|Venue name:||Café Lalo|
201 W 83rd St
|Cross street:||between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 8am–2am, Fri 8am–4am, Sat 9am–4am, Sun 9am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 86th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $13. Cash only|
Upper West Siders, tourists and Children's Museum of Manhattan–goers mob this café, especially on weekends. The big draw? The sugary siren song of display cases packed with more than 100 kinds of cookies, brownies, cakes, pies and more. Art Nouveau posters, exposed-brick walls and French windows are an attempt at European flair, though many of the desserts are unabashedly American, from apple brown Betty to chocolate-covered Oreo cheesecake.