Canelé by Céline

One of the cool things about living in New York City? I feel like I could live here forever and still not even scratch the surface of all of the interesting things to see, eat, and do. Case in point: a delightful, adorable bakery making the cutest little mini pastries, mere blocks from my apartment since December, and I had no idea! Luckily my awesome fellow Upper East Sider Alexis made me aware of the adorable Canelé by Céline, and we hightailed it over there for French pastries this past Sunday.

A canelé is a traditional bell-shaped French pastry consisting of a caramelized sugar shell surrounding a chewy, moist, custard-y center. This little shop had sweet and savory canelés and tiny financiers (another French pastry, similar to madeleines), along with coffee options. I of course opted for the sweet canelés, and tried the vanilla and rum flavors – so yummy. They had a great texture to them – a little soft, a little chewy, a little creamy inside…very tasty. The financier which I chose was also perfectly baked, with a great flavor and just the right amount of crispness around the edges. Plus it was all mini, which obviously makes everything better.

A canelé tree…so cute!
So mini! It’s the perfect little bite-sized treat.
If you live on the Upper East Side or are visiting, check out this adorable bakery! It’s tiny, just like it’s little treats, but very charming and located on a lovely, quiet block.
400 East 82nd Street between 1st and York
Open M-F 8AM-7PM, Saturday and Sunday 9AM-5:30PM


  1. Kelsey says: June 4, 2014

    I totally feel ya – there are sooo many things I still have yet to do and I've lived here for 2 years! Adding Canele to my bucket list…

    xx Kelsey –

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: June 9, 2014

      I know, so many things to try! I have a running list too 🙂

  2. Rachel {Love This Life} says: June 4, 2014

    Too cute! Love the orange awning. This makes me wish I lived in NYC – so much to do and explore!!!

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: June 9, 2014

      I love the orange too, really helps it stand out!

  3. Regine Karpel says: June 4, 2014

    Which do you like better Dominique Ansel bakery or this one?

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: June 9, 2014

      Love 'em both!

  4. Holly says: June 5, 2014

    Cute! I love (LOVE) baked goods 🙂 what a fun treat to have so close!

  5. Sher says: June 6, 2014

    ooh i'm in the city as well and have never been! those caneles look amazing


    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: June 9, 2014

      Definitely check it out if you can!

  6. Jackie {York Avenue} says: June 9, 2014

    Awesome hope you like it!

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