The acclaimed pastry confections of Rose Street Patisserie will soon be available to St. Paulites.
The Linden Hills bakery and coffee shop, the sister store to the award-winning Patisserie 46 in south Minneapolis, is opening a second location – in St. Paul – this coming summer.
Taking up residence in a former Starbucks on the corner of Selby and Snelling, it's promising fare that's "authentically French minus the airfare," including tartines, baguettes, quiche, and an assortment of sweet and savory pastries and baked goods.
The decision to cross I-94 came at the request of St. Paul residents who had been "loyal regulars" at Patisserie 46 and Rose Street and "actively asked for a location that's closer to home," the company said in a press release.
"As a bakery we constantly search for new neighborhoods where we can put down our root," CEO Elizabeth Rose said.
"We have found that neighborhood in St. Paul, and we’re sure it will be a great addition to our family. We look forward to sharing many stories and laughs with our new neighbors."
The new cafe is expected to be open in mid-summer, seating 25 with a patio also in the works.
The bakery company's confections are the work of chef/owner John Kraus, who was the first American to be inducted in the Relais Desserts, the 100-member organization featuring the world's best pastry chefs.