Spot Dessert Shop

As you all know I am a huge dessert freak. So when Pichet Ong opened up his new dessert spot in the East Village (called interesting enough Spot) I knew I had to check it out. Located downstairs on busy St. Mark’s street this place is very easy to miss amongst the little jewelry shops and touristy vendors.

I had planned to order one of Pichet’s signature desserts but nothing on the menu really inspired me that day. Instead I glanced over the items in the dessert case and immediately the cupcakes jumped out at me. Sparkly tops! I have no idea what they did to make the frosting like this but I was sold right away. I ordered the Vanilla Caramel Vietnamese Coffee Cupcake.

Biting into the frosting I immediately got a blast of full on strong espresso bean flavor. The rich creamy frosting was absolutely wonderful! It was one of the most grown up cupcakes I've ever tasted.

Once I got to the middle of the cake I hit some filling. To this day I have no idea what it was. To me it tasted like apricots. Mr. T said it was probably the vanilla caramel but that's not what it tasted like at all. Regardless I think the cupcake was rich and delicious enough on its own that the extra filling wasn’t needed. I loved this cupcake. Even more surprising was that Mr. T loved it as well. Maybe our dessert palates are becoming more refined. Maybe we just found our first adult cupcake!

Spot Dessert Bar