Time Out says
Between 1876 and 1924 millions of Italians immigrated to America. Among them was a man called Antonio Veniero, who settled in New York City and opened his own cafe in 1894. There he sold candy, espresso and biscotti – all homemade, naturally.
Over the years the Veniero family has placed more focus on cakes and expanded the premises, but Antonio's traditional essence remains. You can still grab a great cup of jo and biscotti here, but allow yourself to be lured by gorgeous cakes, cannoli and deliciously creamy deep-dish cheesecake behind the counter.
Then pull up a chair at one of the charming wooden tables and savour your purchase while marveling at the Neapolitan glass ceiling and Italian renaissance art decorating the walls.
Having just past its 124th Year Anniversary, this famous landmark was established in 1894 by its founder, Antonio Veniero. When he operated his establishment, it was a pool emporium and caffé where he served his baked products to his customers. Later, the demand fo his Italian pastries and cakes won him awards in Rome, Bolognia, and at the New York World's Fair.
Today the Pastry shop and caffé has many of its original details, including hand stamped metal ceilings, specially designed etched glass doors, highly polished wood mirrors, and ornate marble floors
Upon entering the pastry shop, you are greeted by a wonderful display of traditional and regional Italian confections, a vast variety of large an miniature pastries, and assortments of hand-made Italian butter cookies. Take in the aroma of the freshly baked biscotti as well as the traditional cheese cakes and specialty cakes.
342 E 11th St
|Cross street:||between First and Second Aves|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave, 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average pastry: $3.50. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 8am–midnight; Fri, Sat 8am–1am|
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