I've tried and tried - neighborhood after neighborhood, block by block - to find a better bakery, to find a better place for breakfast -- and have failed miserably. Simply no other place in Manhattan (and perhaps the world) offers such a delicious array of variations on traditional breakfast pastries. The coffee (from some organic beanery in the Catskill's) is great, and the people who work there light up your morning every day. This tiny place is full of love, light, great music, incredible smells, and many neighborhood regulars. You have to try for yourself -- if you're like me, you'll make a serious consideration about moving to the area, just to have your mornings start off in such a perfect way. See you there!
Pros: extremely fresh pastr, fabulous vibe, great music and staff
Cons: weak WiFi signal