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See the borscht Caitlin tried at Veselka and the ham and cheese brioche she picked up at Corner Cafe and bakery in Manhattan.

And check out the tortilla pizza she and her aunt made during her trip.

See a map of Caitlin’s and Sarah’s postcards to each other.

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by Caitlin Saniga

I fell in love with this pastry the moment I laid eyes on it. And it was the perfect snack after a long day of sightseeing in New York City. The brioche had a hint of sweet to it but was balanced nicely with the ham and cheese.

The bakery also offers custom orders on cakes for any occasion.

I visited: Corner Cafe & Bakery in New York City during a trip to see my aunt. I visited the bakery portion of the operation, where they stock a sparkling display case with pies, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, sweet breads and other sweet and savory baked goods, including my favorite, the brioche.

I tried: The ham and cheese brioche, a fluffy, buttery pastry — almost like a croissant — stuffed with thinly sliced ham and cheese

Why it stood out: I had just spent a long day in the city and needed to refuel a bit. The brioche looked like a luxury snack with a bit of protein to tide me over until dinner.

My aunt also picked up a couple of cupcakes and muffins. I took one of the blueberry muffins on the bus trip back home and was glad I had it. It seems the bakery does a nice job on both sweet and savory goods.

It cost: $4.50 (Insider’s tip: If you visit the bakery toward the end of the day, you can score great deals on cupcakes and brioches. I bought this ham and cheese brioche and scored a free regular brioche when I visited about 5 p.m.)

Find out more:
Corner Cafe & Bakery
1645 / 1659 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10128
212-860-8060
There’s also a location at 1246 Madison Avenue in New York.
www.cornercafe-bakery.com

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