It can be difficult to find cute places in NYC! Though I try, NYC is not particularly a place filled with “kawaii culture.” However, there are times when you can find a hidden gem behind an alleyway or around the corner you may usually ignore. Or, maybe, you just find it accidentally while scrolling through social media. This is how I found out about MTea in Flushing, Queens.
A Pink World Full of Sweets and Bubble Tea
I first found out about this spot on Instagram. At a glance, I thought the cafe was some distant spot in Tokyo that I had no access to at the current moment. However, upon further investigation, I find out that it’s actually located in NYC! Thus I take the 7 train to the land of Flushing Queens, an area filled with many great Asian eateries, cafes and markets. After turning a corner I had not passed previously, I find MTea.
The place instantly blew me away with the decor that is screaming to have it’s photo taken. I instantly take out my phone and start snapping some pics. After my initial round of photography, I make my way over to the counter to order something. They have a wide variety of teas and pastries, it was hard to choose what to get!
After grabbing some desserts Sho and I head over to a table to eat. It’s fun to just look over all the decorations and little details of the place as we were enjoying the desserts. However, I couldn’t help but notice that some of the chairs and tables were a bit dirty. I suppose in a shop where all the furniture is pink and white its difficult to keep everything pristine, but this doesn’t show up much when you try to take photos so I didn’t really mind. The desserts also weren’t that special for the price but they were pretty and not too sweet so I still enjoyed them.
The Perfect Spot to Take Photos!
After finishing off the pasties it’s time to do what you have to at this kind of cafe: take photos! It’s clear that this place was made with the intention of having social media influencers come here to take photos and help advertise the place. They even have a second floor with a variety of spots to take pics: stairs, swings, a phone booth and the like. It was a lot of fun just to go around and explore.
And of course before you leave you can also play some crane games! Just be careful not to get addicted and burn all your money like I often do ^^;
Though the desserts I had were “okay” and the place could use a little bit of cleaning, I still loved my time at MTea. Whether you’re looking for a cozy spot to hang out and drink some bubble tea or want to take some kawaii pics for your Instagram, this is the place to visit! MTea is located on 36-56 Main St, Flushing, NY 11354, you can get there by taking the Queens bound 7 train to the last stop in Flushing Queens.
Have you visited MTea before? Do you have any kawaii spots in NYC you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below, and thanks for reading! <3