New Kam Hing Coffee Shop

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New Kam Hing Coffee Shop

Little Italy
Crack cake. That’s what the renowned sponge cake should be called at this 30-year-old Chinatown coffee counter, so criminally good, you’ll think it’s laced with something illegal. It doesn’t look like much—a squishy, boat-shaped white-sugar cake, pulled from the oven, wrapped in paper and hidden in Tupperware behind the counter. But its unassuming appearance belies an angel-food-like interior, ethereally light and mildly sweet. Even better? The shop has launched a green-tea variety, smaller than the original but steeped with earthy tea flavor, mellowing out to a vanilla finish.
Venue name: New Kam Hing Coffee Shop
Contact:
Address: 119 Baxter St
NY
10013
Cross street: between Canal and Hester Sts
Opening hours: Daily 8am-8pm
Transport: Subway: J, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St
Price: Average pastry: $1. Cash only
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