2. Ferrara Bakery & Cafe in Little Italy

Ferrara Bakery & Cafe was founded in 1892 by Antonio Ferrara as a place where he and his friends might go after the opera, to share a coffee and play their favorite card games. After his death, his nephew, Pietro Lepore, continued the business along with his wife. Today, Ferrara’s is still a family-owned bakery, now in its fifth generation, and still at the same location at 195 Grand Street in Little Italy.