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Oct 2, 2006 10:54 PM

Croissant and NY Times

I'm taking a "sick day" tomorrow since it is my birthday. I am looking for a place that I can treat myself to a delicious croissant, espresso, and linger over the NY Times before heading out for a walk - so an interesting neighborhood is a criteria.

I am thinking maybe Patisserie Claude. J'Adore? Ceci Cela? Any other suggestions?

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  1. Patisserie Claude is great. La Bergamote is also very good and cute.

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      1. re: Jack_

        i'd third it. i was just there early monday morning myself. you could hit chelsea market and/or the art galleries afterward.

    1. Patisserie Claude's croissant are what makes a day off worth it. The pain au chocolat are divine. On weekends (the only times we make it there), we see good croissant-lovers hanging out with coffee and newspapers.

      BTW, Claude's coffee sucks, but who cares - if I had to force myself to drink it just so he continues making those croissants and apricot or peach tarts, I'll oblige.

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      1. re: RCC

        I agree completely with your opinion of the croissants and the coffee. When I can,I grab a choc. croissant from Claude and a cup of coffee from Joe's on Waverly ,and sit in WSP.

      2. Definitely Bouchon Bakery in the Time Warner building....third floor.

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        1. re: jenniebnyc

          Yes!! And the BEST scones I've ever tasted!

        2. Another choice is Via Quadronno on the UES - wonderful espresso and, while I can't speak for their "straight" croissant - the almond one was delicious - even had a little chocolate tucked in for good measure. And close to the park and museums for a fun day off.

          1. Taralucci y vino (One on 1st ave and 10th, and one in Union Square). Divine croissants and espresso. Go early am and get croissants right out of the oven.

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            1. re: Lauren1017

              I went to the 1st and 10th Taralucci's twice on my trip to NY just ended. It was a great place to sit and read the paper with croissant and coffee. I'm not sure if it was the best croissant ever but it was pretty good and some other very nice looking pastries were being eaten as well.