Lady M Cake Boutique
Lady M isn't a bakery, it's a cake boutique. Across the street from Bryant Park, the Midtown location is a bare and minimalist shop whose display cases are stack with French-inspired pastries (think fruit tarts and chocolate mousse). The boutique's claim to fame is the Mille Cake, a layered cake made with thin crepes and pastry cream. The masterpiece (available in plain, green tea, and seasonal flavors) is <em>almost</em> too pretty to eat.