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Spread of baked goods and lattes on metal trays at Ayu Bakehouse

Ayu Bakehouse



$$$$Perfect For:Quick EatsCoffee & A Light BiteOutdoor/Patio Situation

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Ayu is the most exciting bakery in the city. It’s easy to get hyped about the creative treats here, like the coconutty kaya buns, cheesy crawfish croissant sandwiches, flaky parm and chive biscuits, muffuletta breadsticks, and sweet-savory jalapeño cornbread cookies. Our advice: go early, try whatever special they’re doing (the satsuma curd-filled BaYule Log was so good, we’re haunted by it not being on the menu full time), and order as many pastries as you can convince yourself is acceptable. They have a couple of tables outside that are ideal for snacking, drinking one of their on-point lattes, and gazing out on to Washington Square.

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