[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Monkey Bread ($3) at Du Jour Bakery in Park Slope comes in individual portions, baked in cupcake liners. The tops are all golden with a caramelized crust, and the scent of cinnamon is bold. Each bite is sweet and fluffy, easy to love.

This bread isn't as buttery and sticky as the traditional sort of monkey bread, the kind with oozy caramel binding it together. But this is right in its own way, a restrained version that you could easily call breakfast with no guilt.

Du Jour Bakery

365 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (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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