Friday, January 7, 2011 at 4:45PM
Chef Melissa Murphy had been running one of Cobble Hill's most successful bakeries for close to eight years before she decided it was time to open up a second branch. Thankfully the location she chose was right in our backyard, and Sweet Melissa Park Slope opened its doors on Seventh Avenue between First and Second in August of 2006.
The small baked goods counter is consistently filled with top notch cakes, pies, and pastries, and the cozy bi-level seating area is a great place to take a date for dessert or a small bite to eat (savories include soups, salads, and sandwiches, and breakfast items like granola, oatmeal, and savory muffins are always a knockout). The homemade ice cream is also a huge draw come summertime.
The dainty Queen's Cake petits fours, above, have a layer of raspberry preserves in between two layers of hazelnut almond cake, covered with a fondant icing.
Sweet Melissa Patisserie, 175 7th Avenue Brooklyn NY 11215. 718-788-2700.