Saturday, March 12, 2016

Cafe Lalo Pink Saturday

 I know I'm really home from a trip when I start taking pictures in New York City again. I still have (at least) two more posts about Peru, but I wanted to share a neighborhood adventure while it's still current for this week's Pink Saturday fun.
Many moons ago a favorite movie was "You've Got Mail," and Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan stopped at Cafe Lalo  during the movie. Café Lalo is still open of West 83rd Street and I walk by it often on the way to the library. There's been talk that it may be closing and my friend, B, who had never been there suggested we have lunch there. I haven't been there in quite awhile and I was happy to schedule a return visit. 
The menu was extensive, the coffee was excellent and the desserts among the most delicious looking I've seen in a long time. The one negative was the noise level. We were there for Saturday lunch and it was hard to have a conversation. That probably wouldn't have been an issue twenty years ago, but it made this visit less enjoyable.
I ate very sensibly during this visit, but I think I need a return visit at a quieter time to sample at least one of the desserts. I think it's going to be a very difficult choice, but I've got several in mind. 
 I'm pretty sure my first choice of dessert is the S'Mores Pie, closely followed by the Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Pie. I'm a s'mores fan and this looks like the next best to actual s'mores eaten next to a campfire.
 Tucked in the back of the top shelf is the Chocolate Mint Torte, which is also one of my top picks. I love anything chocolate and mint and I don't think this one will disappoint.
This basket of scones and croissants captured my attention and I'd like a second slightly less dessert oriented visit to try a scone. I would definitely have a cappuccino with my treat.  
If I were giving awards for the most attractive cup of cappuccino -- love the bright yellow -- this one would definitely be nominated. 
Which treat is your pick?
Although the calendar doesn't say it, it's been spring in New York City and I have so enjoyed it. The forecast is colder for next week and I'm going to have to remember to take my gloves with me. There have been a few no socks and even no jacket days. What a treat!
As ever, thanks for visiting and have a very pretty in pink weekend.


Bj Pup said...

You know me - anything chocolate.

Paula Kaye said...

Oh my goodness. I love that cup of Cappuccino with the Lindor truffle. I would want a piece of Cherry Cheesecake. But a sampler platter would work too. Whenever we eat I am always too full for dessert so I think a trip back just to sample the desserts would be awesome.

Denise said...

Desserts are my downfall, but cheesecake is my favorite. We had a couple of no jacket days this past week, but cold is still looming.

Simply Linda said...

I'll take---ALL OF THEM! {giggling}--they all look so, did you find out, are they closing?

Hope Pepe behaved while you were gone, wink. Blessings

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Mississippi Mudpie, please, with coffee in that pretty yellow cup!

I really enjoyed hearing about Cafe Lalo and hope it does not close.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I would want a croissant! Love seeing the city looking so Spring like! Enjoy the week ahead! Hugs, Diane

Anne Payne said...

I am drooling!!! I'm not a fan of S'mores but I would try anything else in that dessert window. :-) YUM!!!

Deanna Rabe said...

I still enjoy that movie!

Thank you for taking us along with you on your visit to the cafe.

Those desserts look really good!

Theresa said...

Love that movie:) I would love to visit and have one of those desserts or perhaps a croissant:) Enjoy your week dear friend, BIG HUGS!

Susie said...

Carol, I love that movie so much. I love all the little shops that were in it. I want to go have coffee with you. LOL I would enjoy the coffee and that truffle candy...and take a dessert home for later. LOL> Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

Mimi said...

So now I'm hungry. And no WW points to spare!

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Those desserts look delicious, I would be in trouble if that was near where I live lol! I hope the cafe doesn't close, that would be shame. Enjoy your week, Kelly.

Maggid said...

Oh Golly!!!! I would be sorely tempted.
Suddenly I have gratitude this MARVELOUS place is far . . .
Looks beyond Yummy to me.

love & love,

Vee said...

Oh it looks charming and cozy, but I would not have been able to handle the noise level. Perhaps I'd run in and order a piece of cheesecake to go. Thank you for stopping by. I liked your story of being given a little money to buy books, which was the start of a lifelong love of books. Your father was a wise man.