La Mercerie
53 Howard St.
(at Mercer)
Bakery/Coffee, French
More casual than fancy

Located inside the Roman and Williams Guild home store, La Mercerie café is drop-dead glamorous. The chef is Marie Aude-Rose, esteemed in her own right and married to Daniel Rose, chef at Le Coucou. Breakfast, lunch, cocktails, and dinner are available, and there’s a counter for coffee and pastry orders.