Q. Do we need to make reservations to get a table by the bakery AND can we view the bakery year round? (Posted 2/11/2013)
A. Yes, definitely recommend a reservation. We waited in an endless line for a table on the weekend and the only one was way upstairs. There are only a few tables with direct site of the bakers too.
Note: The author of the post made a follow up post stating that she had made reservations and was able to view the bakery when she went, suggesting the bakery is open year round.