Cafe Lalo

Desserts in Upper West Side & Central Park

The vintage French posters and marble-topped tables make this longtime Upper West Side date spot feel like a Parisian cafe. But really – you're here for the mind-blowing array of desserts: choose (if you can) from 27 different cakes, 23 flavors of cheesecake, nine types of pie, a dozen kinds of fruit tart, cookies, pastries, zabaglione, chocolate mousse and more.

In a DIY mood? Get the chocolate fondue with fresh and dried fruit (for two). How about something sweet and buzzy? The affogato is a serving of rich vanilla ice cream 'drowned' (their word) with espresso and cognac. Don't feel left out, celiacs – they've even got a bunch of gluten-free sweets.