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166 Chambers St., New York, NY 10007 40.716623 -74.011331
at Greenwich St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-566-8933 Send to Phone
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  • Price Range: ($$$) High End
  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Bakeries / Specialty Cakes
Photo by Andrew Karcie

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1, 2, 3 at Chambers St.

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  • Bakeries / Specialty Cakes


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Even if you've never traveled abroad, Ceci-Cela evokes nostalgia for the crowded patisseries of Paris. Perhaps it’s the charmingly claustrophobic environs; more likely, it's the impossibly delicious pastries baked by chef Laurent Dupal. Trained at the prestigious Compagnons du Devoir du Tour de France, Dupal's motto is simplicity and freshness, and his beliefs are especially evident in the uncomplicated pear William cake, which combines heavenly mousseline custard crème, fresh pears and a delicate vanilla cake. Also try the raspberry-filled Napoleons or the uncharacteristically fancy opera cake, filled with espresso and chocolate crèmes and topped with edible gold.

Wedding Cakes

This café’s exquisite concoctions are tailored to each couple’s specifications. They’ll do anything from white-buttercream confections to the French croquembouche.