The West Village location of Dominique Ansel is similar to the original in Soho, just without the cronut. If you can live without that delicious Frankenstein pastry, though, then you'll find similar baked goods - which are some of the best in the city - as well as shorter lines and more seating. In the summer, they offer phenomenal soft serve from a to-go window, which you should eat at one of the outdoor tables on 7th Avenue.
Where we've featured it
More spots in West VillageSee more
The Otherroom is where you take someone for a first date in the West Village. It’s dark, cozy, and they only serve beer & wine.
If you want to play games in the West Village, Fat Cat is your best option. They have plenty, although this place kind of feels like a frat house.
More Cafe/Bakery spotsSee more
Foster Sundry is a gourmet butcher shop in Bushwick where you can get coffee and a great biscuit sandwich.
Hungry Ghost is a well-designed coffee shop in Prospect Heights where you can grab a sandwich and attempt to snag an armchair.
Grill Café At The Standard
The Grill Café is a casual, all-day American spot in the Standard Hotel in Meatpacking with outdoor seating that’s ideal for people watching.
Suggested by our writers
Balthazar is a Soho institution - a French bistro that will get the job done for almost any situation.
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Van Leeuwen is one of our favorite ice cream shops in New York. The Greenpoint outpost is small and also has coffee and a few pastries.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more