Mon-Fri, 7am-9pm; Sat, 8am-9pm; Sun, 8am-7pm
1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.
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Spring St. to 14th St., Sixth Ave. to West Side Hwy.
Although the bay window permits five marble-topped mini-tables, co-owner Christine Chung’s teeny bakery-café is best experienced from a seat outside at one of two tree-shaded benches. There on the sidewalk, with the whole West Village as your setting, you can feel less cramped while eating a salsa-stuffed Mexican egg wrap or a pickle-stacked Cuban sandwich of roasted pork and mortadella. Smoothies such as the rich Banana Split and the popular Berry Smooth are sweet deals without the guilt that accompanies the shop’s chocolate croissants, fruit turnovers, sundry muffins, and breakfast danishes.Recommended Dishes
Le Paysan sandwich, $9.75; guiltless chocolate shake, $6.25