In a city of cronut copycats and mini-cupcakes ad nauseam, this yellow-walled pâtisserie introduces dessert-obsessed Gotham to a one-of-a-kind treat: merveilleux. A favorite among Belgian sweet tooths, the cloudlike meringues are shellacked in whipped cream and coated in chocolate shavings. A large window overlooking the kitchen allows diners to watch bakers turn out the snowball-size pastries in three flavors—chocolate, white chocolate and speculoos (Belgian spiced gingerbread)—as well as pavlova, brioche and waffles. Counter Culture coffee and Bellocq tea are also on offer.
|Venue name:||O Merveilleux|
1509 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 78th and 79th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun 7:30am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 77th St|
|Price:||Average pastry: $6. AmEx, MC, V|