Wanting something sweet after a recent meal with my brother & sister, we went to Butter Lane (123 East 7th Street between Avenue A & 1st Ave.) It’s a small space with a few seats indoors & the service area & bakery in the back. It was a warm day so we decided to order a few cupcakes & sit on the bench outside.
I had a chance to stop by De Robertis Pasticceria (176 1st Avenue @ 11th Street), a neighborhood staple since 1904, to pick up some dessert for a family dinner. I’ve passed by this place, with it’s bright signage, hundreds of times but never gone in.
There are displays on both sides & seating in the back so you can have some coffee & sample the delights that they have to offer. I was really impressed by a cake featuring Mets & Yankees caps (which I initially thought were real) on top. The girl that helped me was nice, but I did get the impression that I was interrupting her burrito dinner. She did, however, add strawberries to my cake gratis.