ChikaLicious opened up a new dessert bar in the West Village on Beford Street called The Dessert Club by ChikaLicious. I met up with a friend for tea, cake and some great conversation.
Like the original ChikaLicious dessert bar in the East Village, there's seating at the counter where you can watch your dessert being prepared. However at this location, Chika herself isn't preparing the sweets behind the counter.
There's one menu with beverages, and another with desserts.
I ordered the Experimental Black tea from Taiwan, which was described as having "hint of peach with notes of morning mist and yellow cake." I'm not so sure I tasted the morning mist, but it was very good.
I like desserts with bananas (with the Banana Mille-feuille from Lady M being my favorite), so I was drawn to the very descriptive Valrhona Chocolate Cream Layered Banana Cake with Lemon-Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Frosted Pistachio.
There are 12 seats around the counter and counter service is only available during certain days and times. The to-go desserts are available all day.
It's a sweet little spot for an afternoon tea break.
INFO: The Dessert Club by ChikaLicious | 27 Bedford Street | New York, NY 10014 | 212.691.2426
COUNTER HOURS: Wednesday & Thursday, 6PM - Midnight | Friday - Sunday, 3PM - Midnight