Canelé by Céline makes my favorite canelés and financiers in the city. They both topped my Best of 3: Canelés and Best of 3: Financiers lists. So, when I found out that Céline had opened up a shop on the Upper East Side, I had to go for a visit.
The tiny shop is completely adorable! When you walk in, the pastries are on the left, behind the glass, and on the right, a small countertop. There's no seating available, so you can either take it to go, or enjoy your treats standing, using the countertop on the right.
They make canelés fresh every morning and they definitely taste fresh. Perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. So good!
Aside from canelés, they also have tasty financiers in different flavors. ($4.90 for 3 pieces.)
There are two types of canelés — savory and sweet. The savories are $5.90 for 3 pieces. These have less of a crispy exterior than the sweeter versions.
But I prefer the sweet canelés over the savory ones. ($4.90 for 3 pieces.) I got one of each flavor and I couldn't pick a favorite; they were all equally delicious.
The tea served is from Palais des Thés, which I sipped between canelé bites.
INFO: Canelé by Céline | 400 East 82nd Street | New York, NY 10028 | 646.678.4124