Marlo Scott didn't intend to be in the cupcake business, but after becoming burned-out at her corporate job, the entrepreneur decided life would be much sweeter if she set her sights on pastries and wine.
Opened in 2008, Scott's cupcake café, Sweet Revenge, quickly became a West Village favorite for its excellent peanut-butter-and-ganache cupcakes, savory chorizo-sausage-and-Manchego-cheese cake and impressive selection of hefeweizens and decadent imported wines.
Now Scott can add restaurateur to her résumé with a new breakfast menu. Sweet Revenge may be a cozy date spot at night, but it exudes a bistro air in the morning with locals enjoying fresh-squeezed orange juice and poached-egg-and-pesto sandwiches ($8). While we'd happily begin our day with anything on the menu, our favorite dishes are the Mornin' burrito with black beans, avocado and thyme-roasted potatoes ($11) and the Scotch eggs wrapped in chicken sausage and coated with crispy panko bread crumbs ($12).
The real treats, though, are Scott's red-velvet Belgian waffles ($12), served with raspberry and caramel dipping sauces and a dollop of cinnamon cream cheese.
If you ask us, revenge--and breakfast--are dishes best served sweet.
Sweet Revenge, 62 Carmine St. (at Bedford St.); 212-242-2240 or sweetrevengenyc.com