Bien Cuit

120 Smith St.
New York, NY 11201
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  • Sun 8am-8pm, Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 7am-8pm
  • $$
  • Snack Food
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
This small Brooklyn bakery turns out some of the finest breads and pastries in the city. Croissants are cooked nice and dark, for crisp tops and bottoms but airy centers; the miche is seriously crusty and full of character; and we spent the whole summer obsessing over Bien Cuit's cantaloupe-and-chocolate tart. Zachary Golper and Kate Wheatcroft's neighborhood bakery is a real gem.

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