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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
There’s also a location at 1246 Madison Avenue in New York.

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