Maison Kayser Opens in the Upper West Side

Interior of the retail section
Chocolate tarts and miniature tarts
Pistachio-apricot tarts, pumpkin eclairs, yuzu tarts

If you have been reading this site long enough, I am fans of Maison Kayser. I am excited that this amazing international, French-based patisserie and café brand finally opens in the Upper West Side. The new location is at 2161 Broadway on the corner of 76th Street. It’s dangerously close to Fairway that I would extend my grocery shopping trip and carry a larger haul with their delicious, organic, artisanal loaves of bread and pastries.

This new location is beautiful that my recent Saturday morning, the morning light filtering through the large windows just cast a gorgeous shadow on the pastry display.

Breakfast for me and a friend
Pain au chocolat
Juices and cappuccino

I’ve had an early breakfast with a friend. A few of their new flavors of eclairs — yuzu, raspberry and black berry, and pumpkin, buttery yet whispy chocolate croissant, a mini cake, and some fresh orange and grapefruit juices and a cappuccino. All were delicious and having the warm sun filtering in while eating and people watching through the windows at the seated area makes it a very pleasant place to have breakfast.

Quinoa bread, seeded bread and a seasonal Pumpernickel & Cider bread
My Cardinal birthday cake from Maison Kayser
Various financiers and pain au chocolat

Of course, I had to take some of these tasty baked goods home. I must have their legendary loaves of bread and opted for their seasonal Pumpernickel & Cider that tasted very apple-y and it had a controlled sweetness from the pumpernickel. It’s so different from any other loaves I’ve ever had that it still haunts me how good it was. Their seeded bread is fantastic on anything and everything and still great solo.

My friend kindly bought my the bright crimson red Cardinal cake for my birthday. A not too sweet, raspberry mousse cake that was light yet had structure when sliced with the fork.

Their various financiers are always great. Think of them as a richer cousin to the American muffin — buttery, dense, not too sweet, and packed with tons of flavor. It’s fantastic with coffee in the morning.

With all of these delectable baked goods, how can anyone resist returning to Maison Kayser? Obviously, the carb-phobes and gluten intolerant don’t apply here.

To view more photos of this dinner, please CLICK HERE or view the gallery below:

[alpine-phototile-for-flickr src=”set” uid=”26389565@N00″ sid=”72157648776456447″ imgl=”flickr” shuffle=”1″ style=”gallery” row=”4″ grwidth=”1200″ grheight=”800″ size=”640″ num=”30″ shadow=”1″ border=”1″ align=”center” max=”100″]

Maison Kayser

Upper West Side location
2161 Broadway (at 76th Street)
New York, NY 10024
Hours: 7 AM to 11 PM


I shoot, eat, and drink. My full time job is a hospital administrator. Moonlighting as a freelance photographer and food and travel writer.