Populated by style hounds clutching bags full of Comme des Garçons and other finds from Dover Street Market (the fashionista nirvana that houses this bakery), this perfect afternoon pit stop features an ever-changing menu ideal for a health-conscious breakfast, lunch or more indulgent afternoon tea and pastry. Communal tables and takeaway options lend an informal feel to this Parisian brand outpost (others are located in London, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong). There’s a little something for everyone, from light quiches and roasted-vegetable plates to an all-day sweets selection, where Eton Messes, scones and financiers abound. Blue Bottle Coffee (or an abbreviated wine list) provides a midday buzz.
Worker bees populate Midtown South, which is easily reached by the subway. Here, you’re within walking distance of the trendy NoMad area and Madison Square Park.
160 Lexington Avenue, Ground Floor (near 30th Street)
+1 646 837 7754