None of us were hungry after our dinner at The Kunjip, but you can always eat cake, so we went up to Lady M and bought three slices of the tastiest cakes, we could find, including a piece of their signature Mille Crêpes cakes.
There was a long wait to get a table, so instead we had the cake to go, and walked across the street to Bryant Park. In the winter, Bryant Park transfers into a major ice skating rink but during summer, the park is a big square lawn surrounded by free-to-use café tables and chairs.
The Mille Crêpes cake was a beautiful creation of thin layers of crêpes smothered in the most delicious pastry cream. I’ve never had Mille Crêpes before, and I thought it would be rather heavy, but it was light and incredibly good.
If you have a sweet tooth, then you have to try the famous Mille Crêpes cake at Lady M. 20 layers of crêpes, all smothered with a super-delicious pastry cream. It might sound a bit heavy, but the crêpes cake at Lady M is very light and delicate. It was at Lady M I had my first Mille Crêpes cake encounter, and I’ve tried many crêpes cakes since then, but nothing compares to what you get here.
The Green Tea Mille Crêpes at Lady M is also nice, and the strawberry shortcake wasn’t bad either, but if you’re only having one slice, you should get the original Mille Crêpes.
Seating is sparse, so if you want a table, there’s usually quite a wait. If the weather is nice, get your cake to go and head over to Bryant Park across the street instead. Find a table in the park, sit down and enjoy your cake.
What to order: The classic Mille Crêpes cake.
• A slice of Mille Crêpes cake is $8 (2015). There’s a mandatory 18% service charge for dining in (another reason to get your cake to go).
Lady M (Bryant Park), 36W 40th Street, New York NY 10019, Tel: +1 (212) 452 2222
Sat: 11:00-22:00, Sun: 11:00-18:00