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Ceci-Cela

55 Spring St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Mulberry St.
212-274-9179

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6
Service: 6
Selection: 7
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67% would go back.

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Overrated: Ceci n'est pas un croissant!

By tropicatomica on 11/26/2006

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Selection: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Ceci Cela is considered one of the best patisseries in the city, but if that's the case, New York is in trouble. They consistently fail the test of a good French bakery: the croissant. I have gone back too many times, and I have yet to eat a good one there-- they're always stale, dry, flavorless, without flakiness on the outside or tender butteriness on the inside. In France, this place wouldn't last a week. The French staff should be ashamed.

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246 out of 484 people found this review helpful.

Great hidden gem

By orderxaos on 9/17/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Selection: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

wonderful pastries and tarts. great quality although now a bit overpriced. Still almond croissant as well as some of those fruit tarts are just as delicious. Decor is very east village, and the back-room sitting is tight. Coffee isn't great, but can vary depending on who makes it for you.

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90 out of 176 people found this review helpful.

Yum yum

By ilanaSanchez on 1/14/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Selection: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went to ceci-cela last week and it was delicious. Best truffles I have ever had. And their chocolate croissants....yummm. Just as good. I would recommend both but they still have so much I haven't tried yet. I am going again next week. I just got myself a certificate for $15 when i only paid $7. They still have some until tomorrow so go to halfoffdepot. Check em out...

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