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Breakfast at Tiffany's: Blue Box Cafe Review

Updated: Apr 22

The biggest highlight from my recent trip to New York City was landing a coveted reservation at the famous Blue Box Cafe®. Having Breakfast at Tiffany's was on my domestic bucket list, and it finally happened! *tears of joy*

So let me spill the tea!

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The Restaurant

The Blue Box Cafe® is on the 6th floor of the iconic Tiffany & Co. flagship store on 5th Avenue. Walking into the store was breathtaking, and I felt immediately engulfed in luxury. You'll step off the elevator into the home decor section, which was a sight to see in itself! Can we say ultra chic and stylish!? *Swoon* The entrance to the Blue Box Cafe® is towards the back, so you'll be delighted by all the beautiful decor as you make your way there. In terms of service, the hostess working at the time I went was OK, not rude, but also not the warmest. However, I didn't take any offense to this. The waitstaff was excellent! My server was very personable and helpful in explaining the menu (and not to mention taking pictures!).

The restaurant has only approximately 15 tables, so it's pretty tiny. It's adorned with the iconic Tiffany's trademarked blue (of course), with jewelry boxes hanging from the ceiling and splashes of color accents on the floor. I'd describe it as having a modern art deco vibe—very posh but not grandeur. Also, there is no real dress code, but I think the theme itself inspires people to dress up.

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The Food

The cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea all day. I ordered the "Tea at Tiffany's," which includes an assortment of tea sandwiches, pastries, scones, cookies, and a choice of tea for a splurge of $98--had to treat my best girl, amirite?! My reservation was a bit later (4:30 pm), so this menu felt better for me. The portions are tiny, as expected, having been to a few high teas before, but I enjoyed them! Of the assortment provided, my favorite sandwiches were the lobster roll, cucumber, dill & cream cheese and the corned beef, mustard & pickles. The sweet treats were OK, but I'm a self-proclaimed dessert connoisseur so, I might be biased. I enjoyed the scones with jam and my tea selection. Long story short, I ate like a princess, but I knew going into this that would be the assignment. 

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Securing a Reservation

Getting a reservation here can be challenging. If you find yourself in a last-minute trip situation like me, even more so. Reservations to the Blue Box Café® can only be made via Resy (app or website). Slots become available 30 calendar days out every day at midnight. And you'll have to book FAST as reservations are gone within seconds. I secured my reservation by snagging one that became available due to a cancellation (real-time). I kept checking throughout the days leading up to my trip and, by the grace of God, saw a reservation open up! You can also set up an alert to notify you when a spot becomes available, but let me warn you, you still must act quickly or that too will be gone (it happened to me). The website says they take walk-ins; however, I can't see how the restaurant is so small. There are, however, seven seats at the bar that are first come, first serve.

All things considered, I loved my experience at the Blue Box Cafe®. That once-in-a-lifetime cachet held its weight. Was it worth it? Absolutely. Would I try to go back? Probably not unless it became a part of a girls' trip itinerary, but that's no discredit to the restaurant. For me, it was an experience to check off my list, and I'm so glad (and grateful) that I did! I feel fulfilled and consider this another mission complete on the road to living my best bougie auntie life!

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