The store began as a boutique coffee house that Andy Warhol called his favourite sweet shop but soon grew as the trendy set adopted the shop as the place to be seen in town. An eclectic mix of store and restaurant the decor is very busy with all kinds of things hanging from the ceiling and on the walls.
Upon arrival we were shown upstairs, took our seats at a large table in the window that was squashed in with many other tables and started to peruse the extremely large menu. A couple of items caught our eye – The Golden Opulence Sundae at $1000 (luckily this needs 48 hours notice or we might have been tempted, not). We also liked the look of the Burger Extravagant at $295. Thankfully not all the items on the menu were of this magnitude.
The store is famous for its frozen hot chocolate and after a conversation with very friendly server we ordered one to share, a good decision as it was huge. Rebecca would have loved all that whipped cream. Of course we couldn’t leave without trying another of their specialities and so the girls tried a Forbidden Broadway Sundae consisting of chocolate blackout cake, ice cream, hot fudge and whipped cream – not many calories at all I’m sure.
A fun store to visit and certainly made us want to rewatch the romantic movie Serendipity with John Cusack and Kate Beckensale now that we too have shared one of their ice creams!
Location: 225 East 60th Street
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11.30am to midnight, Fri-Sat 11.30am to 1am
Reservations: 212 838 3531