18 East 41st Street
New York, NY 10017
Cafe Zaiya, hidden amongst the side streets is one of my favorite bakeries/cafes. The pastries are to die for with amazing strawberry shortcake. They offer cakes by the slice or whole and all are heavenly. Zaiya offers up a selection of food as well with hot plates such as the Spicy beef bowl, or chicken carbonara that are delicious. When the kitchen closes, Zaiya also offers it’s usualy selection of bread, premade sandwiches (my favorite is the BLT) and pre-cooked mini-meals in bento boxes. Everything is decently priced at about $8 or under, excluding the cakes. A great alternative to fast food when the last thing you want to do is cook and going out to a restaurant feels too exhausting. One of my neighborhood favorites, I keep going back. – Citysearch
Had a day off, so decided to have lunch with my good friend Ginny around her work place. There wasn’t much selection (I’m picky haha) since I wanted to eat Jap so we headed into Cafe Zaiya. Once I walk in I see Beard Papa’s and the place was jam packed with people in line to order and pay. The food wasn’t that great, if I worked in the neighborhood I would go back but other than that I wouldn’t make a trip.
Chicken Teriyaki with mixed veggies and pasta + Formula 50 Vitamin Drink (the drink was good as usual ahah) – the food wasn’t that great
Ginny had sashimi…no raw for me… she luved it haha