When you walk through the door of the new Bread Factory Café, you know immediately why you came. The bounty of breads, bagels, muffins, croissants, Danish, cookies and pastries are eye popping, and “everything is fresh” says owner Nick Panagioulakis.
Though they are a chain (there are about seven outlets), the bakery items are all made in-house. You’re sure to find a loaf that suits your fancy among the shelves of raisin walnut, semolina, seven-grain, challah, sourdough, ciabatta, rye and baguette varieties. The cherry Danish, apple turnovers and peach muffins look fabulous, and if sweet is your thing, they have a huge selection of fruit tarts and cakes, rugelach, biscotti and other cookies. Trying to stay away from carbs? The menu also has eggs, omelets, and a create-your-own salad bar with mix-ins like grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, and Kalamata olives. They’ve got sandwiches, soups, paninis, pizzas and a kids menu chock full of choices for $5.95.
Details: 265 N. Central Ave., 914-949-2900. Open daily.
— Story and photo by Jessica Rao