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shivohum Feb 1, 2009 10:22 AM

Any amazing bakeries or restaurants in Manhattan where you can get astoundingly good tres leches cake?

  1. LeahBaila Feb 2, 2009 07:26 AM

    Cafecito has the best tres leches cake that I've had in the city. I used to order a sheet of it for my office, and people went crazy over it.

    www.thelunchbelle.com

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      eameyer Feb 2, 2009 07:27 AM

      2nd cafecito

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        foodwhisperer Feb 2, 2009 01:58 PM

        Ive had great dulce de leche cake at Red Ribbon Bakery. Sometimes Grill 21 has it for dessert. Its Filipino but same dulce de leche ( milk candy) as the Spanish

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          sammyw111 Feb 3, 2009 08:32 AM

          Big Booty Bakery on 23rd and 8th has a fantastic tres leches cake. And also delicious red velvet cupcakes for those interested as well.

          www.thepetitgourmand.com

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        sugartoof Feb 3, 2009 09:12 PM

        Yeah even after my recent bad review, I do think their tres leches is the best I've had. Make sure you go on an off hour though.

        Son Cubanos used to have a good one too but it's been a while.

      3. Joe MacBu Feb 2, 2009 07:02 AM

        I like the tres leches cake donuts at The Doughnut Plant.

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          angiebc290 Feb 2, 2009 08:55 AM

          Agreed. This may even be better than the cake...

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          hungrycomposer Feb 1, 2009 04:32 PM

          Momofuku Milk Bar has something similar: dulce de leche cake. Delicious, but sugary enough to keep your dentist in business.

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            silencespeak Feb 1, 2009 03:42 PM

            I can relate to craving a good tres leches cake. once tasting a great one, your foodie-world has changed forever. I haven't found that -great- one yet in nyc.

            A friend of mine mentioned having some at Mexicana mama, a few years ago. Perhaps it's worth checking out, though I can't vouch since I haven't tried it.

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