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Ferrara

195 Grand St., New York, NY 10013 40.719181 -73.997013
nr. Mulberry St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-226-6150 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Bakeries / Specialty Cakes
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Official Website

ferraracafe.com

Hours

Sun-Fri, 8am-midnight; Sat, 8am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.; B, D at Grand St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Bakeries / Specialty Cakes

Special Features

  • Open After 9pm (at least 3 days a week)

Profile

Other Italian cafés have come and gone, but Ferrara has held forth from its Grand Street perch since 1892, promising the red-white-and-green-striped essence of Little Italy to tourists and day-trippers. While there’s next to no Italian spoken, and service is rather abrupt, that hardly makes a dent in five generations’ word-of-mouth: the brashly lit, marble-tabled room is still packed on evenings and weekends. The bakery’s creditable Napoleon and well-made Diplomat, an Oreo-like cream cookie, surpass the stale-shelled cannoli and sfogliatelle pastry. Other sweet options range from sweet bread to chocolate truffle cake. But to better understand Ferrara’s tourist mystique, a slice of tiramisu fits the bill.

Wedding Cakes

For a confection every Nonna will love, this famous Little Italy pasticceria’s traditional wedding cakes are made of Italian sponge with rum flavoring and fillings like strawberry mousse or cannoli cream. They’re covered in classic Italian whipped cream or more modern finishes (about $5 per serving).

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