Remember to go check out Ceci-Cela at 55 Spring St (btw Lafayette and Mulberry) in New York. (ps: added from my iPhone!)
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
chocolate almond croissant - crunchy not flaky but quite delicious.
get the pain au chocolat. Best in the city.
Pan chocolat, almond croissant
Best chocolate croissants in the city. Flakey, buttery, chocolatey. Their madeleines are delicious too.
They make their own chocolate truffles - perfect gift!
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.
My favorite coffee
Love love love their pastries (choc almond croissant is phenomenal!) and cappuccino :) I'm pretty much a regular here.
Don't go here. Ever! And don't get the chocolate almond croissant. More for me!!!!
Best croissants !
When its hot outside, drop in for an iced latte or chai. Seriously amazing, and the staff is really nice (they smile)
Magnifique! Definitely my top French bakery at the moment. The croissants are good but the apple and plum danishes are outrageous.
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.
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.
By far the best croissant I've had in the states. The loveliest French bakery - essentially a little transplant of Paris in Manhattan :)
White Peach Iced Tea. Don't think. Just do it.
White peach iced tea is AMAZING!
Surprisingly cheap sandwiches. Seating in the back. Coffee and delicious things.
Still the best in the city. You can buy the pastry frozen to be baked at home. AMAZING pain au chocolat!
Best chocolate almond croissants!!
Gets our vote for the best croissants in the city!
NYC [Eat] Fresh, delicious and crispy - the perfect croissant.
Best almond chocolate croissants in NYC.
I lived in Paris for half a year and Ceci-Cela's pain au chocolat is some SERIOUS competition.
Mini chocolate croissants. Delish.
one of the best bakeries around
Everything here is delish! Their croissants are the best in NYC!
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.
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.
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.
Definitely not the best croissant in NYC. Payard makes much better croissants.
Pre-made sandwiches are a crazy good value for the neighborhood.
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.
Get the creme brûlée
Absolutely adore this patisserie. Die for the éclairs & kill for the napoleons.
Mini Chocolate Croissant and Mini Orange Brioche!
Make sure to get a seat in the back. The food sells out fast but it is really good and really cheap.
Chocolate croissant is the best.
Amazing chocolate croissant. Best one I've ever had.
Best croissants in NYC. Good coffee too.
Quiche is very nice but Napoleon... oh my god like frozen grocery store. Not nice.
Okay, the Orange Brioche is kick ass good! Why do the high fat and high carb items always taste so good?
Best pain au chocolat I've had outside of France!
plum tart pear tart