Die-hard romantics and Francophiles cherish this quirky, two-story 1871 French patisserie, vintage tea parlor, and occasional pop-up art space, where happily nothing seems to have changed since the 1940s. Framed with classic blue-and-white striped awnings, and decked out in cake stands, antique mirrors, drapes, and fairy lights, the pastries, tarts, and sweet cakes at this time-warp Soho institution are renowned, well-loved, and baked on site. The chocolate and fruit éclairs,
Saint-Honoré and Black Forest gâteaux, colorful marizpan figs, Mont Blancs, strawberry fancies, and flaky almond croissants never fail to delight. Maison Bertaux also hosts a cheery retro tea service, which comes with tasty savories, like broccoli quiche or Dijon slice, with cheese, peppers, and mustard.