Desserts are the toys of the food world, able to cheer up even the grumpiest child after a long day of jury duty. Hear no objections with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of coffee, cupcakes, and ice cream at FAO Cafe, located inside FAO Schwarz.
FAO Cafe, where palate owners take in the flavor of handmade desserts and sugar-sprinkled coffee drinks, sits within the treasure troves at world-famous toy store FAO Schwarz. Guests can marvel at Sarah's Cupcakes ($4.50), which crumble under the weight of teeth faster than a bolt of lightning shot out of a cannon. Put make-believe tea-party skills to use with coffees from illy, which harvests arabica beans from South America, Central America, India, and Africa to conjure lattes ($4.10–$5.10), espressos ($2.60–$4.10), and cappuccinos ($3.85–$4.85). FAO Cafe's kitchen team also puts out a spread of locally crafted Doughnut Plant donuts ($3.50–$3.75), which are made from scratch and enough mental focus to ignore a nearby refrigerator morphing into a person. Visitors can also nibble other taste-bringers such as ice cream, shakes, cookies, and brownies.