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Posted by lindell on 04/06/2012
This is the best-kept secret in the West Village! Amazing brunches......delish French toast w/ lots of fresh fruit and scrumptious eggs! After my first visit last weekend, I just went there for lunch today....and it was just great. I had the tilapia sandwich w/ banana -- sounds odd, but it may be the best sandwich I've EVER had -- crazy! Staff was exceptionally nice and efficient, and the cute and cozy feel of the place made it a great spot to relax and catch up with friends. I love this place! After seeing the West VIllage change so much in the last few years (and not for the better), it's great that there's still a wonderful little neighborhood place left. Great food, great atmosphere, great staff! This is going to be my new home away from home!
Posted by New York City Lover on 06/22/2011
I love this place! I have been coming here for years and the food is always fresh, delicious and made from scratch! They have the best caipirinhas in the city hands down! It’s a cozy place that has a very lovely outside garden in the back where everyone loves to sit. You will always find a very friendly and welcoming energy in the place and I end up staying for hours.... I’m on Brazil time when I'm there, which is nice. They have a wonderful brunch on the weekends and all of the food is great! The owner has a signature dessert called the honey cake which it a great ending to any meal or a nice gift because they sell them in a nice gift box! If you have not tried this place you should...and take some friends the second time you go!
Posted by Drewt on 02/24/2011
I have been here only 3 times and can't wait to go back for my 4th, 5th and then some. The food here is amazing! I just had the most amazing club sandwhich I have ever had. I was here Sunday for brunh the eggs tasted like they just got them from the chcikens and onto the grill it went! The whole Wheat pancakes were fantastic! This is a place not to be missed..Its called Bee Desserts & Cafe but should be named..Eat the Desserts First..Hope you have room after the food!!
Posted by Eddy on 12/07/2010
Decided to check out this restaurant after reading about it in the NY Times. We were pleasantly suprised to find that it wasn't just desserts. They have a full bar and dining menu too. We settled for a mix of appetizers and side dishes. The cheesebread, sauteed shrimp in garlic, and quibe were notable favorites. The caipirinhias, one of the house specialty drinks, easily the best I've tasted so far outside of Brazil. Atmosphere is cozy, with a beautiful garden in the back which unfortunately is closed in the winter. Staff is friendly and helpful. Oh! All the desserts are made on premises and are to die for...promised to be back
Posted by Monica S on 12/02/2010
My friend and I saw the place and remembered reading an article on NY Times a while back. We walked in for a honey cake, but sat and ate dinner and had a caipirinha. Everything was great. From friendly staff, cozy atmosphere to slamming caipirinha. We didn't think we had room for the honey cake, but shared one. Simply Amazing! Definitely going back.
Posted by SS on 05/13/2010
This place is all atmosphere. I sat in the courtyard at dusk, which created an almost romantic setting with their marble tables and hanging lights. I had an after-dinner drink and dessert. The pairing of frangelico with a banana & nutella crepes was a recommendation from my gracious waitress. It was the most ideal way to unwind I highly recommend it.
Posted by SK on 04/25/2010
I went to this place based on a NY Times recommendation, but what I didn't realize was that they only reviewed the desserts. On the plus side, the honey-based dessert cakes are tasty, come foil-wrapped and can be eaten on the go. Also, they have a small garden in back which is spare but cute. But unfortunately, virtually everything else about this place was disappointing. Our drinks took ages to come out, and the caipirinha didn't even taste remotely like one. Many menu items were not available. The pasta dish I ordered was actually undercooked to the point of being crunchy. The fish dish my boyfriend had smelled and tasted terrible too. The service, despite having at least 3 people standing idly at all times, was snail-paced and neglectful, including when bringing out the above-mentioned foil-wrapped dessert. (Honestly, there was no heating or prep required. It took 20 min, in an empty restaurant.) My recommendation is that you get the bee desserts honey cake to go from the counter in the front, then walk yourself to one of the many other fine restaurants in the neighborhood.