We woke up early today to visit a place that has been highly recommended by a few close friends.
Padoca Bakery is a beautiful neighborhood bakery with the most amazing seasonal in house made products. The Brazilian inspired spot with clear International influences is owned by the dear Marina Halpern, her amazing Pastry Chef Rachel Binder definitely surprised us with the variety of goodies, the amazing smell as you walk in and the tasty looks of everything we saw!
From sweets like chocolate dulce de leite babkas, oatmeal cookies and to drool for scones, to the super traditional Brazilian PDQ (a.k.a. Pão de Queijo or cheese bread) that is definitely one of the highlights, and the Empadinhas they do everything daily in house. Their coffee, Nobletree, "is an innovative coffee brand of Farmers, Roasters and Baristas based in Brooklyn, NY with proprietary coffee farms in Brazil”.
You can come by for lunch too. They serve Salads, Sandwiches and daily soups, all created by Chef Rocky.
Are you Vegan? Do try their Açai Bowl!
Oh! Last but not least, they offer Catering Service, so feel free to contact them so they can help you host a great breakfast or brunch for friends!
Location: 359 East 68th Street
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Padoca Bakery