Zenchai Matcha Cafe specializes in, you guessed it, Matcha. This is an adorable shop with a huge downstairs ares. Plenty of seating and delicious matcha. This is a quirky run shop by two friends from business school. The vibe is super chill. One of the walls is has an elaborate wallpaper illusion done in green chalk by artist Rajiv Surendra aka Kevin G from “Mean Girls”. Kevin G’s Calligraphy site
Perfect date to try something new, and for those matcha lovers this quirky place does it right!!
On your way – stop at the vintage candy store in service since the 1930s Candy Store Show your date you know weird hole in the wall places like a true New Yorker!
TIP: In the summer they leave the windows open and it is pretty glorious.
Create your very own Titanic moment riding the Staten Island Ferry. Wave to Lady Liberty as you stand close to your date drinking in the ocean air.
Free romantic boat ride.
The Ferry runs 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. More frequent service, (every 15 or 20 minutes,) is provided on the weekdays during the rush hours of 6:00AM- 9:30AM and 3:30PM-8:00PM, with 30-minute service to follow. On weekends, service is provided every 30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays.
Directions by subway
1 train to South Ferry Station (you must be in one of the first 5 cars) CLOSEST OPTION
R train to Whitehall Street — a short two-block walk to the terminal
Upon arriving to Staten Island feel free to explore or walk through the terminal and take the next ferry back to Manhattan
Explore NYC from above the city streets — The High Line. This public park was re-purposed from old unused railroad lines. View art, walk through gardens, experience a performance, or just sit, relax and people watch.
A free romantic park – perfect for holding hands or stealing a kiss.
Access points are located at Gansevoort St., 14th St., 16th St., 17th St., 20th St., 23rd St., 26th St., 28th St., 30th St. and 10th Ave., 30th St. and 11th Ave., and 34th St. The entrances at Gansevoort St., 14th St., 16th St., and 30th St. are accessible by elevator. The entrance at 34th St. is a wheelchair accessible ramp.
Spring hours: April 1 through May 31
7am – 10pm
Summer hours: June 1 through September 30
7am – 11pm
Fall hours: October 1 through November 30
7am – 10pm
Winter hours: December 1 through March 31
7am – 7pm