Buena Vista Deli is Almost Like Paris in the Morning
While taking a seat on the outdoor patio that runs up Northeast 46th Street is not quite the same as sitting by the Seine, especially now that construction along this stretch has slogged southward, the tree-lined neighborhood is peaceful in the morning.
And seriously, the pithivier I had fresh from the oven, filled with a soft sweet frangipane of almond, was equal to those my wife and I have enjoyed in the cafés of Montmartre.
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Co-owners Claude Postel and Corentin Finot debuted Buena Vista Deli in January of 2010, as a sequel to the successful sister Buena Vista Bistro up the block. Corentin operates the front of the house with efficient French charm; Claude makes the amazing pastries.
For another $1.45 you can upgrade to The 7 a.m.: coffee or tea, fruit salad, croissant. There is also a breakfast special that includes yogurt and granola, and one that stars a Spanish omelet. You can get a bagel with cream cheese too, but that's missing the point.
The best breakfast here is choice of coffee or tea with one of Postel's pastries. It needn't even be a baked good associated with breakfast -- nothing says you can't start your day with a couple of chocolate eclairs. They're very good here.
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