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Discover NYC – A Guide to Indie Businesses

Discover New York City is a guide to the local independent businesses that are the heart and soul of NYC. Support indie businesses!

I love the independent businesses in New York, they are the heart and soul of the city! In this section you will find bookstores, cafés, restaurants, arts & crafts markets and more. It's an ongoing project to list the best of indie New York so visit often to discover the real New York City. Experience the hidden gems and places that New Yorkers frequent. Note - I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like. 


Stolle Bakery & Cafe, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

I discovered Stolle Bakery & Cafe one cold winter day while giving a street photography workshop. We were looking for warmth and a coffee. Stolle Bakery & Cafe has an incredible selection of sweet and savory pies. You don't have to buy a whole pie as they serve individual pieces as well. They are quite yummy and you can get a seat next to the window and watch the world go by!

Stolle Bakery & Cafe began in 2002 in St. Petersburg, Russia and they have multiple locations in Moscow as well. So if you're looking for authentic Russian pastries this is the place to go.

Stolle Bakery & Cafe, 231 Brighton Beach Avenue

Stolle Bakery & Cafe