I have been several times and I'm sure they now refer to me as the crazy lady who wants them to stay open at night. And yes, they are very friendly.
I have had the cupcakes, apple pie, tea breads, and just plain old cookies, and they are all really terrific. The apple pie that we brough home for Thanksgiving was truly the best we could remember--very fresh, not too sweet and not gooey at all.
As for the breads, they get those from Amy's...those are the only things they outsource.
A decent bakery in this area would be amazing! I had just decided that I should start making the trek down to D.U.M.B.O. to Almondine for their baguettes - but if this place has the chops...
I also hope that they do apple brown betties - I've also thought of them as unsung heroes of the dessert world.
It's called Betty. We had an apple pastry and a plum pastry from there. They were both very tasty.
The bakery is in the front of a long time catering operation. Before that, the owner had a restaurant (Lisanne) at that spot. It was the first upscale restaurant that we ate at when we moved to the neighborhood 20 years ago. The restaurant couldn't make it at that time. They gave up before the young people with money to spend moved in.
By the way, while they only have pastries now, they say they do intend to be baking bread as well in the near future.