If you’ve got a love of Meg Ryan and romantic comedies, head to Cafe Lalo in the Upper West Side for a bit of “You’ve got Mail” cafe action.
Set in a brownstone on a tree lined street, Cafe Lalo is a popular spot best known for its cameo in “You’ve Got Mail” where Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks go from online buddies to meeting in person for the first time. But If Meg and Tom ain’t your thang..they’re also known for the insane abundance of more than 100 cakes, pies and desserts to tempt your sweet tooth.
Step inside and you’re surrounded by a European feel from the French posters to the lavender plants. It’s really cute inside and has its own charm. But with a limited menu of salads, sandwiches and brunch, I have to say, it was pretty bad service. It took an hour to be served a cappuccino and a heated up quiche. Maybe it was just a bad day?
Now that I’ve been there just for the “You’ve Got Mail” thing (yes I am a cheesy romance movie buff), I’m going to give Cafe Lalo another chance. I didn’t get a chance to taste their cakes but after sitting there for an hour being mesmerized by the sheer amount of cakes in the display case…I’ll be back. The fact they’re open late with free live music and serve alcohol can only make a cheesecake better.
Cafe Lalo 201 West 83rd St.(btw. Amsterdam and Broadway)New York, NY 10024