The West Village location of Dominique Ansel is similar to the original in Soho, just without the cronut. If you can live without that delicious Frankenstein pastry, though, then you'll find similar baked goods - which are some of the best in the city - as well as shorter lines and more seating. In the summer, they offer phenomenal soft serve from a to-go window, which you should eat at one of the outdoor tables on 7th Avenue.
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Elephant & Castle
Elephant & Castle is a well known West Village Chronic Brunch establishment, with a unique menu and possibly the single greatest brunch invention of all time: Eggs ’n Apples Benedict on French Toast With Maple Syrup.
Anton’s is a throwback restaurant in the West Village where you’ll want to eat pasta and drink a martini.
Sushi on Jones (West 10th)
Sushi On Jones in the West Village is an omakase sushi spot with two strictly timed tasting options.
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Winner is a neighborhood cafe in Park Slope serving impressive baked goods that typically sell out before noon.
Fabiane’s Cafe & Pastry Shop
Fabiane’s is an all-day French cafe two blocks from the Bedford L stop in Williamsburg.
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Balthazar is a Soho institution - a French bistro that will get the job done for almost any situation.
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Van Leeuwen is one of our favorite ice cream shops in New York. The Greenpoint outpost is small and also has coffee and a few pastries.
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