Desserts at Café Lalo on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

  Café Lalo on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

Café Lalo on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

It has been a while since we wanted to go back to Café Lalo, a restaurant well known in New York for its desserts. I mean, when I went there four years ago, I remember that I got a quiche that was just ok, but the pecan pie I had will remain engraved in my memory.

 Cake display at  Café Lalo on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

Cake display at Café Lalo on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

We went on Martin Luther King's Day, after enjoying some Japanese food at Sushi Dojo Express in the Gansevoort Market and trying the croissant-donut at The Donut Pub. The place was packed, so, we had to wait in front of the cake display, that was literally torture! They sat us after 15 minutes, in one of the tables next to the windows. While we waited for our desserts to come, I admired the European feel of the place that I found too crowded, the space having so many tables that it was difficult to circulate.

Jodi ordered a coconut custard pie that she really liked (I tasted it, but I am not the biggest fan of coconut).

  Coconut custard pie at   Café Lalo on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

Coconut custard pie at Café Lalo on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

On my side, I saw a banana cream pie on the menu. Unfortunately, they did not have any that day. That's right: they have a large selection, but certain items are not always available. So, fortunately, I saw a S'mores tart while waiting and so, decided to order it.

  S'mores pie at   Café Lalo on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

S'mores pie at Café Lalo on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

It was a three layer tart, with all the components of a S'mores: graham cracker crust, a thick chocolate layer and some toasted marshmallow fluff. It was fantastic: decadent and not too sweet, it is perfect for chocolate lovers. I highly recommend it.

Of course, with my dessert, I got a double espresso that came with some Toblerone.

  Espresso at   Café Lalo on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

Espresso at Café Lalo on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

  Espresso at   Café Lalo on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

Espresso at Café Lalo on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

It was a nice afternoon there and the desserts were delicious. I will surely go back for lunch and hope that, this time, they will have a banana cream pie!

Enjoy (I did)!

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