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New York, New York
January 9, 2005
The French Pastry Shop is open every day from 6am to 5pm, and the small, inviting dining room fills up quickly (no reservations), so be prepared to wait a bit for a table. How long you’ll wait, of course, depends on the time you arrive—earlier is always better. Once you’ve got a table, however, you’ll never be rushed to finish. The café is bustling, but it’s nonetheless easy to slip into your own happy, sugar- and caffeine-induced haze. Of course, part of the reason you’ll never be rushed is because service can be somewhat spotty, and at times you may wish your waitress would be in more of a hurry. Most of the wait staff is friendly and helpful, but as far as efficiency goes, it’s hit or miss. Just remember why you’re here; after all, those heavenly pastries and wonderful, strong coffee will never let you down.
Once your check has arrived, take it to the front counter, and be sure you’ve got the cash to cover it (no other forms of payment are accepted). Be prepared to spend a little more than you’d usually spend on coffee and a croissant—I’d never call the French Pastry Shop a budget establishment—but rest assured that you’ll get what you pay for. Think of a trip here as a special treat for breakfast or a light lunch while in Santa Fe, or perhaps as a quick recharge before returning to your indulgent three-meal-a-day New Mexican diet.
From journal Santa Fe: Jewel of the Southwest
, New Mexico
March 31, 2002
From journal The City Different