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dessert in philly

kari18 Nov 8, 2008 11:53 AM

my birthday is on monday and one of my friends is going to take me out for dessert during the week. melting pot was going to be the default place if i didnt decide on another place. so i was wondering where is philly (center city area most likely) would be another good place to get dessert. and i love dessert so id like to go somewhere good. last year for my birthday i had the milk chocolate caramel ganache tart or something like that from buddhakan and i fell in love with it. so id like to go somewhere where ill be sure to get some amazing dessert. im not sure if i wanna go to melting pot but ive never been there either. any suggestions???

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    KateForbes Nov 20, 2008 11:26 AM

    I was going to comment that I would eat and then stroll over to Capogiro. Hands down, even in cold weather to die for gelato. Thai Coconut Milk is my favorite recently.

    1. joluvscards Nov 8, 2008 12:00 PM

      I love dessert too. If it were my birthday I'd head to Matyson for dessert. Since it is a monday they probably won't have a problem with a group for dessert and coffee. Alternatively, the naked chocolate cafe is a wonderful dessert place.

      Skip the melting pot.

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      1. re: joluvscards
        bluehensfan Nov 8, 2008 07:18 PM

        The chocolate bento box is very good at Buddakan. Great hot chocolate and cupcakes at Naked Chocolate Cafe. Brown Betty has decent cupcakes too. I know there is some Dessert place (think that's the name) in town that just serves desserts but am not sure. Personally I'd be happier with a cup of gelato from Capogiro than the MP but that's me...

        1. re: bluehensfan
          kari18 Nov 18, 2008 06:38 PM

          any other restaurants where they have really good desserts?

          1. re: kari18
            JanR Nov 20, 2008 12:48 PM

            First, please don't go to melting pot. I second Matyson. Going to Little Fish for dinner and then up the block to La Golosa for dessert would be my choice.

            1. re: kari18
              bronwen Dec 9, 2008 08:50 AM

              We had lunch at Old Original Bookbinders and I ordered the Valrhona Chocolate Bombe. It was unbelievably rich and absolutely huge - three people could eat it, but it would be very festive for a birthday.

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