Soon opening a second location at 14 Delancey Street on the Lower East Side.
One of the best French patisserie cafes in New York City can be found in the beautiful neighborhood of NoLIta. Laurent Dupal, chef and founder of Ceci-Cela is dedicated to filing his bakery with classic French delicacies, many of which can only be had in France. Using only the finest ingredients and time-honored traditional French artisanal techniques, Chef Dupal's vast menu brims with sweetness that is not easily found in standard New York bakeries today.
Quaint and charming is the tiny back-room cafe offering a savory lunch menu that include salads and gourmet sandwiches featuring their delicious croque monsieur. Be prepared to wait for seating and service in cooler months when the cafe is most popular. It's the kind of place you want to go for intimate conversation with someone special.
Written by: Sabrina Tate
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Established in: 1992
Daily: 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Chef Dupal bakes everything you would expect from a classic artisanal French patisserie in Paris. In addition to a select lunch menu there are traditional breakfast viennoiserie, cakes, tarts, custard filled puffs, flowerless chocolaté cake, chocolaté mousse, macarons, and so many more including creamy homemade ice-cream and sorbet during the summer months! Special orders are taken year round from wedding cakes to croquembouche as well as traditional seasonal Buche de Noel.