289 Manhattan Ave.
at Devoe St.
Old fashioned and authentic Italian bakery and café that predates Williamsburg's new-found 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 cappucino along with your canol and eavesdrop on nearby conversations and hear the neighborhood gossip.