The filling of Blue Bottle Coffee's Fruit Buckle ($3) changes frequently, but you can count on a delicately light streusel crunch topping. It's a crispy butter-marked affair that I'd love nothing more than to eat by the bowlful. Underneath, a dense vanilla cake, the moist crumb interspersed with a tiny dice of fresh pumpkin. Come summer, I hope to find a buckle with fresh berries.
At $1 apiece, the Biscotti Regina is a picturesque bite rolled in toasted white sesame seeds and anise seeds. The cookie runs a decidedly savory route, with a good dose of Salvatore Brooklyn Olive Oil. And what's that last flavor clicking the back? A splash of Delaware Phoenix Absinthe, further accenting the anise.
If you've still got room, the Brooklyn Bootleg S'mores ($3) are the single most talked about sweet at Blue Bottle, and justly so. A plush cut of moonshine-laced marshmallow is tightly hugged with smears of smooth dark chocolate ganache, the chocolate by Mast Brothers. House-made Graham Crackers, crunchy with a haunting linger of honey and cinnamon, are the best part of these s'mores, and ought to be sold on their own.
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About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.