In Soho last night, a shopkeeper recommended MarieBelle , a Parisian style chocolatier located on Broome St. The shop is charming and there is a cafe located in the back. They show (faintly) Charlie Chaplin films on the wall as well as tout the health benefits of chocolate. Apparently, to harness the most from its antioxidant flavanoids, it is best to drink it. Try the Aztec Hot Chocolate, with a Dulce de Leche crepe on the side if you want to be truly decadent.
Also, check out Leekan Designs, Inc. at 93 Mercer St. in Soho. Tons of imports and interesting items, along with beads!!! Be sure to pet their doggie, though he will get upset when you stop and demand more attention!