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Little Italy coffee shop busted for selling knockoff cronuts

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — It has been considered the top of the pantheon of breakfast pastries: the cronut.

But like all good trends, the $5 savory treat has a copycat, the likes of which we haven’t seen Louis Vuitton bags started going for $20 on Canal Street.

City Eclair on Hester Street in Little Italy was advertising and selling “fake” cronuts for $2.

Little Italy coffee shop busted for selling knockoff cronuts

The bakery has since stopped selling cronuts.

That didn’t go over well with Chef Dominique Ansel, that trademarked the croissant-doughnut hybrid in January.

Ansel is now planning on suing, according to the New York Post.

The bakery has since stopped selling the baked treat.