17. Patisserie Des Ambassades and Lenox Saphire

Patisserie Des Ambassades opened at 200 Frederick Douglass Boulevard with a Senegalese kitchen and a Senegalese/French pastry counter. It was such a popular destination for baked goods (love the almond croissants), they took the space next door specifically for baked goods. Two years ago, the owner expanded to Lenox Avenue, with a new restaurant and pastry shop, Lenox Saphire, located at 341 Lenox Avenue at 127th Street, adding live music to the menu.