[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Remember the Tres Leches Parfait from Ivy Bakery? We'll they've done one better, and now you can get Cinnamon Tres Leches Parfaits ($5.75). The parfait has the same base elements: house-baked tres leches cake soaked in evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream. Only this time around you'll taste a distinct note of cinnamon in both the cake and whipped cream. It's fragrant and warm, but not overwhelming. While you're there, keep an eye out for custard pies in the glass case closes to the register. They offer a variety, and if you spot the fresh, creamy Lemon Custard or Chocolate Custard (dark chocolate!), take home a slice or two. You won't regret it.

Ivy Bakery

138 West Houston Street, New York NY 10012 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.

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