Ceci-Cela offers a variety of fruit danishes, including pear, plum, and apricot, but the one I keep returning for is their Cherry Danish ($3). I love the way the bakers crowd in the pitted cherries—sometimes with order, but more often with abandon, each one offering a cheerful pop, a pucker of fruit. Every bite sinks into that layer of lush vanilla pastry cream, and if you come early enough (which you should make a point to do!) the flaky pastry is still warm, golden with buttery layers. The danish is fairly large in size, but no worries, I guarantee you'll wolf down this pastry in no time.
About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.