Ceci-Cela

Bakery and Dessert Shop · NoLita
55 Spring St (btwn Lafayette & Mulberry St), New York, NY 10012, United States
Hours:
Closed until 7:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 6:30 AM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:30 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No

The Best Croissants in New York City

8.8/10

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  • Jason C.
    Croissants are the big draw... the pain au chocolat, ham & cheese and flat almond are my faves. Love the palmier when fresh—a perfect combination of butter and sugar that shatters with each bite.
    Jason Culler · January 25, 2013
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  • Kayla G.
    Small quaint little bakery. Highly recommend stopping in on a break from shopping in SoHo for some pastries. Paris Brest and Napoleon are both worth it.
    Kayla Gibson · March 3, 2014
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  • LocalBonus
    Pastries and wonderful French atmosphere. Make sure to try the different types of croissants. They go great with coffee. Sign up for LocalBonus and earn points towards free pastries, cakes, and tarts. Read more
    LocalBonus · December 7, 2011
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  • Halstead Property
    Known as the best croissants in NYC – you cannot forego the Pain au Chocolat croissant with its flaky, buttery outer layer and gooey chocolate immersed throughout the entire pastry.
    Halstead Property · July 11, 2013
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  • I A.
    It's hard to go wrong here, but the Financiers, Linzer Cookies, and Paris-Brest are especially excellent. For a quick lunch, don't overlook the smoked fish sandwiches, usually in the fridge.
    I Amos · February 10, 2010
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  • Serious Eats
    This patisserie does a great croissant, but also try their gorgeous plum tart, frangipane-filled pear tart, or seasonal treats like a tiny, charming Bûche de Noël.
    Serious Eats · January 15, 2014
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  • Victoria D.
    This is definitely the most cozy cafe in NYC, so tiny and French! Croissants are good, but they don't taste like real fresh French ones.
    Victoria Dim · January 26, 2015
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  • Allie M.
    One of the best chocolate croissants in the city. Sit in the back area (good for meetings) and they will bring everything to your table.
    Allie Mahler · August 31, 2014
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  • Rafi S.
    The croissants and pain au chocolat are both good, but the real gem are the little baguette slim sandwiches. Totally hit the spot and great on the go.
    Rafi Syed · May 5, 2012
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  • Jon S.
    it's a hidden, super charming French bakery in the heart of soho. great for a coffee (and delicious croissant) meeting, with very reasonable prices.
    Jon Steinback · July 8, 2015
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  • Jessie T.
    Apricot Danish and large cafe au lait from Ceci is the perfect way to start the day. I wish they hadn't switched coffee brands from la colombe.
    Jessie Tettemer · February 28, 2010
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  • Bollare
    This French bakery boasts perfectly frothy cappuccinos and lattes, and the(freshly baked!) almond croissants are always a treat!
    Bollare · April 25, 2011
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  • Erin P.
    The ham 'n cheese croissant is a delightfully savory way to start your day. Get one by 10 or 10:30am, after which, they're often sold out.
    Erin Pettigrew · March 17, 2010
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  • Josh K.
    Magnifique! Definitely my top French bakery at the moment. The croissants are good but the apple and plum danishes are outrageous.
    Josh Kahn · April 21, 2010
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  • Linda C.
    Cute and cozy bakery. Love their wide assortment of desserts but the croissant and pear tart are my favorites.
    Linda Chow · November 25, 2015
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  • Cliktrips (Jen Amadio)
    Great little cafe in Soho serving all sorts of coffee, teas, sweets and small plates w a quiet seating area in the back.
    Cliktrips (Jen Amadio) · April 25, 2011
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  • naveen
    the hidden back room (it took me three years to realize it was there!) is great for quick lunches or mid-day meetings over tea
    naveen · August 23, 2010
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  • Cheryl Y.
    Love love love their pastries (choc almond croissant is phenomenal!) and cappuccino :) I'm pretty much a regular here.
    Cheryl Yeoh · April 14, 2012
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  • Laura R.
    I use to work close by this place I use to go in all the time and buy a croissant and a opera cake mmmm I need to go back
    Laura Ramirez · December 22, 2015
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  • Nina N.
    By far the best croissant I've had in the states. The loveliest French bakery - essentially a little transplant of Paris in Manhattan :)
    Nina Nirema · September 28, 2012
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  • Jeremy
    Make sure to get a seat in the back. The food sells out fast but it is really good and really cheap.
    Jeremy · October 5, 2013
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  • Kosha S.
    Amazing croissants! Giant ones! They run out quickly so get em while they are available!
    Kosha Shah · October 15, 2014
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  • Stephen Y.
    Cozy little French pastry shop hidden in soho. Bring a book and get comfortable in the back.
    Stephen Yang · July 19, 2012
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  • Genesis M.
    The best espresso and croissant I've had since Paris. There are a few tables in the back, too!
    Genesis M · October 5, 2013
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  • Jennifer C.
    Best chocolate croissant ever. Regular croissant also very good, but the chocolate was heavenly.
    Jennifer Coia · March 10, 2013
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  • YBY
    Good quality authentic French pastries but a bit overpriced! Try the Eclairs or Napoleons.
    YBY · December 24, 2012
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  • Russ K.
    Wonderful Americanos and excellent atmosphere. Take a trip to a french cafe in Ceci Cela!
    Russ K · February 12, 2012
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  • K@rTh!kk R.
    Try the Almond Chocolate Croissant with Cappuccino..... Delicious!!!
    K@rTh!kk ReDd! · June 28, 2012
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  • Yoni Z.
    The Pear William cake is one of the more interesting and tasty cakes around.
    Yoni Zloczewski · February 29
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  • Kirsten P.
    Be sure to try the croissants ~ they're flakey and delicious and only $2 a pop!
    Kirsten Power · November 15, 2011
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  • Anthony Z.
    Relatively good croissants. No baguette - more a pastry shop than a boulangerie.
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  • alana marie e.
    When its hot outside, drop in for an iced latte or chai. Seriously amazing, and the staff is really nice (they smile)
    alana marie edmunds · May 2, 2010
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  • Emanuel H.
    Best croissants in the city. They also have a real cool seating space in the back.
    Emanuel Hahn · March 18, 2014
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  • George C.
    Okay, the Orange Brioche is kick ass good! Why do the high fat and high carb items always taste so good?
    George Costa · May 9, 2013
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  • ММ
    Still the best in the city. You can buy the pastry frozen to be baked at home. AMAZING pain au chocolat!
    ММ · June 3, 2012
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  • naveen
    Remember to go check out Ceci-Cela at 55 Spring St (btw Lafayette and Mulberry) in New York. (ps: added from my iPhone!)
    naveen · January 5, 2009
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  • Basak H.
    The back is very cute and perfect for a quick cappuccino and chat with a friend.
    Basak Haznedaroglu · February 3
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  • Saif D.
    Chocolate almond croissant is great - though more chocolate than almond
    Saif Dia · November 13, 2015
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  • Jamie J.
    Absolutely adore this patisserie. Die for the éclairs & kill for the napoleons.
    Jamie J · October 11, 2013
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  • Jen L.
    Best chocolate croissants in the city. Flakey, buttery, chocolatey. Their madeleines are delicious too.
    Jen Lee · April 27, 2010
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  • Wendy Q.
    Hands down best chocolate chip cookie .. better than birdbath bakery down the street.
    Wendy Qiu · February 25, 2015
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  • Chris B.
    Surprisingly cheap sandwiches. Seating in the back. Coffee and delicious things.
    Chris Boardman · July 19, 2012
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  • jake f.
    gem of a patisserie, with a hidden seating area in the back.
    jake furst · May 12, 2014
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  • Alexandrina S.
    Quiche is very nice but Napoleon... oh my god like frozen grocery store. Not nice.
    Alexandrina S · May 19, 2013
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  • Miles G.
    Get the chocolate almond croissant. Definitely one of best in city
    Miles Grimshaw · November 18, 2011
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  • Blair M.
    Pre-made sandwiches are a crazy good value for the neighborhood.
    Blair Mikels · February 27, 2014
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  • Gauri M.
    Love the coffee and croissants. Super cute inside too. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
    Gauri Manglik · March 30, 2012
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  • Sahar S.
    Awesome croissants, bagel sticks, tuna sandwich and hot / chocolate drink with soy.
    Sahar Sahari · September 1, 2014
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  • Alex W.
    Don't go here. Ever! And don't get the chocolate almond croissant. More for me!!!!
    Alex Westerman · October 8, 2011
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  • Ruoyi J.
    Definitely not the best croissant in NYC. Payard makes much better croissants.
    Ruoyi Jiang · March 1, 2014
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