A combination storefront bakery and cafe in Harlem with classic French pastries, Senegalese fare and super chill Rastafarian vibes. Recommended by Marcus Samuelsson as the finest croissant in New York City.
This little Harlem local may not look much from the outside, but when legendary chef Marcus Samuelsson says they serve the best croissants in the city, you know it’s legit. On most nights the comfortable bistro side is packed with a local crowd and good vibes. The mood is warm and welcoming and the fare is global. With largely Senegalese, French, African and Caribbean influences, Patisserie des Ambassades is truly representative of Harlem’s multiculturalism. While the cafe food – think everything from omelettes to lamb shanks – is delicious and hearty, the croissants and pastries are the real winner. Head in on the weekend for the Pre Fixe brunch and you’ll have the best of both worlds. There is no liquor license, only BYOB.