The sisters who own the place hail from South Dakota which explains their friendly demeanor. I felt like they were happy to have me as a customer. A lot of the recipes are Grandma's - no fancy-schmancy crap, just good old-fashioned hand-made seasonal pies and baked goods. I also tried one of their muffins, a cranberry-carrot combo. It had a sugary crust, tender insides and a refreshingly sour bite.
There has to be something lacking, right? I expected the coffee to be bad but nope - the latte was rich and satisfying. There was even a copy of the NY Times laying on one of the large wooden tables, which I read cover to cover. If this place were closer to me I think I'd quickly add a third chin. Absolutely loved it.
439 3rd Avenue