Best Dessert

From the 02/24/2010 edition


2885 N. High St., Clintonville


59 Spruce St., North Market



A symphony of beautifully baked sweets greet you when you enter Mozart's cafe. If the classical pianist isn't playing live that day, you'll likely be treated to a real symphony over the house speakers. So relax with an espresso or cappuccino (they do those well here) and dig into some of Mozart's incomparable Austrian-style delicacies. From the petits fours to the Sacher Tortes, from the poppyseed plunder to the European coffee cake, you cannot go wrong here. Note too that no one makes better buttercream-frosted birthday cakes than Mozart's - and you needn't be restricted to birthdays to order them!

Runners-up: Pistacia Vera, Piece of Cake