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Leske’s Bakery (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Breakfast South Slope

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Since 1961, the original Leske’s has been baking old-world favorites (Scandinavian kringler, Vienna brøt, Irish soda bread) and New York City classics (Brooklyn blackout cake, black-and-white cookies) in Bay Ridge. A year after shutting down in 2011, the bakery bounced back to life with new owners—Steven DeSimone and Kenny Grande—who are expanding the enduring bakeshop with this South Slope location. The store will box up the same spread of Danish pastries, butter cookies and red-velvet checkerboard cakes, as well as specials like homemade takes on Hostess's defunct Twinkies and squiggled CupCakes.



Address: 7612 Fifth Ave
Cross street: between 76th and 77th Sts
Transport: Subway: R to Prospect Ave
Price: Average cookie: $2. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
Opening hours: Daily 5am-8pm
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