HAD to find out more about this magical place!!
So after about 5 minutes of research haha, I found out it was called The Blue Box Cafe, it was in New York (just an hour train ride from me) and it was INSIDE Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue!!!
Done and DONE!!! I didn’t need to know anything more! haha! I then proceeded to make it my mission to get a reservation!! 😂
ANDDDD best believe I got one! haha!
So fast forward to the day of the reservation, me and my friend/photographer Kathy showed at right on time at 4:15pm!
They offered three different prix fixe menus to choose from, breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea and you can choose any one of them, no matter the time! I ended up going with the Tiffany Tea which comes with an assortment of desserts, savory sandwiches and scones. And of course your choice of tea! Now it was a little on the pricier side, at $52, but I think it’s more about the experience!
To give you an example, when I went to London for D’s game against the Jaguars, me and my friend Shalise went to an English afternoon tea and it was just as much there too!… The only difference was they champagne as well though.. haha! But I really think it’s about the experience when you go to an afternoon tea like this!
So anyway, Kathy ended up going with the breakfast and she got a coffee, seasonal fruit and berries, a croissant with Nutella, honey butter and fruit preserves and avocado toast. This was $32. Again, a little pricey for the light bites, but if you want breakfast at Tiffany’s then it’s a penny well spent!
For a view of the whole menu, including what exactly came with my afternoon tea, I’ve included it for you here.
**Things to note**
They are open Monday-Saturday 10:00am-5:30pm (last seating at 5:30) and Sunday from 12pm-4:30pm (last seating at 4:30).
And If you reserve a table for two for example, BOTH of you have to order either a breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. Meaning, both of you have to eat, you can’t just order a drink and you can’t share. This kind of sucked for us honestly because Kathy wasn’t really hungry, but they said she had to order, so she just went with the lightest option (the breakfast). I think it’s because the reservations are SOOOO sought after, so they want to make sure it’s going to people who actually want to dine there… and to be honest, they want to make their money haha.
But that brings me to my next point..
If you want to experience Breakfast At Tiffany’s, you HAVE to go to their reservation site exactly at 9am EST. They have booking 30 days in advance, but all the days are straight booked unless you go to their site right when they open reservations at 9. So basically, when you book know that you are booking for their last day available.
So if you read this and this experience sounds like something might like, you’d be heading to their site at 9am EST tomorrow morning and you’ll be booking a reservation for January 2nd (30 days out).
There is a little loop hole that I tested out twice that may work for you too! Let’s say you’re heading to NYC in two weeks (which is obviously before any spots come available), but you really want to go, go to the reservation site, click on the date that you WANT (it will have a red circle meaning there are no spots), click the number of guests and then click on that little blue “Notify Me” button!
Both times I did this, I got an email a few days later saying that someone had cancelled and there was a spot open! It may not be for the time you’d hoped, but if you want to go, you’ll make the time work! And you have to act FAST! Literally, you’ll have to claim it right when you get that email, otherwise it will be gone.
I kid you not, the first time I got that email, I didn’t see it for like 20 minutes and by the time I went to their site it was gone. So ACT FAST! … I know I sound so serious right now haha but they are in VERY high-demand! 😂
**PRO TIP #2**
Make sure you create an account on Resy BEFORE trying to get the reservation you want. I went on their site the second time (right at 9) and didn’t realize I needed an account, so I went to reserve the time and date I wanted, but by the time I was done creating an account (2 minutes max), my spot was no longer available!
To be honest, the whole process of actually getting a reservation took me about 4 tries! haha! So hopefully with these tips it will help you nail it on the first time!
Again, while it was a little on the pricier side, I’m so glad I was able to go while we were on the East Coast!
And If you guys end up going too, let me know how you liked it!!! And stay tuned for the next gift guide coming at you guys tomorrow!!! 💖💖
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