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55 Spring St, between Lafayette and Mulberry Sts., New York City, NY 10012-5727 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #1,985 of 11,687 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $10
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Brantford, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went out of our way to come here for breakfast and were surprised at how tiny it is. A little run down. But charming and clean. And oh....the pastry. The very best chocolate croissant ever, better, even than the ones I raved about in Paris. If I could, I would come here every day.

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New York City, New York
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669 reviews 669 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Ceci Cela is a small French style patisserie in Soho that offers cakes and croissants to go. If you need a gift for a dinner party this is a nice place to get it from. Or of you crave a piece of authentic French party or a croissant you can stop here too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This little shop has amazing pastries, coffee is good as well. However, the staff where super friendly, I almost forgot I was in NYC.

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Atlanta, GA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great place to stop in the morning to pick up breakfast pastries! Croissants melt in your mouth but still have a crispy exterior. Brioche is wonderful. Very fresh, reasonably priced. There is a small seating area in back, but most of the business in the mornings is to go. Dessert items in the case looked heavenly - but unfortunately never... More

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Miller Place, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

They have the most delicious croissants and coffee. The croissants were voted the best in New York and they are. They are crispy and delicious. You can also buy a package of raw formed croissants and bake them at home. The shop is small, but reminiscent of a small bakery in Paris. Enjoy!

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New York City, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The desserts I had were terrific (I had two small ones--OK, one large eclair (delicious custard inside!) and one small puffed sugary thing (I forgot the name)). The decor was a bit cramped, but that would have been a problem only if I were having a full meal.

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128 reviews 128 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Right next to the Spring Street subway exit (Line 6) sits Ceci Cela. Nestled in the heart of NOLITA this is a great place to have coffee and a fresh baked pastry before you start to explore the southern parts of Manhatten. Croissant, pan au chocolate and other delectable, sweet treats are available from early in the morning. The coffee... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Have been here many times and always enjoyed the patisserie. However, today we walked out after waiting 15 minutes and being totally ignored by the staff despite being the only people in the cafe. Will never go again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Went here yesterday, ordered an assortment ans everything I've tried was wonderful...the best was the fruit tart...so fresh & tasted like I've always hoped a fruit tart should taste, seriously! Also awesome rasberry rasberry shortbread cookies, they are beautiful & delicious! Their pistachio pastries are interestingly textured and nutty. The expresso opera cake has a crisp chocolate top and so... More

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New York City, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is my "go to" place when I like to have a relaxing and delicious light lunch, it is a calm and generally peaceful oasis in the chaos and cacophony of Soho. When I walk in I feel like I'm somewhere in Paris in a small cafe, French photos on the wall, French music in the background. Delightful. They have... More

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Additional Information about Ceci-Cela

Address: 55 Spring St, between Lafayette and Mulberry Sts., New York City, NY 10012-5727
Phone Number: 212-274-9179
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10

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