Gavin Kaysen's Bellecour Bakery will become permanent in North Loop

Bellecour restaurant and its attached bakery closed its doors in Wayzata early in the pandemic.
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After a challenging 2020 for the restaurant industry, one of the Twin Cities' top chefs has announced some good news.

Gavin Kaysen closed his second Twin Cities restaurant, Bellecour in Wayzata – including an attached bakery, this past July as the initial lockdowns and downturn in dining caused by COVID-19 hit business hard.

But in the same month, it announced it would be opening a pop-up Bellecour Bakery at Cooks of Crocus in Minneapolis' North Loop, a partnership that is now becoming permanent.

Kaysen announced that the French bistro-inspired bakery and cafe is "planting its flag" in the North Loop, transitioning the pop-up bakery to a coffee bar for the next two weeks, while it builds up a permament bakery within the store.

Bellecour Bakery at Cooks will then debut on Sept. 19, serving "freshly brewed coffee and espresso drinks along with a new rotating selection of viennoiserie, patisserie, salads, sandwiches, soups and more, for dining on the sidewalk or quick take-away."

“We’re filled with gratitude that this collaboration has been so well received,” said Kaysen, whose two remaining restaurants, Spoon & Stable and Demi, are located across the street.

"This idea for us to come together was born out of the hardships of the pandemic. It’s inspiring to partner with creative people like Karl and Marie at Cooks who share our dedication to quality, and to bringing the magic of Bellecour to this community."

An announcement from Kaysen says the bakery team from the former Bellecour in Wayzata has been fully transitioned to the North Loop.

Cooks of Crocus Hill sells a wide range of kitchen accessories and cookware, as well as hosting regular cooking classes.

"For nearly 50 years, Cooks has been helping people create memories at home. We love that this partnership with Bellecour is now a bright spot in everyday life,” says Cooks of Crocus Hill Owners Karl Benson and Marie Dwyer.

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