I think this place is weird. There's a bar with TVs showing sports (not my scene), a sort of uninspiring menu, and a bakery stuffed in front. How could I have known that the food would be so FANTASTIC? Though we knew they had great cupcakes and these completely to die for little chocolate cookies, we had kind of written of the restaurant due to the standard ""roasted beet salad"" kind of menu. I'm so glad we ended up there by accident one rainy day. It turns out that the specials were much more interesting to me than the normal menu, and the chocolate pots de creme is completely decadent in a way that is almost inappropriate (by inappropriate I mean gaudy, and by gaudy I mean fantastic). And that standard roasted beet salad is the best one I've had... fresh, sweet, tart, and soul satisfying. Brunch is solid (go ahead and fill up on the pumpkin bread they give you to start, you can always take what you don't eat home). The service is charming, almost familial, and informal in a way that is refreshing. So, yum... it's not the place to impress out of towners, but when you just want good food without all the normal New York this 'n' that, this is the place to go.
Pros: Great specials, fantastic desserts.
Cons: hmmm... I still think the atmosphere is odd, but worth it for the food.