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Place for dessert and coffee in Westchester

JHC Feb 26, 2008 06:22 PM

I'm going to be in the Westchester area this weekend visiting my daughter at SUNY Purchase. I'm looking for a place where we can go for a quick bite--probably dessert type of thing--after her performance on Friday and/or Saturday night, around 10:00 or so. Any suggestions?

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  1. southlake RE: JHC Feb 26, 2008 07:35 PM

    cafe mozart in mamaroneck is the place for yous, no doubt.....or hit up city limits diner in white plains.....they too have delicious desserts....

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      annrudy RE: southlake Mar 3, 2008 02:24 PM

      I second City Limits. Best chocolate pudding I have ever had!

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      Avalondaughter RE: JHC Feb 27, 2008 07:25 AM

      Also in Mamaroneck is the Tea House. They don't have as big of a menu as Mozart in terms of food, but they have some Indian-themed sandwiches and soups and quiche. They also have amazing desserts. They have an extremely broad selection of teas, but they also have all of the standard coffee beverages. On a hot day, the iced coffee with ice cream really hits the spot.

      They're never very crowded either (I don't know how they stay in business), so you won't have to wait for a table or be squished up against people as you sometimes are in Mozart (no slams on Mozart though, I do love them)

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        jeanki RE: Avalondaughter Feb 27, 2008 12:26 PM

        I wouldn't recommend the Tea House. The hostess was very rude and has strange rules like a minimum charge for sit down service that aren't necessary. A tea place is supposed to be relaxing, but she was way too intense.

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          nbermas RE: jeanki Feb 28, 2008 01:16 PM

          I also had a terrible time at Tea House , they were not nice.

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        laylag RE: JHC Feb 27, 2008 12:10 PM

        Another vote for Cafe Mozart. Casual, friendly and warm. Nice selection of desserts and coffees or, if you're hungrier than that, a late bistro style meal.

        Avalon, is the Tea House open that late?

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          JHC RE: JHC Feb 27, 2008 05:08 PM

          Thanks for the responses. Cafe Mozart sounds perfect. Will we need reservations?

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            dolores RE: JHC Feb 28, 2008 04:19 AM

            Interesting that Cafe Mozart is it, for desserts and coffee, in Westchester.

            I know that I couldn't think of another place.

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              Avalondaughter RE: dolores Feb 28, 2008 01:03 PM

              Is there still a Cosi on the Post Road? They usually have a good coffee selection, although their desserts area bit Starbucks-like.

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                jeanki RE: dolores Feb 28, 2008 06:31 PM

                a blander but serviceable option might just be the Starbucks inside the Barnes and Noble bookstore in the City Center. they have Cheesecake Factory desserts.

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                laylag RE: JHC Feb 28, 2008 11:19 AM

                I doubt you'd need reservations JHC. In fact, I'm not sure they take them but on the few occassions I've had to wait a bit at that late hour - only on a very busy night, it hasn't been a long one. However, it can't hurt to call ahead and check anyway.

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                  Dim Sum Diva RE: laylag Feb 29, 2008 05:44 AM

                  I don't know if this falls under the "quick bite dessert" category, but the chocolate fondue @ the Melting Pot (across from City Center in WP) comes to mind.

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                    jeanki RE: Dim Sum Diva Mar 3, 2008 12:55 PM

                    Along these lines, the Lounge at the Ritz Carlton is actually a really nice setting for after dinner drinks and great desserts.

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                dolores RE: JHC Feb 29, 2008 08:12 AM

                JHC, it might be a schlep, but Bisou in Pleasantville sounds interesting. It sounds like the late lamented La Renaissance in Larchmont.

                Interesting that there are so few good dessert places in the Lower Westchester area.

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                  bronkers RE: JHC Mar 3, 2008 05:34 PM

                  Jean Jacques in Pleasantville is lovely - they have some late hours.

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