The Little One

This cafe in Chinatown is like a minimalist gallery, with a long wooden bench and Japanese desserts that look like little pieces of pop art on bare metal tables. You’ll find ombré spheres of perfectly molded kakigōri, ice cream sandwiches with flavors like black sesame and chrysanthemum, and a decadent matcha banana pudding with layers of wafers, pounded into a powdery consistency. The kakigōri here is refreshing and flavorful, with flaky, loosely packed ice. Get the pineapple coconut version, and top it with pieces of sugar-coated mochi that look like Fruity Pebbles. If you like your art a little less ephemeral, the colorful prints of food on The Little One's walls are for sale, too.

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photo credit: Kenny Yang

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