Considered to be one of New York’s finest bakeries and best brunch venues, High Street on Hudson deserves a visit. Occupying the corner of Hudson street amidst high green trees, the bakery and restaurant ooze positive vibes. There's a warm and industrial feel from the wood and metal while black accents the space with one red painting for a shot of color.
Start with a coffee then browse the menu: pastries, egg sandwiches, classics and sides. It feels good to be here... how great it is to walk into places that effortlessly make you feel good. The light coming from all sides, sun beams caressing the tables, young waiters walking around in their black t-shirts, an open kitchen cooking calmly without too much noise: I just felt good.
Four thick freshly baked French breads with a thick envelope topped when a lemony guacamole and boiled eggs slightly cooked to keep their hearts flowing. Tasty and refreshing. The toasted Tartine is an interesting sandwich to start your day; it has kale integrated into it, moist avocado, an interesting zesty touch, and very good bread.
Bodega is the best seller: a black pepper flaky biscuit with mashed sausage, scrambled farm eggs prepared in a thin sheet and aged cheddar. A top stellar but not my favorite! Too peppery, too spicy and too dry for a morning treat.
They say you can’t come here without trying their pastries! Great pastries, a French touch, flaky and adequately sweet, covered with almonds or stuffed with pastry cream... the croissant is beautifully crafted. The cake looks dry but isn’t; instead it's moist and enjoyable but would have been a hundred times better with frosting or marmalade.
I liked it here... one of NY's 'best ten' experiences, I’m not sure about that but it’s certainly worth visiting.