Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Stays open later on weekends.
Though they’re located in tourist central, even locals find themselves enjoying the pleasures of Waterfront Park, Rainbow Row, and the Battery on occasion — and Bakehouse is perfectly situated for grabbing a snack to fuel your stroll. Set up in a sunny, stylish spot near the end of East Bay Street’s main restaurant and retail section, the bakery specializes in sweets like cinnamon buns, “monster cookies,” scones, and towering layer cakes. They still carry the Oprah-approved sweet and salty brownies created by the original owners Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito (of Baked NYC), and Martha Stewart Weddings reported that they made s’mores bars for Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ local wedding in 2012. If that isn’t enough to convince you, they’re also selling craft beer now, too. —Erica Jackson Curran Dish (Winter 2013)
A specialty bakery serving breakfast fare (quiches, scones, muffins) along with sweets like cookies, cakes, and delicious treats like Sweet and Salty Cake. Cake flights and Stumphouse Coffee too.