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Witches Brew

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311 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead, NY 11552, USA (516) 489-9482 Owner?

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    • Almurray1958

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      Casual and funky, the brightly painted sitting rooms and the individual pots, loaded with custom brews makes this a very pleasant spot. My wife and I had a delightful time with our college son and his girlfriend.

    • Jennifer

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      The desserts are amazing! The atmosphere is best suited to the tastes of students and bohemians.... Many teas/coffees. Service is ok, but its pleasant overall to go there.

    • Chelsea

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      I absolutely love this place. Anyone will love it. I took my staff there, my girlfriends, my boyfriend, my mother and grandmother, my guy friends, anyone and everyone! The atmosphere is dark yet cozy. The mismatching couches and tables are brilliantly placed. They have every combination of teas you can imagine. I recommend the pretzels, too..you have to go at least once!!

    • a.j.w.s

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      the brew is amazing. i've been going since high school. it used to be the home of the goth/punk scene on LI. sometime around 2000-ish the 'normal' kids stopped harassing the freaks who frequented the place and came in. even though it's gained popularity and expanded clientele the owners and employees haven't really changed their dream. i don't begrudge them their success, but the long lines are annoying. if you hate crowds avoid weekend nights during the school year, most nights during school breaks, and arrive during the day or before 8/9 pm on those nights. it's still a place where you can sit for house w/o any pressure from servers what want a high turn over and more tips. the teas are fantastic. each order is made fresh from loose leaf tea in a cast iron japanese tea pot. the tea cups are kitschy and delightfully mix-matched. i believe that all baked snacks are made on premises, and include plenty of vegan options. my favorite is a peanut butter brownie. no official tea parings are offered. the servers are wonderful people and very professional and friendly. i've been a patron for over ten years and my business and company has been well rewarded.

    • Lena T

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      I love Witches Brew. Inside, it's like all your grandma's furniture, teacups and dishes, lots of old couches and large wooden chairs. There is a certain air of darkness and spookyness to it, almost like it's Halloween all year. Lots of the decorations, paint, etc are hand made. Lots of DIY stuff. The food is AMAZING, Coffee better than starbucks, pies are out of this world. Lots of Vegan and Vegetarian options. It's always packed during the evenings so come early or late. This place is definitely worth driving one-whole-hour, just to sit, relax, on a big couch, with a friend and enjoy a delicious sugar snack and tea. The waiters and waitresses are pretty cool too and add their own special qualities to the atmosphere.

    • Bill

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      Look someplace else for a traditional tea experience. Most of what they offer in terms of tea are different blends, although they do have a handful of unadulterated white, green, oolong, and black. The staff are all you could ask for from baristi the atmosphere is dark, gothic, almost Tim Burton-esque; its kitsch will grow on you.

    • Ms Teach

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      The Witches brew is a comfortable andreliable place that my friends and I love to visit. I love the huge menu, it never dissapoints, and the friendly service.

    • Stephanie

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      Witches brew is a very unique experience, as tea rooms should be. It has a great dark ambiance. The desserts (including the brownies) are made to order, so they come out fresh and toasty. They have a huge tea menu with delicious loose teas. Expect to wait at least 15 mins for a table on a weekend night.

    • Solstice

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      Dispite mismatched antique furniture, chairs and tables, the place has a sort of charm all it's own which without these things I think would be lacking a bit. Blue lights decorate windows and add to the calm that seems to envelope the place, no matter how many people are there chatting. The service is friendly and the choices on the menu are amazing, and the names are even more amazing. Like one other said, this is a place to take visiting friends and to take a 40 min drive to get to, which I do. And the best part, there open till midnight or later! So if your a night owl and have to have a cup of coffe or tea it's perfect, a whole lot better then Starbucks.

    • Bill McAllister

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      Dark and charming, the place is filled with beat up antique furniture. The aesthetic tends to be bit gothic/emo, but overall very enjoyable even if that isn't your thing. Tends to cater to a younger crowd (high school & college). Every time I look at the menu I find something else new that I need to try.

    • Beth

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      If your looking for a place to sit,relax,and enjoy this is it.As a former manager of a tea room I know a great deal about tea and service. Although I live almost 40 minutes away I make the trip to 'the brew' very often.The decor boast cushy couchs and chairs for large parties as well as secluded spots for couples,and is a little goth but decidedly eclectic and cool.The staff is knowledgable and the service is always good.The tea selection is fantastic and varied,definitely something for every taste and the desserts are delicious.I recommend the warm, gooey homemade smores and a pot of the 'Once Upon a Time' tea. Definitly a place to check out, experience at least once.

    • Andrea

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      The hip goth style of this tea/coffee/dessert bar is not for everyone, but I love it. It's right in my neighborhood, and it's a great place to take visiting friends. Mismatched cups & saucers, tea served in individual tetsubin pots, vintage furniture, and overall fun ambiance.

    • Anonymous

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      I went there last night for the first time and I thought it was absolutely amazing.