After work on Friday, Susan, Allison and I went to Ceci-Cela Patisserie for some cake and coffee. It was kind of a miserable Friday… ice poop was pouring from the sky and hitting our faces and it was windy and unfriendly. Susan and Allison were going to see The Namesake and needed to kill some time, and I just wanted some cake (I saw The Namesake last week and was highly disappointed…sorry Kal, it’s over now). I’ve always seen this French bakery…it’s right near the 6 train and sometimes I’ve stood outside, gazing in at the sweet tarts in the display window. But I never knew there was a seating area…which there is, if you squeeze through the narrow, tiny space where people line up to order their pastries to go, the store opens into a small little cafe with books lining the walls and apparently, cute boys everywhere (I missed them all, but Allison saw a bunch of them).
I got the Chocolate Raspberry Cake- a little pricey ($6.50) but whatever, it was a one-time, miserable Friday kind of thing:
My cake was really good but also really heavy. It was also more “mousse-y” than cake…I don’t know if I liked that.
Allison got the Black Forest Cake, with brandy-soaked cherries (super soaked, I must say):