If you have a sweet tooth, then you have to try one of the mille crêpes cakes at Lady M. It was at Lady M that I had my first mille crêpes cake encounter, and even though I’ve tried many mille crêpes cakes since then, I can promise you that nothing compares to what you get here.
There are several different kinds of mille crêpes cakes to choose among at Lady M, including a couple of seasonal ones, but it was the original Signature Mille Crêpes that made the cake boutique a household name among cake lovers. It was also the Signature Mille Crêpes that made me fall in love with Lady M, because 20 layers of crêpes, all smothered with a super-delicious pastry cream, I mean, what’s not to love?
In addition to Mille Crêpes, Lady M also have a bunch of other tempting cakes on the menu, but don’t let that distract you. If you’re only having one slice, and if it’s the first time for you to visit Lady M, you should get the Signature Mille Crêpes!
Lady M now has several shops in New York City, but I always go to the one on 40th street next to Bryant Park. Back in the days, when Lady M’s Mille Crêpes was still the hottest slice in town, you would have people waiting in line outside the door, and there was a velvet rope guarded by a guy that looked like a bouncer. Nowadays, the line is shorter, and if you come by during the week, there’s usually no line at all, and you’ll be able to walk right in and get a table. Though if the weather is nice, you might want to skip the rather sterile cafe surroundings and grab your cake to go. Head over to Bryant Park across the street instead, find a table in the park, sit down, and enjoy your cake.
In the video below you can see the Lavender Mille Crêpes, which was a seasonal variant that I had earlier this summer. It was delicious, but not as good as the Signature Mille Crêpes.