I had enjoyed Maison Kayser’s East Side location and was delighted when I learned they had added a store on Broadway at 76th. Just recently, Millefeuille had opened on the same block bringing joy and buttery pastries to our shores. Could the UWS sustain two French bakeries? Only our taste test could determine the answer to this vital question. So we hurried on down.
While we waited on line, we moseyed on up to the bakery section and bought a few necessities for the next day–or possibly the same day. Great breadstuffs and the usual fancy pastries.
On another trip, Rory and I shared the scrambled eggs with gruyere and asparagus–which were great despite the almost overwhelmingly strong smell of the cheese–it eats much more mildly than you’d think ($13 but enough for two).Neighbors had what looked like some nice smoked salmon Benedict
Conclusion: the Upper West Side can certainly support two –or possibly an infinite number of –French bakeries/cafes on the same block– if they are good. We’re going back tomorrow; I think there may have been one or two things on the menu we didn’t try.