[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Here are two items of note from the beloved bakery counter of Locanda Verde. First, this Blackberry Bread, a thick slice at $3.75 apiece. It's hearty, generously spiced, and would be just as appropriate at an autumn breakfast table as it would be in the summer. The loaf is studded with fresh blackberries and hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, the top complete with a drizzle of icing. In the same glass dome where they store the blackberry bread, you'll find the Strawberry Scones ($3.75). These sugar-topped rounds are plush, more cake and biscuit-like than traditional scones, but excellent with just the right balance between butter, fruit, and biscuit.

Locanda Verde

377 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013 (map)

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.

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