So I'm meeting my boyfriend's mother for the first time tomorrow and would like to find an early afternoon dessert place; they would have just had lunch and will probably be close to Hynes Convention Center/Prudential Center.
Trying to avoid the Cheesecake factory; looking for somewhere we can sit down and that's somewhat nice (avoiding the metal chair thing; cushy chairs and booths are a plus :-). Good desserts are helpful. Perhaps areas in lobbies in hotels and what not. So I guess atmosphere is more important, and of course excellent desserts/coffee would be a huge plus.
So places on Boylston, Newbury, or Huntington are great; they would have probably parked near Symphony Hall so we can wander down there as well.