Most cheese danish are big, heavy, sweet, and sodden. The cheese danish at Marquet Patisserie on 74th Street between Broadway and West End is small, dainty, light, and almost savory. It's only six bites, but each one of those bites is a source of unalloyed pleasure. If you've never had one you're missing out. Andre's Hungarian Cafe (on 85th and Second in Manhattan and Queens Boulevard in Rego Park) has a terrific, Mittel European cheese danish. It's an open pastry with an island of sweetened cheese in the middle. It's identical to the cheese danish I grew up eating at the Cedarhurst Bake Shop. Are there other great cheese danishes I'm missing?
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