The West Village is one of New York's more receptive neighborhoods to lingering breakfasts, from busy coffee shops to lazy cafes, no shortage of all-day bistros and a wealth of bakeries. So where do we go to start the day while we're there? That depends on the mood: doughnut or croissant, French scrambled eggs or Cuban heuvos rancheros?
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Come on a good day at Mille-Feuille and the croissants can be among some of the best in the city. The plain, the chocolate, the almond, and...what's this? A Raspberry-Almond Croissant ($4)? Oh yes indeed.
We loved the croissants at Mille-feuille Bakery Café when they first opened, but the more we go back, the more we're convinced this little café is truly special.
Mille-Feuille Patisserie on Laguardia Place, barely a week old, is too new to include in our look at the best French bakeries in New York—but after a few tastes, we've found that they're baking some of the best croissants in this city.