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Suri Cruise at Lunch With Mom Katie Holmes: 'This Is the Best Day Ever'

Us Weekly

Mother-daughter bonding at its best!

Since filing for divorce from Tom Cruise on June 28, Katie Holmes has been focusing her attention on their daughter, Suri Cruise, 6. The mother-daughter duo stepped out together Thursday with Holmes' two friends and their two children for a lunch date at Alice's Tea Cup in NYC.

Once they made it inside the whimsical restaurant after being swarmed by photographers, Holmes was able to relax. A witness tells Us Weekly the 33-year-old actress enjoyed french fries and ketchup at the kid-friendly restaurant -- which offers fairy wings for children to wear during their meal. Suri played dress-up and shopped at the gift store before leaving.

Holmes made Suri's day by buying her a star wand, book and feather headband. "Suri was extremely happy," an onlooker told Us. "She was looking at everything behind the counter and literally said,'This is the best day ever!'"

Earlier in the day, Holmes and Suri visited the Children's Museum of the Arts in Manhattan. The "Jack and Jill" star has stayed quiet on her split from Cruise, 50, after five years of marriage, but seems rather unaffected and has been keeping busy in the Big Apple.

Six weeks before filing for divorce, Holmes gave an interview with ELLE magazine in which she dropped hints about the split.

"I'm starting to come into my own," she said. "It's like a new phase."