Only one way to sum up our visit to Zucker Bakery–what a great place! Zucker is a very relaxed and quiet bakery cum coffee shop located in the East Village. When we first entered it was clear the space would be perfect–and it was. Halfway into our visit another baker joined the crew. He, unlike the others, was a bit of a Chatty Cathy, but everyone else–staff and customers–was pretty quiet. As a result, his chatter didn’t change the overall vibe of the place.
The space is homey and comfortable, and though music was playing, the volume was low and the music choices were perfect–very relaxing tunes that were not at all jarring.
There were other people present in the small space, but they mostly stared at their laptops, nursing their cups of coffee. They appeared to be regulars, and they really set the tone. Zucker Bakery is a great place to sit and do your work, or to grab a coffee and treat to go. We enjoyed a first-rate cortado, and the almond sandwich cookie with chocolate halvah filling the counterwoman recommended was pretty fabulous.
If you live in the neighborhood, this is your favorite coffee shop. We highly recommend a visit.
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
433 E. 9th Street (betw. 1st Avenue and Avenue A), New York, NY 10009