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[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

Two highlights of this particular treat from Three Tarts in Chelsea. One, the pot de creme itself. Chocolate-espresso, almost laughably tiny, though intense in flavor, with the espresso overtaking the chocolate. Potent and luxuriously smooth, topped with a single coffee bean. And two, the cup and saucer, which you get to keep: a whimsical matching set, and ideal for your morning espresso. $6.50 for the two. It's slightly cheaper if you order it to stay and return the cup and saucer—but what's the fun in that?

Three Tarts

164 9th Avenue, New York NY 10011 (map)

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