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Good Sit Down Dessert Spot for Ladies' Date

mla19 Sep 19, 2013 06:59 AM

To celebrate my daughter's 2nd bday, I was hoping to take her grandma, two aunts and female cousin out for coffee and dessert somewhere good and reasonably special. Lady M appealed but the space seems too small and uppity for a small child and larger group. Any other ideas? I don't want to get stuck doing a $40pp afternoon tea both because of cost and because I'm not sure my daughter will sit that long. And Chickilious is great but presents similar restraints. Thanks!

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    MrGrumpy Sep 19, 2013 07:03 AM

    The Modern Bar Room

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      trewq Sep 19, 2013 07:46 AM

      Alice's tea cup. They also do children's tea parties.

      1. greygarious Sep 19, 2013 07:56 AM

        By no means cheap, but a really lovely atmosphere: Cafe Sabarsky in the Neue Galerie, for a pre-war Austrian/German konditerei vibe: http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...
        Coffee and an elaborate pastry will run around $15 per person.

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          Monica Sep 19, 2013 11:01 AM

          Is place ok with small children? I'd love to take my 5 yr old daughter here after the museum visit.

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            Ttrockwood Sep 19, 2013 06:34 PM

            I would say yes, assuming your child is not one of the running around screaming kind.... :)

        2. kosmose7 Sep 19, 2013 10:56 AM


          Benoit's bar offers all-you-can-eat dessert brunch every Sunday from 12pm to 3pm. It's $16 per person for unlimited French pastries. The pastries are nothing fancy, but tasty.

          1. Motosport Sep 20, 2013 06:39 AM

            Sugar and Plumm would be perfect.

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