Big Props for Ciao for Now!
Ciao for Now has opened a location in the West Village and I am thrilled. This little place is such a gem. Their baked goods are, in my opinion, some of the best around. Muffins (including a winning Polenta w/ Lavender Glaze) are outstanding, as are their cupcakes, scones, and cookies. They seem to focus on especially high quality ingredients - not just in their sweet stuff, but in kick ass salads as well (one w organic chicken, blue cheese, and almonds).
Also, their iced coffee is my new favorite village version (cold brewed). I always thought Think and Grey Dog did iced coffee best but I think CFN wins. I just cannot say enough about the quality of their products.