After some months under plywood, the new Panya “soft opened” this morning at 10 Stuyvesant Street. The beloved Euro-Japanese bakery now has a glassed-in prep kitchen so it can turn out sushi, salads, and other prepared food in addition to the usual array of goods baked on premises: danishes, croissants, biscotti, strawberry shortcake, cheese rolls, corn-and-cheese rolls, bread loaves, melon pans ... and there’s also tiramisu, pudding, tuna sandwiches, a variety of teas, espresso drinks, and so on. When the place is ready to show them off, we’ll have a full menu and shots of the bright, clean interior (the main design feature is a pitched ceiling built from the wood also used on the façade); in the meantime, know that the doors are open, and there are a few two-tops inside as well as the ones you see outside. Also, let the record show that, upstairs, Village Yokocho and Angel's Share are back in play after a brief brush with the Health Department. Also nearby, in the coffee world: Eater has it that Think Coffee has opened its new location at 143 Fourth Avenue, at 12th Street.
Panya, 10 Stuyvesant St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-598-0402