Panade is all about puffs, savory and sweet. They’re made with care and they’re delicious, says Miss Needle. They come plain or in such flavors as cheese, herb, onion, garlic, and ham and cheese. And besides the usual sweet fillings—including fresh fruit or chocolate, vanilla, or banana cream—they’re made into sandwiches stuffed with meats, cheeses, or roasted vegetables.
This tiny shop was opened a year ago by a one-time schoolteacher and passionate baker whose talents appear to go well beyond puffs. Brownies and muffins, among other things, come recommended by hounds. Coffee is unexpectedly fine, and the mood is warm and homey.
Panade Cafe and Bakery
129 Eldridge Street (between Broome and Delancey), Manhattan
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