Monday, May 5, 2014

The Basque Bakery in Soho

My family home is in the South West of France, deep in the Basque CountrySo when I stumbled across a basque restaurant in Manhattan, I just had to go in for a taste of home. With two locations, one in San Sebastian and one in New York, this authentic restaurant is staffed by Spaniards and serves traditional basque food. 

I love gateau basque (traditional basque desert made with almond flour and pastry cream) but have to say I wasn't taken with their version of it. Heavy pastry and filling that wasn't quite light enough- bit stodgy. 

But their thick spanish hot chocolate was fantastic. I also tried a peach pocket and a freshly squeezed orange juice. 

This quirky little cafe/restaurant is perfect for a spring afternoon, its doors open up onto the street and the indoor plants climbing up the walls blur the line between indoors and outdoors.


  1. This looks so delicious! xx

  2. That mug is super cute!! Looks like a lovely setting to relax even if the food wasn't quite up to your expectations.
    Claire xx | somewhere... beyond the sea