The 14 Best Dessert Places (in the East 60s) on the Upper East Side

We have to admit: we here at 1871 House have a pretty big sweet tooth. Luckily, our neighborhood (located within the historic district of the Upper East Side) is filled with tantalizing bakeries and patisseries to satisfy any craving. Cupcakes, macarons, ice cream, candy – we have it all! All 14 places listed below are within short walking distance from our inn, which means morning, noon and night you can get your sweet fix!

780 Lexington Ave (between E 60th & E 61st
Considered one of the first cupcake bakeries in the country, their Midtown East location is located just two blocks from us. If you’re in a hurry, there is a 24/7 “Cupcake ATM” right outside.

Sprinkles Ice Cream

782 Lexington Ave (between E 60th & E 61st St.)
(212) 207-8375
Neighboring Sprinkles cupcakes, check out Sprinkles Ice Cream on a hot day or for a deliciously dangerous combo of cupcakes and ice cream.

1000 3rd Ave (Inside Bloomingdales on the Third Ave side)
(212) 265-5320
The bakery that brought back the cupcake as “a
thing.” Lucky for us, you won’t find
lines that wrap around the block in the Bloomingdales location.

861 Lexington Ave (corner of East 65th St)
(646) 762-2209
Serves simple, elegant boulangerie fare made with
organic ingredients whenever possible, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Good for informal breakfast or lunch.

784 Lexington Ave (corner of 61st Street)
by Melissa is a cupcake bakery known for its bite-sized cupcakes in a variety of flavors. Minimum order is three.

864 Madison Ave (between E. 70th & E. 71st St.)
(646) 558-3157
is a French bakery and sweets house created in 1862 in Paris. Visit this lovely location (one of two New York locations) and save on a ticket to Paris!
156 East 64th St (between Lexington & Third Aves)
(212) 486-9200
Affectionately known as “New York’s most whimsical teahouse,” Alice’s Tea Cup makes the perfect spot for afternoon tea or a  light lunch.
137 E. 62nd St (between Park & Lexington Aves)
(212) 355-9834
Located right across from us above Burger Heaven, Cool Mess is a new “make your own” ice cream parlor. Makes a great place to celebrate a birthday or special event.
1011 3rd Ave (between E. 60th & E. 61st St.)
(646) 735-0078
Stop by the flagship Dylan’s Candy Bar (owned by Ralph Lauren’s daughter Dylan) to get your fill of candy, chocolate and hard-find-sweets. 
44 E. 59th St (between Madison & Park Aves)
(212) 486-2470

If the lines at Ladurée are too long, head to this adorable shop for soups, sandwiches, and of course, macarons in dozens of unique flavors. 

540 Park Ave (inside Loews Regency Hotel)
(212) 339-4051
For a portable and quick treat, head to this coffee bar outpost inside the Loews Regency Hotel. There you’ll find lunch items as well as delectable Italian cakes and pastries.

In the Plaza Hotel Food Hall: 
One West 59th Street, Concourse Level
(212) 371-1133
Cute, vintage-style bakery serving classic American desserts like red velvet cupcakes and pecan pie. 

(212) 861-1340
establishment selling kosher baked goods, known for its black-and-white cookies.

(212) 452-2222
Lady M Confections specializes in mille crepes, which is a French cake made with many thin layers of crepes. 

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