[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

Blue Bottle Coffee may be a destination for coffee fiends, but it's also a great place for those with a sweet tooth on the lookout for dessert. For the summer, consider their affogato ($5.50), less for the espresso and more for the two chubby scoops of chocolate-stout ice cream. It's housemade and runs on the dense side, creamy and equally boozy and rich in chocolate. While you're there, pick up a Semolina Buckle ($3.50) for breakfast the next day. They change up the buckle cake with the season, and are currently serving ones with Riesling-poached pears and a fragrant almond and lavender streusel. Borderline savory and hinting of olive oil, the perfect breakfast pastry for those who can't decide between sweet and savory.

Blue Bottle Coffee

160 Berry Street, Brooklyn, New York 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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