The perfect cafe. Every item on there menu will blow you away. Everything is made on premises; simple things like mac and cheese or chicken fingers will make you reconsider your previous estimations of these dishes. Jeff (the proprietor along with Justine) can explain every single tea he stocks and will easily recommend something to you given a particular mood or taste you have that evening. Coffee too, from cappuccino to macchiato. Besides the culinary offerings, Pisces has great atmosphere and attracts a really interesting, eclectic crowd. I cannot recommend this place enough.
I'm frustrated by the qualitative review options given to me. I like this place. It is truly a cool place, what Starbucks tries to imitate. Gramstand has two floors with plenty of seating in the form of both chairs and couches and is a great place to hang out. The staff has always been very friendly. I'm a bit ashamed to admit I've only had there iced teas, which are mentioned in the overview and are quite good, and so I cannot give an honest opinion about their more traditional tea selection and preparation. There food offering is pretty limited, but you're in the East Village, so walk to any of the dozen amazing places within 5 blocks and bring something back with you. Also of note: they have plenty of distractions that take the form of Etch-A-Sketch's, Jenga, etc.
This place feels like your aunt's chatchke filled house, and I mean that in only a good way. From my experience, the pastries available tend to vary with what has come out of the oven recently, as everything is made by hand in small batches (again, as if you're at your aunt or grandma's house). Everything tends to be on the pricey side, and there better teas tend to be the herbal ones, but the atmosphere and baked goods still make it worth visiting.
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.