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.