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Francois Payard Bakery

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Greenwich Village
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116 W Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2579
+1 212-995-0888
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Le Buisson De Cadoui
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A chance find in passing on a dreadfully wet day in New York. A wonderful welcome from the young man serving. He was very friendly and happy, his enthusiasm was infectious! The sandwiches, flans and pastries were wonderful. A great place to spend an hour.

Thank Horseabroad
New York City
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Coffee and an Almond Croissant on my way to the UWS. Great find, nothing else like it outside of France!

Thank gtsfinn
New York City, New York
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102 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This specific location is really quaint. There are tables for seating and a little section that sells cookbooks and other items. The pastries are absolutely divine! I had some type of raspberry tart that literally melted in my mouth and I couldn't have enough of it. I would go back in a heartbeat if I wasn't trying to watch how... More 

Thank LuckyGirl0717
Rome, Italy
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117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We were walking around the Village, trying to get some good,sweet stuff. Francois Payard Bakery came up. The shop is nice and kind of simple inside, with all sorts of treats, some of the very creative and skilled pastry in the area. We had the macaron donut and the macaron ice cream sandwich. We liked everything. The other baked goods... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely breakfast - recommend orange blossom brioche and breakfast sandwich which is good for two to share . Lovely ice cream macaroons and understated service

Thank redsparrow65
Brooklyn, New York
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590 reviews
453 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Probably my favorite at of all New York pastries. Payard is King for desserts. There bread and croissants are also very good.

Middleburg, VA
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is THE place to stop in this area for a sweet break - the pastries here are among the best in New York. Payard has other locations in NYC as well.

Thank Wanderlust202
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

While in The Village, we popped in for a treat at Francosi Payard Bakery. The deserts were exquisite? Gorgeous to look at, luscious to eat and they packaged up well for the long trip home. The bakery has breakfast and sandwiches at a reasonable (for NYC) prices. We plan to return.

Thank Mary M
New York City, New York
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

had breakfast here a few times, good coffee, and great bread, also had that colorful dessert which was very sweet, should have tried one before getting 4 of them, but it was all good.

Thank linatoday
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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246 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Happened to pop in for a breakfast bite before heading to Amtrak for our train home. What a great find! It is in a somewhat quiet part of Houston St; had I not found it online beforehand, we probably wouldn't have just wandered by. However, we are glad we did. The pastries were tasty and fresh and the service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 W Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2579
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-995-0888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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