Muro’s Original New York Bakery, 52 Main St, Norwalk, CT www.originalnyb.com
Muro’s Original New York Bakery has been baking in Norwalk since 1949. It’s a family-owned business run by three brothers and their dad. Today I got to meet Dom (the dad) and two of the brothers (Ken and Keith). My friend Joey’s Aunt Tiffany, told us that they make great breakfasts — especially pancakes, and today we went to try them.
The first thing you notice when you walk in the door is the crowd — there are tons of people lined up to buy bread and pastries, others ordering breakfast and every seat is taken. That’s a good sign that the place is excellent. You also notice that there seems to be a lot of customers who come there a lot. This makes sense, because the food is great and their service is quick and the Muro’s really make you feel like you’re at their house.
Today, I had Pancakes with a side of Bacon and an Orange Juice. The pancakes were thick, fluffy and cooked to golden brown color — they were perfect pancakes. The bacon was crispy and very good… and the Orange Juice was Tropicana! I prefer fresh squeezed orange juice — but Tropicana is pretty good too. Dad had a Feta Cheese and Spinach Omelet with Fresh-Baked Rye Toast — it was also very good and so were the Home Fries.
He told me, “We make at least 40 different pastries here a day.”
I also asked him, “What is his favorite pastry?”
“That’s hard, there are so many good ones — but my favorite pastry has to be the Cigar Danish”
Mr. Ken was so nice he gave us two to take home which we will have for dessert later!
If you’re looking for a real New York-Style bakery in Connecticut you’ll feel right at home at Muro’s Original New York Bakery.
The Sunday Diner Rating (Out of Five)
FOOD * * * * * (FIVE)
SERVICE * * * * * (FIVE)
LOOKS * * * * (FOUR)
BATHROOM * * * * (FOUR)
One last thing. I want to thank Mr. Muro for not charging us for breakfast. At Sunday Diners, we always like to pay for our breakfast, so today, we are making a $20 donation to the American Red Cross to help people who were affected by Superstorm Sandy — Thanks Mr. Muro!
EAT GOOD … DO GOOD!