milk bar is solid but you are going to have to brave the lines depending what time you go. there is Led Zeppole if you are in the mood for deep fried stuff. Sundaes and Cones if you want ice cream or in the fro yo mood, just walk down st. marks for the 4 different fro yo places.
if you venture bit further to the LES, there is Stellina which has coffee, gelato and other things. Cafe Abraco does coffee and has a decent dessert/bake goods menu
Sundaes and Cones
95 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003
86 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
Momofuku Milk Bar
251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003
328 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003
95 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
Is Milk Bar still there &/or out of fashion?
176 1st Ave, New York, NY 10009
342 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
i also wasn't so impressed with Dessert Club. Dessert Bar was far less impressive.
Spot is definitely worth checking out. they're doing some very creative flavors and presentations. for anyone that goes, be mindful that the menu recommends 4 desserts for 3 people, 5 desserts for 4 people and so on. we didn't find this to be necessary at all. in fact, it became a chore to finish the last few bites. highly recommend the Yuzu Eskimo. didn't care so much for the Apple Tart.
I'm a huge fan of ChikaLicious. To be accurate, ChikaLicious Dessert Bar is the flagship. About a dozen seats at the counter + a few tables. The satellite across the street is the Dessert *Club*. Mostly take-out though there are a few tables.
ChikaLicious photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157622030326884/with/3817546003/