The service here is so polite -- it's such a refreshing change from most places. The store is small, but it is so neat and clean. They serve small sandwiches and miscellaneous things, but the pastries are the main reason to come here. Melon Pan seems like such a plan and simple thing, but it is just delicious. The fruity cakes are divine. Everything here is good, and the prices are very fair. You can usually get a bag of day old things for a very good price. In recent years they have expanded their selection of imported Japanese foods (cookies and the like). This place is a rare treat. They also have a stand in the Porter Exchange in Cambridge.