A new coffee shop called UR Cup recently opened on Mercer (right off 8th Street). And while the name leaves much to be desired, the assortment of pastries make up for it.
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We can feast on apple desserts all year round, but they seem especially appropriate during the colder months. From classic tarte tatins to fancier versions found at restaurants, from apple milkshakes to apple butter-laced sundaes, pastry chefs in the city do all sorts of things. Check out ten apple desserts we love this holiday season.
For autumn, look out for Apple Tarts, each one just four or five bites, a buttery thin shell with a flaky crunch.
[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan] The Acai Cup at O Cafe is the type of treat you want to go for when the days are too hot and humid for an actual meal. It's essentially frozen acai and fresh bananas...
The corner spot of 6th Avenue and 12th Street that once held Joe Jr.'s Restaurant is now O Cafe, a Brazilian coffee shop. I stop by for the Latte Bahia ($4.50), named after a northeastern state in Brazil. Here dark chocolate meets a shot of espresso and steamed milk for a heady, full-bodied latte.
At the new O Cafe on the corner of 6th Avenue and 12th Street, the Pao del Mel ($3.50) is one of the few goods baked in-house.