Find all-American treats from an unexpected source: Japanese pastry chef Akiko Hirano, who adds this white-tiled U.S. outpost to her collection of bakeshops. On the menu: banana-split brownies, cranberry-lemon muffins and chocolate-cream pie. But Hirano doesn't shy from her heritage altogether—she also offers five types of Japanese-style chiffon pancakes, including one topped with red-bean paste and house-made maple sauce.
58 W 8th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat 8am–6pm, Sun 10am–4pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St|
|Price:||Average pastry: $4. Disc, MC, V|