Maison Kayser

Authentic baguettes, pastries & light French fare make this chic bakery/cafe a lunchtime favorite.

There should be a special mention for this notorious French brunch spot, because the small chain of restaurants can now be dined at all over Manhattan, and is not exclusive to the Upper East Side. However, the original café did get its start in its Upper East Side location, so will be judged as such.

There is truly nothing like a French brunch. If you want the quality croissant you deserve, or the pain au chocolat you desperately need, then you can have it at Maison Kayser. The French have given us so many delicious delicacies; it’s hard to decide which one to choose. At this nondescript café, you won’t have to pretend you’re anything but a hungry, borderline Francophile (if you are one) to get fed.

You can’t go wrong when ordering the croque madame if you love a breakfast sandwich. For those of us who are still obsessed with the actual lifestyle that is avocado toast — get it together – because nothing else matters when Nutella toast is on the menu. Get in loser; we’re eating calories!

For those of us who want that perfectly cooked and shaped egg, no one does it quite like the French. Perfect your deconstruction of the hard-boiled egg because you will be graded. In that same vein, perfect your French because everything on the menu is listed under its proper French name. Bon Appetit.

Restaurant Details

Restaurant Name: Maison Kayser

Address: 1294 Third Ave, New York, NY 10021

Borough: Manhattan

Phone Number:

Cuisine: Bakery

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