A New York City destination since 1998, Cafe Lalo is perhaps most well known for being the backdrop in the movie "You've Got Mail". This upper west side eatery has a bustling energy and some amazing pies, cakes and cookies, as well as a full cafe menu. Fig and dark chocolate truffle ganache, maple pecan pie and Grand Marnier cake are only the beginning! I am also told their sugarless pie which come in cherry,blueberry and apple are scrumptious. Whole cakes and pies are also sold ( give them 2 days notice please). Cafe Lalo attracts all kinds of folks out to enjoy a good time, couples sharing a dessert on date night sit side by side with kids and parents enjoying decadent sweets. I must say… service is spotty, sometimes slow and on weekends it is packed. Avoid going on Friday or Saturday evenings (or Sunday brunch). Instead opt for late lunch on a weekday or a late nite cappucino or cocktail. The bar was expanded recently to include a wide selection of fine dessert wines,aperitifs& cognacs. Cafe Lalo has a charming decor with exposed brick, vintage posters and chair backs shaped like little hearts.
February 1, 2016