Let the siren song of stupendous baked goods be your guide at Pistacia Vera Pastry Kitchen & Cafe, or as you might want to call it, heaven. Since 2004, this top-notch bakery has been serving delicate pastries, multicolored macaron cookies, and even a downright fancy pistachio cherry chocolate flourless dacquoise cake.
Owned by a home-grown brother and sister team, this neighborhood favorite is also the place for French-inflected all-day brunch classics like quiche lorraine and smoked salmon "tartare" with cucumber and shallots. That said, the main event is the pastries, and if you sleep on the crème brûlée éclair, well, what even are you doing with your life? This spot prizes simple ingredients backed up with complicated technique, and it shows. Learn more with owners Spencer Budros and Anne Fletcher this interview from WOSU.
Basically, you're doing yourself a disservice if you don't make a beeline to Pistacia Vera ASAP. The owners love what they do, the place has been going strong for fifteen years, and nothing seems like it's likely to stop that any time soon. Lucky, lucky you.