Arcade Bakery
220 Church St.
(bet. Worth and Thomas)
212-227-7895
arcadebakery.com
Bakery/Coffee
Casual

When Roger Gural says Arcade Bakery represents a homecoming, he isn’t just talking about returning to Tribeca, and how his first baking job was at Bouley Bakery. He actually lived at 40 Worth back then. His family is in real estate, and they manage the building; he used to live on the roof, where there’s one apartment, for a super—and he kept sourdough starter in the boiler room. His starter now has a more appealing place to stay: The bakery is in a beautiful hallway, with vaulted ceilings, that’s accessed via 220 Church. Because the floor is sloped, there are no chairs. Instead, Gural had eight tables built that swing down from the wood-paneled nooks, and you can stand or sit in the nooks. He and his team are baking delectable pastries—croissants, Danishes, sugared brioche—and bread in the morning, segueing into babkas, and, for lunch, pizzas and a couple of sandwiches. Note: Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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