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Best place to get dessert in Philadelphia?

aznsusan Jun 14, 2008 01:16 PM

I am taking my friend out to eat and it's her birthday, so I wanted to know where is the best place to get dessert. Any places with great cheesecake?

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    Mr_Pickles Jun 14, 2008 01:46 PM

    I recommend going to Le Bar Lyonnais and sharing the dessert sampler. I would recommend requesting the following items in the dessert sampler:
    -Frozen Grand Marnier Souffle
    -Cheesecake (2 servings since that's what you specifically asked about)
    -Caradou (chocolate and hazelnut cake)
    -Le Bec-Fin (dark chocolate cake soaked in rum)
    -Citron (lemon tart)
    -Pecan sour cream coffee cake
    -Catania (marscapone mousse, strawberries, and basil)

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    1. re: Mr_Pickles
      kb612 Jun 14, 2008 04:25 PM

      Second that.

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      Buckethead Jun 14, 2008 03:59 PM

      Capogiro's gelato is better than 90% of the desserts in the city's restaurants. If you want to try a different cheesecake, Horizons makes one that is 100% vegan and delicious.

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      1. re: Buckethead
        bluehensfan Jun 15, 2008 04:22 PM

        Capogiro is great. So is Brown Betty. Neither have cheesecakes though. Termini's has decent ones though.

      2. joluvscards Jun 16, 2008 01:00 AM

        Pink Rose at 4th and Bainbridge has exactly what you are looking for. Great white chocolate cheesecake as I recall. Cute little cafe/bakery with yummy desserts.

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        1. re: joluvscards
          mazza3 Jun 16, 2008 12:11 PM

          i would not call pink rose the best pasticeria in philly, but it is lovely and really is exactly what you are looking for. it's cute, you can sit down after dinner and you can get coffee too.

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          lbmsw Jun 17, 2008 06:36 AM

          If cheesecake is what you're looking for, then get yourself to Darling's. They have 2 locations: one is near the Franklin Institute and the other is on 19th (?) just south of Pine. http://www.darlingscheesecake.com/

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