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Super Nice Cafe

The best, absolutely the best donuts in New York City are here in East Harlem at Super Nice Bakery and Cafe. Super Nice is on East 117th, just east of Lexington.

They’re open at 8am on weekdays, and 10 on weekends.

This past weekend the queue at 10:15 was 10-12 people (and dogs) long, but boy the product is worth it:

When you want a warm donut that goes beyond, try Super Nice.

Super Nice

Gothamist and Serious Eats had a wonderful piece on amazing dining in Harlem.

East Harlem’s very own Super Nice cafe was deservedly mentioned:

There are lots of great treats to be found in Harlem, whether for breakfast, afternoon snack, or dinner dessert, but the best doughnuts in this part of town right now definitely come out of the kitchen at Dan Cohen’s superb coffee counter and bakery, Super Nice. Cohen first got our attention more than a decade ago with his Danny Macaroons booth at Smorgasburg, but Super Nice shows that the man is way more than a one-trick baker. The fat, yeasty doughnuts, glazed up and often studded with crisp goodies like Fruity Pebbles, are stellar (and happen to be vegan), and the dense cake doughnuts, scones, cinnamon rolls, and croissants (and croissant sandwiches) are all equally delicious. Breakfast in bed never tasted so sweet

Supernice is located at 156 East 117th Street (917-261-5069) – Order Now

To read the full article and get sense of the incredible range of food in Harlem and East Harlem, see:

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They’re Back!

Krispy Kreme donuts are back in New York City:

The new storefront opened on August 4th, and is serving up hot donuts to weary Harlemites.

Their latest NYC outpost is at 319 West 125th Street and it features the city’s very first hot light. The shop will serve these right-off-the-line doughnuts at a production rate of more than 100 per hour.

Up until recently, the Penn Station Krispy Kreme, which opened in 2009, was the chain’s only store in New York City. As part of their expansion, they recently opened locations in FiDi and just south of Bryant Park at 37th Street and Sixth Avenue. The international chain is planning an immersive flagship store in Times Square, complete with the world’s largest hot light, stadium-style seating where guests can watch the doughnut-making process, and even a “glaze waterfall.” Locations are also planned for the Upper West Side and the Bronx.

For their new Harlem location, Krispy Kreme opened inside a historic building built in 1910; in the 1950s, it was the famous saloon and jazz club “The Baby Grand.” This store employs 45 newly hired team members and managers and offers all the Krispy Kreme classics like the iconic Original Glazed® doughnuts, a full doughnut menu, and hot and cold coffees. It’ll be open Sunday to Thursday from 7am to 10pm and Friday to Saturday from 7am to 11pm, and the store will offer local delivery.