The sandwiches at La Gran Via are all in the three to four dollar range, and they're huge. I got a ham & egg for $3, and a big cup of cafe con leche to go with it. It's one of those set-ups where the store decorations, the vast array of baked goods, and the host of menu items posted above the counter make choosing your order slightly overwhelming. And is a plain burger really only a buck fifty? This place is hopping, with a steady crowd of customers in & out. There's a counter with a handful of stools to one side of the store & it's a great spot to watch the lunch scene. The bakery has a wide selection of cookies & individual pastries
but it's best known for its mind-blowing theme cakes, made to suit every occasion. Here are a couple that would give any party a bit of an oomph:
You can check out an inside view of the store here, and see more of those crazy technicolor dreamcakes on the store's website. La Gran Via is at 5th Avenue and 45th Street.