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Vesuvio Café and Bakery

160 Prince St., New York, NY 10012 40.72596 -74.001359
nr. Thompson St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-925-8248 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($) Budget
  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Bakeries / Specialty Cakes, Gourmet Shops/Produce

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at Prince St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Bakeries / Specialty Cakes
  • Gourmet Shops/Produce


This venue is closed.

Vesuvio has famously been credited with being the most-filmed storefront in New York City and it's easy to see why. With its fanciful green curlicues and windowful of crusty Italian bread, this landmark, founded in 1920, embodies time-tested downtown picturesque; it's also the kind of casually friendly, neighborhood place where it comes as no surprise when a guy opens the door and sticks his head in just to ask at large, "Hey, is Anthony around?" Inside, the small, brick-walled dining area offers little to detract from the baked goods filling the counter. The homebaked breadósuch as foccaccia, ciabatta and rollsócan serve as the basis for a sandwich of your own design, or you can opt for one of the shop’s six panini, from the vegetarian-friendly grilled Portobello to the mighty Vesuvio (cappicola, sopressata, prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato and gaeta olive spread). For breakfast, the muffins are well-seasoned and moist while the croissants are feather-light. Strong coffee complements any pastry choice, and adds to the conviviality.