Sugar Rush: Buckles and S'mores at Blue Bottle Coffee

Sugar Rush

Your daily dose of something sweet.

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[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

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.

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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.

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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.

Blue Bottle Coffee

160 Berry Street, Brooklyn NY 11211 (map)

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.

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