My friend Aminah and I stumbled into Veselka, a 24-hour Ukranian diner, one late night a couple weeks ago, and a fabulous rainbow-sprinkled cupcake on display made me sit down. I was fully prepared to be disappointed, not knowing how long it’s been inside its chilly abode. But the vanilla treat was light and perfect with a cup of peppermint Twinings tea.
Cupcake, $1.75; Herbal tea, $1.50
Veselka Coffee Shop
144 2nd Ave
btw 9th St. and St. Mark’s Place
New York, NY 10003