13 Essex St | New York, NY 10002

Next door to the Lower East Side store is the Café Grumpy Bakery. This is where we bake all of the pastries and goodies that you find at our cafes. We use fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms and use organic products wherever possible. We are focused on creating unique and delicious items that pair well with coffee & tea – often using the tasting notes of the coffee as inspiration.

Contact us about our catering services and menus for special events. From birthdays, corporate functions, parties to a get together over coffee and tea.


About the Bakery

From our Pastry Chef, Krystina Holak

We bake fresh every day at 6am to bring you the closest from farm to table experience in every bite everyday at every neighborhood Café Grumpy. Our culinary inspiration is from earth. Our passion is New York City. We delight and take pleasure to provide our Café Grumpy guests an experience –our philosophy. A journey of sharing our culinary zest for flavors that is wholesome, seasonal, unique, and evolving. Focus on quality not mass production. Small details that make the big difference. We use fresh seasonal fruits, grains, vegetables, herbs and spices to bring you our earth to your coffee table –everyday.

About our Menu

Baked fresh everyday

We invite you to enjoy our daily seasonal selection of morning pastries and afternoon treats. Our black pepper and cardamon banana bread is a favorite. Try the zestful lemon poppy bundt cake filled with raspberry preserves and buttery pistachio or the buttermilk biscuits for some salty satisfaction!