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Must Eat Places in Park Slope on a Saturday?

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Hey 'hounders,

It's been a year since I've visited Park Slope (it's sad, really but trekking from Queens is a trip) and would like to know where would you recommend as small pit stops of noshing around the area (e.g. bakeries, coffeehouses, cafes, chocolate shops, etc.)?

Eventually I'm going to join my friend and a friend of his for brunch at Miriam during the afternoon but I will be around the area prior to and after the brunch. But I don't mind eating my way through what Park Slope has to offer.

Thanks!

Tina
http://thewanderingeater.wordpress.com

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  1. What does anyone think of Trois Pomme Patisserie? I basically heard that it's very good but a bit pricey...it is worth going for desserts?

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    1. re: chocokitty

      trois pomme is expensive but i think its less than sweet melissas. quality is good...i had a great peach raspberry pie there this summer.

      1. re: chocokitty

        I like Trois Pomme - it's quality stuff.
        I also like Colson Patisserie on 9th St and 6th Ave (esp the financiers.)
        Or Joyce Bakery in PH, just on the other side of Flatbush. (love their fig bars)
        All three are excellent.
        In the category of Sweets however, The Chocolate Room is mind-blowing.
        I think of it as a late night thing, and can't imagine hitting up bakeries after brunch so . . . (/shrug)

        Miriam does indeed have a very pleasant brunch, and dinner. Have fun!

        1. re: pitu

          Oh, pitu, I guess you've never seen my blog before. I eat a TON of sweets and it's mind boggling that I'm not huge or diabetic...yet.

          Anyways, I'm always game for desserts or sweets of any type. Especially the fact my friend LOVES chocolate. So, thanks for the Chocolate Room suggestion!

          Tina
          http://thewanderingeater.wordpress.com

          1. re: chocokitty

            Bierkraft has a really lovely looking selection of handmade chocolates. I've yet to dive in myself, as I'm new to the 'hood and I'm much more of a cheese fiend than chocolate, but this is at the top of my list to try.

      2. I went to Trois Pomme yesterday. The cupckae I had was great..it was called the "Mostess", a version of the chocolate Hostess cupcake but with mocha filling. I thought the cake and icing were really good, however the filling was a little unexpected. I expected it to be creamy and it was more syrupy. Still good though.
        Avoid the homeade Oreos...they weren't great. The Whoopie pie looked good though. Let us know if you stop in and what you sampled!

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        1. re: ChowDiva

          I'll definitely stop by Trois Pomme! My friend Robyn ate a bunch of their stuff and told me their scones and pies are swoon-worthy. So, I'm pretty much psyched trying out their stuff as well!

          Another question to ask you all, where would you consider to be a great place for a cup of coffee or espresso?

          Tina
          http://thewanderingeater.wordpress.com

          1. re: chocokitty

            Gorilla. the only great coffee. Lucky you, it's on Fifth Ave too.
            The baked goods are not so great, so save it for the other places.

            Some places use their beans, which is good bust not as good.
            Chocolate Room has hot chocolate that is thick as pudding. It's too much for me. Your mileage may vary.

            Is that much blog promotion healthy, chocokitty?
            It makes me *not* want to look at your blog....just sayin'...

            1. re: pitu

              Trois Pommes actually serves Gorilla coffee (at a mark-up, of course) - so you can do it all at once.

              1. re: sabrina0

                Gotta tell you...I've never understood all the hype behind Gorilla coffee. I don't find the coffee to be anything special, and I've always found the service at the shop to be scatterbrained at best, often indifferent and sometimes bordering on hostile.

        2. I happen to like Cousin John's Cafe & Bakery on 7th Ave. --great croissants and coffee. But I am relatively easily pleased.