La Mercerie New
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. Currently, the menu is limited to pastries and coffee drinks from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cocktails from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., but breakfast, lunch, and dinner should be available by late January.