New bakery that opened about five months on Schank Road, next to IPLAY called DOLCE CALABRIA. Strong selection of Italian cookies and tasty pastries, and friendly owners from Brooklyn.
Cannolis are a delicious change from what is usually served in the area (probably some of the best I've had in Monmouth County as of late) but the real reason to go.......
KRAPFEN (spelling?) - Italian Donuts filled with Pastry Cream. These are only produced on Sundays and to be honest, my wife and I debated long and hard before letting this secret out.
Since they are cooked to order, they are available at 10:30 and usually sell out by 11:30. These addictive and incredibly light donut like pastries are served right out of the oven and served filled with an incredible pastry cream. There is already a cult like following so my recommendation is to get their early and join the addicted.
I'll call them donuts, if only to assert that they are the best "donuts" in the area, and arguably, NJ. Better than the bombolonis we've been served at all of the Michael White outposts in NYC, better than (dare I say it) any of the, albeit different, Donut Plan or Donut Pub offerings in NYC; and definitely a fresh change from the Dunkin Donuts on each street corner (relax, its a joke)
Go next Sunday, but please go at 10:45 so we don't have to wait ;-)