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.
When Robyn Lee first wrote about macarons in 2007, there were some, but not many macaron shops in New York; but fast forward to 2011 and they're all over the place. But which macarons are the best in the city? We tasted hundreds to find out.
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.