Euro style bakery/cafe
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.
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.
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