289 Manhattan Ave.
at Devoe St.
Old fashioned and authentic Italian bakery and café that predates Williamsburg's trendiness. On any afternoon you can still find several nonnas treating their grandchildren to gelati and cookies
A huge selection of traditional Italian cookies and pastries, including pignoli cookies, canoli, and ricotta cheesecake. There is also a large choice of gelati and spumoni to eat there or take-out plus traditional Italian sweets like Baci chocolates and pastel-colored Jordan almonds.
What to know:
They make custom birthday cakes and wedding cakes. The pastry shop also has a large café with table service where you can sit and enjoy a cappuccino along with your canoli and eavesdrop on nearby conversations and hear the neighborhood gossip.