Saint-Germain French Bakery & Café is now open in Buckhead Village with a limited menu, the growing Atlanta brand this week announced.
Named after the Parisian neighborhood, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the French bakery from husband-and-wife team Mathieu and Heather Jourdan-Gassin originally opened at Ponce City Market in 2016. The new pâtisserie offers the same items as the original location, like classic French pastries, morning croissants, chouquettes, macarons, artisan organic chocolates and more, plus a savory all-day café menu, espresso bar and wine, rosé, and champagne offerings.
“Saint Germain French Bakery & Café is a true homage to the ‘joie de vivre’ (enjoyment of life) of French café culture,” Mathieu Jourdan Gassin said in a prepared stement. “We’re excited to provide guests with a true neighborhood bakery and café to serve a little slice of France at any moment of the day.”
Born in the South of France, Mathieu tapped into his vast experience in working with large-scale event companies combined with his wife Heather’s interior design background when they decided to open Saint-Germain French Bakery. Now open daily at Buckhead Village, the new café serves pastries, organic tea, coffee and espresso for breakfast, light lunch and dinner fare like croque monsieurs, quiches, grilled sandwiches, bites, soups and more, plus decadent sweets and a selection of wine and champagne by the glass. The wine program has a special focus on regions of France and organic vineyards.
The pâtisserie offers catering and custom specialty cakes for occasions like birthdays, graduations, corporate events and more. Personalized boxes of six, eight or ten pastries, macaron towers with 18 flavors to choose from and more are available for takeout and delivery through DoorDash, Grubhub and UberEats. Custom orders can be placed here.
The 950-square-foot bakery features a Parisian-style interior with marble topped-tables. Customers order at a counter and can dine at café tables in the dining room or on the go. An outdoor patio area, “La Terrasse,” is to come.