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Euro style bakery/cafe

kbeckstl Jun 21, 2007 08:54 AM

We are coming to NYC to research bakery/cafes. We're opening a second location of our cafe, www.nadozcafe.com, and want to see some examples of the latest best in design and
upscale bakery/cafe products. We are especially interested in cafes that beautifully display their products, with a wow factor. And, we'd like to sample the best pasties/desserts/food items similar to crepes, paninis, sandwiches on artisan breads. Your suggestions are appreciated.

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    MellieMac RE: kbeckstl Jun 21, 2007 02:57 PM

    'Witchcraft for paninis and sandwiches...

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      lchang RE: kbeckstl Jun 22, 2007 07:54 AM

      Wichcraft does have some tasty sandwiches, although in terms of atmosphere/design, there is not much going on.

      I would suggest:

      La Bergamote in Chelsea
      Tisserie in Union Square
      Payard on UES
      City Bakery in Chelsea/Flatiron
      Le Pain Quotidien (many locations, Belgian chain)
      Bouley Bakery in Tribeca
      Cafe Sabarsky on UES

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        williej33 RE: lchang Jun 22, 2007 08:00 AM

        Cafe Falai on Clinton Street and (I believe) Rivington on the Lower East Side has some great stuff. Second the recs of Bouley Bakery and City Bakery.

      2. ChefJune RE: kbeckstl Jun 22, 2007 08:04 AM

        definitely Payard! and P'Ong in the West Village.

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          chocolatechip RE: kbeckstl Jun 22, 2007 09:01 PM

          Balthazar has a really nice cafe/bakery, Sullivan Street Bakery does excellent bread and sandwiches as well as roman style pizzas and pastries, Blue Ribbon Bakery is worth checking out. I would also suggest le pain quotodien (spelling?) which is a very successful bakery/cafe chain. Bouley Bakery is really nice too. And for the best croissants, go to Ceci Cela on Spring Street.

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