My friends often like to go for coffee and desserts after eating dinner. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be many good places to do this. What's a "good place?" For me, a good after dinner place has a good ambiance to sit and talk, plus good dessert and coffee. That's about it.
Our favorite place is probably Cafe Laufer (although I don't care for the interior decor, but it's good enough). Love both the desserts and coffee there. (I wish they would stay open later.) Some other places:
Kaka'ako Kitchen. They're not known for their desserts, but you can get good cake here and at a good price. (Most coffee/dessert placs like Laufer can be pricey.)
Cheesecake Factory (bad parking, can be crowded)
I must say that I'm not a big fan of the Japanese flavored dessert/coffee places like Palm d'Or or Panya. I don't care for the contemporary decor (which is sort of cold) and the sponge cake type of desserts really do thrill me.
Any other suggestions?
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