West Village’s Nami Nori, known for its temaki experience, has brought some sweet news to New Yorkers with the opening of a Japanese Tea House, called Postcard, next door.
The insta-worthy space welcomes guests with adorable accents like order forms in a post box, bouncy yellow booths and a bright red backdrop.
For beverages, Postcard serves everything from matcha and soba cha, to loose-leaf sencha and black tea with optional boba, coconut jelly, and syrups for toppings. Not a tea drinker? Postcard serves coffee from AAPI-founded Coffee Project NY on their menu as well.
Treats range from $3-$14—a bit cheaper than Nami Nori’s temaki sets that vary from $24-$32. And though Nami Nori already offers a few dessert options, customers can indulge in raspberry mochi doughnuts, miso shortbread, and trendy chiffon cake fruit sandwiches at Postcard.
For savory lovers, you’ll definitely want to try their egg sandos and chicken katsu! All items are gluten-free.
Apparently, Nami Nori owners, Lisa Limb, Taka Sakaeda, and Jihan Lee, have been working on Postcard for years. The opportunity was practically kismet when the Nami Nori landlord asked the trio if they wanted to take over the available neighboring space, now designed by Sarah Carpenter & Studio. According to Eater, Sakaeda is the one holding the whisk.